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Engineering Management

This executive format master's degree includes interdisciplinary courses in business, law, communication and engineering.

What is Engineering Management?

Engineers and computer scientists need management skills to successfully perform their jobs. We provide a comprehensive approach to:

  • Supervise other engineers using effective people management and negotiation skills,
  • Plan and organize resources to deliver on-time and on-budget results through proper project management and engineering economics,
  • Recognize product liability issues from both the manufacturer and customer perspectives, and
  • Successfully communicate the benefits and challenges associated with a project to upper management and marketing team. 

Complete your master's degree while you work.

  • Classes usually meet one Friday-Saturday a month and are recorded for online review.
  • Complete course work: 24 months
  • Credit hours: 30 units, with thesis and non-thesis tracks available.
  • Classes taught are by professors in the College of Engineering and Computing, the Darla Moore School of Business, the USC School of Law and the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies. 

Course List

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 728 Financial Accounting
MGMT 770 Organizational Behavior
MKTG 701  Marketing Management
LAWS 702 Legal Aspects of Engineering
JOUR 790 Topic: Corporate Communication for Engineering Managers
ECIV 707 Management of Engineering Projects
ECIV 708  Risk Analysis for Engineering Applications
  Engineering Elective
  Engineering Elective (or thesis preparation)
  Engineering Elective (or thesis preparation)

 

Requirements

  • A bachelor of science degree in engineering, computer science, or the equivalent - with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants with other degrees and academic attainment will be considered on a case-by-case basis, based on management and work experience.
  • Minimum GRE scores of 143 Verbal, 148 Quantitative, and 3.5 Analytical Writing.
  • At least 2 letters of recommendation.
  • For international students:
    • If you have a bachelor, master’s, or PhD degree from a U.S. university, you do not need to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.
    • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. university, you will need to take the TOEFL or IELTS and score a minimum of 80 on the TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS.