About the Program

COVID-19 Updates – Via UofSC

  • The University of South Carolina Columbia campus will resume in-person instruction in mid-August. We will expand our online course offerings to accommodate those who choose to remain away.

  • The Fall 2020 academic calendar will include two changes: first, there will be no Fall Break and second, we will conclude face-to-face instruction at Thanksgiving Break. See more details in President Caslen’s May 17 message.

  • All face-to-face instruction in lectures, discussion sections, seminars and other similar classroom settings have been suspended and moved to virtual instruction through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1).

  • The pass/fail scale has been expanded and it is now applicable to Spring 2020 classes. See more details in the Academic Information section and other considerations from the financial aid office and the academic advising office.

The University of South Carolina’s Master of Science in Engineering Management is an executive-format master’s degree, comprising interdisciplinary courses in business, law, communications, and engineering. Courses are taught by noted professors from the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing, the Darla Moore School of Business, the School of Law, and the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies. Classes meet one weekend per month at the Lowcountry Graduate Center.

This program is designed to provide engineers and computer scientists with the management skills needed to successfully perform in leadership positions. Such skills include:

  • the effective use of people management and negotiation skills when supervising fellow engineers.
  • utilizing proper project management and engineering economics techniques to organize teams toward the delivery of on-time and on-budget results.
  • recognizing product-design liability issues from both the manufacturer’s and customer’s perspectives.
  • employing communication techniques to best convey the benefits and obstacles associated with a project, helping marketing and upper management to better sell the related product.

Students may follow one of the following three tracks: General, Cyber Security, and Energy. For the M.S. degree, 30 credit hours are required. At least 15 course credit hours must be 700-level or higher. A non-thesis option is available for the General track only.

Application Deadlines
Applications for enrollment as a non-degree seeking student are accepted throughout the year.

Program Director
Hanif Chaudhry
University of South Carolina
College of Engineering and Computing

To learn more about this program, visit the University of South Carolina’s Engineering Management page.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor of science degree in engineering, computer science or the equivalent
  • Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Two or more letters of recommendation
  • Applicants with other degrees and academic attainment will be considered on a case-by-case basis, based on management and work experience.