Department of Engineering Management and Systems

Welcome to the Department of Engineering Management and Systems

The engineering management and management science programs welcome students who need advanced skills to accelerate their professional career or who want to master quantitative methods for better decision-making. You can earn a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Engineering Management or in Management Science (operations research). Also, you can perform research in related areas of production engineering, reliability, statistical analysis, experimental design, quality assurance including statistical process control (SPC) and Six-Sigma, computer simulation modeling, artificial intelligence and optimization.   We offer the following certificates — Design of Experiments, Six Sigma, or Systems Engineering.

Plus — our faculty brings the classroom to you through our innovative distance learning programs. Using the latest multi-media technologies, we create quality educational experiences through our virtual classrooms.

ACCREDITATION

The UD Internet-based programs in engineering management science are accredited as distance learning programs by the North Central Association (NCA) and were cited by the NCA in 2005 for their “robust information technology” and “careful attention to students.”

Academic Programs and Certificates

At the University of Dayton, the study of engineering management systems is taught by world-class educators.  The Department welcomes students who need advanced skills to accelerate their professional career or who want to master quantitative methods for better decision making.  

The Department offers two programs — Engineering Management and Management Science — leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree. Click a link to go to the University's Areas of Study for details:

The Department offers four certificate programs. Click a link to go to the University's Areas of Study for details:

The Department offers the master's portion of the Bachelor's Plus Master's program for undergraduate students as well as two undergraduate minor degree programs that are open to all engineering and engineering technology majors. Click a link to go to the University's Areas of Study for details:

Careers

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (M.S.)

If you have an engineering, math or science degree and are ready to transition to a leadership or management position, the M.S. in engineering management degree is for you. Enhance your technical skills while developing your management skills. You will study organizational behavior, systems engineering, engineering economy, computer simulation modeling, decision making and operations research, along with an elective program you can tailor to your interests.

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (M.S.)

If you are technically oriented, enjoy problem solving and have some quantitative skills, the M.S. in management science degree may be for you. You do not need to be an engineer to study management science. Applicants should have at least three semesters of analytic geometry and calculus. A liberal elective program allows you to take courses in the School of Business Administration, the College of Arts and Sciences and even the School of Education and Health Sciences. You will study optimization, queuing analysis, forecasting, reliability, production engineering and many other topics.

Opportunities

You don't have to interrupt your career to earn a master's degree in engineering management or management science.  We offer convenient courses and integrate traditional and professional students together in an energetic program that puts you on the fast-track to a leadership position.

Create your program with your needs in mind.  Our programs have the 21st century professional leader in mind.  For your quality educational experience, you can take advantage of our in-class or online course options.  Our Distance Learning virtual classrooms use the latest multi-media technologies for a state-of-the-art learning experience.

Email or call us at 937-229-2238 to create your opportunity!

Research

Graduate students

You'll complete a research effort toward the end of your program of study and demonstrate your ability to translate coursework into a real-world application. Engineering management students work on an engineering case study, and management science students complete an operations research project. Past research:

  • Optimized manufacturing, assembly and sequencing operations for a new facility
  • Developed a model for selecting a supplier for gas turbine engines
  • Improved production and beer packaging for the Miller Brewing Company
  • Analyzed failure data for the avionics systems on the AC-130U gunship

Go to "Student Resources" for other past research titles.

Faculty research

Distance Learning

Earn a master's degree online via distance learning at one of the best universities in the nation.

The University of Dayton's online graduate degree programs in engineering are ranked among the best in the nation according to a January 2012 study released from U.S. News & World Report.  The Department of Engineering Management and Systems' online graduate programs ranked second in the nation in faculty credentials and training, 26th in student services and technology, and 35th in student engagement and accreditation.

The Department offers courses where classroom lessons are simultaneously broadcast over the Internet.  The classes are recorded and posted online, so students can access the information for review purposes or if they missed the original broadcast.  Masters' degrees in engineering management and management science can be earned totally via distance learning.

Although the online format of this degree offers flexibility, it still requires the same amount of work and time as an on-campus graduate program.  Depending on the learning and studying style, expect to spend nine to twelve hours per week on a three-credit hour course.  This will vary depending on your learning and studying style.

Your interactions with faculty depend on the specific course, but generally, your instructors have online or telephone office hours and are available by email or course discussion boards.

This online program allows you to earn your degree while maintaining your busy work and family schedules.

Learning online works for many people, but it is often a new experience and takes some getting used to.  To succeed as an online student, you have to be reasonably independent, motivated, and able to manage your time well.  You will not attend lectures in a classroom, so you assume more responsibility to read, communicate online, write papers, submit assignments according to deadlines, and balance your coursework with your personal and professional life.  You will have a much more active role in managing your online learning experience than you would in a classroom.

Discussions are critically important!  Since you don't see your instructor and fellow students, you should use the discussion board often.  Contributing your thoughts and experiences makes the course much more interesting and valuable for both you and your classmates, and most courses require you to interact frequently.  In online courses, there's no way to sit in the back of the room and avoid speaking — you must be present and active.

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty are exploring artificial intelligence, inventory analysis, software quality assurance, logistics simulation and more.  In and out of the classroom, they are there for you!  Contact us with any questions.
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Mykytka, Edward  

Chairperson; ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Hill, Katherine 

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Back, Donna  

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Deep, Ronald 

Professor EmeritusSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Doty, John  

Associate ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Ebeling, Chuck 

Professor EmeritusSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Fraker, John R. 

Professor EmeritusSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Pica, Mary Rose 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Reising, John  

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Robinson, James  

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Russo, Vincent  

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Schneider, Kellie R.

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Stephenson, Gary 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Sugarman, Richard 

Visiting ProfessorPart-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Sweeney, Patrick  

Professor EmeritusSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Thal, Alfred 

AdjunctSchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Zalewski, Dan 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems
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Office Information Contacts

University of Dayton
School of Engineering
Department of Engineering Management and Systems                          
Kettering Laboratories Room 365
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0236

Phone:  937-229-2238     Fax:  937-229-2698

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Edward Mykytka
Chairperson

Katherine Hill
Administrative Assistant