Earn the Master of Science in Engineering Management and advance from engineering team member to an engineering team leader. This interdisciplinary master’s degree combines course work from the College of Engineering and the Fox School of Business. Taught by industry executives and experts, it is designed to develop the business acumen that will drive your rise through the corporate ranks or successfully launch your own venture.
You will benefit from a focused curriculum that presents business knowledge within the context of engineering projects and prototypes. You will learn how to
- account for market and commercial factors within the product development process,
- incorporate customer patterns into product design,
- manage engineering projects, and
- understand the elements and functions of a financial report.
You’ll gain a thorough understanding of how to effectively lead your organization and integrate business priorities with the requirements of technical product development. You will also learn how the success or failure of an engineering project can impact the bottom line. In addition, you’ll demonstrate your management ability and gain hands-on experience by completing a capstone project in which you find a solution to a real-life industry problem.
The Engineering Management MS requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.
Classes & Curriculum
13.5 semester hours will be taken through the College of Engineering and 7.5 semester hours will be in the Fox School of Business. The remainder of your courses can be electives in either school.
You may complete the degree program in a single year studying full time; part-time graduate students generally complete it in two to three years. There is no thesis requirement. You have a maximum of five years in which to earn your master’s degree, which is awarded by the College of Engineering.
Tuition & Fees
In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.
Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.
Pennsylvania resident: $1,135.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1490.00 per credit
A faculty advisor will guide you in navigating the curriculum and selecting the appropriate coursework to achieve your academic and professional goals. A graduate student advisor will also be available to help you with scheduling, policies, and procedures to assure your smooth passage through the program.
The curriculum has been designed to meet the requirements of the American Society for Engineering Management.
The Fox School of Business and Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop-in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.
Career Services can provide
- assessments of your professional direction,
- job postings for students and alumni,
- listings of job search resources, and
- support for job search strategies.
You’ll need to complete an application online. There is a $60 application fee.
To apply you should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or technology and a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Students with degrees in other related disciplines may be considered but may need to take preparatory courses before applying. The department identifies the need for prerequisite coursework on an individual basis.
- References: You’ll need three letters of recommendation. If sending by email, these should come directly from your reference writer’s personal email address.
- Goals statement: In one to two pages, describe your relevant technical experiences and career goals.
- GRE score: The test must have been taken within five years of the application date. Minimum scores for the College of Engineering: Verbal: 150, Quantitative: 151, Analytical Writing: 4.5. Your official scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Agency. The institutional code for Temple is 2906.
- Current professional résumé
- Transcripts: Official transcripts should be sent directly from the institution.