Engineering Management Overview

MSE in Engineering Management Overview

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The UT-Austin Master’s in Engineering Management program combines core management curriculum and engineering technical courses giving engineers a tech-savvy alternative to a traditional MBA. This program is designed to meet the growing demand for technical leaders who have the ability to manage business change and solve problems with innovative solutions.

The 30-credit hour program is comprised of 10 courses, including two project courses instead of a final thesis report. Classes are scheduled to meet only one weekend per month allowing busy professionals to earn a degree while working full time. Courses are also offered via distance learning to allow for increased flexibility. You will move through courses with your cohort and will study diverse topics, such as management, negotiations, marketing, strategic decision and risk analysis, creativity, innovation and product development, and engineering economics.

With this degree, you can prepare to move into advanced engineering management position or business leadership roles and successfully control the direction of your next career move.

Why Engineering Management at UT - Austin

Here at The University of Texas at Austin we take pride in our world-renowned professors who work to teach students in a collaborative environment giving them the skills they need to tackle real world problems in ways that no other institution can match. The Cockrell School of Engineering is ranked among the nation’s top 10 engineering programs and is the number one ranked engineering program in the state of Texas. Located in the heart of Austin, UT is surrounded by an environment that encourages creativity and innovation. Students here have opportunities to attend conferences that make an impact on a global scale, join student organizations and get involved in other events that UT and the City of Austin have to offer. A Master’s Degree from UT will enhance your skills in the marketplace, prepare you for new careers and challenges and spark your desire to discover.

Dean Wood, Cockrell School of Engineering

“The Cockrell School of Engineering’s Center for Lifelong Engineering Education continues to inspire and advance the professional growth of engineers worldwide. Leading practitioners and internationally-renowned faculty provide results-based learning that is immediately applicable in the workplace.”
- Dean Wood, Cockrell School of Engineering


  • The Engineering Management program is specifically designed to provide business management and technical skills to engineering professionals.
  • It is not just the engineer's alternative to an MBA; we are training tomorrow's technical leaders to be equipped to lead organizational change.
  • The program includes foundation courses in economics, negotiations, marketing, decisions analysis and innovative product design that will help improve efficiency, product delivery, budgeting and decision making.
  • Our instructors deliver a breadth of experience in risk analysis, venture financing and legal issues related to new projects, products and services.
  • Instructors also focus on teaching from an executive perspective on managing technical, business, and human performance processes to achieve corporate goals.

Industry Highlights

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for engineering managers will grow 8% by 2018, leading to increased opportunities in industries such as aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, and biomedical engineering.
  • According to the American Society for Engineering Education, more than 41,000 engineering master’s degrees were awarded during 2008-09, up 6.8% from the prior year. This trend shows no signs of slowing down. The enrollment for 2009-10 rose another 7%.

Who Should Apply

All students interested in applying for graduate study in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin must meet the admission requirements established by the University’s Office of Graduate Studies and the Cockrell School of Engineering. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution.

Speak with our Admissions Expert

For additional information on our graduate master's degree programs, please contact Murray Altman-Kaough at 512.232.5169 or Greg Whitworth at 512.475.7025.

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