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.

The online courses use Adobe Connect Pro, which is a net based program that allows the courses to be received on any computer with a high speed internet connection. Students can text message the instructor during class, ask questions, and if the student’s computer has a camera, the instructor will be able to see them. Although this is a synchronous course and students are expected to attend during the class time, the lectures will be recorded so that students can watch them at a later time.

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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
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Course schedule is updated regularly.
Check Maine Street to find out more about each course.

Summer 2016: BUA 400, BUA 561, BUA 620

Fall 2016: BUA601, BUA605, BUA 645, BUA651, ECO 410, ECE 543, ECE 574, MEE 445, SVT 501, SVT 511

Spring 2017: BUA609, BUA626, ECE 550, ECE 577, MEE 547, SVT 532, SVT 541

For Additional Information on the PSM, contact:

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

Note: Students should check the University of Maine Graduate Catalog to ensure that they have the necessary prerequisites for the business courses listed. In some cases, students may complete a tutorial to satisfy a prerequisite. Please check with the Maine Business School for more details.

For BUA course registration, contact:
Sharon Steele
Assistant to the MBA Director
Manager of MBA Programs
Maine Business School
Telephone: 207-581-1973
MBA@maine.edu

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.

Five Tracks are currently offered:

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Wireless Engineering
  4. Electrical Engineering
  5. 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.

The nine credits of business/economics courses (courses number 400 or above) can be approved by your advisor. Courses that count toward the nine credits without need for advisor approval include the following on-line courses:

  • BUA 400 Introduction to Accounting
  • BUA 561 Knowledge Management and Decision Support Systems
  • BUA 601 Statistical Analysis and Modeling for Organizational Operations
  • BUA 605 Creating & Capturing Value in the Digital Economy
  • BUA 609 Financial Statement Analysis
  • BUA 620 Law, Business and Society
  • BUA 626 Management of Contemporary Organizations
  • BUA 645 Selected Advanced Topics in Business Administration: Topic Climate Change Business and Policy
  • BUA 651 Financial Management
  • ECO 410 Accelerated Introductory Economics

Note: Students should check the University of Maine Graduate Catalog to ensure that they have the necessary prerequisites for the business courses listed. In some cases, students may complete a tutorial to satisfy a prerequisite. Please check with the Maine Business School for more details.

The anchor course for the 15 credits of engineering courses is GEE 486 Advanced Project Management (3 cr.hr.). 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.

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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