What will I learn?

Engineering Management leadership has become a highly sought skill in today’s competitive global technological marketplace. The Master of Science in Engineering Management degree program is designed to bring the benefits of modern technology and high-quality graduate-level instruction to engineers/scientists/technologists interested in furthering their skills in engineering management with specialization in the following areas:

Project Management to become effective future project managers

Systems Management to manage the lifecycle of systems including definition, development, deployment and decommissioning

Technology Management to manage and lead technology in global marketplace

These specializations offer practical business perspectives necessary for engineering management. Unlike traditional MBA programs, the MSEM programs emphasize management skills that are specifically built on the students’ technical backgrounds and experience. The custom-designed mix of management concepts and technical expertise will help prepare professionals to direct major public and private organizations in the increasingly complicated managerial environment of today’s competitive global, technical environment. In this program, engineering management principles are broadly based and draw from many different disciplines such as applied sciences, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, economics, business, and social sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate quantitative analytical and critical thinking skills and techniques to manage projects and processes (products and services).

Examine a multidisciplinary approach involving the integration of engineering, management, quality and risk analysis in projects, and processes.

Identify, prioritize and select relevant solutions in solving complex engineering problems and processes.

Assess tools and techniques, resources, organizational systems, and decision-making processes for the successful management of projects.

Apply global mindset and a detailed knowledge of business environments in engineering management solutions.

Demonstrate organizational and team skills needed to manage projects and processes.

Which department am I in?

College of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (63 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$15,912.00 per year
USD $442 per quarter unit for Course level 500, 600 and 700

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

March 2020


College of Professional Studies

11255 North Torrey Pines Road,



92037, United States

Online/Distance (63 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$15,912.00 per year
USD $442 per quarter unit for Course level 500, 600 and 700

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Every month

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better was achieved, or where a grade point average of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90 quarter units.

For international students

Students must have four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA or 2.5, or completion of National University’s Foreign Credential Bridge Program.

Other English Language requirement: Computer-based Test: 213, Paper-based Test: 550

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About this uni

Degrees are WSCUC accredited, and graduates join a global network of over 150,000 talented alumni who are making a positive impact on the world.

  • Campuses in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Jose
  • Average student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1
  • Concentrated learning model, one-course-per-month
  • International and domestic students pay the same tuition rate