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Where Technical Skills Meet Inclusive Leadership

Online Master of Science in Engineering with Certificate of Specialization in Engineering Management


  • Develop essential skills for innovative and responsible engineering leadership
  • Benefit from a rigorous curriculum shaped by ongoing input from industry leaders at top organizations
  • Learn from multidisciplinary UCLA faculty and industry experts
  • Take advantage of flexible online education with asynchronous classes that fit your schedule
  • Obtain a master’s degree from one of the best-ranked schools in the U.S. for online graduate engineering education
  • May have GRE test scores waived for applicants who have highly competitive holistic portfolios

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Program Overview

Businesses are evolving to meet new challenges such as accessible and affordable health care, quality education, responsible artificial intelligence and a sustainable environment. These organizations are recruiting engineering managers who meld technical capabilities with business acumen and who show a commitment to improve the quality of people’s lives. Completing this UCLA online master’s in engineering degree program with a built-in engineering management certificate will prepare you to hone both technical and leadership skills needed to solve societal problems and thrive in team management.

This part-time, fully online master’s degree in engineering management features asynchronous lectures and can be completed in a little over two years while you work full time. Start applying the concepts and strategies you learn as you continue to develop the knowledge required to advance your career. We are committed to expanding networking opportunities with thought leaders from top-notch technical organizations and offering a curriculum drawing from their insights.

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By earning your online M.S. in Engineering with Certificate of Specialization in Engineering Management, you will:

Complete a rigorous curriculum that deepens the broad range of skills needed to excel as a leader in your organization, preparing you to apply technological solutions to global challenges and make thoughtful decisions with equity and diversity in mind

Gain knowledge in business management and develop skills to effectively communicate with stakeholders by taking courses in areas such as business analytics, financial management and quality engineering

Earn a coveted master’s degree at the No. 1-ranked public university and the best online graduate engineering program in the nation, learning from renowned multidisciplinary faculty members and industry experts

Advance your career with an online degree program designed to support a diverse community of lifelong learners and provide the same high-quality teaching and content as those offered through on-campus programs at UCLA

We Aim to Help Improve Diverse Representation in Engineering Management

UCLA Samueli is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive community where everyone in our diverse student body feels welcome. We understand how vital different viewpoints and experiences are to creating a culture of academic excellence and innovating new solutions to global challenges. Because of this, we have developed initiatives, programs and organizations to help our students, including those who are historically underrepresented in engineering and computer science, succeed in our program and build careers in engineering management.

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Careers in Engineering Management

Innovative organizations rely on highly capable managers with engineering training to facilitate growth, boost efficiency, promote diversity and adopt technology such as data analytics, machine learning, cloud computing and Internet of Things. In addition, the growing demands to embrace renewable energy sources, update infrastructure and overcome supply-chain pressures present unique opportunities for engineering managers to make a positive impact on a global scale. Leaders with a commitment to ethical responsibility and to building diverse, inclusive teams can develop solutions to the complex challenges facing the 21st century.

According to job posting data from Lightcast, a labor analytics software company, the top industries seeking professionals with engineering management skills include:


Professional, scientific and technical services

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services


Finance and insurance

Retail trade

Wholesale trade

Health care and social assistance


Accommodation and food services

At UCLA Samueli, students have access to career counseling as well as internship and job opportunities through the UCLA Career Center and the Handshake platform.

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About the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering includes No. 1 ranked online engineering master’s programs and is a tightly knit community of nearly 200 full-time faculty members, more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students, as well as 40,000 active alumni. Known as the birthplace of the internet, UCLA Samueli is also where countless other fields took some of their first steps — from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics. In 2021, UCLA became the first university to win an XPRIZE with a UCLA Samueli team awarded a $7.5 million grand prize in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. UCLA is ranked No. 1 among public universities, per U.S. News & World Report.