Engineering Management Department

Master of Science
in Engineering Management

The ITU Engineering Management program is designed to equip engineers and business specialists with the skills to lead technical projects or businesses in fast-paced, technological industries. In a globalized economy driven by advances in science and technology, tech leaders must stay on top of trends and adapt to rapidly changing conditions. They must also be innovative in motivating and retaining their staff.

The skills and knowledge offered in ITU’s Engineering Management program include a broad exposure to common engineering management topics such as leadership, organizational theory, project management, financial management, operations and supply chain management, quality management, systems thinking, risk management, intellectual property, and more. We also work to ensure that students develop a solid understanding of technology management and innovation, as well as product management and marketing. From start to finish, ITU’s training is project-focused and practical.

58% of students are involved in internships 54 countries represented in our student body.
>50% Annual Earnings are double the national average in Silicon Valley. 27% Less Tuition: The average tuition for a Master’s degree at ITU is under $22,000


Our 39 credit hour curriculum is completed in 16 months. The 39 credit hours are composed of core courses, electives, cross disciplinary electives, capstone or thesis, and an internship.

Program Structure

Mandatory Courses (25 credit hours):

  • 3 Core Courses (9 credit hours)
  • 3 Required Courses (9 credit hours)
  • Capstone course – Project or Thesis (3 credit hours)
  • Internship (1 credit hour)
  • Nugget courses (up to 3 credit hours)
    • ITU Presents (1 credit hour)
    • ITU Nuggets (2 credit hours)

Elective Courses (minimum 14 credit hours):

Elective courses may include any combination of the following:

  • Internship – maximum of 9 credit hours (including 1 required credit hour)
  • Open elective
  • Transfer Credits from a graduate program of a regionally accredited school (up to 9 credit hours)


Grade Point Average (Gpa):

A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for the granting of the Master’s degree.

Core Courses

  • EMG 500 Principles of Engineering Management
  • MGT 575 Project Management
  • EMG 502 Organizational Management

Required Courses

Students are required to complete at least one course from each of the following three groups (A, B, C) for a total of 9 credit hours:

Group A

  • EMG 503 Product Management
  • EMG 506 Systems Engineering and Architecture
  • MIS 527 Technology and Operations Management

Group B

  • EMG 579 Business Process Management
  • MGT 611 Lean Six Sigma
  • BUS 516 Principles of Quality Management

Group C

  • EMG 507 Operations Research
  • BUA 500 Principles of Business Analytics
  • BUS 518 Applied Statistics

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or a master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination; Score of 72 or better for the internet-based test (iBT). Proof of English proficiency:* All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive either a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an English-speaking institution must take an English proficiency test.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination; Band score of 6.0 or better for the academic module. Demonstrated commitment to contribute to and complete the program

* U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. are waived from this requirement.





If you’re a driven, technically-minded graduate with an eye on a career in engineering—or the business of engineering—our competitive program could be the one for you.

An ITU Engineering Management degree can provide you with several advantages in the job market:

  • The technical expertise to tackle challenging work and other abilities required in business management, including communication, collaboration, and creativity.
  • A combination of technical and business management training.
  • A high return on your educational investment. Studies show that engineering management graduates earn a premium over graduates from other degree programs.

What You Will Learn

Located in exciting Silicon Valley, the ITU engineering management program is a rigorous, competitive curriculum designed to prepare students to be leaders at the labs, research centers, or institutions of their choice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be prepared to lead engineering and technical project teams, delivering new products and services in the United States or abroad.
  • Be able to take a systems-approach to analyzing problems and managing projects.
  • Understand the process of aligning project goals and objectives with corporate strategy.
  • Have a strong grasp of principles of project management and be able to apply them in the work setting.
  • Be able to demonstrate good communication skills, both written and oral, as an engineering manager.
  • Demonstrate competence and knowledge in at least one area of technical emphasis, such as software engineering, electrical engineering, computational and mathematical engineering, etc.
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to identify new business opportunities and capitalize on new venture ideas.
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