Technical Management

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Technical Management program prepares professional scientists and engineers to lead complex technical projects and advance their careers in management.

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Degrees & Pathways

Focus Areas/Tracks
Organizational ManagementProject ManagementProject/Organizational ManagementQuality ManagementTechnical Innovation Management

About

Providing a unique curriculum that is designed to improve business, administrative, and interpersonal skills, accomplished instructors in the Technical Management program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals focus on modern best practices while utilizing the most advanced technological tools and applications. Available both in the classroom and online, courses challenge students to engage in real-world problem solving exercises.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to develop a technical program plan for an engineering project as demonstrated by a case study completed in the team assignment.
  2. Demonstrate the skills in managing a diverse team of technical professionals as demonstrated by team assignments of two case studies.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop a corporate strategic technology plan as demonstrated by completing an actual plan 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 engineering field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant full-time work experience in that field and a detailed work résumé must be submitted.
  • As part of the admission process, the chair or the program coordinators may interview students in order to clarify points on their résumés or on previous courses taken. This is to better understand what experience they have had in preparing projects or team assignments.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate's 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.
  • Students must choose a focus area to follow.
  • The curriculum consists of a combination of core and electives based on the chosen focus area.
  • At least three courses must be at the 700-level.
  • Only one grade of C may count toward the master's degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all post-master's certificate candidates.
  • If you decide to pursue the full master's degree, all courses will apply to the master's degree provided they meet program requirements and fall within a five-year time limit. The student must declare their intention prior to the completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • At least four of the six courses must be from the program (595.xxx).
  • Two electives may be taken from other programs with approval from the program chair or vice chair.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the graduate certificate.
  • Focus areas are not available for students pursing certificates.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Post-Master's Certificate

Admission Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • At least four of the six courses must be from the program (595.xxx).
  • Two electives may be taken from other programs with approval from the program chair or vice chair.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the post-master's certificate.
  • Focus areas are not available for students pursing certificates.
  • 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.

CORE COURSES

Students are required to take the core courses listed in their focus areas. Electives will round out the ten-course requirement.

COURSES BY FOCUS AREA

The focus areas offered represent related groups of courses that are relevant for students with interests in the selected areas. The focus areas are presented as an aid to students in planning their course schedules and are only applicable to students seeking a Master's degree. They do not appear as official designations on a student's transcript or diploma.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Plus three electives (two at the 700 level). The Organizational Management focus area prepares the student to lead technical staff in engineering organizations. Course work includes the management of technical organizations as well the management of technical staff. Students who have graduated from this program often are employed as technical group leaders.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Plus three electives (two at the 700 level). In this focus area students acquire the skills needed to manage/lead complex technical engineering projects. Graduates find employment as project managers on complex aerospace, IT, and biomedical projects.

PROJECT/ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Plus one 700 level elective. Students who select this focus area may not yet have decided whether they want to become line or project managers. This focus area allows the student, by means of electives, to concentrate on their chosen career path.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Plus four electives. Because complex technical programs often need to focus on delivering engineering products to very high standards, this focus area offers courses on how to develop engineering products to the highest standards. Course work includes the introduction to AS9100.

TECHNICAL INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

Plus three electives. For those students who aspire to become entrepreneurs or lead the innovation efforts in their companies, this focus area offers an introduction on how to lead these efforts. Graduates of this program have in the past been involved with start-up companies.

Program News

Top Instructors Receive 2017 Faculty Awards
April 18, 2017

During the 2017 spring faculty meeting held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Engineering honored ten outstanding online and part-time instructors for their dedication in the classroom this past year.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks JHU's Online Engineering Programs Among Nation's Best
January 12, 2017

In the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released January 10, 2017, the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering maintained its spot in the top twenty-five schools in the country in the categories of Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs and Best Online Graduate Computer...

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.

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