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UMaineOnline (University of Maine) Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business

Orono, Maine, USA

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Full time, Part time

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Sep 2023

USD 12,540 / per year *

Distance Learning

* $418/cr. in-state and $523/cr. out-of-state


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General Overview PSM in Engineering and Business

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 will use Adobe Connect Pro, which allows the courses to be received on any computer with a high-speed internet connection. 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, with more in development:

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

Program Requirements (30 credits)

The PSM consists of 15 credits of engineering courses, nine credits of business courses, and six credits of applied field experience. Required courses:

  • GEE 486: Advanced Project Management (3 credits)
  • GEE 694: Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business Internship (6 credits)

Students must complete an additional 12 credits of approved advanced engineering courses and 9 credits of approved business or economics courses. 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. 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 in 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

Other courses may be substituted with permission. 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 the need for advisor approval include the following online courses:

  • BUA 400: Introduction to Accounting
  • BUA 601: Statistical Analysis and Modeling of Organizational Operations
  • BUA 605: Creating & Capturing Value in the Digital Economy
  • BUA 609: Financial Statement Analysis
  • BUA 626: Management of Contemporary Organizations
  • BUA 649: Management Policy
  • BUA 651: Financial Management
  • BUA 668: Electronic Commerce
  • ECO 410: Accelerated Introductory Economics

Online Courses for the PSM: Course schedule is updated regularly.

What can I do with a PSM in Engineering and Business

US News and World Report say that “strong employment rates and high levels of satisfaction” are a couple of reasons why Professional Science Masters programs have risen. Engineering managers combine their management expertise with their engineering knowledge to lead their teams in highly technical tasks. Our graduates are prepared for a wide spectrum of positions ranging from the highly technical to management. Some of the careers that await you:

  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Industrial Management Engineer
  • Senior Lead Analyst
  • Construction Management Engineer
  • Cost Systems Analyst
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Chemical Process Consulting

Our core management curriculum and technical tracks offer the engineering professional a tech-savvy alternative to the MBA. Our graduates are prepared to meet the global market with leadership, communication and negotiation skills that complement their technical expertise. With a Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business, you are in a class of innovating and pioneering engineering professionals.


30 credit hours

Cost & Fees

  • $418/cr. in-state and
  • $523/cr. out-of-state


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