GET A HEAD START ON YOUR MASTER'S DEGREE!

The Rose Squared concurrent degree program (R2) allows you to put your qualifying Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and other earned college credits in science, math and the humanities to work for you!

In the pilot Rprogram, you take graduate-level engineering management coursework while pursuing your undergraduate engineering education, allowing you to earn two degrees – a Bachelor of Science in engineering, math or science (BS) and a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) – in just four years.

Future expansion of the program to other academic departments will enable offering additional combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees that can be completed in four years.

The Rose Squared Program

Students admitted for Fall 2021 can submit the identification of interest form once their admitted student portal is available.

Current Rose-Hulman students interested in participating in R2 should complete and submit an identification of interest form to the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning after their first quarter of enrollment (to allow for the most appropriate academic advising). Submission of the identification of interest form does not guarantee acceptance into the graduate program.

The Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning will review completion of – or progress toward – the required earned credits and (if appropriate) grant approval for advisement into the desired track of enrollment (currently, undergraduate major and graduate program in Engineering Management).

Upon reaching junior status, R2 students formally apply to the graduate program, and take concurrent classes during their last two years at Rose.

!Michel Farhat
Michel Farhat
Master of Engineering Management, 2020
Systems Engineer

The best decision I ever made was doing the engineering management master’s...It opened so many doors. I’m very, very happy with it. I sometimes feel a little too junior for (my project management role), but that’s the other thing you get with this is the opportunity for a mid-level career position.

QUICKLY ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH A MASTER OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

An MEM offers the management focus of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an added technical focus. In this pilot R2 program, we provide you a fast track to the integration of management skills and critical technical knowledge with foundational skills in your academic major, increasing the breadth of professional employment opportunities upon graduation. 

The objective of the MEM program is to prepare graduates for early career advancement in the field of Engineering by building upon your undergraduate training with advanced coursework and concentrated study of problems and topics relevant to the field.

CAREERS YOU CAN PURSUE WITH A BS/MEM DUAL DEGREE

A Master of Engineering Management provides Rose-Hulman alumni a unique skill set to bring to organizations. Our graduates often take on expanded roles in their STEM fields, which guide both the engineering and operational processes within their organizations. Other alumni have taken their engineering and expanded educational experiences into non-traditional engineering fields ranging from human resources to marketing, sales to the supply chain.
!Dr. Craig Downing
Dr. Craig Downing
Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning
Head of the Department of Engineering Management and Professor
Our students are primarily engineers who love their discipline, but see themselves adding a larger impact and broader vision to the organization by looking at both its engineering and operational aspects. They are leaders who have a desire to be in the engineering management role, without giving up their true technical identity. 

Academic Program Plans of Study for an MEM

Click the links below to learn more about the plans of study for our academic programs paired with a Master of Engineering management. Students participating in the program will receive their academic advising through their undergraduate area of study.

BS in Biochemistry/MEM
BS in Biomedical Engineering/MEM
BS in Chemical Engineering/MEM
BS in Chemistry/MEM
BS in Civil Engineering/MEM
BS in Computer Engineering/MEM
BS in Computer Science/MEM
BS in Electrical Engineering/MEM
BS in Engineering Design/MEM
BS in Environmental Engineering/MEM
BS in Mathematics/MEM
BS in Mechanical Engineering/MEM
BS in Software Engineering/MEM

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the boxes below to see answers to frequently asked questions.

What are the eligibility requirements for the Rose Squared Program?

  • Entering first-year Rose-Hulman students with earned college credit in coursework linked to intended undergraduate majors. Such courses include:

    • MA 111 – Calculus I
    • MA 112 – Calculus II
    • PH 111 – Physics
    • CHEM 111/111L – General Chemistry
    • HSSA (4 to 8 Credits)
    • Electives (4 to 8 Credits)

    Earned credits can be achieved from Advancement Placement, Rose-Hulman, International Baccalaureate Degree, or transfer college courses.

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When Can I Apply to the Rose Squared Program?

Students admitted for Fall 2021 can submit the identification of interest form once their admitted student portal is available.

Current Rose-Hulman students interested in participating in R2 should complete and submit an identification of interest form to the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning after their first quarter of enrollment (to allow for the most appropriate academic advising). Submission of the identification of interest form does not guarantee acceptance into the graduate program.

The Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning will review completion of – or progress toward – the required earned credits and (if appropriate) grant approval for advisement into the desired track of enrollment (currently, undergraduate major and graduate program in Engineering Management).

Upon reaching junior status, R2 students formally apply to the graduate program, and take concurrent classes during their last two years at Rose.

Do I have to pay more to get a master's degree in four years?

The R2 program allows you to put your earned college credits to work, so you can complete both your undergraduate and graduate degrees in four-years at no extra cost. 

Students in the program receive institutional gift assistance (grant and merit) for four years (12 quarters) to support their undergraduate and graduate coursework. 

To qualify for assistance, students must be making satisfactory academic progress and pursuing 12 or more credits quarterly which may be combined between undergraduate and graduate coursework.

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Rose Accelerate Program

Build STEM preparation by taking college coursework now and earning credit toward a Rose‑Hulman degree and admittance into the Rose Squared program.

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Craig Downing

Dr. Craig Downing, the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning and Head of the Department of Engineering Management and Professor, has extensive experience teaching manufacturing, management, and mathematics at the post-secondary level. He has 10 years of industrial experience, four years as a process engineer and six years as a private consultant for organizations such as Lockheed Martin/NASA, Parker Hannifin, and Crain Enterprises.
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Contact Us

Department of Engineering Management
Moench Hall DL 110
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
812-877-8822
downing@rose-hulman.edu


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