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. 25% Less Fee: Compared to Average Tuition for a Master’s Degree in The US. “Finance and Fee”.


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


» 3 Core Courses (9 credit hours)
» 4 Required Courses (12 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 may include courses from the following areas:
» Business Administration department courses
» Engineering Management department courses
» Internship – Maximum of nine (9) credit hours (including one (1) required credit hour)
» Transfer Credits from a graduate program of a regionally the accredited school (up to 9 credit hours)


A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for granting the Master’s degree.
» EMG 688 Special Topics
» EMG 689 Independent Study
» One (1) course from any Engineering department courses


All core courses have to be taken within the first three trimesters. Students must take at least one core course each term. It is recommended that in the first trimester students take two core courses if they are offered. Any exceptions to this policy are subject to the Department Chair’s approval.
The three core courses (9 credit hours) are:
» EMG 500 Principles of Engineering Management
» MGT 575 Project Management
» EMG 502 Organizational Management



Students are required to complete four courses (12 credit hours) from the following list of courses:
EMG 503 Product Management
EMG 506 Systems Engineering and Architecture
EMG 507 Operations Research
EMG 511 Technology Management and Entrepreneurship
EMG 554 Management Consulting
EMG 579 Business Process Management


Students are required to take one course from the following:
EMG 690 Capstone Project Or EMG 697 Thesis


» PRE-500 ITU Presents (3 courses (1/3 each course) for a total of 1 credit hour)


» IDS 550 ITU Nuggets – Consilience “Unity of Knowledge” Content (⅓ – 2 credit hours)
» IDS 551 ITU Nuggets – Consilience “Unity of Knowledge” Content (⅓ – 2 credit hours)
» IDS 552 ITU Nuggets – Consilience “Unity of Knowledge” Content (⅓ – 2 credit hours)
» IDS 553 ITU Nuggets – Consilience “Unity of Knowledge” Content (⅓ – 2 credit hours)
» IDS 554 ITU Nuggets – Consilience “Unity of Knowledge” Content (⅓ – 2 credit hours)
» IDS 555 ITU Nuggets – Consilience “Unity of Knowledge” Content (⅓ – 2 credit hours)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75, or a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • 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 one of the following English proficiency tests:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination: score of 72 or better for the internet-based test (iBT).
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination: band score of 6.0 or better for the academic module.
    • Duolingo English Test: score of 120 or better out of 160.
  • 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.

*Who has 2+ years of work experience in the United States 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.