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 program is offered at UHCL campus now and will be offered at UHCL-Pearland campus in Spring 2019.

The engineering management master of science degree program offers two different tracks – Engineering Management M.S. and Engineering Management M.S. online. 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. Courses have an 8-week format with 3 credit hours, and two 8-week sessions are offered per semester (five sessions per year).

  Engineering Management M.S.

Engineering Management M.S. 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 18 hours of core courses. Students in the capstone option need to complete 15 hours of elective courses and 3 hours of capstone. Students who choose a thesis option need to complete 12 hours of elective courses and at least 6 hours of thesis credit.

  Engineering Management M.S. Online

Engineering Management M.S. Online 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 Engineering Management M.S. tracks use the same academic standards. The fully online track is a non-thesis degree program with total of 36 graduate credit hours (18 hours of core courses and 15 hours of elective courses, and 3 hours of capstone course).

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.
  • About Admissions

    The EMGT program offers a holistic review process, in which, applications are reviewed based upon academic degree, work experience, GPA within the last 60 hours of course work, 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.
    • Recommended minimum of GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credits.
    • 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.
    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.
      • If you are an international student, the supporting documents should be sent to
      • If you are a domestic student, the supporting documents should be sent to

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: STEM Building 2220

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: STEM Building 2222

Faculty Bio

Emre Kirac

Emre Kirac

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3816
Office: STEM Building 2216

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: STEM Building 2218

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.