Engineering Management

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Engineering Management program will prepare you to succeed in high-level leadership positions as you take on increased technical responsibilities.

Please note that the Engineering Management program can be completed fully online depending on which concentration you choose.

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Degrees & Pathways

Concentrations
Applied and Computational MathematicsApplied Biomedical EngineeringApplied PhysicsCommunications, Controls, and Signal ProcessingComputer EngineeringComputer ScienceCybersecurityInformation Systems EngineeringMaterials Science and EngineeringMechanical EngineeringOptics and PhotonicsRF and Microwave EngineeringStructural Engineering

About

While management courses serve as the core of the Engineering Management program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, students work within technical concentrations that span thirteen specific engineering disciplines. The curriculum provides a unique opportunity to build both technical and leaderships skills in order to contribute to a multi-disciplinary engineering management team. Instructors are experienced technical leaders and executives who discuss real-world challenges in formats that are convenient for professionals working at the nation's top engineering firms and R&D organizations.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate (verbally and written) as a technical leader.
  2. Demonstrate the skills in leading a technical organization as an executive (CIO, CTO) of a diverse team of technical professionals as demonstrated by team assignments of two technical case studies.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop a corporate strategic technology plan as demonstrated by completing an actual plan as demonstrated in the case studies.

Requirements

Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include a degree in a science or an engineering field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant full-time work experience in the field and a detailed work résumé must be submitted.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate's academic and professional background will be considered.
  • As part of the admission process, the chair or the program coordinators may interview students in order to clarify points on their résumé or on previous courses taken. This is to better understand what experience they have had in preparing projects or team assignments.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of five core courses and five courses from the concentration.
  • At least three of the courses must be at the 700-level.
  • Only one grade of C may count toward the master's degree.
  • Concentrations are noted on the student's transcript.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Courses

Please refer to the course schedule published each term for exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors.

COURSES BY CONCENTRATION

APPLIED PHYSICS

SELECT FIVE (AT LEAST FOUR MUST BE 615.XXX COURSES)

Students must complete five courses approved by their advisor. At least four courses must be from Applied Physics. The following courses are recommended for this concentration, but the advisor can approve courses that do not appear on this list.

COMMUNICATIONS, CONTROLS, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

CORE COURSES

Plus one additional Electrical and Computer Engineering (525.xxx) course with advisor approval (one course outside of the program may be taken provided it has significant technical content).

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

CORE COURSES

Plus one additional Electrical and Computer Engineering (525.xxx) course with advisor approval (one course outside of the program may be taken provided it has significant technical content).

COMPUTER SCIENCE can be completed online

Applicants for admission to Computer Science need to have completed a year of calculus, a suitable math beyond calculus (such as discrete mathematics, calculus 3, linear algebra, or differential equations). Java or C++, data structures, and computer organization are also required.

CYBERSECURITY can be completed online

Applicants for admission to Cybersecurity need to have completed a year of calculus, a suitable math beyond calculus (such as discrete mathematics, calculus 3, linear algebra, or differential equations). Java or C++, data structures, and computer organization are also required.

CORE COURSES

Plus one additional Cybersecurity course with advisor approval. This concentration can be completed fully online.

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Select five courses from the Materials Science and Engineering program 515.xxx. The advisor from the concentration will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING can be completed online

Select five courses from the Mechanical Engineering program 535.xxx. The advisor from the concentration will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses.

OPTICS AND PHOTONICS

CORE COURSES

Plus one additional Electrical and Computer Engineering (525.xxx) course with advisor approval (one course outside of the program may be taken provided it has significant technical content).

RF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING

CORE COURSES

Plus one additional Electrical and Computer Engineering (525.xxx) course with advisor approval (courses outside of the program may be taken provided they have significant technical content).

Program News

Top Instructors Receive 2016 Faculty Awards
April 5, 2016

During a faculty meeting held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on March 16, we honored twelve Johns Hopkins Engineering instructors for their dedication and innovation in the classroom.

Balancing teaching with their own careers, our instructors work tirelessly to provide an educational experience that is both challenging and highly relevant for today's students.

APL Named One of World's Most Innovative Companies
February 26, 2016

Fast Company magazine recently named the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as one of the world's most innovative companies of 2016 for building the bionic man, one arm at a time.

High Rankings from U.S. News & World Report for Online Master's Programs in Engineering and IT
January 21, 2016

The online graduate programs at Johns Hopkins Engineering maintained high rankings from U.S. News & World Report this year.

In the new report, released January 12, 2016, Johns Hopkins Engineering secured #11 in the overall Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs rankings, up one spot from last year.