In Summer Semester 2013-14, the University of Sharjah (UoS) launched a graduate program leading to Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management (PhDEM). This program is designed to suit students who are interested to be researchers in engineering management as well as those who hold or seek managerial and decision making positions in public and private organizations characterized by innovation and technological leadership.
The program seeks to equip students with the ability to define, evaluate, design, improve, and manage complex human and technological systems for optimizing certain objectives taking into account several interrelated factors such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, sustainability, and others.
This program has an option for a dual degree with École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), a Canadian University specialized in Engineering, Montreal, Canada.
The main goals and objectives of the doctoral program in Engineering Management are:
- To prepare graduate engineers from various specializations for successful research careers that combine depth in engineering research methodologies with broad knowledge of the socio-economic implications associated with major engineering decisions and technology innovations.
- To prepare graduate engineers to assume leading roles in researching current and new approaches to effectively manage change and leverage technological innovations.
- To enhance the creative abilities and confidence of its students in finding original solutions to pressing and complex problems.
- To raise the level of awareness of its students with respect to long-term sustainability factors associated with the adoption of new engineering process or technology.
- To prepare its students to be leaders in disseminating new knowledge and in imparting new concepts and ideas to members of the public.
Program (Student) Learning Outcomes
By the end of this program, students should have acquired:
- Knowledge and skills for conducting independent research to achieve original contributions and advance existing knowledge while maintaining ethical and professional conduct.
- Advanced skills and techniques to conceptualize, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems, including interdisciplinary problems, that involve social, economic, and sustainability factors.
- Comprehensive understanding of the concepts and applications of leadership and management practices to effectively deal with change, innovation, and their socio‐economic impact.
- Ability to disseminate original research results through reputable publications and participation in scholarly and professional events and societies.
- Effective communication skills to present, explain and/or critique complex matters to the community.