Geared toward working engineers looking to advance in their careers, the program will offer certificates that can be taken stand-alone, or combine them for a unique combination of cross-disciplinary training.
The Board of Trustees of Temple University has approved the creation of a Master of Science in Engineering. The program, housed within the Department of Engineering, Technology, and Management at the College of Engineering, will feature 'stackable' certificate programs, delivered online. The program will allow practicing engineering professionals to add skills and credentials on a part-time basis while maintaining full time employment.
"As the needs of both the economy and today's working engineer evolve, graduate curricula should also evolve to meet those needs," added Keya Sadeghipour, Dean of the College of Engineering. "This program will empower working engineers with the technical and leadership skills they need to innovate and succeed."
"We are excited to launch the Master of Engineering program," added Thomas Edwards, Engineering, Technology, and Management Department Chair. "Students will gain technical expertise in their field as well as the leadership and business acumen required to advance in their organizations."
The program will roll out a first phase of nine-credit certificate programs in the following disciplines:
- New Product Development
- Project Management
- Engineering Management
- Advanced Manufacturing/Robotics Certificate (Fall 2021)
Additional certificates will be introduced as they are developed. The Master of Science in Engineering program is tentatively scheduled to begin accepting applications in Summer 2021.