At the February 2018 Board of Trustees meeting, three exciting new graduate programs in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences were approved. Congratulations to Dean Luis Garcia and the faculty, staff and students in the College.

Engineering Management (EMGT), Master of Science

At the dynamic intersection of Engineering and Business Management, the University of Vermont is launching a Master of Science in Engineering Management (EMGT) degree. Built for aspiring professionals who are eager to enter the management phase of their career, we have created a flexible program that will allow a diverse cohort to be trained in the management of engineering, statistical quality control for manufacturing and product delivery, and engineering management information systems. With core courses such as Engineering Project Management and Fundamentals of Accounting and electives in Management, Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management, Statistical Analysis, Integrated Product Development and Deterministic Models Operations Research, graduates of the MS in EMGT program will be able to manage complex projects and problems, assess data to make informed and sound decisions, identify and manage risks, lead multidisciplinary teams and communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders. Within the program, some students will have the opportunity to work on a project with an Engineering Management faculty member and advisor to gain practical and hands-on experience.

Complex Systems and Data Science (CSDS), PHD

Complex Systems is a growing area of expertise and reputation at The University of Vermont. Since the creation of The Vermont Complex Systems Center in 2006, the University has developed a Certificate of Graduate Study in Complex Systems (2008), a Master of Science in Complex Systems and Data Science (2015) and most recently, a PhD in Complex Systems and Data Science (CSDS), beginning in Fall 2018. The pan-disciplinary PhD in Complex Systems and Data Science will be housed in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, providing strong computational and theoretical training, but varying with each student's chosen area of focus.  Students will work within research groups across campus. With core courses such as Data Science, Principles of Complex Systems and Modeling Complex Systems and electives such as Machine Learning, Complex Networks, Evolutionary Computation, Human Computer Interaction and Data Mining, students will receive core training in empirical, computational and theoretical methods for describing and understanding complex systems and predicting, controlling, managing and creating such systems. Upon graduation, it is expected that graduates from the PhD in Complex Systems and Data Science will be highly sought out for professional roles in data science in a myriad of areas, including but not limited to, government, the military, journalism, professional sports and corporations.

Biomedical Engineering (BME), Master of Science

Leveraging strong ties between the University of Vermont's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the Larner College of Medicine, the new Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BME) was created to give students the opportunity to develop advanced skills so that they may apply engineering methods to address problems related to human health. Students enrolled in the MS in BME program will have the opportunity to pursue a research-oriented, thesis-based, project-based or coursework-based program. Students who want to participate in research may consider some of our interdisciplinary labs to pursue their research interests. In the M-Sense Lab, the team is focused on developing methods for characterizing human biomechanics and physiology that employ cutting-edge technologies such as wearable and mobile devices. The Musculoskeletal Imaging and Orthopaedic Biomechanics (MIOB) Laboratory works to improve human health and performance for those who suffer from musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions using both experimental and computational methods. EBRL, or the Engineered Biomaterials Research Laboratory, investigates natural materials and synthetic polymerization techniques to afford a platform of innovative and sustainable products for fields such as materials science, engineering and medicine. Program faculty also work in multi-departmental and multi-disciplinary lab centers, such as the Vermont Lung Center.


Luis A Garcia