UCLA MS in Engineering Management Program Overview

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Introduction to MeM at UCLA

  • This degree combines management skills with advanced engineering technical knowledge and includes courses in business, law, cybersecurity, communications and more
  • The UCLA online engineering graduate program is the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Take classes 100% online, asynchronously in a part-time format designed for working professionals
  • Start in either the fall or spring quarter
  • Finish in just over two years on a part-time schedule

Why Study MeM at UCLA?


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The online Master of Science in Engineering with Certificate of Specialization in Engineering Management (MSOL: ENGR MGMT) delivers UCLA’s top-ranked graduate education in a flexible format designed for those working full time. By completing this UCLA online master’s in engineering degree program with a built-in engineering management certificate, you will:

  • Complete a rigorous curriculum that deepens the broad range of skills needed to excel as a leader in your organization, preparing you to apply technological solutions to global challenges and make thoughtful decisions with equity and diversity in mind
  • Gain knowledge in business management and develop skills to effectively communicate with stakeholders by taking courses in areas such as business analytics, financial management and quality engineering
  • Earn a coveted master’s degree at the No. 1-ranked public university, learning from renowned multidisciplinary faculty members and industry experts
  • Advance your career with an online degree program designed to support a diverse community and provide the same high-quality teaching and content as those offered through on-campus programs at UCLA

Program Costs + Living Expenses : MeM at UCLA


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Total Required Units36
Cost Per Unit$1,050
Total Program Tuition$37,800
Books & Supplies (estimated)*$2,163

Employment Prospects : MeM at UCLA


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    Most Sought-after Jobs

Application manager

Director of engineering

Mechanical engineering manager

Capital markets analyst


Process engineer

The top industries seeking professionals with engineering management skills include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Administrative and support
  • Waste management and remediation services
  • Information
  • Finance and insurance
  • Retail trade
  • Wholesale trade
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Construction
  • Accommodation and food services

Eligibility Criteria for MeM at UCLA

Applicants for our program should meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in an engineering discipline, mathematics or physics
  • A GPA of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate coursework
  • For applicants whose GPA falls slightly below the required threshold, UCLA will also consider other aspects of the application before making an admissions decision.
  • GRE test scores may be waived for applicants who have highly competitive holistic portfolios.
  • TOEFL/IELTS test scores
  • Required for international applicants


TOEFL may be submitted as part of the online application or sent by the testing service directly to the MSOL program office. The institution code for UCLA is 4837.

UCLA does not currently accept MyBest TOEFL scores. The minimum required score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test. For the internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT), the following are the expected scores* for each section:

  • Writing – 25
  • Speaking – 24
  • Reading – 21
  • Listening – 17

IELTS Scores

IELTS scores should be sent by the testing service directly to the MSOL program office and the Graduate Division.

The minimum required overall score on the IELTS should be at least 7.0.

Documents required : MeM at UCLA

  • Résumé
  • Three professional or academic letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Up to 500 words focusing on your professional goals and reasons for pursuing a master’s in engineering. Describe any experience from your career in contributing to the field of engineering management. Discuss your objectives after you receive your master’s degree. Approximately one page, single spaced, using one-inch margins and 12-point font.
  • Personal statement
  • Up to 500 words discussing the personal experiences that brought you to apply for a master’s in engineering. Approximately one page, single spaced, using one-inch margins and 12-point font.
  • GRE general score
  • Submit official scores to UCLA (ETS school code: 4837)
  • TOEFL/IELTS score (international students only)
  • Submit official scores to UCLA (ETS school code: 4837)

Get a more detailed look at international application requirements on our international students page.

When completing the online application, you should upload unofficial transcripts from all academic institutions attended.

If you are admitted to UCLA, you must submit official academic records from all academic institutions attended. These are defined as original documents issued by the institution — not photocopies — which bear the registrar’s signature and the seal of the issuing institution.

Instructions and deadlines for submission are included with official offers of admission. New graduate students should submit official records in the original language with a complete, authorized English translation.

If you have attended more than one institution, each one should submit separate official records.

Please note submitted records become the university’s property, and we cannot return them to you. If your academic record cannot be replaced, keep the original for yourself and obtain a certified copy. Never send a document to UCLA that cannot be replaced.

Application Deadlines - UCLA MEM

If you are ready to earn your online Master of Science in Engineering with Certificate of Specialization in Engineering Management (MSOL: ENGR MGMT), you have two opportunities each year to apply: fall and spring.

Next Start DateMarch 27, 2024
Application DeadlineDecember 1, 2023

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Scholarships Available : MeM at UCLA

For applicants and entering students, student financial support funds at UCLA are provided to graduate students in the form of grants, fellowships, traineeships, teaching assistantships and graduate student researcher appointments. Support based solely on need is also provided, in the form of work-study and loans, through the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

A student may receive both a departmental or Division of Graduate Education award in addition to an award based solely on financial need if the need-based criteria are met. However, the amount of a need-based award may change based on any other additional awards.

Doctoral Student Travel Grants for Conferences, Professional Development and Off-Campus Research (DTG): This program is to encourage eligible doctoral students to present their work and to network at conferences in their field, to support travel associated with off-campus research and to enable students to take advantage of off-campus professional development opportunities.

Each eligible new doctoral student is provided up to $1,000 total reimbursement that can be used, in whole or in part, at any time through the student’s seventh year in the doctoral program, as long as the student and the activities meet the eligibility requirements.  For more details, please see the relevant section in the Graduate Student Financial Support booklet.

You are strongly urged to apply in all funding categories for which you may qualify.

  • Fellowships, Scholarships & Grants
    Merit-based awards provide stipends in varying amounts and may include tuition and nonresident supplemental tuition. Awards are competitive and open to all graduate students.
  • Extramural Fellowships
    Merit-based support provided by national, international or private foundations. Many organizations accept applications up to a year before acceptance into a graduate program.
  • Teaching & Research Assistantships
    Teaching Assistantships provide experience in teaching undergraduates under faculty supervision. Graduate Student Researcher positions provide experience working on faculty-supervised research projects.
  • Financial Aid
    Funding based on financial need available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Financial aid includes loans and work-study awards.

Specializations & Electives Offered

The engineering management coursework includes:

  • Recorded lectures
  • Discussion posts
  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Individual and group projects
  • Exams

To learn about the course curriculum Click here.

FAQs About MeM

Students can earn their degree in a little over two years. Most graduates finish in two years and a quarter, but you are allowed up to three years to earn your degree. The maximum time allowed in this program is three academic years (nine quarters), excluding summer sessions.

This degree offers fully online courses that can be accessed asynchronously from anywhere in the world. Students are required to meet regular deadlines for submitting assignments.

For exams, MSOL students can take their exams anywhere in the world over a period of two days, but these exams must be completed in person. Students can either come to the UCLA campus during the official exam time or complete their exams at a local test center.

You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detailing these experiences on your CV (Resumé).

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