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Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business

Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business
Online courses to meet the needs of busy professionals.

The Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Engineering and Business is intended for students who have a B.S. in engineering or engineering technology who want to advance into management positions.  The degree combines advanced engineering and business courses with applied field experience.  The applied field experience integrates the new skills learned by the student with their needs and the needs of their employer.

Hilary-Henry-PSM“The PSM degree was the perfect option for my graduate studies. As an engineering manager it is important to stay current with technology and to understand business.   The PSM offered both and all the courses were on-line so I was able to continue to work full-time and complete my degree.  I worked closely with my advisor, Dr Abedi, from the Electrical Engineering department and he was able to easily adapt to my needs as a distance student.  Dr Abedi helped me set up an internship project and provided excellent advice as I worked to meet the needs of the company and the University requirements for a successful internship.  It was a comprehensive and challenging program and I am very pleased to be the first to complete the PSM at Umaine.” – Hilary Henry ’94, G ’13 PSM

Online Courses for the PSM:
Course schedule is updated regularly.
Check Maine Street to find out more about each course.

Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017
CIE/MEE 549 CIE 643 ECE 573 ECE 571 ECE 574 ECE 577
ECE 574 ECE 577 ECE 515 ECE 585 ECE 543 ECE 550
ECE 543 ECE 498 GEE 486 ECE 444 GEE 486 BUA 605
ECO 410 BUA 605 BUA 651 BUA 605 BUA 651 BUA 561
BUA 651 SVT 531 MEE 446 BUA 561 MEE 445 MEE 547
SVT 501 SVT 541 ECO 410 MEE 548 ECO 410
SVT 511 SVT 532
ECE 571 SVT 547
MEE 445 MEE 547











For Additional Information on the PSM, contact:

Dana N. Humphrey, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean of Engineering
College of Engineering
Telephone: 207-581-2217

For BUA course registration, contact:
Carol Mandzik
Manager of MBA Programs
Maine Business School
Telephone: 207-581-1971

Educational Objectives

  • Increased technical knowledge in the student’s area of engineering practice.
  • Meet the education requirements to become a Project Management Professional as certified by the project Management Institute.
  • Enhanced personnel and financial management skills.
  • Technical and management skills that are integrated with the needs of their employers.
  • Increased potential for career advancement.

Six Tracks are currently offered, with more in development:

  1. Structures/Engineering Mechanics
  2. Aerospace Engineering
  3. Computer Engineering
  4. Wireless Engineering
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Surveying Engineering

Background: Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree in Engineering and Business consists of 15 credits of engineering courses, nine credits of business courses, and six credits of applied field experience.

  • BUA 605 Creating & Capturing Value in the Digital Economy
  • BUA 651 Financial Management
  • BUA 400 Introduction to Accounting
  • ECO 410 Accelerated Introductory Economics

The anchor course for the 15 credits of engineering courses is GEE 486 Advanced Project Management (3 This is a required core competence as engineers move into management positions. The remaining 12 credits of engineering courses would focus on the student’s engineering discipline.

With permission, other courses may be substituted for those listed for a track. Prior graduate courses that have been taken by students will be considered on a case by case basis. Students must complete an additional 12 credits of approved advanced engineering courses and 9 credits of approved business or economics courses.

Structures/Engineering Mechanics Concentration

  • CIE/MEE 480 Wind Energy Engineering
  • CIE 648 Fracture Mechanics
  • CIE 545 Structural Dynamics
  • CIE/MEE 549 Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • CIE 643 Advanced Steel Design

Aerospace Engineering Concentration

  • MEE 445 Aeronautics
  • MEE 446 Astronautics
  • MEE 547 Flight Dynamics and Control of Aircraft
  • MEE 548 Spacecraft Orbit and Attitude Dynamics and Control

Computer Engineering  Concentration

  • ECE 573 – Microprogramming
  • ECE 574 – Cluster Computing
  • ECE 577 – Fuzzy Logic
  • ECE 571 – Advanced Microprocessor-Based Design

Wireless Engineering Concentration

  • ECE 498 – Special Topics is ECE – Microwave Engineering
  • ECE 515 – Random Variables and Stochastic Processes
  • ECE 585 – Fundamentals of Wireless Communications
  • ECE 550 – Electromagnetic Theory

Electrical Engineering Concentration

  • ECE 444 – Analog Integrated Circuits
  • ECE 515 – Random Variables and Stochastic Processes
  • ECE 543 – Microelectronic Devices I
  • ECE 550 – Electromagnetic Theory

Surveying Engineering Concentration

  • SVT 501 Advanced Adjustment Computations
  • SVT 511 Geodetic U.S. Public Land Survey Computations
  • SVT 531 Advanced Digital Photogrammetry
  • SVT 532 Survey Strategies in Use of Lidar
  • SVT 541 Geodesy

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