Answer the two questions in the discussion section before you complete your academic and career goals.
Discuss the job requirements for this position: Architectural and engineering managers typically have at least a bachelor's degree and significant work experience.
Question 1: What skills will you need to apply for this position?.
Architectural and engineering managers use their knowledge in architectural or engineering to oversee a variety of activities. They determine technical goals, such as improving manufacturing or building processes, or developing new products or desired and then they make detailed plans to accomplish these goals. They may direct and coordinate production, operations, quality assurance, testing, or maintenance in industrial plants. They may develop the overall concepts of a new product or identify technical problems preventing the completion of a project.
Question 2: What academic knowledge will you need for this position?.
Nearly all architectural and engineering managers have at least a bachelor's degree in an engineering specialty or a professional degree in architecture. Many also gain business management skills by completing a master's degree in engineering management (MEM), or technology management (MSTM), or a master's in business Administration (MBA), either before or after advancing to management positions. Employers often pay for such training. Typically, those who prefer to manage in technical area pursue an MEM or MSTM, and those interested in more general management skills earn an MBA. .
Engineering management programs typically include classes in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, and quality control. Technology management programs usually provide instruction in production and operations management, project management, computer applications, quality control, safety and health issues, statistics and general management principle.