Engineering Management

The program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.


Undergraduate Degree Requirement

Admission to the program requires a BS degree in engineering, OR a degree in math, computer science, or a physical science earned from an accredited program with an average of B or better coupled with extensive experience in engineering. 

Students who do not meet BS degree requirements of the program should speak to the program advisor regarding the additional requirements to be met.

Course Prerequisite

  • Course in probability and statistics (IMSE 510, Probability and Statistical Models or equivalent)

The IMSE 510 requirements can be completed after admission into the program and will count as an elective toward the 35-credit degree requirement.

Advanced Standing

Up to six graduate credit hours (grade of B or better) may be transferred from another accredited institution.

Students may transfer up to one-half (1/2) the minimum number of credit hours required for their master's or professional degree from another University of Michigan program.

Graduate Academic Policies can be found below:

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Engineering Management requires a minimum of 35 graduate credit hours.

Minimum Grade Requirement in addition to maintaining a  minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher every semester:

  • Courses in which grades of C- or below are earned cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA  or higher is required at the time of graduation.

Degree Requirements

The program of study must satisfy the following distribution and course requirements:

  1. Engineering Management core courses, 18 credit hours
    EMGT 500Management for Engineers3
    EMGT 505Systems Engineering3
    EMGT 520Prod & Oper Engineering I3
    EMGT 525Tot Qua Mgmt and Six Sigma3
    EMGT 570Enterprise Information Systems3
    EMGT 580Mgt of Prod and Proc Design3
  2. Business requirements, 12 credit hours
    ACC 505Devel & Interp Financial Info3
    Choose 3 courses from the list below:
    BE 530Econ Analysis: Firm & Consumer3
    FIN 531Fin Fundament & Value Creation3
    HRM 561Human Resource Management3
    MKT 515Marketing Management3
    OB 510Organization Behavior3
  3. Capstone Project, 2 credit hours
    EMGT 591Capstone Project in EMGT2
  4. Electives, 3 credit hours
    Approved Electives, take one class from the list below:
    IMSE 501Human Factors & Ergonomics3
    IMSE 505Optimization3
    IMSE 510Probability & Statistical Mod3
    IMSE 511Design and Analysis of Exp3
    IMSE 514Multivariate Statistics3
    IMSE 515Fundamentals of Program Mgt3
    IMSE 516Project Management and Control3
    IMSE 517Managing Global Programs3
    IMSE 519Quan Meth in Quality Engin3
    IMSE 5205Eng Risk-Benefit Analysis3
    IMSE 5215Program Budget, Cost Est & Con3
    IMSE 538Intelligent Manufacturing3
    IMSE 545Vehicle Ergonomics I3
    IMSE 546Safety Engineering3
    IMSE 577Human-Computer Interaction3
    IMSE 5655Supply Chain Management3
    IMSE 567Reliability Analysis3
    IMSE 581Prod & Oper Engineering II3
    IMSE 588Bldg High Perf Learning Org3
    IMSE 586Big Data Aanal & Visuliztn3
    IMSE 593Vehicle Package Engineering3
    IMSE 606Advanced Stochastic Processes3
    Additional electives from units in UM-Dearborn could also be considered with advisors approval.
  5. Work Experience requirement—minimum of two years in an engineering job function for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than engineering.
  6. Thesis or Research Essay—students, with the approval of their graduate advisor, may elect a master's thesis for no more than five credit hours.

Learning Goals

  1. Provide an understanding of core management areas vital for a technical manager, e.g., marketing, accounting, organizational behavior, business ethics/law, finance.
  2. Provide knowledge of topics inherent and common to all engineering disciplines, e.g., systems engineering, total quality management, production management, management of product/process design.
  3. Provide the requisite knowledge and skills to manage the engineering function at both lower and upper levels of management.
  4. Provide experience in integrating technical and management aspects in “real life” engineering project or problem.