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 Biomedical EngineeringApplied and Computational MathematicsApplied PhysicsCivil Engineering—Structural EngineeringComputer ScienceCybersecurityElectrical and Computer Engineering—Communications, Controls, and Signal ProcessingElectrical and Computer Engineering—Computer EngineeringElectrical and Computer Engineering—Optics and PhotonicsElectrical and Computer Engineering—RF and Microwave EngineeringInformation Systems EngineeringMaterials Science and EngineeringMechanical Engineering

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 technical organization challenges.

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 thirteen concentrations provide for graduate-level work in specific engineering disciplines giving students a unique opportunity to mix their chosen technical concentration 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: Arti Kennedy (410-516-2262, akenne11@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 concentration 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 concentration.
  • At least three of the ten courses must be at the 700-level.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master's degree.
  • Concentrations are noted on your transcript.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

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 CONCENTRATION

APPLIED BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Select five courses from the Applied Biomedical Engineering program 585.xxx. The advisor from the concentration will have the flexibility to work with each student to determine the appropriate mix of technical courses. All ABE courses require previous coursework in molecular biology, signal processing, and math through ordinary differential equations.

Note: Students must pay close attention to prerequisites when selecting courses.

APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

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

Note: Students must pay close attention to prerequisites when selecting courses.

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

APPLIED PHYSICS

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

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

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.

Plus one additional Computer Science course with concentration advisor approval.

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.

Plus two additional Cybersecurity courses. Both courses require concentration advisor approval.

This concentration can be completed fully online.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING—COMMUNICATIONS, CONTROLS, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

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

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING—COMPUTER ENGINEERING

CORE COURSES

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

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING—OPTICS AND PHOTONICS

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).

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING—RF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING

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).

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

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. There are three different sections of this course, and the appropriate one that most closely matches the interests of the student should be chosen. In addition, select four other technical courses from the Mechanical Engineering program with concentration advisor approval.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Students must complete five courses in Structural Engineering 565.xxx approved by their concentration advisor. The following courses are recommended for this concentration, but the concentration advisor can approve courses that do not appear in this list:

This concentration can be completed fully online.

Program News

New Chair: Engineering and Technical Management
October 11, 2019

Engineering for Professionals Welcomes a New Chair to the Engineering Management and Technical Management Programs

New Faculty Forward Program
July 16, 2019

Engineering for Professionals is offering faculty members access to a new program aimed at enhancing instructors' impact in the classroom—whether face-to-face, online, or blended. Faculty Forward couples innovative pedagogical strategies with the power of technology to give participants the tools they need to keep students engaged and to enable them to reach their career and educational goals.

Johns Hopkins Engineering's Online Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best
January 16, 2019

Johns Hopkins' online graduate information technology program has been ranked the 5th best such program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year, and its online graduate engineering programs leapfrogged from last year's 19th spot to its current 14th.