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Engineering Management



Master of Science in Engineering Management


The Engineering Management Program combines a practical business approach with an in-depth technical track and emphasizes how to manage people and complex projects.  The aim of the program is to provide students with a basic and focused set of advanced business and management skills coupled with advanced skills in a specific technical area commensurate with students’ interests and likely technical employment. The combination of these advanced skills and knowledge will help students assimilate and integrate practical technical experience for the management of technology-based enterprises or government functions. Although not required for participating in this program, it is expected that students are, or intend to be, employed in a technology-oriented enterprise or government program.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Effectively manage a project’s cost, schedule, technical performance, and risk
  • Use basic management, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively
  • Effectively function on and lead multidisciplinary teams
  • Apply the elements of leadership within an organization
  • Analyze and use company financial information to make effective decisions
  • Identify and manage enterprise risk
  • Apply technical depth in an engineering-related field
  • Apply sound professional and ethical standards
  • Engage in lifelong learning

Program Requirements:

Students must complete 10 courses (30 credits) distributed as follows:

  1. Management courses (6 courses)
    • 4 required core courses
    • 2 elective courses
  2. Engineering or Information Technology track (4 courses)

Management Courses:

Required Core Management Courses (4 courses):

 Elective UMBC Management Courses (students choose two):

Courses for Engineering and Information Technology Specializations

Before enrolling in any courses in the Engineering or Information Technology specialization, students should ensure that they meet the prerequisites for the course or receive permission from the course instructor. Prerequisites are detailed in the Graduate School Catalog. Some of the courses in the specializations listed below are offered on a two-year rotation.

To achieve technical depth in a discipline, students are encouraged to take four courses from one of the following specializations. However, students may take courses from multiple specializations.

Click on each specialization for a sample list of courses and descriptions:

Financial Aid:  Graduate assistantships or scholarships are not available through this program. 

Useful information about other sources of funds can be found at