The Engineering Management Program (EMP) is a technically-based management and leadership program for the engineering and technical fields that prepares students for early to mid-career positions in a variety of industries. It’s designed for students who are looking to advance in management, successfully contribute to the overall business or venture, and develop their leadership skills.
A master’s degree, minor or certificate in engineering management is an excellent way for rising managers to develop management skills and become effective leaders in their organizations. Unlike a traditional MBA program, the ME in engineering management emphasizes skills specifically required in technology and engineering-based organizations and emphasizes industry-specific examples, projects and case studies.
Our graduates work in management and senior roles across all engineering and technical disciplines including quality assurance, IT, systems engineering, software engineering, production management, project management and database engineering, to name a few.
The Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program offers a Master of Engineering, five engineering dual degrees, 11 graduate certificates, two professional certifications, an undergraduate minor, and two undergraduate certificates. Courses are offered both on-campus and on-line (available in real-time distance class participation, as well as recorded videos for later viewing) to meet the needs of busy professionals. Courses are taught by faculty whose expertise in the engineering and technical industry and business leadership bring real-world experiences to the classroom.
Although the EMP does not engage in traditional research projects, many students and alumni play active roles in research as part of their curriculum, internships, and careers.
CU Boulder alumni work across all engineering disciplines and technical industries from aerospace to telecommunications, as well as in government agencies. EMP graduate students come from AT&T, Ball Aerospace &Technologies, COBE Cardiovascular, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Hughes Aircraft, IBM, Level 3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Micron Technology, NASA, and U.S. West, to name just a few.
Employment of engineering managers is expected to grow 2 percent over the next decade. However, engineering managers in the engineering services industry (consulting firms) is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade. Civil, mechanical and electrical engineering services are expected to be high, presenting the most promising job opportunities for future EMP graduates. (source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Architectural and Engineering Managers (visited October 05, 2016).
Salaries vary by specialty and level of responsibility. Median annual wages of engineering managers in the U.S. were $132,800 in 2015. (source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Architectural and Engineering Managers (visited October 05, 2016).