This program is designed for current and entering engineering professionals who are seeking to interface in both the technical and business aspects of their industry. 

Engineering Management

UPON APPLYING, PLEASE SELECT “ENGINEERING – ONLINE” AS THE MAJOR. THEREAFTER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SELECT ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT AS A SPECIALIZATION.

Degree: Master of Science in Engineering With Certificate of Specialization in Engineering Management

Area Director: Professor Les Lackman, llackman@seas.ucla.edu

Program Description: The Engineering Management program at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is unique in its collaboration with faculty from the Anderson School of Management and the School of Law.  This program is designed for current and entering engineering professionals who are seeking to interface in both the technical and business aspects of their industry.  The essential role of an engineering manager requires the application and management of technology to solve complex issues and build new enterprises.  Through business analytics, financial management, quality engineering and more, our students will enhance their performance and expand their business related skill set.

*Program Statistics

*Data accounts for students in the following programs: Data Science Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanics of Structures, Sustainable Water Engineering, and Systems Engineering

Degree Requirements:
Complete all 9 courses (36 units) and meet the comprehensive requirement.

Program Overview

Fundamental Courses in Engineering Management

  1. ENGR 201 – Systems Engineering (Fall)
  2. ENGR 200 – Project Management Principles for Engineers and Professionals (Winter)
  3. ENGR 210 – Operations and Supply Chain Management (Spring)
  4. ENGR 211 – Financial Management (Summer)
  5. ENGR 213 – Data and Business Analytics (Fall)
  6. ENGR 214* – Management Communication (Winter) *This course does not offer the comprehensive exam question
  7. ENGR 212 – Intellectual Property Law and Strategy (Spring)
  8. ENGR 116 – Statistics for Management Decisions (Summer)
  9. ENGR 188 – Special Courses in Engineering: Choose (1) of the following courses:
  • ENGR 188: Cybersecurity Business and Management (new course, Summer 2022)
  • ENGR 188: Quality Engineering and Management
  • ENGR 188: Technology and Policy

(Availability of ENGR 188 courses may vary.)

No electives are allowed for this area of study. 

Comprehensive Exam Requirement

Students can meet the Comprehensive Exam Requirement by:
Taking and passing three written exams for three different graduate level courses within the student’s area of specialization. The written exams are held concurrently with the final exam of the graduate level courses. Students may select which exams they would like to count towards the Comprehensive Exam requirement.

Thesis Plan:
NONE

Time-to-Degree:
Students are expected to complete the degree within two academic years and one quarter, including two summer sessions. The maximum time allowed in this program is three academic years (nine quarters), excluding summer sessions.