Degree Requirements

This program is designed to be completed in one full-time year. The M.S. degree requires the completion of designated course work which corresponds to a minimum of 17 courses beyond the bachelor’s degree. As part of the program, students must complete a two-week orientation and an intensive course in early to mid-September preceding the Fall Quarter which presents fundamental concepts of management to initiate students into the concrete challenges that managers in high performing organizations typically confront.

MSEM Core Requirements

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this degree, it is important to establish a common foundation in Engineering Management for students from various backgrounds. This foundation is sufficiently covered in Engineering Management courses that are listed below and that deal with the following topics:

  • MBA200 (Responding to Dynamic Times)
  • MBA211 (Proseminar - every quarter)
  • MBA298 (Merage Consulting Projects)
  • ENGR280 (Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers)
  • Engineering Departmental Seminar based on Specialization (i.e., BME298, CEE295, CBE298, EECS294, MAE298, or MSE298).

Other Requirements and Electives


In addition to the core courses listed above, at least 5 additional courses from The Paul Merage School of Business are required. Students will be recommended certain classes based on career tracks they plan to pursue.

3 Merage School MBA core courses:

  • MBA201A
  • MBA201B
  • MBA202
  • MBA203A
  • MBA203B
  • MBA204A
  • MBA204B
  • MBA205
  • MBA206
  • MBA207
  • MBA208
  • MBA209A
  • MBA210


2 additional courses from a selected group of either core or elective courses:


In addition to the core courses listed above, at least 5 additional courses from The Samueli School of Engineering are required.

3 courses from your approved specialization in Engineering:

  • Biomedical Engineering - BME210, BME213, BME220, BME221, BME230A, BME230B, BME233, BME251, BME260, BME261, BME262
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - CBE249, CBE261, CBE263, CBE264, CBE276, CBE278, CBE282, CBE288, MSE241
  • Civil Engineering - CEE220A, CEE221A, CEE225B, CEE229A, CEE249, CEE250, CEE258, CEE262, CEE263, CEE264, CEE265, CEE266, CEE272, CEE273, CEE276, CEE281
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering - EECS202A, EECS203A, EECS211, EECS213, EECS215, EECS217, EECS219, EECS221, EECS222, EECS223*, EECS225, EECS230, EECS241A, EECS241B*, EECS248A, EECS250, EECS261A, EECS267A, EECS270A*, EECS277C, EECS278, EECS279, EECS285A*, EECS298*
  • Materials Science and Engineering - CBE264, EECS277C, MAE252, MSE200, MSE241, MSE249, MSE254, MSE255A, MSE256A, MSE261
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - MAE207, MAE212, MAE218, MAE242, MAE247, MAE249, MAE250, MAE252, MAE253, MAE259, MAE 270A, MAE274

2 additional elective courses chosen from primary specialization, another specialization, or from courses within or outside Engineering with approval of Program Director.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Core Knowledge. Students will be able to demonstrate general knowledge of core topics, and theory in their focus area as necessary for professional practice.
  • Ability to work on teams. Students will be able to demonstrate effective team skills.
  • Professionalism. Students will be able to engage in effective professional development and to demonstrate effective and professional communication.

Plan of Study

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