Master's in Engineering Management
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Engineering for Everyone!
With a bachelor’s degree in STEM or any subject you can join or transition into the technology ecosystem. This program is for you!
In September 2023, we will launch a 2-year Master’s in Engineering Management program.
A WIT Education
Our uniqueness is born not only of our approach, but in our philosophy of support for Black students whom we consider family. We have high expectations, and we give you the tools to exceed them with the support you deserve.
WIT graduates will be trained to think around, under, over and above challenges and will be equipped with the necessary tools to integrate technology and the humanities to build a better, more caring, world where we all can thrive.
The Master’s in Engineering Management program combines core leadership and project management principles with engineering education and real-world project experience and equips students for a variety of management positions to become global leaders. The program covers concepts in management, as well as knowledge across the major engineering disciplines that will enable students to launch their professional careers and advance their current aspirations. Program graduates walk away with an understanding and ability to handle complex situations in today’s global marketplace.
Program Learning Objectives
- Apply engineering management knowledge in decision making.
- Identify, formulate, and solve managerial challenges using decision-making, communication, negotiation, and technical skills.
- Interpret, communicate, and implement managerial solutions to technical problems in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible manner.
- Work with professional and ethical responsibility in different organizational structures.
- Use advanced management techniques and skills and develop solutions to organizational challenges.
Students take approximately 10-12 units per quarter over eight quarters for a total of 90 units over 24 months. The Cumulative Grade Point Average for the degree must be a minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
The graduation requirements are summarized as follows:
Core Engineering Courses
Project Management Courses
Our Program includes:
- Aviation:from private pilot training to autonomous aviation at the Palo Alto Airport to general aviation;
- Environmental Studies: from monitoring and testing of watersheds to the atmosphere at our Detroit River research facility in the Detroit metro;
- Media: using our independent public TV stations in the Bay Area to promote our school, students, faculty and address the Silicon Valley community;
- Internships: NASA – which can lead to professional pathways.
Over the course of the program, you will study elements of the following disciplines:
- Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Material Sciences
- Mechanical Engineering
- Project Management.
You will also gain your Private Pilot’s License.
- WIT headquarters and classrooms are located at 135 University Avenue, Palo Alto.
- Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto, for Media Studies.
- The Palo Alto Airport for Aviation and Space Studies.
Requirements To Graduate
- Complete 90 quarter units of coursework.
- Complete an individual project.
- Gain a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
Graduates of the WIT Master’s in Engineering Management Program will prepare students to apply for jobs as Engineering Project Management Specialists.
Our Integrated Master’s in Engineering Management program is a different approach to technical education. It is multi-disciplinary, and project based. The program addresses the demands for engineers skilled in various disciplines, combining communications and analytical analysis with traditional engineering studies and the liberal arts.
Our program is a major forward thrust in engineering education. The student-centric curriculum emphasizes problem-solving of real-world challenges.
Who is a good fit for this unique opportunity?
Generally, our students fall into one of these categories.
(Liberal arts, humanities, social sciences)
Graduate with some STEM
(Took some STEM courses out of interest/transferred out of STEM)
I want more engineering content and mastery.
As a liberal arts graduate, I want the environment and resources to support a successful transition into engineering.
I took courses in engineering – just because I was interested in them.
(You might already have some of the requirements so no retakes!)
I want the background and skills offered by the program.
I want to combine my interests and knowledge from different non-STEM areas with engineering.
I want to combine my first love – engineering – with my liberal arts education.
I am looking for project experience in the areas offered by WIT.
How long will it take me?
- Do you like to figure out new ways of doing things?
- Are you a builder who is passionate about understanding how to create and build stuff?
- Are you not sure of the exact direction you want to take, but are open to opportunities?
- As a humanities graduate, are you looking for an opportunity to transition into engineering at the graduate level?
- Do you want to combine your interests and knowledge from different non-STEM areas with engineering?
- Do you enjoy pushing boundaries?
- Do you enjoy trying to figure out “why” things work?
- Are you excited about the thought of working as part of a cohort on an exciting project?
- Did you take courses in engineering – just because you were interested in them? If so, you might already have some of the requirements so no retakes!
- Do you want to be in a fast-growing field that will shape the world?
- Do you want to have fun as you explore and develop your passion for engineering?
Please click here to download the 2023 Academic Calendar.
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- What is WIT?
- How is WIT different?
- Do I qualify as an ideal WIT student?
WIT is committed to preparing students of African descent to compete on the world’s stage in STEM in the workplace and academia by offering a high-quality, education. We assess every application individually and focus on your ability and potential.
We Are Looking For…
- Good academic record.
- Desire to pursue a career or academia in STEM.
- Commitment to achieving life’s goals and continuous study.
- Willingness to give back to the community.
There is only one! Bachelor’s degree in STEM or your subject area.
You will need to submit the following documents in English:
- Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
- Personal Statement (500 words max)
- Two letters of Recommendation
We Assess Applications Based On:
- Personal statement
- Interview (20-30 minutes) Students with a realistic chance of being offered a place are invited to attend an interview. We want to get to know you, your goals, and motivations.
Apply here today Deadline: August 31, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
We are selective and want the best students to be part of the program. We are limiting the size of the first cohort to 10 students.
A: WIT students who are graduates in the humanities, social sciences or the arts who have a keen interest in engineering, but never thought they could transition into the sector as well as students who are excited about a WIT education.
A: The program will take 24 months. Students will take core engineering courses. These will be followed by specific courses in advanced engineering concepts, leadership, and project management to ensure an integrated engineering master’s program.
A: As non-engineering graduates, you will need the two extra semesters to ensure you complete core and higher-level engineering courses and projects to satisfy the requirements for a master’s program. The 24 months apply to students who have not completed traditional STEM undergraduate courses.