Engineering Management, MSEM

A minimum of 32 semester hours must be earned toward the completion of the Master of Science in Engineering Management and a minimum grade-point average of 3.000 is required over all the courses applied toward the degree. Students can earn their master's degree by pursuing one of the following tracks:

  • Course Work Option: When pursuing this track, a student needs to complete four core courses (also known as required courses) and four elective courses.
  • Project Option: This track requires a student to complete a 4-semester-hour master's project in addition to completing four core courses, and three electives. The student works with a faculty advisor to develop a master's project. The project is intended to allow a student to demonstrate the ability to identify a problem, apply his or her engineering skill set to solve that problem, and write an engineering report. 
  • Thesis Option: A student pursuing this track needs to complete an 8-semester-hour thesis, four core courses, and two electives. In addition, the student will work with a faculty advisor to formulate a research area that will lead to the discovery of new tools and techniques for solving engineering problems. The criterion for acceptability of a thesis is whether a cutting-edge and innovative technology is developed.
  • Online Option: Students pursuing this track complete their degree requirements by taking online courses.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements Course Work Only With Project With Thesis
Required and elective courses 32 SH 28 SH 24 SH
Project/thesis 0 SH 4 SH 8 SH
Minimum semester hours required 32 SH 32 SH 32 SH

Graduate Certificate Options

Students who are officially accepted into a graduate degree program in the College of Engineering may apply to pursue one of the following graduate engineering certificates in addition to the MS or PhD. Please visit the links below for additional information about each graduate engineering certificate program, related requirements, and how to apply.

Chemical Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering

Energy Systems

Engineering Management

Industrial Engineering

Telecommunication Systems Management

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Engineering Management with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a master's degree in Engineering Management in addition to earning a Graduate Certificate 
in Engineering Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in order to pursue this option. The program requires fulfillment of the16 semester-hour-curriculum required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership, which includes an industry based challenge project with multiple mentors. The integrated 32 semester hour degree and certificate will require 16 hours of advisor-approved Engineering Management technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

General Requirements

OR 6205Deterministic Operations Research4
EMGT 5220Engineering Project Management4
EMGT 6225Economic Decision Making4
IE 6200Engineering Probability and Statistics4


Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 16 semester hours from the course list of approved electives below.16
Note: Other approved courses may be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

Project Option

EMGT 7945Master’s Project4
Complete 12 semester hours from the course list of approved electives below.12
Note: Other approved courses may be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

Thesis Option

EMGT 7990Thesis8
Complete 8 semester hours from the course list of approved electives below.8
Note: Other approved courses may be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

Online Option

Complete 16 semester hours from the following list of online courses:16
Environmental Protection and Management
Engineering/Organizational Psychology
Financial Management for Engineers
Fundamentals of Energy System Integration
Mass Customization
Data Mining for Engineering Applications
Manufacturing Methods and Processes
Supply Chain Engineering
Simulation Analysis
Statistical Methods in Engineering
Statistical Quality Control
Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment
Human Factors Engineering
Data Management and Database Design
Business Analysis and Information Engineering
Planning and Managing Information Systems Development
Agile Software Development
Enterprise Architecture Planning and Management
Advanced Database Management Systems
Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use
Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 1
Probabilistic Operation Research
Integer and Nonlinear Optimization
Logistics, Warehousing, and Scheduling

Certificate Option

Students completing this option receive a Graduate Certificate in addition to the master’s degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding the certificate options.

Complete 16 semester hours of graduate certificate required course work.16

Course List for Approved Electives

CSYE 6200Concepts of Object-Oriented Design4
CSYE 6205Concepts of Object-Oriented Design with C++4
CSYE 6210Component Software Development4
CSYE 6220Enterprise Software Design4
CSYE 7230Software Engineering4
CSYE 7270Building Virtual Environments4
CSYE 7280User Experience Design and Testing4
ENSY 5000Fundamentals of Energy System Integration4
EMGT 5300Engineering/Organizational Psychology4
EMGT 6305Financial Management for Engineers4
EMGT 7978Independent Study1 - 4
ENTR 6200Enterprise Growth and Innovation3
ENTR 6212Business Planning for New Ventures3
ENTR 6218Business Model Design and Innovation3
ENTR 6219Financing Ventures from Early Stage to Exit3
GE 5100Product Development for Engineers4
IE 5400Healthcare Systems Modeling and Analysis4
IE 5500Systems Engineering in Public Programs4
IE 5617Lean Concepts and Applications4
IE 5620Mass Customization4
IE 5640Data Mining for Engineering Applications4
IE 6300Manufacturing Methods and Processes4
IE 7200Supply Chain Engineering4
IE 7215Simulation Analysis4
IE 7255Manufacturing Processes4
IE 7270Intelligent Manufacturing4
IE 7275Data Mining in Engineering4
IE 7280Statistical Methods in Engineering4
IE 7285Statistical Quality Control4
IE 7290Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment4
IE 7315Human Factors Engineering4
IE 7615Neural Networks in Engineering4
INFO 6210Data Management and Database Design4
INFO 6215Business Analysis and Information Engineering4
INFO 6245Planning and Managing Information Systems Development4
INFO 7245Agile Software Development4
INFO 7260Business Process Engineering4
INFO 7275Advanced Database Management Systems4
INFO 7285Organizational Change and IT4
INFO 7290Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence4
INFO 7330Information Systems for Healthcare-Services Delivery4
INFO 7365Enterprise Architecture Planning and Management4
INFO 7390Advances in Data Sciences and Architecture4
MGSC 6206Management of Service and Manufacturing Operations3
OR 7230Probabilistic Operation Research4
OR 7235Inventory Theory4
OR 7240Integer and Nonlinear Optimization4
OR 7245Network Analysis and Advanced Optimization4
OR 7250Multi-Criteria Decision Making4
OR 7310Logistics, Warehousing, and Scheduling4
SCHM 6212Executive Roundtable in Supply Chain Management3
SCHM 6214Sourcing and Procurement3
SCHM 6215Supply Chain Analytics3
SCHM 6221Sustainability and Supply Chain Management3
SCHM 6222Managing Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Management3
SCHM 6223Managing Healthcare Supply Chain Operations3
SCHM 6224Demand Planning and Forecasting3
TECE 6200Innovation and Entrepreneurial Growth3
TECE 6222Emerging and Disruptive Technologies3
TECE 6230Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling3
TECE 6250Lean Design and Development3
TECE 6300Managing a Technology-Based Business3
TECE 6340The Technical Entrepreneur as Leader3
TELE 5310Fundamentals of Communication Systems4
TELE 5330Data Networking4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required