AUBURN, Ala (EETV) - Auburn University will be launching a new online Master of Engineering degree. This program was recently approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education and will be launched in Spring 2018. 

Christopher B. Roberts, the dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, said: "It is a direct response to the needs of Alabama industry and will bolster our economic development efforts by providing graduate students with a solid foundation of engineering and project management principles." 

This program is directed by the Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. You must have a bachelor degree in engineering or a minimum of five years relevant work experience to be qualified for this program. The degree offers four specific things: manufacturing, occupational safety and ergonomics, and systems engineering and product innovation.

John Evans, chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and director of the Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management, said: "The goal of the engineering management program is for students to earn a degree that is tailor-made for their industry."

All classes will be available online so that students can access the information at suitability. 

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