Engineering Management (MS) - Accelerated Master's Program
- Program Description
The MS in Engineering Management is designed for graduate engineers and scientists aspiring to advance into management careers within technological organizations. This track includes a combination of coursework in engineering, management, and business. It is primarily intended for students with at least 2 years of work experience, whose career path is likely to include a position such as “chief engineer”.
Students are required to select 12 units of coursework from a predefined set of courses. In addition, they are required to take at least 9 units of elective engineering coursework and 6 units of coursework in business fundamentals.
- Department/Academic Unit(s)
Systems & Industrial Engineering
The Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) at the University of Arizona was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering. Since then, the SIE Department has achieved international prestige for its contributions to the inter-disciplinary design of large-scale complex systems involving people, technology, and information. With the introduction of a modern industrial engineering curriculum in 1972 and a reliability and quality engineering degree in 1987, the department offers a truly diverse and successful graduate program. Career opportunities for graduates of the Systems and Industrial Engineering programs are outstanding. Over the years, graduates from these programs have found employment in the nation's leading corporations, research institutes, and universities.
College of Engineering
- Campus where offered
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Cindy T Nguyen
Graduate Program Coordinator
Cindy T Nguyen
Director of Graduate Studies
Graduate College Degree Auditor
Megan Jia Mcnulty-Luoma
- Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees.
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees.
- Admissions Requirements
- AMP in EM Admission Requirements
- Completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credit hours is required at the time of application; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours is required at the time of entry into the AMP. If the student’s GPA falls below 3.3 at the time they have completed 90 units, the student will not be admitted into the program. Courses taken for audit may not be included in the total number of units counted for eligibility or admission
- Students whose cumulative GPA on a minimum of 12 units of undergraduate credit hours at UA is equal or above 3.3 can apply
- Completion of at least 12 earned undergraduate credits in their major (SYEBS or INEBS,) at The University of Arizona’s main campus. Units still graded Incomplete, units graded Pass/Fail or units taken as audit will not count toward the requirement of the 12 undergraduate units
- Completion, or near completion, of general education requirements at the time of application
- Students who have taken the MS prerequisite courses:
- SIE 305 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics)
- SIE 340 (Deterministic Models in Operations Research)
- Courses equivalent to these prerequisites taken at other departments or institutions will be allowed
- Regular application requirements for the MS program (e.g. statement of purpose, GRE scores (for students who seek for a departmental teaching or research assistantship), plan of study, submission of a UA graduate application and graduate application fee) apply.
- Demonstration of the maturity necessary for success in an accelerated, highly competitive program
- Expectation to complete the undergraduate degree within four years. The undergraduate degree requirements must be completed before the student is eligible to have the Master’s degree awarded
- Standardized Tests
The GRE test scores are not required for MS students, unless a student is requesting funding from the department or the College of Engineering. Review for MS funding is handled on a case-by-case basis.
If students choose to provide GRE, below subject tests below are considered competitive:
- Minimum GRE Verbal: 153
- Minimum GRE Quantitative: 155
- Minimum GRE Analytical: 4.0
- Funding Opportunities
The Systems & Industrial Engineering Department offers Graduate Assistantships (Teaching & Research) to eligible students on a competitive basis.
If applying for funding , GRE Scores must be submitted for consideration.
** Graduate Funding only available to students fully matriculated into the MS program upon completion of undergraduate program
- Admissions Deadlines
- Fall: June 1st
- Spring: November 1st
- International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
- Other Information
- The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is
- Minimum Credit Units
- Core Coursework Requirements
The MS Engineering Management requires 30 or 33 units to complete, depending on program route.
Students are required to select either the Master's Report Option (30 units) or the Coursework option (33 units)
- Master's Report Option: 27 units of SIE Graduate Coursework & 3 units of SIE 909 Master's Report
- Coursework only Option: 33 units of SIE Graduate Coursework
The following five 3-unit classes are required courses in the major:
- SIE 514 Law for Engineers & Scientists (3) (Spring Only)
- SIE 515 Technical Sales & Marketing (3) (Fall and Spring)
- SIE 522 Engineering Decision-Making Under Uncertainty (3) (Fall Only)
- SIE 557 Project Management (3) (Fall and Spring)
- SIE 567 Financial Modeling for Innovation (3) (Fall Only)
- Elective Coursework
The remaining SIE graduate elective credits will be selected with the approval of an SIE Faculty Advisor.
A list of approved SIE graduate electives can be found below and on the SIE website.
- SIE 506: Quality Engineering (3)
- SIE 508: Reliability Engineering (3)
- SIE 511: Human-Machine Interaction (3)
- SIE 512: Human Factors Engineering Research Methods (3)
- SIE 514: Law for Engineers and Scientists (3)
- SIE 515: Technical Sales and Marketing (3)
- SIE 520: Stochastic Modeling I (3)
- SIE 522: Engineering Decision-Making under Uncertainty (3)
- SIE 525: Queuing Theory (3)
- SIE 530: Engineering Statistics (3)
- SIE 531: Simulation Modeling and Analysis (3)
- SIE 532: Sports Analytics (3)
- SIE 533: Fundamentals of Data Science for Engineers (3)
- SIE 536: Experiment Design and Regression (3)
- SIE 540: Survey of Optimization Methods (3)
- SIE 544: Linear Programming (3)
- SIE 545: Fundamentals of Optimization (3)
- SIE 546: Algorithms, Graphs, and Networks (3)
- SIE 552: Space Systems Engineering (3)
- SIE 554A: Systems Engineering Process (3)
- SIE 555: Sensor Systems Engineering (3)
- SIE 556: Fundamental of Guidance for Aerospace Systems (3)
- SIE 557: Project Management (3)
- SIE 558: Model-Based Systems Engineering (3)
- SIE 561: Traffic Modeling and Simulation (3)
- SIE 562: Advanced Production Control (3)
- SIE 563: Integrated Logistics and Distribution Systems (3)
- SIE 564: Cost Estimation (3)
- SIE 565: Supply Chain Management (3)
- SIE 566: Life Cycle Analysis for Sustainable Design and Engineering (3)
- SIE 567: Financial Modeling for Innovation (3)
- SIE 570: Intelligent Control Systems & Applications (3)
- SIE 571: Systems Cyber Security (3)
- SIE 572: Information Security and Research (INSuRE) (3)
- SIE 573: Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems (3)
- SIE 577: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics (3)
- SIE 578: Artificial Intelligence for Health and Medicine (3)
- SIE 581 Design for Additive Manufacturing (3)
- SIE 583: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIM) (3)
- SIE 596: Special Topics in SIE (3)
- SIE 606: Advanced Quality Engineering (3)
- SIE 608: Advanced Reliability Engineering (3)
- SIE 631: Distributed Multi-Paradigm Simulation Systems (3)
- SIE 640: Large Scale Optimization (3)
- SIE 645: Nonlinear Optimization (3)
- SIE 649: Topics of Optimization (3)
- SIE 654: Advanced Concepts in Systems Engineering (3)
- SIE 678: Transportation Systems (3)
- Additional Requirements
Students pursuing the Master's Report Option or the Master’s Thesis Option are required to work with their Master's Report/Thesis Committee to develop a Master's Report/Thesis and defend their report subject by degree completion.
The Master's Report /Thesis Committee must abide by the Graduate College's committee requirements. A minimum of two SIE eligible faculty members must serve on the committee. The third member may be a Special Member.
Master’s Thesis Option Students are also required to submit their Master’s Thesis to ETD ProQuest as a part of their degree requirements per the Graduate College’s requirements.
Students may transfer up to 6 units of graduate coursework (non University of Arizona courses) to be applied to their Master's Plan of Study subject to approval by department.
Students may take up to 6 units of non-SIE University of Arizona Graduate Coursework to be applied to their Master's Plan of Study subject to approval by department.
- Student Handbook
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
This is an Accelerated Master's Program (AMP).
The Graduate College offers exceptional undergraduate students in selected majors the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as few as 5 years. The Accelerated Master's Program is for the top undergraduates in participating majors who plan to continue in a graduate program in the same, or closely related, UA discipline.
Programs will select from among a qualified pool, based on the following criteria. Individual programs may have more stringent or additional requirements:
- Completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of application; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of entry into the AMP. If the student's GPA falls below 3.30 at the time s/he has completed 90 units, the student will not be admitted into the program. Courses taken for audit may not be included in the total number of units counted for eligibility or admission.
- Completion of at least 12 earned units of undergraduate course work in the major at the UA.
- Units still graded Incomplete, units graded Pass/Fail or units taken as audit will not count toward the requirement of the 12 undergraduate units in the major.
- Completion or near completion of general education requirements.
- Submission of a graduate application and payment of a graduate application fee.
- Demonstration of the maturity necessary for success in an accelerated, highly competitive program.
- Expectation to complete the undergraduate degree within four years. The undergraduate degree requirements must be completed before the student is eligible to have the Master's degree awarded.
- Interested students should verify departmental requirements as they may have additional or more stringent requirements than the Graduate College minimum requirements.
Last revised 26 Jun 2023