Texas Tech University's online Master of Science in Systems and Engineering Management is designed to meet the growing demand for managers with strong engineering, science and technical backgrounds as well as a sound grounding in management and financial issues.
The MS SYEM program can be taken as a thesis (24 credits plus 6 credits of thesis) or non-thesis (30 credits) option.
There are five courses (15 credits) that constitute the core requirements for the MS SYEM:
The remaining five courses (15 credits) can be taken from those offered in the Industrial Engineering department, or up to three courses (9 hours) can be taken from other engineering disciplines within the College of Engineering or disciplines outside of the College of Engineering, such as business, math, or psychology, as long as the selected courses are approved by both the graduate advisor and the SYEM graduate advisor.
An option within the MS SYEM program is to take 3-5 courses as a minor. The courses do not have to come from the same department, but they must be focused on a specific specialty area, and the minor must be approved by the SYEM graduate advisor.