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Master’s Degree in Engineering Systems Management

Engineering Systems Management is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the areas of management, industrial engineering, systems of systems and behavioral sciences.

Successful engineering managers in manufacturing, the military or service industries use powerful analytic metrics and methods to solve complex problems. They combine their management expertise with engineering knowledge, enabling them to lead teams of specialists in highly technical tasks.

  • Degree Plan

    Students may complete either a master’s project or a thesis. The program is designed to provide today’s professional with a rigorous intellectual experience that is committed to leadership and academic excellence.

    St. Mary’s also offers a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree that can be completed in just five years. Following an intensive course of study, undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior years and pursue a master’s degree in one year.

  • Courses

    Students acquire engineering knowledge and leadership skills to effectively manage resources, technology and personnel.

    Course highlights:

    • Lean Production
    • Total Quality Systems
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Project Management

    See the catalog for full details:

  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates are well-prepared to pursue a variety of fields, with a degree that offers an effective blend of engineering, management and systems thinking.

    Private and public sector career options include:

    • System analyst
    • Manufacturing, production and industrial engineer
    • Project or facility manager
    • Systems administrator
    • Ergonomics/human factors specialist
    • Research and development specialist
    • Systems engineer

    Our graduates are employed by a variety of companies, including the following: Boeing, Koch, USAA, Southwest Research Institute, Valero, Zachry, UPS and Labatt Food.

  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants must have a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related discipline.

    Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree in a closely related discipline, such as physics or mathematics, may be admitted with the provision that they take prerequisite courses. The graduate program director will evaluate applicants from other disciplines on an individual basis.

    Applicants must also have a:

    • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (A = 4.00) for their bachelor’s degree.
    • Minimum GRE quantitative score of 148.

    For full requirements, see the catalog.

Financial Aid

St. Mary’s offers various scholarships, grants and assistantships to graduate students. Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or finaid@stmarytx.edu for additional information or visit www.stmarytx.edu/finaid.

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Interested in pursuing a master’s in Engineering Systems Management? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

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