Doctor of Philosophy in Systems and Engineering Management
The Doctoral program in Systems and Engineering Management is designed to prepare engineering management professionals for current and future leadership roles. The Bureau of Labor Statistics growth rates for engineering management professionals project that these roles will increase by 30% in the next decade. The blended delivery of the Doctor of Philosophy in Systems and Engineering Management at TTU at Amarillo is provided in order to meet the growing need in the Panhandle region for technical managers with strong engineering, science, technical, management and financial knowledge and leadership abilities.
Students in the PhD SEM program are subject to all PhD degree regulations as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. Students should submit three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose as part of their admission packet for this program. These items should be sent to the Industrial Engineering office and their address can be found at the bottom of the page.
Please see the Industrial Engineering Handbook for more detailed information on the PhD SEM program requirements.
There are ten courses (30 semester credit hours) that constitute the core requirements for the PhD SEM:
- IE 5316 Simulation Models for Operations Analysis
- IE 5320 Systems Theory
- IE 5321 Decision Theory and Management Science
- IE 5323 The Engineering Management Environment
- IE 5325 Productivity and Performance Improvement in Organizations
- IE 6323 Systems Management Global Environment
- IE 6329 Systems Management Seminar
- IE 6331 Advanced Theoretical Studies in Systems Management
- IE 6399 Research Methods in Science and Technology
- IE 7000 Research
Major and Minor (60 semester credit hours -- 30 core credit hours plus an additional 30 semester credit hours)
Course selection dependent upon degree plan approved by graduate advisor and Systems and Engineering Management Program Coordinator.
Dissertation Research (12 semester credit hours)
For More Information
The SEM graduate advisor is Dr. Jennifer Farris. If you have questions about the degree program, please contact her at:
Jennifer A. Farris, Ph.D.
S.E.M. Graduate Advisor
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-3061
If you have questions about the distance learning program, please contact them at:
Phone: (806) 742-3451
Brent Guinn, Director
Phone: (806) 742-3451 or (800) 528-5583