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Engineering Management ME

Online Program

About the program

Our nationally ranked online master's in Engineering Management degree program provides graduate study for anyone who desires to enhance their technical competence to more effectively take leadership roles within an organization. When you graduate from our program you will be able to apply best practices and engineering approaches to make strategic decisions and shape policies about personnel, finance and operations.

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Highly Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 19 for Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs
  • No. 21 for Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs for Veterans

Not only is our graduate program nationally ranked, it also has affordable tuition rates.

Curriculum overview

The master's in Engineering Management is designed for working professionals. Full-time students can complete the program within one year. 

Students complete nine courses and a capstone project for a total of 30 credits. Students can:

  • Begin the program in fall, winter, spring or summer semesters.
  • Enroll either full- or part-time.
  • Take online courses synchronously during scheduled live class times or asynchronously to match scheduling needs. 
  • Tailor the program to their own interests and careers via elective courses and degree project.

Core Courses

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IE 508: Quality Assurance: Management Tools that Ensure Success

This course familiarizes students with the application of statistical quality problem-solving methodologies used to characterize, leverage, and reduce process variability. It emphasizes the application of sampling methodologies, sample size determination, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, measurement systems analysis, design and analysis of saturated experimental designs, design and analysis response surface experimental designs, and statistical process control.

Sample Elective Courses

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Capstone Project

The Capstone Project is your opportunity to lead a hands-on project focused on the innovative application of engineering and management principles to add value, not research. You will engage with faculty, industry and other partners to make strategic decisions about existing processes or design new ones. The objective is to demonstrate measurable and impactful improvements in critical characteristics and key performance indicators such as quality, cost, build-to-order flexibility, time-to-market, and customer satisfaction, among others. 

Admissions requirements

Before applying to the online Engineering Management ME program, students must hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physical sciences or a related field. Applicants with non-engineering degrees are welcome to apply and will be evaluated individually. Some practical engineering experience, whether through a job, internship or project, is recommended but not required. GRE scores are not required to apply. 

In addition to the above requirements, applicants must also submit the following materials:

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Learn more about engineering management and connect with the program director by registering to attend a webinar.

Why study Engineering Management at UB?

Maximum Flexibility

Take classes 100% online with options to accommodate all types of schedules, whether you're full-time or part-time. 

Career Acceleration

Gain a competitive advantage to take on leadership roles within your organization.

Innovative Curriculum

Study cases, attend lectures, perform exercises, and complete real-world projects with content developed with input from local engineering leaders.

New Skills

Gain new tools and methods used to make strategic decisions when solving engineering problems.

New Ideas

Learn to manage and communicate approaches applicable to the global workforce.


Connect with experienced faculty and professionals with proven track records in the field.

What can you do with an Engineering Management degree?

The employment demand for engineering management is accelerating as many companies are looking to fill leadership positions to counteract the retirements of long time experienced workers. Salaries for engineering managers are likely to be significantly higher than the salaries of engineers with several years of experience or specialized disciplines based bachelors and masters degrees alone.

In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that students with a bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering management have some of the highest salaries in the country coupled with a high job satisfaction rates.

Our graduates develop skills in mathematics, sciences, communications, and humanities and are prepared for a diverse array of jobs, including:

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Engineering Project Manager

Has direct authority over the actions of everyone on the work site. A combination of engineering knowledge and business acumen is essential.

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Industrial Management Engineer

This specialist ensures that industrial emissions are moving safely through the production system.

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Industrial Management Engineer

This specialist ensures that industrial emissions are moving safely through the production system.

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Senior Lead Analyst

This specialist ensures that engineering teams reach the most efficient outcomes on their assigned tasks.

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Construction Management Engineer

A construction management engineer has authority over the planning and building of a wide variety of structures in the construction industry. Issues he or she deals with daily would include: manpower, materials, and machines.

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Cost Systems Analyst

A combination of financial management knowledge and engineering skills is necessary for this position. These individuals have a direct impact on the bottom line of large-scale projects.

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Chief Technology Officer

Oversees the current technology and creates relevant policy within an organization.  He or she would allign technology-related decisions with the organization's goals. 

Take the next step


We are happy to answer your questions about the Engineering Management master's program. Contact the program director, Dr. Cecilia Martínez León, at or contact if you have questions about your application.