Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Engineering Management, M.S.E.M.

College of Engineering  
Department: Industrial & Management Systems Engineering

Also offered as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways  


This Major is designed to prepare engineers from various disciplines to make the transition to technical management. Courses in the major involve concepts in engineering management, resource management, strategic planning, and productivity. They combine qualitative approaches with quantitative techniques. Courses are available on campus or through distance learning.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • BS in Engineering or equivalent.
  • GRE may be required
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Resume
  • Two years professional experience or internship may be required as part of the major

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 30 Credit Hours

  • General Core Area - 12 Credit Hours
  • Quantitative Core Area - 3 Credit Hours
  • Job Design Core Area - 3 Credit Hours
  • Electives - 6 Credit Hours Minimum
  • Thesis Option - 6 Credit Hours

Up to 6 hours of advanced courses in the student’s area of specialty may be taken as electives. A thesis option is available to M.S.E.M. students who are interested in applied research. In the thesis option, 18 credits of core work, 6 credits of electives, and 6 credits of thesis are the minimum required.



An undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for the quantitative core area. Otherwise students must additionally take EGN 3443 Probability & Statistics for Engineers as a prerequisite.

General Core Area: (12 Credit Hours)

Quantitative Core Area (3 Credit Hours)

Job Design Core Area (3 Credit Hours)

3 credits must be selected from the following options, as approved by advisor. The other course may be taken as an elective.

Electives (12 Credit Hours Minimum)

12 credits minimum must be selected from the following options, as approved by advisor. (Other Graduate Courses may be taken, with approval of the Graduate Director.)

Comprehensive Exam

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway

Also available as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway