School of Engineering renames unit to Division of Engineering Science and Management to reflect degree programs, faculty expertise

The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering has renamed its Division of General Engineering to the Division of Engineering Science and Management. This becomes effective immediately, following recent approval by the Office of the Provost and the Dean of the School of Engineering.

The name change more accurately reflects the degree programs offered by the Division, which includes an engineering science (B.S.) major, an engineering management minor, and an online master’s (M.Eng.) in engineering management. The Division also serves as an entry point for first-year Vanderbilt engineering students and a hub that connects students interested in technology and engineering with disciplines such as business management, economics, and communications.

“This change aligns with Vanderbilt’s, and the School of Engineering’s, multifaceted efforts to spur a culture of collaborative innovation across disciplines and the discovery of real-world solutions enabled by engineering tools and technologies,” said Krish Roy, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering and University Distinguished Professor. “The intersection of engineering science and management marks a vital area in the global economy today. It’s also an area where Vanderbilt has leading experts and educators. The name of the Division now unambiguously reflects our expertise and offerings in this space.”

The name of the Division also plays to the university’s strength as an interdisciplinary institution that empowers future leaders.

“The Division has solidified its identity and purpose since it began in 2011,” said Yiorgos Kostoulas, the Division’s director. “As we interact with current and prospective students, we do not want there to be any confusion about what we offer. There’s great demand for acquiring business and organizational knowledge as applied in an engineering and technical setting. This name change leaves little doubt about what we offer.”

The Division of Engineering Science and Management is in addition to the six departments in the School of Engineering, including biomedical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. The School also houses graduate and undergraduate programs in Interdisciplinary Materials Science (IMS).