Master's in Engineering Management Program Requirements

This program is certified by the American Society for Engineering Management. All graduates qualify for the Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM) credential without an exam.


Admission Requirements

A candidate for admission to the Master of Science program in Engineering Management must:

  1. Possess a baccalaureate degree with a major in a technical field such as engineering, technology, mathematics, computer science, or the physical sciences. Students must have a course in statistics and coursework or experience in computer programming.
  2. Possess a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the final two years of undergraduate study.

Applicants with a grade point average of at least 2.5 in the final two years of undergraduate study will be given probationary admission (non-degree status). They may be granted regular admission after completing nine hours of approved graduate courses toward a M.S. degree in engineering management with a grade of "B" or better in each course.
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Program Requirements

To earn a Master of Science degree in engineering management, the following requirements must be met.

  1. An approved, integrated program with a minimum of 30 semester credit hours and an overall grade of "B" or better, with no grade below "C.”
  2. The 30 credit hours must be completed as follows:
  • 21 credits of core requirements
  • 9 credits of electives, which may include EM 6970-Problems in Engineering Management, a project course completed in conjunction with a faculty advisor.

Core Requirements

The core consists of the following seven courses, which have been selected to prepare students in advanced concepts in different areas of engineering management:

IEE 5010 - Survey of Industrial Engineering Topics

EM 5050 - Continuous Improvement in Operations

EM 5080 - Advanced Quality Management

EM 6000 - Concepts and Principles of Engineering Management

IEE 6060 - Capital Budgeting and Cost Analysis

EM 6120 - Production and Operations Management

EM 6140 - Project Management

  • The nine credits of elective courses may be taken at any level (5000 or 6000) from courses offered within the Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management or elsewhere in the University.
  • The elected courses must be compatible with the overall program and the career objectives of the student.
  • These courses must be approved by the program advisor prior to registration.
  • Not all 5000 and 6000 level courses are approved.
  • See a list of approved electives