Master of Science in Engineering Management

Combine engineering theory with practice and advance from team member to team leader with the Master of Science in Engineering Management, an interdisciplinary program combining coursework from Temple’s College of Engineering and Fox School of Business. This highly flexible, 30-credit graduate degree, which is part of the Department of Engineering, Technology & Management in the College of Engineering, can be completed either online or in-person. The program is taught by well-known industry executives and experts, and it is designed to develop the business acumen to drive your rise through the corporate ranks or successfully launch your own venture.

As a student in the Engineering Management MS, you will benefit from a focused curriculum that presents business knowledge within the context of firsthand engineering projects and prototypes. The program will prepare you to

  • account for market and commercial factors within the product development process,
  • incorporate customer patterns into product design,
  • manage engineering projects, and
  • understand the elements and functions of a financial report.

Graduates gain a thorough understanding of how to effectively lead organizations and integrate business priorities with the requirements of technological product development. You will learn how the success or failure of an engineering project can impact the bottom line. In addition, you will demonstrate your management ability and gain hands-on experience by completing a capstone project in which you find a solution to a real-life industry problem.

Engineers as Leaders

At the core of the Engineering Management MS program is a single driving principle—engineers as leaders. Specialized training in engineering management specifically prepares graduates for key business roles in advancing technological sectors, whereas more generalized programs do not. Graduates of the Engineering Management MS program can transition to project management and project leadership roles, guiding teams across an array of industries, including transportation, pharmaceutics, utilities and more.

Engineering Management MS vs. MBA

A Master of Science in Engineering Management combines an in-depth understanding of engineering theory with the tools of an entrepreneur, offering graduates a unique pathway to advancing their careers. While an MBA provides a broad-based business education focused on established markets such as retail and real estate, an Engineering Management MS offers a more tailored option. It focuses on technological sales in a business-to-business environment and simultaneously hones vital leadership skills, like motivation, accountability and the ability to translate complex theory into easy-to-understand instruction.

With an Engineering Management MS, you will not only learn to design and build, but how to lead others in doing the same.

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David Sawhill

ENG ’89, ENG ’19

“It was really inspiring to be in the classroom again, to be able to test different concepts and lines of thinking, and to be immersed in Temple's culture of diversity again, which is so important.”

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Program Format & Curriculum

The flexible Engineering Management MS is designed for working professionals and full-time students alike so they can successfully transition their engineering careers. All courses are offered on Temple’s Main Campus, as well as at Temple University Center City. Coursework can be completed online or as a blend of on-campus and online.

A minimum of 16.5 credits will be taken in the College of Engineering and a minimum of six credits will be in the Fox School of Business, with the option of taking elective courses in both.  

You may complete the degree program in a single year of full-time study. Part-time graduate students generally complete it in two to three years. You have a maximum of five years in which to earn your master’s degree, which is awarded by the College of Engineering.

Courses you are likely to take as part of the Engineering Management MS curriculum include the following.

  • Design Thinking
  • Idea to Invoice: Managing the New Product Development Process
  • Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas
  • Plan, Pitch, and Fund an Entrepreneurial Start-Up

See a full list of courses for the Engineering Management MS.

Related Graduate Degrees

*Fox School of Business

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2020–2021 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,135.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1490.00 per credit

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