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The master of science and engineering management certificate programs were established in response to industry’s need to develop future generations of leaders. Our students build on years of career experience through the combination of core curriculum and electives focused on advanced engineering and management skills. Through direct connections to industry, students are able to apply these skill-sets to real-world challenges.

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Master of Science

Offers early- and mid-career professionals an innovative and customizable curriculum of advanced engineering and management skills.
12-24 monthsFull and part-time optionsThesis required
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Designed for professionals working full time, this program leverages core systems engineering theory and practice.
12 monthsCareer compatibleCapstone project required

A Wealth of Student Experience

Students come to SDM from all over the world and from a wide variety of industries. This diversity of thought and experience within each cohort allows for rich growth and networking opportunities inside and outside the classroom. Together, our cohorts learn to learn to see the world and relationships in new ways, allowing them to innovate and lead from an inclusive and holistic view.

Our students represent 54 countries and 23 US states.

Customizable Course Loads

Our curriculum is designed to be highly customizable, allowing fellows to focus on skills sets that will most benefit them upon graduation. All fellows are required to take a balance of courses in advanced engineering and management skills to build on knowledge and experience gained in the integrated core course. Fellows can choose from a variety of approved courses at the MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as courses offered at nearby schools such as Harvard Business School.

Example Course selection:

EM.411 Foundations of System Design and Management

Our integrated core begins in the fall with EM.411. This course presents the foundations of systems architecture, systems engineering, and project management in an integrated format, through a synchronized combination of in-class discussion, industrial guest speakers, team projects, and individual assignments.