Online Programs

The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering offers two online master’s degree programs to help students achieve their professional goals:


Master of Science in Engineering Management

The online master’s in engineering management provides a specialized alternative to traditional business coursework, focusing specifically on organizational leadership in engineering-driven projects. Students of the program develop a thorough understanding of technical management, which can be applied directly to technology companies, scientific institutions, and other leading-edge technical environments.

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Master of Science in Systems Engineering

As a field that incorporates many disciplines, systems engineering demands a multifaceted skill set of managers and leaders at every stage of a project. The online master’s in systems engineering program is designed to build on these skills, helping IT, analytics, and other technology professionals supervise technical development and implementation processes from start to finish while maintaining system performance well into the future.

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The programs are designed to support the EMSE Department’s mission of preparing the next generation of technical leaders through constant adaptation to the changing landscape of engineering. As one of the oldest and largest departments of engineering management and systems engineering in the country, we strive to provide a research-based, practical, rigorous education to our students. Our dedication to responsive, relevant teaching, has enabled the Department gain and hold its place among the premier engineering institutions in the world.

The two programs share a core curriculum focused on the principles of organizational leadership as they apply specifically to technical businesses and institutions. This arms students with the creative facility, practical skill, and confidence they need to address complex challenges for the betterment of today’s technology-driven society. As much as our programs benefit from rigorous technical curricula, they also heavily emphasize the operations, management, and personnel elements crucial to effective leadership of an engineering or scientific organization.

As a result, graduates of our online programs can expand into new roles as efficient, driven managers, approaching the many interconnected elements that impact engineering projects from a wide-ranging perspective.


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