Master of Science in Engineering Management

Prepare yourself for today’s competitive, global, and technical environment with engineering management principles.

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The Master of Science in Engineering Management program (M.S.) is designed to bring the benefits of modern technology and high quality graduate-level instruction to engineers/scientists/technologists interested in furthering their skills in engineering management with specialization in any of the following areas:

  • Project/program management, to become effective project/program managers
  • Enterprise architecture education to become an expert in technology-oriented enterprise architectures and executing decisions in technological and scientific organizations
  • Systems management expert related to the life cycle of systems including definition, development, deployment, and decommissioning
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma programs for improving enterprise excellence
  • Technology Management experts to manage and lead technology in global marketplace

These engineering management degree programs offer practical business perspectives necessary for engineering management. Unlike traditional MBA programs, these programs emphasize required management skills that are specifically built on the students' technical backgrounds and experience. The custom-designed mix of management concepts and technical expertise will help prepare professionals to direct major public and private organizations in the increasingly complicated managerial environment of today's competitive global, technical environment. In this program, engineering management principles are broadly based and draw from many different disciplines such as: applied sciences, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, economics, business, and social sciences. Relevance to the real-world engineering management leadership has become a highly sought skill in today's competitive global technological marketplace. It is now a well-recognized profession in most industries. Within this curriculum are the following areas of specializations: project/program management, systems engineering, technology management, and enterprise architecture. These four specializations provide a broad perspective of engineering management careers that are of current interest and need.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate quantitative analytical and critical thinking skills and techniques to manage projects, and processes (products and services).
  • Examine a multidisciplinary approach involving the integration of engineering, management, quality and risk analysis in projects, and processes (products and services).
  • Identify, prioritize and select relevant solutions in solving complex engineering problems and processes.
  • Assess tools and techniques, resources, organizational systems, and decision making processes for the successful management of projects and processes (products and services).
  • Apply global mindset and a detailed knowledge of business environments in engineering management solutions.
  • Demonstrate organizational and team skills needed to manage projects and processes.
  • Communicate graduate level oral and writing skills.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.


To receive a Master of Science in Engineering Management, students must complete 63 quarter units of which 54 quarter units of graduate credit are required. A total of 13.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed at another accredited institution, as it applies to this degree, and provided the units were not used in earning another advanced degree. Students should refer to the section in the graduate admission requirements for specific information regarding application and matriculation.
Program Prerequisites (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
Candidates for the program must possess a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, or physical sciences or a closely related area from an accredited university. Interested students from other disciplines may be admitted to the program but may be required to complete additional courses. Non-degree students will not be allowed to enter this program. For those who have a general non-science and non-engineering degree, admission would be based on relevant experience and the following program prerequisites:
Core Requirements (8 courses; 36 quarter units—all except FEAC specialization) (9 courses; 40.5 quarter units FEAC specialization students)
Core Requisite(s):
Requirements for the Specialization (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
    All students must choose one Area of Specialization defined below