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 track you choose.

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Degrees & Pathways

Focus Areas/Tracks
Applied Biomedical EngineeringApplied and Computational MathematicsApplied PhysicsCivil EngineeringComputer ScienceCybersecurityData ScienceElectrical and Computer EngineeringInformation Systems EngineeringMaterials Science and EngineeringMechanical EngineeringSpace Systems EngineeringStructural EngineeringSystems EngineeringTechnical Leadership

About

The part-time Engineering Management program prepares ethically grounded, technically competent professional leaders with technical, managerial, and leadership skills to produce innovative solutions to the vast array of challenges facing today's technical organizations. While management courses serve as the core of the Engineering Management program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, you work within specialty tracks that span various engineering disciplines or within a technical leadership track. If you are pursuing a career in the systems acquisition, systems development, or a production domain as a project manager or program manager, or have aspirations for general management, the Technical Leadership track is oriented for you. For the functional manager who wants to further develop a mix of management and technical skills, the specialty tracks advance those technical skills in your chosen engineering discipline while enhancing your ability to manage and supervise technical personnel. The tracks provide for graduate-level work giving you a unique opportunity to mix your chosen specialty with engineering management perspectives. 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. Solve challenges as effective technical contributors and ethical leaders to effect global, economic, organizational impact;
  2. Demonstrate grounding in the application of scientific, engineering, and leadership principles;
  3. Be recognized as professional leaders in contemporary, multiple disciplinary technical organizations who maximize their impact;
  4. Apply best practices as practitioners; can analyze, discriminate, and interpret data; and be a champion of innovation;
  5. Gain success in professional positions and apply learning preparation that builds upon their background for future advanced study.

Contact

Program Chair: Tim Galpin

Program Coordinator: Meghan Aranda (410-516-9907, maranda2@jhu.edu)

Requirements

Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • You must be accepted into both the Engineering Management program and your respective engineering track program (if pursing the Technical Leadership track, you only need to be accepted into the Engineering Management program).
  • 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 is required, and a detailed work résumé must be submitted.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background will be considered.
  • 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 selected track.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master's degree.
  • Tracks are not noted on your transcript.
  • All elective course selections are subject to approval by both your Engineering Management advisor and your respective track advisor.

Courses

Please refer to the Schedule Planning Information page for a general idea when these courses are offered. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

COURSES BY TRACK

Students must pay close attention to prerequisites when selecting courses. Respective track advisors must approve the track program of study.

APPLIED BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Select five graduate-level courses from the Applied Biomedical Engineering (ABE) program 585.xxx. At least two of the courses must be at the 700 level. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study. All ABE courses require previous coursework in signal processing and math through ordinary differential equations.

APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

Select five graduate-level courses from the Applied and Computational Mathematics program 625.xxx. At least two of the courses must be at the 700-level. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with the student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses.

One course (with significant math content) outside of Applied and Computational Mathematics may be taken with track advisor approval.

APPLIED PHYSICS

Select five graduate-level courses from the Applied Physics program 615.xxx. At least two of the courses must be at the 700 level. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Select five graduate-level courses from the Civil Engineering program 565.xxx. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Applicants for admission to Computer Science need to have completed a year of calculus and 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.

Select five graduate-level courses from the Computer Science program 605.xxx. At least two of the courses must be at the 700 level. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study.

CYBERSECURITY

Applicants for admission to Cybersecurity need to have completed a year of calculus and 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. Select five graduate-level courses from the Cybersecurity program 695.xxx. At least two of the courses must be at the 700 level. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study.

DATA SCIENCE

Select a mix of five graduate-level courses from the Applied and Computational Mathematics program 625.xxx, the Computer Science program 605.xxx, and the Data Science program 685.xxx subject to the following three requirements: (1) the ACM and CS/DS courses must be drawn from those listed as part of the DS curriculum in the EP catalog; (2) at least one course (of the five) must be drawn from ACM (625.xxx) and at least one from CS/DS (605.xxx/685.xxx); and (3) at least two of the five courses must be at the 700 level. Applicants for admission to Data Science need to have completed a year of calculus, discrete mathematics, and calculus 3. Java or C++, and data structures are also required. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Select five graduate-level courses from the EP Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program 525.xxx or full-time ECE program 520.xxx. At least two of the courses must be at the 700 level. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study. The seven technical focus areas within ECE may be helpful as a guide in selecting courses.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Select five graduate-level courses from the Information Systems Engineering program 635.xxx. At least two courses must be at the 700 level. Applicants for admission to Information Systems Engineering need to have completed a semester of calculus or discrete mathematics, another semester of mathematics such as statistics, plus Java or C++. Depending on course selections, data structures may also be required. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study.

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Select five graduate-level courses from the Materials Science and Engineering program 515.xxx. Materials-related, graduate level courses from other programs can also be used with advisor approval. The advisor from the track will work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses to fulfill student needs and must approve the program of study.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

All students are required to take 535.641 Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers. This course is typically taken as the first technical course in the program. In addition, select four graduate-level courses from the Mechanical Engineering program 535.xxx. At least two courses must be at the 700 level. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study.

SPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

All students are required to take EN.675.600 Systems Engineering for Space and EN.675.601 Fundamentals of Engineering Space Systems I. In addition, select three additional courses from the Space Systems Engineering program 675.xxx. The track advisor will work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical electives given the student’s academic career objectives and must approve the program of study.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Select five graduate-level courses from the Structural Engineering elective list within the Civil Engineering program 565.xxx. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study.

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Select five graduate-level courses from the Systems Engineering program 645.xxx. At least two courses must be at the 700 level. The advisor from the track will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses and must approve the program of study.

TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP

Select five graduate-level elective courses from the Engineering Management program 595.xxx. At least two of these elective courses must be at the 700 level (595.802 Directed Studies in Technical Management can count as the capstone experience in place of 595.781 or as one of the 700-level electives with Chair approval). The Engineering Management advisor will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of courses and must approve the program of study.

From the Homewood Residential Engineering Management Program, Center for Leadership Education (CLE)

*1/2 semester credit -- two courses required for full-semester equivalent

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