The Catholic University of America

Three Degree Tracks and Four Certificates Now Available!

The Engineering Management Program

The Engineering Management Program leads to the degree Master of Science or a Certificate in Engineering Management.

The Master of Science curriculum enhances management performance and develops managerial skills. It is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the theory and practice of management as it specifically pertains to engineering and technology oriented organizations and activities. Three tracks are offered to allow the students to focus on their career preference.

The program is oriented towards the management of engineering processes within the broader context of a company or agency enterprise.

The master's degree program offers three tracks:

Engineering Management and Organization - Developed to provide a graduate level foundation for the practice of managing engineering organizations. It is appropriate for those who will assume leadership positions in technically oriented organizations.
Project and Systems Engineering Management - Developed to provide a graduate level foundation for the practice of managing projects associated with development and life cycle management of a product. It is appropriate for Project Managers and System Engineers in management roles or those who will be in those positions.
Technology Management - Developed to provide a graduate level foundation for the practice of managing technology development, implementation, or sustainment activities. It is appropriate for those who will assume leadership positions in technology development or sustainment organizations.

Each track has core courses that give the foundation for engineering management and electives that allow students to focus their degree on their personal career plan.

The master's degree program results in an engineering/scientific degree, rather than a business degree; therefore, the program candidate should have an engineering, physical science, or mathematics degree with appropriate technical or engineering experience. Depending on experience, candidates without a mathematics-based degree may be accepted for the program. Pre-requisites may be required.

For those who want to develop their managerial performance but do not wish to pursue a degree program, four Professional Certificates are available:

Engineering Management Professional Certificate - Designed to provide specialized graduate-level education and to further professional continuing education for those persons who will assume major administrative positions in industry or government organizations.
Program Management Professional Certificate - Designed to provide specialized graduate-level education and to further professional continuing education or certification (beyond or prior to Project Management Institute certification) for those who will act as Program or Product Managers in industry and Government.
Systems Engineering Professional Certificate - Designed to provide specialized graduate-level education and to further professional continuing education or certification (beyond or prior to International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) certification) for those persons who will act as the technical/ systems engineering lead in major programs, organizations or functions in industry or Government.
Management of Information Technology Professional Certificate -
Designed to provide specialized graduate-level education and to further professional continuing education or certification for those persons who will be responsible for management of information technology resources in industry and Government.

These certificate programs provide an understanding of the core engineering management theory and tools that underpin technical management practices.

All Engineering Management Program courses are offered at an off-campus location in Crystal City, VA.