Drexel University’s Engineering Management Launches Online Infrastructure Program
September 9, 2010
Engineers looking to excel in Infrastructure Management will have the opportunity to be a part of the Drexel University Infrastructure Engineering Management Program launching in January 2011. The program will be offered as a graduate elective concentration culminating in a graduate certificate or granting credits applicable toward a Master’s degree in Engineering Management or Civil Engineering.
“The program is one of the few of its kind in the country and it will provide our students with the ability to take classes in real-time and at their convenience. Students will benefit from the online flexibility while meeting the demand to develop as managers in infrastructure,” said Dr. Morton Rabinowitz, Director of the Engineering Management program and Associate Dean of Online Programs in the College of Engineering.
With all courses offered in an online and hybrid delivery format including featured guest lecturers, the program can be completed within 15 months.
The program’s curriculum is designed to address developing management style in infrastructure and related strategies. Students will have the opportunity to learn from engineers and other professionals of diverse backgrounds. This will enhance their ability to manage the flow of public resources, integrate an array of projects into a long-term program and incorporate public values and participation in infrastructure decisions. Students will also experience a hands-on project through a capstone course in which they will work as a group to find a problem or challenge involving the regulatory community related to an infrastructure undertaking and to develop approaches to obtain needed approvals.
“Infrastructure Engineering Management teaches management techniques to our students in an effort to aid them in dealing with external stakeholders when working on large scale infrastructure projects,” said Rabinowitz.