“Being in the IEM program, I was able to balance and didn't miss a lot of things. My daughter plays basketball and I was still able to practice with her and go to the games.”

Curtis Franklin ‘19

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Engineering coursework includes consumer-driven company design, project management strategies, systems engineering, mainframe management, and advanced innovation, as well as discipline-specific entrepreneurship coursework. Every student participates in a team-driven company design project where they simulate a startup environment to learn how a company runs and what it means to lead at top levels. Through an IEM Final Design project, our students are taught how to connect with CEOs at various Birmingham companies in a meaningful way, and they have the opportunity to gain leadership experience in their field.

The MEng with a concentration in IEM consists of 13 courses (33 credit hours).


Course Catalog

A complete list of program requirements and courses for the MEng with a Concentration in IEM are available in the UAB Graduate Catalog.


Recommended Course Sequence

Semester 1

Introduction to IEM
(IEM 601, 1 hr.)
Communication for Technology Professionals
(IEM 610, 3 hrs.)
Project Leadership
(IEM 612 , 3 hrs.)

Semester 2

Leading Collaborative Teams
( IEM 602, 1 hr.)
Leading Technology Organizations
(IEM 611, 3 hrs.)
Technical Entrepreneurship
( IEM 620, 3 hrs.)

Semester 3

Technology and Innovation
(IEM 625, 3 hrs.)
Financial Concepts for Entrepreneurs
(IEM 645, 3 hrs.)

Semester 4

Communication for Technology Executives
(IEM 603 , 1 hr.)
Systems Engineering
(IEM 630 , 3 hrs.)
Operational Decision-Making
(IEM 631 , 3 hrs.)

Semester 5

Strategic Planning
(IEM 646, 3 hrs.)
IEM Design Project
(IEM 695, 3 hrs.)

*Students who begin coursework in the spring and summer will follow a different sequence and the specific courses will vary. Students will be given a course sequence unique to them upon admission.