Engineering Management

Program Overview/Mission

The graduate program in engineering management leads to the master of science degree. The program offers the candidate an opportunity to earn an advanced degree in two years while maintaining full-time employment. The broad engineering management 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 engineering management master of science degree program offers two different tracks – Traditional Engineering Management M.S. and Fully online Engineering Management M.S. 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.

  Traditional Engineering Management M.S.

The traditional Engineering Management (EMGT) track is composed of 36 hours of graduate courses. The program can be completed either face-to-face or partially online. Students can choose either a capstone or a thesis option. All students need to complete 21 hours of core courses. Students in the capstone option need to complete 12 hours of elective courses and 3 hours of capstone. Students who choose a thesis option need to complete 9 hours of elective courses and at least 6 hours of thesis credit.Refer to traditional Engineering Management MS degree plan.

  Fully Online Engineering Management M.S.

The Fully Online Engineering Management (EMGT) MS program is the right track if you are comfortable with online learning and if you are looking for a rigorous online program offered by highly qualified faculty members in their professional fields for your potential career enhancement. This track offers the candidate an opportunity to earn an advanced degree fully online in two years while maintaining full-time employment. All online courses within this track are offered in an asynchronous delivery mode using modern online course management techniques. Both this and the traditional EMGT MS tracks use the same academic standards. The fully online track is a non-thesis degree program with total of 36 graduate credit hours (21 hours of core courses and 12 hours of elective courses, and 3 hours of capstone course). Review the Engineering Management MS degree plan for this track.

Goals and Objectives

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.

Program Degrees

Admission Requirements

  • Engineering Management M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 145 Quantitative)
    • A resume summarizing the applicant's career objectives and professional experience.
    • Three letters of recommendation from current or former academic advisers or work supervisors.
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in engineering, science or another related field with significant work experience in science or engineering; Will accept GMAT in lieu of GRE.

Additional Admission Information

 Degree Requirements

  • All of the College of Science and Engineering general degree requirements
  • Completion of a minimum of at least 36 semester hours from an approved list of courses
  • No undergraduate level credits will be allowed for the EMGT master's degree

Program Faculty

Ipek Bozkurt
Ipek Bozkurt

Ipek Bozkurt

Associate Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3882
Office: D113

Faculty Bio

Ki-Young Jeong
Ki-Young Jeong

Ki-Young Jeong

Program Chair and Associate Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3862
Office: D111

Faculty Bio

Emre Kirac

Emre Kirac

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3816
Office: Delta Annex 4

Faculty Bio

Xiaojun Gene Shan
Xiaojun "Gene" Shan

Xiaojun "Gene" Shan

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3814
Office: DA6

Faculty Bio

Student Data and Outcomes

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 Resources

The followings are frequently cited student/professional organizations: 


Additional Information

Online Program
For information about our online degree option, contact the Distance Education office at 281-283-3031.

General Advising  
For questions regarding program admission, course transfer, and general advising, contact CSE academic advisor.