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Master of Science

Engineering Management

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Management Degree for High-Tech Professions

The M.S. in Engineering Management degree provides a foundation in broad business skills, analytics for decision-making, and leverages students’ engineering and tech backgrounds to transform them into leaders in their fields. Engineering management provides an avenue for students who want to broaden their engineering backgrounds for advancement as business and industry leaders.


Program Highlights

The M.S. in Engineering Management program prepares students with the necessary skills for advancing their careers across a range of industry applications. The program focuses on working with emerging technologies, product development, and program management. At this time, Florida Poly’s Engineering Management master’s degree is the most affordable high-quality competitive credential in the state.
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Education Meets Innovation

This program is well suited for those who want a career focusing more on the business side of engineering. It provides the core engineering foundation and carries a specificity not found with an MBA.

Engineering Management Careers

Graduates of the program will have ample opportunities in the growing and emerging high-tech industries in Florida, including but not limited to logistics, supply chain, distribution, manufacturing, and health care.


Engineering Management Careers

Graduates of the program will have ample opportunities in the growing and emerging high-tech industries in Florida, including but not limited to logistics, supply chain, distribution, manufacturing, and health care. 
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Job Growth

There will be about 14,700 openings for engineering managers projected each year, on average, over the next decade according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates will be well prepared to address current and future needs locally and worldwide. 

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Salary Ranges,, and other employment websites typically show engineering managers earn an annual salary between $100,00 and $150,000.


Engineering Management Stats

Graduating with an engineering management degree can earn you a higher salary, give you an advantage among STEM-only peers, and provide the skills and knowledge you need to advance within a company and become far more marketable. It also imparts intangible leadership, networking, and human development skills.

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Meet the Faculty

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Andre Archer

Andre Archer

Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant (OPS)
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Research Facilities

The M.S. in Engineering Management program shares faculty and resources with Data Science, Computer Science, and Engineering master’s programs, exposing you to an interdisciplinary learning and research environment that mirrors industry.


Applied Research Center

Florida Poly’s 90,000-square-foot Applied Research Center (ARC) was created as a research hub for the Central Florida region to become a magnet for high-tech development around the school. The Applied Research Center houses research and teaching laboratories, student design spaces, conference rooms, and faculty offices. The building also provides study areas for graduate students, and a small amount of administrative space.



SunTrax is a large-scale, cutting-edge facility dedicated to the research, development, and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments. Many of the opportunities are related to tolling, ITS, and automated and connected vehicles. Additionally, the entire site is a connected environment for testing Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications.



Program Details and Admissions Requirements

The M.S. in Engineering Management is designed to be completed in 10 months. Students who are presently employed may also complete the program at a slower pace to fit their needs

The M.S. in Engineering Management attracts both recent college graduates and working professionals with clear aptitude in leadership, analytics, management of technical expertise, and logical reasoning.

The 30-credit program features top faculty and culminates with an applied project. Engineering management at Florida Poly integrates coursework in data analytics that supports better informed decision-making in organizations. The program also leverages existing strength from graduate faculty in the maser’s programs in engineering, computer science, and data science to create a cross-fertilized, efficient curriculum delivery model with a focus on leadership with STEM professions.

In the M.S. in Engineering Management program, students will learn to direct, plan, and coordinate activities, as well as spend time supervising employees in engineering companies. They are responsible for developing the overall concepts of new products and/or solving problems that may prevent their completion.   

Admission to our graduate program is a selective process, and the committee will conduct a comprehensive review to assess each applicant’s promise for academic success at Florida Poly. Once the above materials have been submitted, your application will be reviewed by the Florida Poly Graduate Admission Committee.

  1. Send us your official college transcripts from all of the institutions you’ve attended. If your cumulative college GPA is below a 3.25, please also submit official GRE scores. If your cumulative college GPA is a 3.25 or higher, the Graduate Admission Committee may waive the GRE requirement.
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation.
  3. Submit a Statement of Purpose. This should be a brief summary of your research interests and goals for the program.

Please send all documents to:

Florida Polytechnic University
Office of Admissions
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33805

Start (or resume) your application.

 Upon completion of the M.S. in Engineering Management, students will:

  • Apply business fundamentals and develop strategies to address complex challenges in engineering, applied science, and related industries.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems of single or multidisciplinary nature by applying principles of engineering, science, mathematics, and analytics.
  • Apply data science concepts and tools, and develop analytical insights to solve business and engineering problems.
  • Communicate complex business and engineering problems to diverse audiences.

The M.S. in Engineering Management curriculum is a 30-credit hour program. Among its courses are:

  • ACG 5176 - Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • COP 5090 - Sci Comp & Programming
  • MAN 5245 - Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  • ESI 5315 - Optimization & Simulation  
  • ECP 5007 - Economic Analysis for Technologists  
  • CAP 5320 - Data Wrangling and Exploratory Data Analysis  
  • CAP 5735 - Data Visualization and Reproducible Research  
  • MAN 5596 - Global Supply Chain Management
  • EGN 5626 - Engineering Project Management OR IDS 5950 – Project
  • MAN 6636 - Global Strategic Management & Leadership


Make Your Passion a Career

We're here to give you the resources to land your dream internship, work alongside faculty in groundbreaking research, and to develop leadership skills to stand out in the workplace.  
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Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
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Conduct research along side faculty that is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. 
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We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success here and beyond. That's why we have resources to support you in your continued career development.

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