Engineering Management

At UMBC, you can earn a graduate certificate or master’s in Engineering Management on your own time. Designed for the busy working professional, our courses are led by industry experts to address real-world problems in the workplace. Our graduate programs combine a practical business approach with an in-depth technical concentration. You’ll learn how to lead people and manage complex projects while gaining relevant technical skills.

The Engineering Management graduate program at UMBC will help you maximize your technical and business skills. Our program is best suited for engineers working in technology-oriented enterprises or government programs.

Average Completion Time

  • 3 years (Master’s part-time)
  • 1 year (Certificate part-time)

Credit Hours

  • 30 (Master’s)
  • 12 (Certificate)

Tuition & Fees

Start Date

  • Spring/Fall

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Why Engineering Management?

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A graduate certificate or Master of Science degree in Engineering Management will equip you with a blend of technical and soft skills that will prepare you to become a leader in your organization. There are many reasons to consider pursuing a graduate credential including:

  • The global environment demands skilled engineers who understand the essential principles of business engineering management.
  • Combining technical and business skills gives engineers a competitive advantage. Engineering management professionals understand not just how a system works technically, but also how these systems fit in and relate to others.
  • Organizations seek engineering experts who can understand the complexity of technological and business-related challenges and who can create and put innovative solutions into place.


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Learn more about UMBC’s rankings in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report!
  • UMBC’s Engineering Management Graduate Program is led by a distinguished faculty of practitioners in the field.
  • UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (Very High Research Activity).
  • For six years running (2009-2014), UMBC ranked #1 in the U.S. News and World Report’s list of “national up-and-coming” universities.
  • Classes are conveniently offered in the evening on UMBC’s main campus, located just five minutes from BWI Airport, with easy access to I-95 and the 695 Beltway.