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Studying Engineering Management

Engineering projects come in all shapes and sizes; these can range from introducing new IT or telecommunication systems to a new rail line to construction of a dam. Regardless of the precise nature of these projects, all need a multidisciplinary team of specialists—engineers, architects, health and safety professionals, lawyers, financers and mobilisation of resources and machinery.

To ensure projects run smoothly, engineering firms need engineering management professionals. These professionals coordinate with various stakeholders (clients, government, suppliers), teams of specialists, and make sure that projects are completed on time and within budget.

Some of the most popular universities in the United States that offer programmes engineering management include:

  • University Of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology

Salary and Career Prospects

Engineering management professionals are predominantly hired by IT and tech, and engineering companies. Some projects could involve work with retail and hospitality, banks and financial and pharmaceutical companies and the government.

Some of the roles graduates take up are Engineering Manager, Asset and Engineering Manager, Engineering, Project Engineering Manager and Maintenance Manager.

Salaries vary depending on qualifications, job role, location and experience. As a guide, project management professionals earn around an average of $147,000 a year (1.02 crore INR).

Why study in USA?

The United States of America is the most popular destination for international students. Its universities are widely regarded as being among the best in the world for teaching, learning and research. In fact, American universities consistently outrank non-American universities in QS World Rankings every year.

The US economy is the world’s largest. The country is the birthplace of conglomerates like Amazon, Dell, Microsoft, Citi Group, Ford and Walmart. American companies operate in pretty much every sector or industry, ranging from IT and technology to pharmaceutical to retail, transport, and hospitality. Different regions of the United States are known for excelling in different industries. California, for example is a world-leading IT and technology hub and New York is a major business, banking and finance hub. In addition to this, several international agencies like the United Nations, World Bank are headquartered in USA.

The country is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists drawn to its vibrant cities, breathtakingly beautiful national parks and landscapes, excellent dining, hospitality and leisure options and historic buildings, museums and art galleries. New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle are among the biggest cities.

There is no language barrier because English is the de facto official language. However, USA is a multicultural country and several hundred languages are spoken at community level.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit, or optional practical training (OPT) as it is called in the States for a period of up to 36 months.

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