Engineering Management

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the M.S., Ph.D., and certificate programs in Engineering Management are designed to prepare technical managers who need a broad education in order to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors. The Engineering Management program provides a graduate education in the latest management techniques for technical and scientific organizations. 

Students choose from five areas of focus:

  • Crisis, emergency and risk management
  • Economics, finance and cost engineering
  • Engineering and technology management
  • Environmental and energy management
  • Knowledge and information management

Master of Science in Engineering Management (M.S.)

  • Credit hours: 36
  • Number of courses: 12
  • Duration: Full-time (enrolled min. 9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (min. 3 credit hours per semester)
  • Types of course requirements:
    • Common course requirements
      • EMSE 6001 Management of Technical Organizations
      • EMSE 6410 Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics
      • EMSE 6020 Decision Making with Uncertainty
      • EMSE 6801 Systems Engineering I
    • Area of focus course requirements
    • Approved electives
  • More information on the department's website

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management (Ph.D.)

  • Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 30
  • Credit hours (for those without a master's degree): 54
  • Duration: 4-6 years
  • Prerequisite courses:
    • Math 1231 Single Variable Calculus I
    • Math 1232 Single Variable Calculus II
    • APSC 3115 Engineering Analysis III
  • Qualifying exams
  • Proposal defense
  • Final exam
  • Post-graduate survey
  • More information on the department's website

Graduate Certificate Programs

The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering offers six graduate certificate programs. Students may apply to undertake the certificate program independently or do the program in conjunction with a master's or doctoral program. Students may also apply credits from a certificate program toward a master's in engineering management or systems engineering.

Find more information on the department's website

Admissions Requirements

To apply for any of these programs, please review the admissions requirements before submitting your application:

For any questions about the admissions process, contact the SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

More Information

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