Chin-Sheng Chen, Professor and Program Director
Shih-Ming Lee, Associate Professor
Master of Science in Engineering Management
The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program develops future leaders of business and industry in an engineering and technological environment. The program blends a carefully chosen mix of graduate courses offered by the College of Engineering and Computing, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Law. The MSEM program is designed to offer a tailored degree for those engineers who would like to advance to managerial positions and wish to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for success. The MSEM program includes coursework that simulates a business environment where students learn and apply engineering tools, managerial theories, and best practices to design and operate industrial systems. Students in the program are expected to acquire contemporary engineering management theories and techniques, and simultaneously build a solid technical foundation in a chosen engineering track.
The applicant to the MSEM program must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of “B” average in upper-level undergraduate work, or a graduate degree from an accredited institution. In addition, international graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required. The applicant whose GPA does not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be considered for conditional admission. For such consideration, the applicant must submit (1) three letters of recommendation; (2) a resume including education, training, and employment history, practical and research experience (such as projects and publications), skills and other pertinent information; and (3) a statement of objective in which the applicant must clearly state his/her intended engineering track, in addition to other information.
Engineering Management Admission Requirements
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.
The basic program consists of 30 credit hours, including 9 credit hours of engineering management, 9 credit hours of business administration, and 12 credit hours of advised electives.