Master of Science in Engineering Management

The Opportunity

In the highly complex and evolving world of technology-driven industry, skilled professionals who have technical expertise, leadership skills, and an understanding of the industry’s core theoretical principles are in great demand. The increasing demand within technology and service-based industries as well as within state, local, and federal governments has also driven exceptionally high salaries.

The Program

Northeastern’s MS in Engineering Management ALIGN Program is focused on developing future engineering leaders. It is an interdisciplinary graduate program that bridges the gaps between engineering science, methods, and technology with the art and science of business practices.

As a student in this program, you have the opportunity to learn to:

  • Effectively lead engineering management tasks including assessing cost efficiencies, formulating strategies to improve production, and analyzing elements of a company’s supply chain
  • Solve complex business challenges with innovative, practical, effective solutions
  • Serve as a key technical liaison to management on complex projects
Jobs in the architectural and engineering managers category have some of the highest average wages of all occupations–$119,000 as of May 2010.

What Courses Will I Take? >>

The program’s interdisciplinary curriculum links engineering technology and business with the theoretical, quantitative, analytical, and leadership skills students need to address complex business challenges, including bringing a product from concept through its development phases to its introduction to the marketplace.

Core Courses Include:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Multivariate Calculus
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Economic Decision Making
  • Engineering Probability and Statistics
  • Deterministic Operations Research

Sample Electives Include:

  • Financial Management for Engineers
  • Engineering/Organizational Psychology
  • Mass Customization
  • Logistics, Warehousing, and Scheduling
  • Fundamentals of Energy System Integration
  • Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use
  • Environmental Protection and Management

How Will I Gain Work Experience? >>

Thanks to the extensive network of Northeastern University’s employer partners, students have numerous co-op opportunities from which to choose. 20 percent of students in the program are hired by their co-op employers.

Recent co-op partners include:

  • Hydrocision
  • Research in Motion
  • The Dannon Company

Who Are the Faculty Members? >>

Program Director: Thomas Cullinane, Ph.D., Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

Our Faculty Members:

  • Includes respected scholars and senior-level professionals
  • Are actively working in the industry
  • Share their expertise and perspectives on cutting-edge industry developments

Am I Right for This Program? >>

Our Engineering Management ALIGN Program is designed for students with a wide variety of quantitative and STEM backgrounds. An engineering degree is not required. Our custom curriculum supports students from a broad range of undergraduate majors, including biology, business, computer science, engineering, environmental science, finance, geology, and math.

What Are the Admissions Requirements? >>

  • Completed application form and transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Undergraduate experience in a quantitative or STEM discipline or professional experience demonstrating quantitative aptitude
  • Undergraduate calculus coursework
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resumé

This degree is designed for talented students who do NOT have a BS in Engineering and want to transition to the engineering management field. If you have an undergraduate engineering degree, please apply for the MS Engineering Management program

How Much Will It Cost? >>

ALIGN is a customized degree program that includes bridge courses embedded into a full academic curriculum, as well as additional support and services related to your transition into Engineering Management.

Tuition and fees are set on an annual basis by Northeastern University’s Board of Trustees. Based on rates for the 2013-2014 academic year, the total estimated cost for the MS Engineering Management ALIGN program is $47,661.00.

Financial aid is available. Connect with your enrollment coach or contact us at for additional details.