Master of Science in the Field of Engineering Management

Online or on campus

The master of science in engineering management is designed for the technical manager who needs a broad education to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors. The program provides graduate education in the most current management techniques for technological and scientific organizations. Students can pursue their degree by selecting electives in one of five areas of focus: crisis, emergency, and risk management; economics, finance, and cost engineering; engineering and technology management; environmental and energy management; and knowledge and information management. 

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

For additional on campus program information, visit the on campus program website.

For additional online program information, visit the online program website.

Prerequisites

In addition to the entrance requirements, students are expected to be adequately prepared in calculus and probability/statistics concepts. The MS program requires students to have completed MATH 1231 and MATH 1232 (Calculus 1 and Calculus II), and APSC 3115 (Engineering Analysis III). Students who do not meet the MATH 1231 and MATH 1232 prerequisites will be required to take these courses, or their equivalents, in addition to the MS degree requirements. Students who do not meet the APSC 3115 prerequisite will be required to take EMSE 6115, which can be credited towards the MS degree requirements.

Educational Planner

In consultation with an academic advisor, each student must develop an Educational Planner through DegreeMAP that governs the student’s degree requirements. The Educational Planner should be established soon after matriculation and must be completed before the end of the student’s first semester. The Educational Planner must be approved by the advisor.

Credit Requirements

Non-Thesis Option: The program of study consists of 12 graduate-level courses totaling 36 credit hours. Three types of course requirements are included in the curriculum: common course requirements, focus course requirements, and approved electives. Common course requirements are taken by all students in the MS program in engineering management. Focus course requirements are taken by all students within the area of focus. Approved elective requirements are courses that require the approval of the student's individual academic advisor.

Thesis Option: To register in the thesis option, students must submit their advisor-approved plan of study and thesis area to the department chair. In addition to the course requirements below, students should take the thesis course sequence: EMSE 6998 (Thesis Research) and EMSE 6999 (Thesis Research), ideally in the last two semesters prior to graduation. Note that such thesis credits may be used in lieu of the electives. Hence, the program of study requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. While registered in the thesis course sequence, students shall work with the faculty member under whom the thesis is to be written. Students may consult with their advisors, but they have primary responsibility for their own thesis. Students defend their theses orally before a committee of SEAS faculty members. The course requirements for the program are detailed below.

Required
EMSE 6001The Management of Technical Organizations
EMSE 6020Decision Making with Uncertainty
EMSE 6410Engineering Economic Analysis
EMSE 6801Systems Engineering I

Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management

Required
EMSE 6305Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6310Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6315Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism
EMSE 6325Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
or EMSE 6330 Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response
Two of the following:
EMSE 6240Environmental Hazard Management
EMSE 6300Homeland Security: The National Challenge
EMSE 6345Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
EMSE 6350Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management
EMSE 6540Management of Information and Systems Security
EMSE 6820Program and Project Management
EMSE 6992Special Topics (with program advisor approval)
Electives
Two additional Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) courses with the advisor's approval.

Engineering and Technology Management 

Required
EMSE 6005Organizational Behavior for the Engineering Manager
EMSE 6820Program and Project Management
EMSE 6099Problems in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Two of the following:
EMSE 6010HR for Engineering Managers
EMSE 6014Management of Engineering Contracts
EMSE 6018Engineering Law
EMSE 6023Technology Issue Analysis
EMSE 6026Technical Enterprises
EMSE 6030Technological Forecasting and Management
EMSE 6035Marketing of Technology
EMSE 6070Management of Research and Development
EMSE 6430Financial Management for Engineers
EMSE 6505Knowledge Management I
EMSE 6760Discrete Systems Simulation
EMSE 6805Systems Engineering II
EMSE 6992Special Topics (with program advisor approval)
Electives
Three additional Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) courses with the advisor's approval.

Environmental and Energy Management 

Required
EMSE 6220Environmental Management
EMSE 6225Air Quality Management
EMSE 6235Water Quality Management
EMSE 6260Energy Management
Two of the following:
EMSE 6200Policy Factors in Environmental and Energy Management
EMSE 6230Hazardous Waste Management and Cleanup
EMSE 6240Environmental Hazard Management
EMSE 6245Analytical Tools for Environmental Management
EMSE 6285Analytical Tools for Energy Management
EMSE 6290Climate Change: Policy, Impacts, and Response
EMSE 6295Environmental Security
EMSE 6992Special Topics (with program advisor approval)
Electives
Two additional Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) courses with the advisor's approval.

Economics, Finance, and Cost Engineering

Required
EMSE 6420Uncertainty Analysis in Cost Engineering
EMSE 6430Financial Management for Engineers
EMSE 6450Quantitative Methods in Investment Engineering
EMSE 6820Program and Project Management
Two of the following:
EMSE 6014Management of Engineering Contracts
EMSE 6018Engineering Law
EMSE 6026Technical Enterprises
EMSE 6701Operations Research Methods
EMSE 6840Applied Enterprise Systems Engineering
EMSE 6850Quantitative Models in Systems Engineering
EMSE 6992Special Topics (with program advisor approval)
Electives
Two additional Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) courses with the advisor's approval.

Graduation and Scholarship Requirements

Students are responsible for knowing the university’s minimum GPA requirement for graduation and scholarships.  Please visit the Graduation and Scholarship Requirements section on this site to read the requirements.

Students should contact the department for additional information and requirements.

Program Restrictions

Normally, only 6000 level courses (or higher) may be counted toward the requirements for the graduate degree.