Engineering Management (M.S.)

If you’re an engineer who enjoys both the technical and business side of things, consider a master’s degree in engineering management. You will put your love of STEM subjects to work analyzing industrial systems and improving organizations. You will be ready to manage people, projects, and capital and advance your company through effective project management.

Pride points

  • 96% of graduate students are working or continuing their education after graduation

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  • $80K - $90K median starting salary for recent master's and Ph.D. College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates working full time

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  • 96% of graduate students working full time after graduation have a job related to their degree

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Is a master's in engineering management right for me?

Whether you are seeking to move into a higher managerial position in your current organization or plan to seek a position with a new company, the M.S. in engineering management provides the tools and skills you'll need.


Recent graduates are working as

  • Engineering Manager
  • Lean Continuous Improvement Engineer
  • Plant Director
  • Product Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Solutions Engineer

Among the companies they work for are

  • General Motors
  • Mann + Hummel
  • Parker Aerospace
  • Pfizer
  • Steelcase
  • Stryker

What will I study in the required 30 semester hours?

What will I study in the required 30 semester hours?

As a graduate student in engineering management, you will dive into topics such as engineering, technical resource management, quality, project management and organizational leadership. You will also complete electives in advanced technical areas, management and communication.


How can I fund my M.S. in engineering management degree?

Western strives to ensure you can readily manage the expense of graduate school. You can fund your graduate degree through federal aid, loans, scholarships, grants, research assistantships and more.


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  • Certification of our engineering management program is a confirmation of a well-respected graduate program that is highly competitive, has received national recognition and is led by committed, expert faculty.

    Dr. Azim Houshyar

What are the requirements for graduate admissions to the M.S. in engineering management program?

The GRE is not required for admissions to this program.

You may be granted admissions to the engineering management graduate program if you meet one of the following criterion:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a technical field such as engineering, technology, mathematic, computer science or physical science.
  • You can show evidence of completion of math through the first calculus course with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 in math courses.
  • If you have experience in computer programming and took undergraduate courses in calculus and statistics. Or, you can take these prerequisite courses at WMU or online to fulfill these requirements.

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Decisions: Once all applications requirements are submitted to WMU, it typically takes two-to-four weeks for students to receive a decision on their application. Questions? Contact us.


International admissions and requirements

We get it. Applying and filling requirements for a degree in another country is daunting. WMU is here to help and seeks to make the transition as easy as possible for you. Let us know what you need.