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Engineering Leadership Graduate Degrees

M.Eng. in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management

Accepting applications for ELIM beginning Fall 2016. 

Increasingly, successful engineers are expected to be well-versed not only in technical engineering skills, but also in soft skills such as communications, ethics, entrepreneurial thinking, and professionalism.

These traits of leadership and innovation set engineers apart and prepare them to be future global business leaders by providing training and experience in:

  • Identifying new business opportunities
  • Managing projects effectively
  • Promoting internal innovation
  • Working across international and cultural boundaries

Already a recognized leader in engineering leadership development, Penn State’s College of Engineering has the resources to provide the advanced education to prepare engineers to be leaders who are most sought after by corporations worldwide.

Courses

The ELIM degree is a 30-credit M.Eng. and is designed to develop the attributes required of today’s successful engineering executives. Specifically, these include increased technical competency, expanded professional skills, the ability to identify opportunities for improvement, and the ability to work effectively in a globally connected engineering environment.  

Required Courses

18 credits, plus 3-credit capstone course

• ENGR 408: Leadership Principles

• ENGR 411: Business Basics for Entrepreneurs

• ENGR 405: Project Management for Professionals

• ENGR 501: Engineering Leadership for Corporate Innovation

• ENGR 802: Engineering Across Cultures and Nations

• ENGR 804: Engineering Product Innovation

Elective Courses

9 credits

500-level elective  (3 credits)

• 500- or 800-level elective (3 credits)

• 400-, 500-, or 800-level elective (3 credits) 

These electives will be chosen by the student, in consultation with their company (if they are associated with a sponsoring company) and the ELIM program director. Electives should be chosen to meet the needs and interests of the student and can be selected from across the university, allowing the student to expand his/her knowledge in various focus areas. 

Culminating Experience

3 credits

• ENGR 805: ELIM Capstone Project

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Contact
Engineering Leadership Development
213 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16082
ENGRLeadership@engr.psu.edu

 

About

The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952