Engineering Management, M.S.

31 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall, Spring & Summer
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Program Tabs


The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) Degree program prepares professionals for careers in managing projects, programs, systems, and organizations. Industrial, research, consulting, and commercial firms now demand engineering managers with both cutting-edge technical competence and the management skills necessary to forge linkages with the systems and business sides of these organizations. These managers must be able to form and manage high performance teams and manage business and technological operations.

UNC Charlotte’s MSEM degree is the technical alternative to the MBA. The program is multidisciplinary, combining elements of advanced study in various engineering disciplines with studies of business managers combine management and engineering savvy, making them unique and highly sought after employees for a wide range of businesses.

The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education. 


Application Deadlines: 

  • August 1 (fall)
  • December 1 (spring)
  • May 1 (summer first half term)
  • June 1 (summer second half term)

Admissions & Requirements: 

The Engineering Management Program evaluates each application based on the combination of the applicant's plan for pursuing the degree, fulfillment of the prerequisites, undergraduate and/or other graduate GPA and background, GRE (or GMAT) scores, work experience, and references. Work experience is preferred but not required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related technical or scientific discipline, or a bachelor’s degree in business with relevant technical course prerequisites.
  • Undergraduate coursework in calculus, engineering economics, and statistics.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Satisfactory score on the GRE or GMAT.
  • Statement of purpose outlining goals for pursuing graduate education.
  • Three professional or academic recommendations.
  • Complete the online Graduate Application for Admission.

Applicants whose native language is not English will need to satisfy the UNC Charlotte Graduate School's English proficiency requirements.

Students, who do not have the required background in fundamental concepts in engineering economics and/or statistics, will be required to take the following course on top of the 31 credits required for an MSEM degree.

  • EMGT 6101 Engineering Management Fundamentals (Course credit does not count towards degree requirement)

GRE/GMAT Waiver conditions:

  • Applicants with more than 2 years of relevant industry experience and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a US ABET accredited school.
  • Applicants who have completed a SEEM Graduate Certificate Program with a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

To apply for a GRE waiver, please email Dr Tao Hong and include the following:

  • Copy of resume.
  • Unofficial transcripts (unless already uploaded in the application).   
  • Brief description explaining your background and reason for your request. 

The MSEM degree is multidisciplinary and combines industry-driven elements of engineering disciplines with studies of business, system operations and organizational behavior.


*Rates are subject to change*


  • $288.82 per credit hour
  • $120 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $12,673.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour
  • $120 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $20,366.00 est. program cost

Non Resident:

  • $1,098.21 per credit hour
  • $120 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $37,765.00 est. program cost