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Engineering Management

Program Overview/Mission

The Engineering Management program includes a master's degree that combines the problem-solving elements of engineering with the leadership strategies of business. The broad engineering management curriculum was designed to prepare students with technical backgrounds to become industry leaders. Integrating courses from UHCL's College of Science and Engineering and the College of Business, the program focuses on multiple disciplines. These include business management/administration, project management, systems engineering, and industrial engineering, among others.

UHCL's Engineering Management program gives you the flexibility that other colleges don't. You can take courses in person at UHCL and at UHCL at Pearland, or you can take some online. You can also earn the entire degree online. With the convenient flexibility of the program, you can earn an advanced degree in two years while maintaining full-time employment. 

Why Choose Engineering Management at UHCL?

When it comes to earning a graduate degree, we know you have options, but not all universities offer the same advantages. Here are a few benefits of UHCL's Engineering Management program:


Program Degrees

Engineering Management M.S.

The Engineering Management M.S. consists of 33 graduate credit hours, including the option of a capstone experience or a thesis. With the capstone option, you must complete 15 hours of core requirement, 15 hours of electives, and three hours of capstone. If you choose the thesis option, you must complete 15 hours of core requirements, 12 hours of electives, and six hours of thesis.

Engineering Management M.S. Online

The Engineering Management M.S. Online is the alternative to the face-to-face degree and features the same rigorous coursework and academic standards, with highly qualified faculty members. All online courses are offered in an asynchronous delivery mode using modern online course management techniques. The online option also consists of 33 graduate credit hours (15 hours of core courses, 15 hours of elective courses, and three hours of capstone courses). A thesis option is not available.

Admission Requirements

  • Engineering Management M.S.
  • About Admissions
    The EMGT program offers a holistic review process, in which, applications are reviewed based upon academic degree, work experience, GPA, and GRE if submitted.
  • Admission Deadline
    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    Bachelor Degree:
    • Science, engineering, or other disciplines related to Engineering Management.
    • If applicants have a bachelor's degree from other disciplines, then, at least one year of work experience in a technical field is required.
    GPA:
    • Recommended minimum of GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credits.
    GRE/GMAT:
    • GRE of 290 with verbal 140 and 145 quantitative Or GMAT of 500 with minimum quantitative score of 35.
    • GRE/GMAT is waived if one of the following conditions is met.
      • Applicants with a GPA 3.0 or above.
      • Applicants with at least one year of post-graduate full-time work experience in a technical field.
    Foundation Courses: Calculus I and Probability and Statistics

    Supporting Documents:
    • Resume summarizing applicants' career objectives and professional experience.
    • Two letters of reference from academic advisors or supervisors at work who can verify applicant's employment history.
    • These are required documents and must be submitted for your application to be processed. Documents should be uploaded to your student portal under To-Do or Checklist Items.

Additional Admission Information

Degree Requirements

  • All of the College of Science and Engineering general degree requirements
  • Completion of a minimum of at least 33 semester hours from an approved list of courses
  • No undergraduate level credits will be allowed for the EMGT master's degree

Program Faculty

Ariful Bhuiyan
Ariful Bhuiyan

Ariful Bhuiyan

Assistant Professor,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3871
Email: bhuiyan@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2234

Ariful Bhuiyan Faculty Bio

Kazi Md Masum Billah
Kazi Md Masum Billah

Kazi Md Masum Billah

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3826
Email: billah@uhcl.edu

Kazi Md Masum Billah Faculty Bio

Ipek Bozkurt
Ipek Bozkurt

Ipek Bozkurt

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

Contact number: 281-283-3882
Email: bozkurt@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM Building 2220

Ipek Bozkurt Faculty Bio

James Dabney
James Dabney

James B. Dabney

Program Chair and Professor of Systems Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3852
Email: dabney@uhcl.edu
Office: D108

James B. Dabney Faculty Bio

Mohsen Daghooghi
Mohsen Daghooghi

Mohsen Daghooghi

Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3782
Email: daghooghi@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2228

Mohsen Daghooghi Faculty Bio

Soma Datta
Soma Datta

Soma Datta

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3838
Email: datta@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 106

Soma Datta Faculty Bio

Youssef Hamidi
Youssef Hamidi

Youssef Hamidi

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3818
Email: hamidi@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2232

Youssef Hamidi Faculty Bio

James Helm
James Helm

James Carlton Helm

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3875
Email: helm@uhcl.edu
Office: D101

James Carlton Helm Faculty Bio

Hakduran Koc
Hakduran Koc

Hakduran Koc

Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3877
Email: KocHakduran@uhcl.edu
Office: D110

Hakduran Koc Faculty Bio

Ki-Young Jeong
Ki-Young Jeong

Ki-Young Jeong

Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3862
Email: jeongk@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2222

Ki-Young Jeong Faculty Bio

Jiang Lu
Jiang Lu

Jiang Lu

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

Contact number: 281-283-3856
Email: luj@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 121

Jiang Lu Faculty Bio

Jeffrey R. Mountain
Jeffrey R. Mountain

Jeffrey R. Mountain

Professor and Program Chair Mechanical Engineering and Pre-Engineering Programs,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3846
Email: mountain@uhcl.edu
Office: D106

Jeffrey R. Mountain Faculty Bio

Luong Nguyen
Luong Nguyen

Luong Nguyen

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3859
Email: nguyenl@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 112

Luong Nguyen Faculty Bio

Miguel Pagan

Miguel Pagan

Lecturer of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3733
Office: D109

Miguel Pagan Faculty Bio

Jugal Saharia
Jugal Saharia

Jugal Saharia

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3873
Email: Saharia@UHCL.edu
Office: ST2236

Jugal Saharia Faculty Bio

Unal Zak Sakoglu
Unal "Zak" Sakoglu

Unal "Zak" Sakoglu

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3813
Email: sakoglu@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 111

Unal "Zak" Sakoglu Faculty Bio

Xiaojun "Gene" Shan
Xiaojun "Gene" Shan

Xiaojun "Gene" Shan

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3814
Email: shan@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM Building 2218

Xiaojun "Gene" Shan Faculty Bio

Liwen Shih
Liwen Shih

Liwen Shih

Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3866
Email: shih@uhcl.edu
Office: D101

Liwen Shih Faculty Bio

Ishaq Unwala
Ishaq Unwala

Ishaq Unwala

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3849
Email: unwala@uhcl.edu
Office: D222

Ishaq Unwala Faculty Bio

Sharon White
Sharon Andrews

Sharon Andrews White

Professor of Software Engineering, Program Director of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3867
Email: whites@uhcl.edu
Office: D105

Sharon Andrews White Faculty Bio

Xiaokun Yang
Xiaokun Yang

Xiaokun Yang

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3812
Email: yangxia@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta Annex 10

Xiaokun Yang Faculty Bio

Student Resources

EMGT 2023/2024 Student Handbook (PDF)

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.