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Northcentral University | PhD-TIM in Engineering Management

Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in Engineering Management is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and management skills needed to become an innovative leader in the technology and engineering fields. Discover more about this online doctoral degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management with a specialization in Engineering Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students considering Northcentral University's PhD-TIM program with a specialization in Engineering Management should have an interest in engineering as well some previous knowledge or experience. Strong research, problem-solving, and management skills would also be helpful. All applicants to NCU's Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management programs must have a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited university.

Program Description:

The courses offered in Northcentral University's PhD in Technology and Innovation Management program are designed to help students learn how to communicate with diverse audiences, formulate technology management strategies, and contribute to the field of technology and innovation management. The engineering management specialization is designed to prepare students to lead engineering and technology departments or initiatives through courses that cover engineering laws and ethics, IT project management strategies, and Total Quality Management principles. Additional courses cover advanced statistics and quantitative methods for engineering research, industry trends and tools for data management and warehousing, and advanced technology systems design. All PhD students must write and defend a dissertation on an original research topic at the end of this program.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

This program may be completed in 60 credits. However, additional credit hours can be taken, if needed, to complete dissertation research.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for the Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a PhD in Technology and Innovation Management with a specialization in Engineering Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Please contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (30 credits)

  • TIM 7001: Changing Times: Leading Technology & Innovation in the 21st Century
  • TIM 7200: Scholarly Communication for Technology Leaders
  • TIM 7010: Computer Networks & Mobile Computing
  • TIM 7020: Databases & Business Intelligence
  • TIM 7030: Managing Risk, Security, & Privacy in Information Systems
  • TIM 7100: Statistics with Technology Applications
  • TIM 7040: Technology Policy & Strategy
  • TIM 7210: Introduction to Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders
  • Students choose one of the following three pairs of courses:
    • TIM 7220: Quantitative Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders & TIM 7225: Directed Quantitative Research
    • TIM 7230: Qualitative Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders & TIM 7235: Directed Qualitative Research
    • TIM 7240: Constructive Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders & TIM 7245: Directed Constructive Research
  • CMP 9700T: PhD-TIM Portfolio

Engineering Management Specialization Courses (18 credits)

  • TIM 8210: Quality Management
  • TIM 8220: Engineering Law
  • TIM 8230: Quantitative Methods for Engineering
  • TIM 8420: Data Warehousing & Decision Support
  • TIM 8430: Systems Analysis & Design
  • TIM 8601: IT Project Management

Doctoral Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • DIS 9901A: Components of the Dissertation
  • DIS 9902A: The Dissertation Proposal
  • DIS 9903A: Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • DIS 9904A: The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of this engineering management program could be prepared for advanced leadership positions in an engineering or consulting firm, manufacturing company, or other public and private businesses that have engineering or technology divisions. Some of the positions they could consider include:

  • Director of Engineering
  • Technology Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Researcher
  • Engineering Consultant

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