PSM in Engineering and Business

Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Engineering and Business is designed for students with a background in engineering who want to advance into management positions. The program combines advanced engineering and business courses with applied field experience. The applied field experience gives students the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they’ve developed and integrate them with the needs of their employer. 

There are currently two online concentrations: Surveying Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology.


Curriculum

The PSM in Engineering and Business program consists of 15 credits of engineering courses, 9 credits of business courses, and 6 credits of applied field experience.

Business Courses

Choose 3 business courses at the 400 level or higher (9 credits). Course examples include, but is not limited to: 

  • ACC 400: Introduction to Accounting (3 credits)
  • BUA 601: Data Analysis for Business (3 credits)
  • MBA 620: Law, Business, and Society (3 credits)
  • MBA 626: Management of Contemporary Organizations (3 credits)
  • MBA 670: Managerial Marketing (3 credits)

Applied Field Experience

The following course is required (6 credits): 

  • GEE 694: Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business Internship (6 credits)

Engineering Courses

The following course is required (3 credits). Students must complete an additional 12 credits of approved advanced engineering courses or choose one of the concentrations.

  • ENM 586: Advanced Project Management (3 credits)

Surveying Engineering Concentration

Select 4 courses from the following (12 credits):

  • ANT 521 – Geographic Information Systems I (3 credits)
  • ANT 522 – Geographic Information Systems II (3 credits)
  • SIE 509: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  • SVT 501: Advanced Adjustment Computations (3 credits)
  • SVT 511: Geodetic US Public Land Survey Computations (3 credits)
  • SVT 512: Advanced Boundary Law (3 credits)
  • SVT 531: Advanced Digital Photogrammetry (3 credits)
  • SVT 532: Survey Strategies in Use of Lidar (3 credits)
  • SVT 541: Geodesy (3 credits)
  • SVT 542: Applied Hydrographic Surveying (3 credits)

Graduate School Program Learning Outcomes  

For more information about the Surveying Engineering concentration, contact Ray Hintz, Program Coordinator, at ray.hintz@maine.edu.

Electrical Engineering Technology Concentration

The following courses are required (12 credits):

  • EET 514: Printed Circuit Board Design (3 credits)
  • EET 515: Automation and Integration (3 credits)
  • EET 560: Renewable Energy and Electricity Production (3 credits)
  • EET 584: Engineering Economics (3 credits)

For more information about the Electrical Engineering Technology concentration, contact Paul Villeneuve, Program Coordinator, at paul.villeneuve@maine.edu.


Admissions

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, math, physics, or equivalent from an accredited program
  • A minimum of a 2.5 GPA (3.0 or higher preferred)

Application Materials

When you are ready to apply, please first review these application instructions, then submit the following:

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your PSM in Engineering and Business online with UMaine? Contact Todd Cooley, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.5858 or at umaineonline@maine.edu. For Surveying Engineering specific questions, contact Ray Hintz, Program Coordinator, at ray.hintz@maine.edu.

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Careers

The PSM in Engineering and Business boasts a 100% job placement rate. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) engineers in 2016 had a median annual wage of $91,010—more than twice the median wage for all workers.

Notable Companies Employing Alumni 

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Plisga and Day
  • Sebago Technics
  • Survey Engineering Resources, LLC
  • Gartley and Dorsky Engineering and Surveying
  • Herrick and Salsbury, Inc.
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
  • SGC Engineering, LLC
  • Northern Survey Engineering, LLC
  • SurvTech Solutions, Inc.
  • Versant Power
  • POWER Engineers
  • Casco Systems, LLC
  • Sappi
  • Lanco Integrated
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
  • TRC Companies, Inc.
  • Results Engineering, Inc.
  • Eaton Corporation PLC
  • Wunderlich-Malec Systems
  • Real-Time Engineering
  • Fitch

Notable Alumni

  • 2018 alumni, Steve Hyde, earned his PSM in Engineering and Business online and is the past Chair of the Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers in Florida.
  • 2018 alumni, Mark Powell, earned his PSM in Engineering and Business and taught surveying at Ferris State University in Michigan.
  • 2018 alumni, Craig Bailey, earned his PSM in Engineering and Business and teaches surveying at New Hampshire Technical Institute.

Notable Students

  • Joe Fenicle is enrolled in the PSM in Engineering and Business and teaches surveying at the University of Akron.
  • Nicholas Ford is enrolled in the PSM in Engineering and Business and teaches surveying at Alfred State University in New York.

Faculty

Engineering Faculty

College of Engineering faculty are engaged in a wide array of research projects ranging from basic and fundamental knowledge explorations to very practical and applied investigations. To learn about the research conducted by our faculty, visit engineering.umaine.edu/research.

Business Faculty

Highly qualified business faculty from the University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine collaborate to deliver an innovative graduate experience. Learn more about the MBS faculty at umaine.edu/business/faculty-and-staff-2.


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