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Engineering Management

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Engineering Management Master’s Degree Online

The Engineering Management Program focuses on developing an individual’s engineering, science and management skills so they can succeed in a technology driven environment. There is a growing need for engineers that can build multi-disciplinary design teams, then lead those teams to solve technical and business challenges. The Iowa State University Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Program is designed to train leaders who can meet both the technical and managerial challenges in developing modern complex engineered systems. The program can be completed on line or in residence, part-time or full-time.

Admission Requirements

Unrestricted admission requires (1) a 3.0 grade point average from an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering program, (2) two years of engineering experience or current full-time employment as an engineer, (3) calculus, engineering statistics, and engineering economy. A GRE is not required for this program.

Applicants for admission to the Engineering Management Program apply through the Graduate College at Iowa State University.  Each applicant must submit:

  • Application and application fee
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume

Applications should be submitted as early as possible before the beginning of the semester for which admission is sought. Individuals may also take up to 9 credits at Iowa State as a non-degree seeking student and then transfer them to the program when they are admitted.

The Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Program at Iowa State University is focused on supporting working professionals so teaching or research assistantships typically are not available.

Degree Requirements

 Engineering Management Core:

I E 563X Engineering Management Theory
I E 570Systems Engineering and Project Management3
MGMT 583Strategic Management of Innovation3
SCM 524Strategic Process Analysis and Improvement3
Supporting Courses:
I E 562X Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering and Analysis
Engineering Law
Financial Valuation and Corporate Financial Decisions
Professional Responsibility in Business and Society

Other focus areas in related disciplines, such as systems engineering, human factors, supply chain management, or manufacturing, may be substituted for supporting courses. A program of study is developed by the student and academic advisor to fit individual needs.

Students working in research and development who are interested in furthering their research skills may select a creative component option as part of their supporting courses.

Note: Students typically are allowed to transfer up to 6 credit hours of non-ISU graduate credit into their degree program.  

Please see the Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Student Handbook for complete information.

Contact Information

Engineering Management Program Office
Phone 515-294-4702