Engineering Management M.Eng. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Program Description

The M.Eng. program in Engineering Management is geared towards engineers who want to stay in a technological environment, but advance to managerial roles. Through an in-depth, real-world group design project, and course content in management science, project management, decision and risk analysis, information technology, finance and accounting, and organizational behavior students gain the technical and managerial skills necessary to become effective engineering managers. They also learn managerial skills to help organize and supervise people from different cultures and backgrounds so as to maximize teamwork, creativity, and productivity, and to do so in an environment of global awareness and concern for ethical issues. Students learn to identify problems, formulate and analyze models to understand them, and interpret analysis results for managerial action. Further, they learn to navigate this process with a broad, global perspective that considers the full range of technical, economic, environmental, social and other consequences over an appropriate time horizon. While critically important to the success of engineering managers, many of these skills, the managerial and systems analysis abilities in particular, are not emphasized in traditional engineering curricula.

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-3553

215A Hollister Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • engineering management


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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall: Feb. 1

Requirements Summary:

Applicants must submit scores for the GRE general test. Applicants must have minimum iBT Tips TOEFL scores of 20 in Writing;15 in Listening; 20 in Reading; and 22 in Speaking. Additional information is available on request from the graduate field office.


Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery and Application of Core Disciplinary Knowledge
  • Problem Formulation, Organization, and Planning of the Solution Process
  • Collaborative Problem Solving and Issue Resolution
  • Communication of Knowledge, Ideas and Decision Justification
  • Preparation for Self-directed Learning and Professional Development