M.S. and Certificate in Engineering Management

M.S. and Certificate in Engineering Management

M.S. Engineering Management

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Engineering Management (EMGT) is one of a growing number of professional development programs designed to enhance a student’s undergraduate degree. This unique graduate degree has been jointly developed with the Fox School of Business and Management, with required and elective courses offered in both schools.  Along with the M.S. in Engineering Management, we also offer a Certificate program which is discussed in more detail below.

The Master of Science in Engineering Management is designed for students with undergraduate science, technology or engineering degrees who wish to pursue careers in technology-based ventures, and want to learn the management techniques necessary to drive and oversee technology development and implementation in organizations.

The program will give participants insights into the market and commercial factors that should be considered when developing new products or technologies, or introducing them into their organizations. 

Degree Requirements

The EMGT degree is offered either in an entirely online format or as a hybrid online/classroom option.  It requires 30 semester hours and can be completed on either a full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) basis. To be awarded the Master of Science in Engineering Management, students must complete 21 semester hours of required courses, with  13.5 semester hours taken in the College of Engineering and 7.5 semester hours taken in the Fox School of Business and Management.  The remaining 9 semester hours will consist of elective courses taken from either school, at least one of which must be a capstone course.

Required Core Courses (21 semester hours)


EMGT 5633 Management Principles for Innovators (3) °
EMGT 5631 Designing Thinking (1.5) °
SGM 5117 New Venture Creation (1.5)*
SGM 5118 Innovation-Based Strategy (1.5)*
SGM 5122 Business Model Innovation (1.5)*
SGM 5126 Innovation Adoption and Diffusion (1.5)*
SGM 5124 Creative Problem Solving (1.5)*
EMGT 5632 New Product Development (3) °
EMGT 5636 Lean Six-Sigma and the Science of Improvement (3) °
EMGT 5635 Financial Management for Technologists (1.5) °
EMGT 5634 Project Management (1.5) °



Elective Coursework (9 semester hours)


Students can choose from a number of different elective courses, such as: Quantitative Methods*, Managing Productive Work Teams*, Process Improvement & Innovation*, Managing Business Processes*, IP Strategy for Technologists°, and New Venture Creation*.


NOTE:  * Fox course; ° Engineering Course


Admission Requirements

For admission consideration, applicants must have:

  an undergraduate degree in science, technology, or engineering from an ABET-accredited or equivalent institution. Students with an undergraduate degree in a related field may also be considered, though they may require some prerequisite coursework.


  minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).


  minimum GRE scores as follows: Verbal 450 (150 for revised test), Quantitative 650 (151 for revised test), Analytical Writing 6.5.


  For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL or IELTS exam is required with the following minimum scores: 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 79 on the internet-based TOEFL, or a 6.5 on the academic version on the IELTS.


Application Requirements and Deadlines

Please visit the Graduate Admissions page to view admission requirements and deadlines.

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Certificate in Engineering Management

In addition to the Master of Science degree, the College of Engineering offers a Certificate in Engineering Management. This three-course program provides participants an introduction to the basic concepts of business management from the perspective of a technology professional, as well as an understanding of critical issues around new product development and market success for new technologies.  Students in the Certificate program will take one required class (EMGT 5633) and two elective courses. In most cases, these credits can be applied to the M.S. in Engineering Management degree should a student decide to pursue the full degree.

To apply for the Certificate in Engineering Management, students must complete and submit the following documents:

Please send the application and supporting materials to the following address:

Office of Graduate Studies
College of Engineering, Temple University
1947 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122