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Engineering Management Overview

MSE in Engineering Management Overview

  • online masaters in engineering management


Available onsite and online just one consecutive Friday and Saturday per month.

The UT-Austin Master’s in Engineering Management program combines core management curriculum and engineering technical courses giving engineers a tech-savvy alternative to a traditional MBA. This program is designed to meet the growing demand for technical leaders who have the ability to manage business change and solve problems with innovative solutions.

The 30-credit hour program is comprised of 10 courses, including two project courses, Project A and Project B. Students follow a prescribed course sequence, which includes course work in management, negotiations, marketing, engineering economics, and product development. This degree prepares you to move into advanced engineering management positions, or business leadership roles and allows you to strategically plan your next career move.


Classes are scheduled to meet only one weekend, Friday and Saturday, per month, allowing busy professionals to earn a degree while continuing to work full time. Engineering Management is also offered online through a synchronous viewing option if you would prefer to attend class remotely. Remote students virtually attend class live with onsite students. This program has been ranked as one of the top five best online engineering management programs in the nation based on awards, recognition and return on investment, by Super Scholar. The Cockrell School of Engineering has also been ranked as the ninth best engineering school in the nation for online degrees by OnlineU based on affordability, accessibility, and quality of the programs offered.

Why Engineering Management at UT - Austin

Here at The University of Texas at Austin we take pride in our world-renowned professors who work to teach students in a collaborative environment giving them the skills they need to tackle real world problems in ways that no other institution can match. The Cockrell School of Engineering is ranked among the nation’s top 10 engineering programs and is the number one ranked engineering program in the state of Texas. Located in the heart of Austin, UT is surrounded by an environment that encourages creativity and innovation. Students here have opportunities to attend conferences that make an impact on a global scale, join student organizations and get involved in other events that UT and the City of Austin have to offer. A Master’s Degree from UT will enhance your skills in the marketplace, prepare you for new careers and challenges and spark your desire to discover.

Dean Wood, Cockrell School of Engineering

"The Cockrell School of Engineering’s Texas Engineering Executive Education continues to inspire and advance the professional growth of engineers worldwide. Leading practitioners and internationally-renowned faculty provide results-based learning that is immediately applicable in the workplace."
- Dean Sharon L. Wood, Cockrell School of Engineering


  • The Engineering Management program is specifically designed to provide business management and technical skills to engineering professionals.
  • It's more than an engineer's alternative to an MBA; we are training tomorrow's technical leaders to be equipped to lead technical organizations.
  • The program includes foundation courses in economics, negotiations, marketing, decisions analysis and innovative product design that will help improve efficiency, product delivery, budgeting and decision making.
  • Our instructors deliver a breadth of experience in risk analysis, venture financing and legal issues related to new projects, products and services.
  • Instructors also focus on teaching from an executive perspective on managing technical, business, and human performance processes to achieve corporate goals.

Industry Highlights

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for engineering managers will grow 8% by 2018, leading to increased opportunities in industries such as aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, and biomedical engineering.
  • According to the American Society for Engineering Education, more than 41,000 engineering master’s degrees were awarded during 2008-09, up 6.8% from the prior year. This trend shows no signs of slowing down. The enrollment for 2009-10 rose another 7%.

Who Should Apply

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in engineering or related technical field with at least 18 months of professional experience. This degree is relevant to engineers looking to develop new skills in business, technology, and management to increase their career potential; to those who are seeking an alternative to a traditional MBA; and to students who are interested in developing new technical leadership skills.

UT Austin's Texas Engineering Executive Education, provides results-based Master's Programs and professional development courses for busy working engineers world-wide.

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