Online Master’s Degree in Engineering Management


KU Engineering Management students

What is engineering management?

Engineering management is a specialized form of management required to successfully lead engineering or technical personnel and projects and applies to either functional management or project management. Engineering managers use their training and experience to coach, mentor and motivate technical professionals.

An engineering manager’s duties might include:

  • Overseeing the team members and processes associated with engineering and construction projects
  • Providing management and leadership to a team of analysts or industrial engineers
  • Helping a company or organization identify costs and budget needs for specific projects in their planning stage
  • Delegating tasks and inspecting processes and project results for accuracy and quality

What jobs can I get with an engineering management degree?

Engineering managers typically require training and experience in both general management and the specific engineering disciplines that will be used by the engineering team to be managed. Engineering managers provide leadership in a variety of project-related fields, including construction, chemical engineering, computer engineering, supply chain engineering, aerospace engineering and electrical engineering.

Engineering Management career paths - Material Logistics Professional, Automation Engineer, Chemical Process Engineer, Firmware Engineer, Construction Project Engineer, Design Engineer, Technical Consultant

Is a master’s degree in engineering management from KU right for me?

Because of the specialized training involved, a master’s degree in engineering management is among the top eight highest paying master’s degrees. Using the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the average nationwide salary for engineering managers is $140,760 per year.

The KU master’s degree in engineering management program is a specific blend of business, management and leadership courses, with specific emphasis placed on employment skills that apply across a range of careers and professional situations. This includes written and oral communication, technology management, leadership and analysis and design skills.

To serve students whose work or other obligations require them to be away from Kansas City and for students who live outside of Kansas City, engineering management courses are available online via distance learning (both live-streamed and recorded). Students can complete the entire program online, whether they live outside the Kansas City area or even outside the U.S.

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Questions?

Parveen Mozaffar
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Questions?

Rick Cameron, PhD, PE, CPEM
Director & Professor of the Practice
rick.cameron@ku.edu
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How is the master’s degree in engineering management structured?

Option A ("Research") requires 33 credit hours. Students reach this through 21 credits in required core courses, 9 credits in elective courses, and EMGT 835 Field Project for 3 credits as the capstone course. This option is recommended for students who plan to pursue additional degrees or who have specific work-related projects that need further exploration.

Option B ("Non-research") requires 33 credit hours. Students reach this through 21 credits in required core courses, 9 credits in elective course, and EMGT 830 Case Studies in Engineering Management as the capstone course. This option is recommended for students who do not desire to conduct a research project.

The engineering management degree is designed for working professionals, with all EMGT courses available online and distance learning.

Master of Science in Engineering Management 'Research' Option 33 credit hours - 3 credit capstone field project, 9 credits in elective courses, 21 credits in required core coursesMaster of Science in Engineering Management 'non-research' Option 33 credit hours - 3 credit capstone case studies and project, 9 credits in elective courses, 21 credits in required core courses
Why start a KU masters in engineering management program?

Flexible

  • Online
  • Working professionals can graduate in three to four years, full-time students in one year.

Quality

  • Experienced faculty
  • Globally recognized education
  • Strong alumni network
  • KU is one of 38 public university members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a group of America's leading research universities

Useful

  • Learn it today, use it tomorrow
  • Courses designed for working professionals
  • Focused on applicable skills and career advancement

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