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Engineering Management

The Engineering Management program, which can be conducted online, includes

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master’s Degree
  • Doctoral Degree

For more information about the departmental policy regarding our graduate program, please check the Graduate Handbook For your convenience, all forms are available in MS Word.

Why a Degree in Engineering Management?

Our Engineering Management program provides practicing engineers with an experience balancing technical depth with leadership, project management, financial management, technology transfer, ethical and legal perspectives, team relations, organizational behavior and continuous quality improvement. It empowers you with the knowledge and skills needed to lead technical organizations or processes to success.

UT’s Engineering Management Program

* Develops the knowledge, skills, and attitude required for engineers to manage technical organization.
* Designed for the working engineer who could be located anywhere is the world.
* Provides classes that are streamed live and recorded for later reviewing.
* Began in 1983 and is ranked in the top 30.
* Helps you gain access to a network of talented peers.
* Has manageable tuition with minimal out-of-state tuition.
* Allows you to earn a top-ranked U.S. degree without leaving your job or your country.
* Permits the start of the program from home, while you work and while you go through the U.S. visa process. Students can complete the program in the U.S. with an OPT experience.

This is not some stripped down online degree. This is the full University of Tennessee Master of Science in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Management. The same degree as our full-time on-campus students – delivered by one of the most experienced distance/online faculty around.


Admission is open to graduates of ABET-accredited ( undergraduate curricula in engineering, or graduates of other technical curricula who satisfy prerequisites depending on their academic backgrounds. For Master’s degree program, GPA 2.7 out of 4.0 for U.S. degree holders and 3.0 out of 4.0 (B – Average) for non-U.S. degree holders (consideration given to those with 5+ years professional experience). Higher GPA is required by the department for the PhD program.

More information about the admission requirement is available from the graduate school, including the additional requirements for international students.

How Much?

The tuition for our online EM program is about $700 per credit hour. A nominal out-of-state tuition of $75 per credit hour is applied to out-of-state students (the out-of-state tuition for on-campus student is about $1,011 per credit hour). The low out-of-state tuition makes our program financially feasible and within the tuition benefit from employers for many of our students who work and live in geographically diversified locations. See more information about tuition (


Applications are accepted for three terms every year: fall (August), spring (January), and summer (late May). Final U.S. student applications are due two weeks before each term. International (non-U.S.) student applicants use the following general deadlines:

Term Deadline File Completion Deadline
Fall February 1st May 15th
Spring  June 15th October 1st
Summer October 15th February 15th

Can’t make the term, your admissions will hold for one year – just contact us to change your entry term.

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When you need – Where you are located!

Program is designed for the working professional. Online material and recorded lectures and seminars allows one to “go to class” when busy schedules permit. All three EM programs are 100% distance.

How Long?

Full-time working professionals typically complete the requirements in three to five years.

More information could be found at the following link:

Required courses for MS in EM.

Any More Questions?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact us.