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    Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Drexel University, USA
    Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Drexel University, USA
    Drexel University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    Drexel University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
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    Drexel offers AACSB-accredited programs, placing them among 6% of university programs globally accredited by the body
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    Drexel is ranked #105 on National Universities Ranking in the US as per US NEWS 2023
    Eligible to apply for up to 36-months STEM OPT after graduation
    Eligible to apply for up to 36-months STEM OPT after graduation
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    • Data Analysis in Excel
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    13 Weeks
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    • Meeting Engineering Leadership Challenges (3 credits)

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    • Statistical Data Analysis (3 credits)
    • Operations Research (3 credits)

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    6 Credits
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                  Frequently Asked Questions

                  Course Curriculum

                  What is the scope of the MS Engineering Management program with Drexel University, US?

                  The MS Engineering Management is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12-months on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into the field of management, informatics and information technology. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification - an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University US.

                  What should I expect from MS Engineering Management?

                  You should expect to develop skills for any level of leadership across a wide domain of technological industries from a project / lead engineer, a functional manager, director, program manager, plant manager and / or CEO. Graduates of the program will automatically qualify for the Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM), or Certified. Professional in Engineering Management (CPEM) without having to take the certifying exam. On completion of the program, you will have the option to apply for OPT in the US as well as get support from Drexel University Career Services to build a career in the US.

                  Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

                  The program is designed for professionals with limited data analytics experience to help them build their understanding from the basics to an advanced level. The program covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel, as well as important Data Science concepts such as statistics and exploratory data analytics, regression, clustering, tree models, model selection and principal component analysis, Leading and Managing Technical Worker, Design Thinking for Engineering Communications, Engineering Statistics and many more.

                  What type of learning experience should I expect?

                  The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty. 

                  Is any certification granted at the end of the programme?

                  Post successful completion of the online program, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science certificate would be awarded from IIIT Bangalore and on completion of the on-campus degree program, a Master's degree in Engineering Management shall be conferred upon by Drexel University.

                  Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in?

                  No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

                  Graduate co-op related questions:

                  What is a Graduate Co-op program at Drexel University?
                  The Graduate Co-op program enables graduate students to alternate class terms with a six-month period of hands-on experience, gaining access to employers in their chosen industries. Through this program learners get the opportunity to expand their professional networks, enhance their résumés, and bring that experience back to the classroom and their peers.

                  How do I enroll in the program, and when do I need to declare a Graduate Co-op track?

                  Once students are on campus, they should contact their graduate academic advisor to declare a Graduate Co-op concentration. Students will have until the end of the fall course add/drop period to declare their concentration.

                  Will I be paid during Graduate co-op?

                  In many cases, co-op opportunities are paid positions. However, compensation varies depending on the industry, job market, or other special circumstances. Whether paid or unpaid, all of our co-ops offer unparalleled industry experience with a variety of employers.

                  Where will I work during the Graduate co-op?

                  Most graduate co-op positions are within the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area, but there are opportunities nationally and internationally and some are remote.

                  How is the Graduate co-op program structured? What is the job search process timeline?

                  Students enrolled in the Graduate Co-op program by the end of the course add/drop period of the fall quarter will have a summer/fall co-op, which means they will be on co-op during the summer and fall quarters. 
                  During the fall quarter of the first year, students will be registered in the COOP 500 course, which will cover resume development, job search planning, and on-the-job professionalism. At the start of the winter term, students will meet with their co-op advisor for an introduction to the job search database and resume review. Meetings will occur within the first three weeks and students will then gain access to the job search database to review and apply for available positions. Employers will select candidates from the database to interview. Simultaneously, students are encouraged to conduct an independent job search beyond the database for opportunities.

                  About Drexel University, USA

                  Why should you pursue MS Engineering Management from Drexel University, USA?

                  • As the nation's 1st engineering management degree, and a nationally top-ranked program, the course was built to address the need for engineering professionals to provide technical knowledge, leadership capabilities, and best practices while promoting ethical and economic development.
                  • Per the Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, 2020, Drexel University ranked in the Top 3% of U.S. Universities for lifetime earnings.
                  • Combining related diverse fields helps to educate a well-rounded, ethical, and compassionate engineer who can employ the principles of transformational leadership.
                  • As a graduate, you will acquire a Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM) Certificate from the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) without the hassle of appearing for the exam.
                  • The latest salary expectations for graduates of Drexel's Master's of Engineering Management range from $76,000 to $135,000.
                  • Per Glassdoor, 2022, the average salary for an Engineer Manager is $101,139 per year in the US.

                  Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

                  All students in the USA with a valid F-1 Visa are not eligible to work off-campus. Rather, such students are eligible to work on-campus as graduate assistants or research assistants or other on-campus ad-hoc jobs and receive compensation, beginning in their first semester. The list of available positions will be provided in advance of the Fall semester (please note the number of these positions are limited and not guaranteed). 

                  Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

                  Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the USA.

                  When will I go to the Drexel University, USA?

                  Drexel University offers 3 intakes for students coming through the accelerator route. The first intake of the year will be January (Spring) intake and the second and third intakes of the year will be May (Summer) and September (Fall). Though the application process for Drexel University will start during the IIIT Bangalore online program, you will be able to go to Drexel University in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IIIT Bangalore program.

                  When will I get an Offer Letter from Drexel University?

                  upGrad will apply for you to the Drexel University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Drexel University you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Drexel University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

                  Selection Criteria

                  How do I know if the program is right for me?

                  If you aspire to be a leader in a technology-based organization, then the Engineering Management program could be the right fit for you. This program is designed to prepare students for leadership and management positions across a wide range of technological industries, from project or lead engineer to functional manager, director, program manager, plant manager, and even CEO. It is a multidisciplinary program that offers a curriculum in selected areas of technology or management, such as analysis and decision-making methods for technical managers, statistics, financial and engineering management, and engineering economic evaluation.

                  To be eligible for this program, you should hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, basic science, or a STEM-related field. The program is also open to professionals who are already working in the field and want to enhance their skills and knowledge to become engineering leaders. Whether you are at the early stages of your career or looking to take it to the next level, the Engineering Management program can provide you with the necessary skills and expertise for any level of leadership in a technological industry.

                  Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

                  To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:
                   For IIIT Bangalore:

                  • B.E/B.Tech with minimum of 60% or above marks. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

                   For Drexel University:

                  • An aggregate score of 3.0 CGPA and above in the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course.
                  • TOEFL iBT  >= 90 or 600 written or IELTS score >= 6.5 or equivalent across all bands or PTE >= 60 or Duolingo >= 110.

                  What is the selection process for this program?

                  There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed as.      

                  Step 1- Complete Application -Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application which include your work experience & educational background.
                  Step 2- Apply for the Scholarship- Submit your Statement of Purpose to join a IIITB program. 
                  Step 3- Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter- Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.
                  Step 4- Block your Seat - Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.

                  What is the application process for the program ?

                  You can start the application process by submitting the application.

                  • Complete application for admission
                  • Affidavit of Financial Support
                  • Secondary education completion certificate and college transcripts, if any, along   with official English translations
                  • Copies of passport
                  • Statement of purpose
                  • Confirmation deposit
                  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
                  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
                  • Two letters of recommendation
                  • Resume

                  Time Commitment

                  What is the time commitment expected for the program?

                  At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.

                  How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

                  Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

                  Payment

                  No cost CC EMI FAQ's

                  0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

                  1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
                  No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)


                  2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
                  Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

                  3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
                  No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

                  4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?
                  If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

                  5. Are there any fees or down payment?
                  Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

                  6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
                  Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

                  7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
                  Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

                  8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
                  Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
                  HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
                  ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

                  9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
                  You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

                  10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
                  Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

                  11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
                  Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

                  Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
                  Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
                  [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
                  EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
                  Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

                  Refund policy

                  Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

                  Refund Policy:

                   

                  1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
                  2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case. 
                  3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised post-program/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
                  4. Student shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.
                  5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider. 
                  6. If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.
                  7. You shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limiting to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.

                   

                  Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement) 

                  • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.  However, if a student is deferring from his assigned cohort batch mentioned in the offer letter, the student will not be eligible for any refund post the deferral.
                  • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
                  • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. 
                  • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. 
                  • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).   

                   

                   

                  Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement) 

                  • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. 
                  • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. 
                  • The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts. 
                  • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. 
                  • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
                  • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort. 
                  • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage. 
                  • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.   

                   

                  Deferral policy applicable only for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”) 

                  • The first deferral request to any program offered by IIIT Bangalore (pre-program commencement or post-program commencement) shall be free for one time. 

                   

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                  2. The Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.
                  3. The Professional Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.

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