2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Management (Distance Format), MS

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Prof. Fred Carranti, Program Director, 315-443-4346, carranti@syr.edu


Prof. Fred Carranti, 315-443-4346 / carranti@syr.edu, Prof. Young Moon, 315-443-2649 / ybmoon@syr.edu, Prof. H. Ezzat Khalifa, 315-443-1286 / hekhalif@syr.edu
Research Prof. Jorge L. Romeu, jlromeu@syr.edu
Prof. Frances Gaither-Tucker, 315-443-3442 / fgtucker@syr.edu

Specific instructors will be identified when the online program course sequence is finalized.

See the Engineering department website for a list of department faculty and bios.

See the Management faculty website for a list of Management faculty bios.


The program leading to the Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (MSEM) is interdisciplinary. It is administered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science, with the cooperative support of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

The MSEM degree program is designed for practicing engineers and scientists who have or seek increased managerial and leadership responsibilities. The degree program provides a balanced field of knowledge in management theory and practices, statistics, quality control, finance, economics, information/data management, and legal issues. With proper selection of courses, technical competence in a particular area can be strengthened as well.


Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools


A bachelor of science degree in an engineering or pure science field (chemistry, physics, etc.) for admission.

Required GPA 3.0 or higher.

Average GPA of admitted students: 3.3

GRE required. Median GRE scores of admitted students: Q: 162, V: 148

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all international applicants. Applicants who are citizens from the following English speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL testing scores: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom.

The institution code of 2823 should be used when requesting ETS (Educational Testing Services) send your scores electronically to Syracuse University. It is not necessary to request that scores be reported to more than one department.

Financial Support:

Syracuse University has a variety of financial aid programs to support graduate study, including scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships. These programs are administered within each of the University’s academic departments, so the fastest and easiest way to determine what aid you may be eligible for is to connect with specific school or college staff. Federal Unsubsidized Loans for masters, professional and doctoral students are available for up to $20,500, (see eligibility requirements).

Federal financial aid, including loans, requires that you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can start the federal application process by completing all the items found on your MySlice Financial Aid To Do List, after you have been admitted.


Classes are taught entirely online. Classrooms are equipped with at least two cameras, microphones (for the instructor and students) smart boards and/or tablet monitors and each class session will be webcast live.

Online students have the option to attend the live class session through an online web conferencing platform or view the recording after the class has ended. The web conferencing platform provides interface includes three pods: 1) Camera view of the instructor, 2) Display of the smart board or tablet monitor and 3) Chat tool through which students can pose questions to the instructor and other students. The audio feed will include the instructor and students in the classroom.

Software-based labs are completed using various applications that are downloaded or accessed remotely by the student. These labs are supported by live and recorded explanations and demonstrations by faculty and teaching assistants. In some classes, live support sessions are held online to assist students while they are completing the labs in their locations.

Labs that require tactile manipulation of instruments can be completed locally if the student has access to appropriate equipment (oscilloscope, function generator, multi-meter, etc.). Students record their experiment results and report back to the instructor. In some cases student may be asked to capture their work on video or still images.

Learning Outcomes:

Employers seek engineering managers with skills in leadership, project management, product development, systems architecture, and process improvement. Job postings most commonly require candidates for engineering manager positions to have specialized skills in product development supported by nontechnical skills in leadership and project management.

The MSEM program prepares students for high-demand positions by including academic emphases in product development/design, systems architecture, process improvement, leadership, and management. Other high-demand skills include business development, mentoring, training, inspection, and procurement.

The engineering management program requires completion of core or foundation courses in business and engineering disciplines, plus a set of elective courses that focus on a specialization or technical area within engineering management.

The most desired non-technical skills in engineering management candidates confirms that employers seek candidates with developed skills in leadership, management, and budgeting. Other high-demand baseline skills include communication, organization, planning, training, and writing.

Total Credits: 36

The degree requires a total of 36 semester course credits consisting of 24 core course credits and 12 technical elective credits. At least one half of the courses for the M.S. degree program must be at 600 level or above.


Master of Science in Engineering Management

Transfer Credit:

A maximum of 9 transfer credits for students admitted to the online programs. This is consistent with the College’s policy on transfer credit for residential part-time graduate students. Transfer credits are certified after the students complete their course work requirements. Upon completion of course work, the College forwards the necessary paperwork to the Graduate School, which certifies any transfer credits (as well as the credits completed with us) prior to graduation.

Part-time Study:

The online MSEM program can be completed part-time.

Satisfactory Progress:

3.0 (B or better) average in all courses.

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