Master's in Engineering Management

Master of Science
Aberdeen, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Main Campus - Melbourne, Orlando, Patuxent, Spaceport - COB
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 8075 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne, Aberdeen, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Orlando, Patuxent
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives, GRE

The Master of Science in Engineering Management meets the professional needs of the engineer who, although working in a technical field, finds it necessary to update his or her skills in engineering, as well as acquire knowledge in the management of other engineers. Typically, engineers find that as they advance in their chosen fields, the challenges of management increasingly play a role in the overall responsibilities of the position. Many find their careers would best be served by a program addressing the management challenges of their job responsibilities. This interdisciplinary program is designed for those individuals.

Admission Requirements

An applicant for the master's program in engineering management should have a bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program, though applicants with bachelor's degrees in physical sciences, computer science or mathematics will also be considered. Applicants who have an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be asked to submit two letters of recommendation, a résumé, a statement of objectives and GRE results. All students are required to have a combined verbal/quantitative GRE score of 300 or higher (using the 130-170 point per part scoring system).

International applicants for whom English is not their primary language must submit internet-based TOEFL scores of 79 or higher in addition to the GPA requirement.

General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section.

Degree Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours. Students without adequate undergraduate courses in linear and matrix algebra, calculus, probability theory and/or statistics will be required to make up these deficiencies. Courses taken to satisfy these deficiencies or any other admission prerequisites cannot be counted toward the degree requirements. Thesis students must complete a minimum of six semester credit hours of ENM 5999 Thesis Research. More credit hours may be necessary to satisfactorily complete the thesis requirements, but only six may be counted toward the degree requirements. Nonthesis students must pass a final program examination during their final semester before graduation.

General degree requirements are presented in the Academic Overview section.


The master of science degree program consists of a set of required core courses and a set of elective courses as outlined below. Students who are newly admitted to the program must submit a program plan of study and have that program plan approved by their designated advisor and department head before registering for any course to be applied toward graduation requirements. Students must not register for any courses not on their approved program plan without the approval of their advisor and department head. Students pursuing this degree as a second or subsequent graduate degree must complete the change of major process and new program plan at least two semesters before graduation and no later than four weeks after starting the program. Only graduate courses in engineering, physical sciences, computer science or mathematics may be counted as transfer credit from the first graduate degree program.

There are five required core courses that all students must take, as listed below. Nonthesis students must take an additional five elective courses, subject to the restriction shown. Thesis students will substitute six semester credit hours of thesis for two elective courses.

Required Courses
  • ENM 5100 Quality Engineering
    Credit Hours: 3

    Principles and techniques for establishing quality goals, identification of customer needs and requirements, measurement of quality objectives and product/process engineering to improve system performance.

  • ENM 5200 Project Engineering
    Credit Hours: 3

    Principles of project management to design and develop products and services within budget, on time and to specification. Includes work planning, organization design, requirements analysis, project control and PERT/CPM.

  • ENM 5330 Topics in Engineering Operations and Logistics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Topics such as forecasting, plant location, facility layout, inventory systems, maintenance, process engineering, supply chains, scheduling, manufacturing and materials handling.

  • ENM 5420 Technology Commercialization Strategies
    Credit Hours: 3

    Systematically covers state-of-the-art technical, marketing and business aspects of technology commercialization in 18 steps through three phases and the investigation, feasibility, development, introduction, growth and maturity stages.

  • ENM 5430 Strategic Situation Analysis Using Game Theory
    Credit Hours: 3

    Presents a study of situations encountered on a regular basis by managers and engineers. Introduces and uses principles of game theory to analyze those situations in order to develop sound bases for drawing appropriate conclusions and achieving optimal results. Also provides insight into why certain situations function the way they do.

Elective Courses

A comprehensive list of elective courses is maintained by the department and is available on the department's website. Students must choose the appropriate number of courses from this list (five for nonthesis students and three for thesis students) to meet their elective course requirement.

Total Credits Required: 30