Engineering managers are experienced engineers who currently manage technical activities in both large and small organizations. No matter the size of the company, an engineering manager makes decisions that are part of the management chain of command and impact the success of technical activities. Making data-based technical decisions is at the core of what an engineering manager does. The success of an engineering managers career depends on these decisions. And in todays ever changing technology-based world, these decisions are not easy.
Thus, engineering management is an in-demand, growing field thats constantly evolving to accommodate modern technical concepts like artificial intelligence (AI) and big data and other technologies emerging from the fourth industrial revolution. Engineering managers are needed in project management, director, and executive roles across engineering fields, including mechanical, civil, environmental, chemical, biomedical, biotech/pharma, industrial, aerospace, aeronautical, and petroleum engineering. Aspiring engineering managers will play a valuable role in the key technical decisions that will help these industries adapt to an ever changing technological world.