Designed for the engineer and technical manager who needs a broader education to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors, the master of engineering in engineering management provides students with a strong understanding of the technology involved in engineering projects and the management process through which the technology is applied. Graduates from the program are prepared to work effectively at the interface of engineering and management, and assume professional positions of increasing responsibility across a broad range of industries, such as: healthcare, technology, finance, business and software systems.

The master’s degree requires 10 courses (equivalent to 30 credits); six-core required courses and four-elective courses. Students are encouraged to take an integrated four-course sequence leading to a graduate certificate for the four electives.

Required Core Courses

  • EM 600 Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis
  • EM 605 Elements of Operations Research
  • EM 612 Project Management of Complex Systems
    EM 680 Designing and Managing the Development Enterprise
  • EM 624 Informatics for Engineering Management
  • SYS 660 Decision and Risk Analysis
  • SYS 611 Modeling and Simulation or
    SYS 681 Dynamic Modeling of Systems and Enterprise

Students lacking a strong quantitative background that includes an introduction to calculus and statistics may be required to take several ramp courses as defined by the admission conditions listed in the acceptance letter.

A complete listing of all available engineering management graduate courses can be found in the academic catalog. 


Engineering Management Study Plans
Download EM Study Plan - For students starting their Master's before Summer 2014
Download EM Study Plan - For students starting their Master's in Summer 2014 or later