PhD - Technology & Innovation Management: Engineering Management

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If you already have a master's degree and are interested in an education program that can prepare you to be a leader in the engineering field and an advocate of new technologies and change, then you may want to look into the Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management with a specialization in Engineering Management program from Northcentral University. Find out more about this online PhD-TIM program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management (PhD-TIM) programs are designed to help you prepare for leadership positions where you champion new technologies and work to create positive change within an organization. The Engineering Management concentration courses cover technological innovations, current research trends, industry tools, and other engineering topics to prepare you to lead initiatives in this field. Course topics include engineering laws and ethics, Total Quality Management principles, quantitative methods for engineering research, data warehousing, and advanced systems design. You'll also need to write and defend a dissertation before graduating.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you already have some engineering knowledge and are interested in expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge, you may be a good candidate for this program. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills could 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.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you must complete 60 credit hours. Thirty credits will be from required foundational courses, 18 credits will be from specialization courses, and 12 credits will be from dissertation courses.

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

Directed Quantitative Research
TIM 7230
TIM 7235
Qualitative Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders

Directed Qualitative Research
TIM 7240
TIM 7245
Constructive Research Design & Methodology for Technology Leaders

Directed Constructive Research
Specialization Courses
TIM 8210 Quality Management
TIM 8220Engineering Law
TIM 8230Quantitative Methods for Engineering
TIM 8420Data Warehousing & Decision Support
TIM 8430Systems Analysis & Design
TIM 8601IT Project Management
Dissertation Courses
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

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this PhD in Technology and Innovation Management program with a specialization in Engineering Management, you could be prepared to pursue leadership careers in engineering, project management, consulting, innovation management, or research. Examples of positions that graduates may seek include:

  • Director of engineering
  • Chief engineering officer
  • Engineering manager
  • Technology manager
  • Engineering researcher
  • Engineering management consultant