This program is available both campus and online.
The Master of Science in Engineering Management is a focused, practical program designed to help established professionals like you to effectively lead the business side of engineering and advance in your career. The curriculum examines fundamental leadership and business administration skills that can be applied directly to engineering projects. In the Master of Science in Engineering Management program, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the decision-making and technical elements that go into technology-based ventures, learning to shape and manage advanced projects of varying sizes and scales.
Through a blend of engineering, mathematics, and business electives, you can build a customized, flexible plan of study that suits your career goals and desired outcomes. As a result, the program can provide an in-depth overview of both the technical and financial elements of a project – a more multi-dimensional focus that might be offered by an MBA or another purely business-oriented program.
Regardless of your chosen academic plan, you can expect a nuanced, state-of-the-art, expert perspective on strategies for maintaining operational efficiency in an engineering environment. Earning this credential offers you the opportunity to fulfill the necessary requirements by completing a formal project or thesis, which offers valuable hands-on research experience.
The Master of Science in Engineering Management offers the opportunity to complete and defend a practical project or thesis in addition to core requirements, allowing you to earn your degree in the way that suits you best. You can also choose to complete your requirements purely through detailed coursework, with courses chosen from a range of diverse, practical electives that you can select yourself. In its entirety, the program can be completed in just 1.5 to 2 years – even if you’re also working full-time.
Listed below is a breakdown of the requirements to earn the credential:
Required Core Courses (15 units):
- SIE 514 — Law for Engineers & Scientists (3 units)
- SIE 515 — Technical Sales & Marketing (3 units)
- SIE 522 — Decision Making Under Uncertainty (3 units)
- SIE 557 — Project Management (3 units)
- SIE 567 — Financial Modeling for Innovation (3 units)
Ideal candidates for the graduate programs in engineering offered by the University of Arizona will meet the following admissions standards:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous academic coursework
- Graduated from an accredited engineering bachelor’s program or have earned a degree in a related discipline (math, physics)
- Some courses may also require that students have completed specific prerequisites
- Specific or additional prerequisites will be required for Mining and Geological Engineering candidates dependent upon their backgrounds in STEM or other disciplines, such as those with an undergraduate degree in geology. Please contact an Admissions Counselor for details.
- Additionally, courses are available for students who need to strengthen their math skills.