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Engineering Management

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:

  • It is a unique program in the Greater Houston area, with a curriculum that aligns with the industrial needs in the area.
  • It offers face-to-face and online course delivery options.
  • 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 you can use in your current or future profession.

Graduate 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.

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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.

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Engineering Management M.S. Degree Seeking Certification Options

The following four certificates are available to EMGT M.S. students at no additional cost:

Certificate Application Process

The certificate application process is based on the Catalog (see General Requirements - Applying for a Certificate):

  1. Students must officially apply through their E-Service account for the award of certificate completion the semester in which they plan to earn the certificate.
  2. During their last semester of enrollment, students must complete an application for the award of certificate completion by the stated deadline, as specified in the academic calendar. Please refer to the academic calendar for online graduation application dates and deadlines. 
  3. If students do not successfully complete their certificate requirements at the close of the semester for which they have applied, they will be required to reapply and pay another fee during the subsequent semester in which they intend to complete.
  4. Awards of the certificate will be posted to the official college transcript.

Therefore, in order to apply for a certificate, please:

  1. Log-in to your E-Services
  2. Select the "Apply for Graduation" tab
  3. Select the certificate plan
  4. Pay the $25 Certificate fee (as per the Catalog; see "Special Fees")

Students will complete the above steps for all EMGT certificates.

Students will be able to see the certificate in their transcripts once the university completes the process. There will be no additional certificate sent to the students, except for the SAP Certificate. After the SAP Certificate is added to their transcript, students need to contact Dr. Gene Shan only if they want to receive a copy of the SAP Student Recognition Award from SAP.

Project Management Certificate

The Project Management Certificate is a graduate certificate intended for non-degree-seeking students and can complement virtually any engineering, science and technical field.

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

    Apply online through the UHCL Graduate Application Portal.

  • 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.

    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.

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

Ipek Bozkurt
Ipek Bozkurt

Ipek Bozkurt

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

Contact number: 281-283-3882
Office: STEM Building 2220

Ipek Bozkurt Faculty Bio

Ki-Young Jeong
Ki-Young Jeong

Ki-Young Jeong

Professor of Engineering Management,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3862
Office: STEM 2222

Ki-Young Jeong 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

Xiaojun "Gene" Shan 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.


  • Office of Admissions

    Phone: 281-283-2500
    Fax: 281-283-2522

    SSCB 1.101
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 13
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours:
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.