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Master of Science in Engineering Management

The ITU Engineering Management program is designed to equip engineers and business specialists with the skills to lead technical projects or businesses in fast-paced, technological industries. In a globalized economy driven by advances in science and technology, tech leaders must stay on top of trends and adapt to rapidly changing conditions. They must also be innovative in motivating and retaining their staff.

 

 

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The skills and knowledge offered in ITU’s Engineering Management program include a broad exposure to common engineering management topics such as leadership, organizational theory, project management, financial management, operations and supply chain management, quality management, systems thinking, risk management, intellectual property, and more. We also work to ensure that students develop a solid understanding of technology management and innovation, as well as product management and marketing. From start to finish, ITU’s training is project-focused and practical.

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Master of Science in Engineering Management

Curriculum, Program Structure, and Admissions Requirements

Curriculum

Our 36 credit hour curriculum is completed in 16 months. The 36 credit hours are composed of core courses, electives, cross disciplinary electives, capstone or thesis, and an internship.

 

Sample Courses
  • Internet of Things Management
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Cloud Computing Management
  • Business Analysis for Software Development
Program Requirements

Required Courses

  • 4 Core Courses: 12 Credit Hours
  • 1 Capstone Course: Thesis or Project: 3 Credit Hours
  • Internship: 1 Credit Hour

Elective Courses: 11 – 20 Credit Hours

  • Cross Disciplinary Course: Up to 3 Credit Hours (Counts as Elective).
  • Internship: 1 – 9 Credit Hours
  • Transfer Credits: Up to 9 credit hours from a graduate program of a regionally accredited school

36 Total Credit Hours

Required Core Courses

  • EMG 500 Principles of Engineering Management
  • EMG 501 Engineering Practicum
  • EMG 502 Organizational Behavior
  • EMG 503 Product Management

For more information on program requirments and course descriptions click here.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75, or a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Proof of English proficiency:* All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive either a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an English-speaking institution must take one of the following English proficiency tests:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination: score of 72 or better for the internet-based test (iBT).
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination: band score of 6.0 or better for the academic module.
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): score of 50 or better.
  • Demonstrated commitment to contribute to and complete the program 

*U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. are waived from this requirement.

Master of Science in Engineering Management

Who Should Apply, What You Will Learn, and Program Learning Outcomes

Why You Should Apply

If you’re a driven, technically-minded graduate with an eye on a career in engineering—or the business of engineering—our competitive program could be the one for you.

An ITU Engineering Management degree can provide you with several advantages in the job market:

  • The technical expertise to tackle challenging work and other abilities required in business management, including communication, collaboration, and creativity.
  • A combination of technical and business management training.
  • A high return on your educational investment. Studies show that engineering management graduates earn a premium over graduates from other degree programs.

 

What You Will Learn

Located in exciting Silicon Valley, the ITU engineering management program is a rigorous, competitive curriculum designed to prepare students to be leaders at the labs, research centers, or institutions of their choice.

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Be prepared to lead engineering and technical project teams, delivering new products and services in the United States or abroad.
  • Be able to take a systems-approach to analyzing problems and managing projects.
  • Understand the process of aligning project goals and objectives with corporate strategy.
  • Have a strong grasp of principles of project management and be able to apply them in the work setting.
  • Be able to demonstrate good communication skills, both written and oral, as an engineering manager.
  • Demonstrate competence and knowledge in at least one area of technical emphasis, such as software engineering, electrical engineering, computational and mathematical engineering, etc.
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to identify new business opportunities and capitalize on new venture ideas.