Engineering Management

Master of Science in Engineering

The Engineering Management program is offered by the Cockrell School of Engineering and administered by Texas Engineering Executive Education. The mission of the program is to contribute significantly to engineers’ managerial leadership abilities within their technological organizations by allowing students an opportunity to pursue higher education that is innovative and intellectually inspiring. The program fulfills this mission by offering courses that teach engineers how to lead and how to manage projects, processes, personnel, products, and services in real-world situations.

For More Information

Campus address: Continuing Engineering Education Building (CEE) 2.208, phone (512) 471-3506, fax (512) 471-0831; campus mail code: A2800

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Engineering Management Program, 2613 Speedway, Stop A2800, Austin TX 78712




The core objective of the engineering management program is to provide engineers who have chosen to pursue leadership and management career paths with the tools and education that will most directly support their success. The goal of the degree program is to provide engineering professionals with these foundations and to help them continue lifelong learning while employed in industry. Further objectives are to teach students about managing technical, business, and human performance processes in order to achieve corporate goals; to develop and learn core business fundamentals in areas including economics, negotiations, marketing, and decision analysis and risk assessment; and to provide an understanding of marketing risks associated with new products, financing a new venture, and legal issues associated with a new project or product. Additional objectives are to provide a program that is challenging, innovative, and intellectually inspiring; to offer a program for the working professional by offering courses that meet once a month on Friday and Saturday; and to offer an advanced degree in engineering management that meets the needs of technology organizations and industry in the Austin area, the state of Texas, and the world.

The program is designed to give students the knowledge to measure and evaluate technical, business, and human performance processes in engineering environments. In the required courses, listed in the Degree Requirements section, students are expected to develop their perspectives on leadership and management of technology in industry and to gain insight into other management issues critical to leading or managing a technological organization.

The curriculum is designed to help students become better engineering leaders who can manage personnel, projects, processes, products, and services. The program’s special scheduling option allows working professionals to earn an advanced degree while maintaining their career.

Areas of Study

The interdisciplinary engineering management faculty includes members of several departments of the Cockrell School of Engineering and the McCombs School of Business, as well as from the School of Law. The current research of this faculty includes such topics as engineering economics; decision and risk analysis; economic management and marketing; management of people and organizations; and the legal issues that affect technology, such as product liability and patent law.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2020 semester.

Caroline A Bartel
J Eric Bickel
Richard H Crawford
John A Daly

Admission Requirements

This two-year program provides graduate education for the working professional who is employed in or planning to move into the field of engineering management. Classes meet all day one Friday and Saturday a month, with an orientation session at the beginning of the program. The program requires a serious commitment on the part of the student and the student’s employer. The coursework is rigorous and demanding and can provide an excellent educational experience.

Students must have at least 18 months of professional industry-related experience, an upper-division GPA of a 3.0, and a bachelor of science in engineering, engineering technology, or related technical field.