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Engineering Management

The graduate program in Engineering Management (EMGT) leads to the master of science (MS) degree. The program offers the candidate an opportunity to earn an advanced degree in two years while maintaining full-time employment. The broad EMGT curriculum was designed to prepare students with technical backgrounds to become industry leaders. To achieve this objective, the curriculum is carefully designed by integrating courses from the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Business. The program focuses on multiple disciplines such as Business Management/Administration, Project Management, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering among others.

The EMGT curriculum is composed of 36 hours of graduate course work of which 21 hours are core requirements and 15 hours are be electives with capstone or thesis option.

The EMGT MS program offers two different tracks – Traditional EMGT MS and Fully online EMGT MS. Students in the traditional track complete the program either face-to-face or partially online while students in the fully online track complete all courses online.

Why Engineering Management at UHCL

  • It is a unique program of this type in the Greater Houston area which is nation’s fourth largest city
  • It offers flexible course delivery formats by providing face-to-face, partially online, or fully online
  • Students can choose the MS degree or a Joint Certificate on Project Management and Six Sigma or both based on their need


  • The program is specifically designed to help students with technical backgrounds develop new skills in business/management, and technology to increase their career potential
  • The program includes courses in negotiations, entrepreneurship, project management, six sigma, decisions analysis, technology management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and innovative product design that students will use in their current or future professions
  • The curriculum is customized to be aligned with the industrial needs in the Greater Houston area

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program qualify for a diverse array of positions requiring both technical and administrative skills in any industry.

  • Graduates may find out opportunities in supervising people who design and develop products, services, systems, and processes as engineering manager, project manager, R&D manager, and process improvement consultant
  • Graduates might coordinate development, production, operations, quality, testing, or maintenance as operation manager, quality manager (engineer), systems engineer, and system analyst
  • Graduates with advanced technical and administrative knowledge and strong communication skills will be in one of the best positions to become managers in their disciplines

Student/Professional Organizations

The followings are frequently cited student/professional organizations:

Last updated: 10/04/2016 UTC
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