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Locations

UI College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

UI Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

UI Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

Engineering Management

Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Business

Engineering Management is a multidisciplinary field that integrates the application of engineering methods, principles and technologies with business approaches to solve today’s complex and challenging problems. This program bridges the gap between engineering and business by equipping engineers with the expertise and leadership skills needed to advance their career in today’s fast-paced world. Students will expand their breadth of knowledge beyond a specific technical field into management and business. Business knowledge, organization insights and communication skills will be integrated with technical knowledge to develop proficient managers and leaders of projects, operations, organizations and people.

Designed for Working Professionals

The Engineering Management program at the University of Idaho is a distance education program designed for engineering professionals who want to progress in their careers. It is a multidisciplinary program providing students the opportunity to explore the analytical, technical and human resource aspects of managing in a technical environment. The program is designed to provide engineering professionals with continued technical growth and integrate a broad set of business and engineering management courses to prepare the engineer for extensive management responsibilities. Students come from diverse backgrounds in industry, government and military. UI faculty bring practical knowledge to the classroom from experience in academia and industry.

Program Delivery

Faculty and instructors teach courses at UI locations in Moscow, Idaho Falls and Boise. Courses may be delivered live, online via the web, or produced for online delivery by Engineering Outreach (EO). EO courses are accessible within 2 hours of production. If you want the flexibility to watch classes at your convenience, this program can meet your needs.

Expand each of the informational tabs below to review detailed admission requirements.

Academic Background:

To be considered for graduate admissions students must have a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association. If the degree is from a recognized but not regionally accredited institution, the application will be reviewed by the department and by the College of Graduate Studies.

GPA Requirements:

Applicants must have a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 grade scale equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degree. If your GPA meets the minimum admission requirements, the department of major will determine if your overall academic record and test scores meet department requirements.
Note: If you do not meet the minimum 3.00 GPA, your application can be considered for admission if you:

  • have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits

or

  • have worked in the program specific profession for 5+ years 

  • have a letter of support from a faculty member in the department 

  • write a detailed statement/essay describing your professional experience and potential to succeed academically

Idaho Residency:

State residency information for tuition purposes. These programs have unique fee structures and Idaho residency does not pertain: Doctor of Athletic Training, Executive Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration (Online option). Contact the individual program for specifics. 

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Important Notes:


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If you submitted an application prior to April 12, 2016 — visit our page with specific information on how to submit documents.

Individual department requirements may be more rigorous than the general UI requirements. Recommendation for admission is based on the department's decision. Final admission is determined by the College of Graduate Studies. INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON ALL MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR YOUR APPLICATION.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    • This may be uploaded into the application.
  • Statement of Career Objectives

    • This may be uploaded into the application.

  • Other documents as required by the department may be uploaded into the application.

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation 

    • These may be uploaded by the recommenders into the application.

    • Letters of recommendation must be on university or company letterhead. Preferably letters will come from teaching or research faculty in an area related to your anticipated field of study or a company supervisor who has worked with you, who can articulate your merits. Include the letter writer’s signature and contact information. This recommendation can be no older than six months from the date of submission to Graduate Admissions.

  • Payment card information to pay application fee (valid for specific degree, major, semester and is non-refundable).

  • Transcripts and academic credentials

    • U.S. Institutions: Academic transcripts from each college or university attended must be received by Graduate Admissions directly from the awarding institution in the officially sealed envelope bearing the institution’s official seal, stamp, and/or appropriate signature.

      • Graduate Admissions accepts electronic transcripts from the National Student Clearinghouse and eSCRIP-SAFE. Check with your institution to see if they participate.

      • Current or former UI students: If you have or are currently attending the UI, you do not need to order UI transcripts. Graduate Admissions will secure them for you.

    • International institutions: Academic credentials of all post-secondary course work must be received according to the country specific directions on the Graduate Admissions website. Note: Failure to adhere to these requirements could delay your credential evaluation and/or admission to the University of Idaho.

  • Test Scores GRE | TOEFL

    • The GRE is only required for some graduate programs.

    • The UI Institution Code for both the TOEFL & GRE is 4843.

    • If you need a department code, and do not know what your department code is, use:

      • TOEFL: 99   GRE: 5199

(A waiver for language proficiency requirement (TOEFL) is automatically granted to students whose education is from countries where English is an official/native language.)

Direct transcripts and test scores to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3019
Moscow, ID 83844-3019

Email: graduateadmissions@uidaho.edu

Location: Primarily Online; some courses can be taken at Moscow, Boise or Idaho Falls
*Non-thesis Option Only

Required Test Scores:
GRE: No
TOEFL: 79/550
Conditional Admission: No

Additional Requirements:
  • Student must have a Bachelor of Science in engineering from a ABET/EAC accredited program.

  • At least two years of engineering work experience beyond bachelor's degree or currently employed as an engineer. 

  • One of the three letters of recommendation must be from a current or former employer.

Notes:
Due to the nature of this program, immigration regulations prohibit students requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa admission to this program. Other visa categories may be eligible to study in the U.S.

Contact the International Programs Office for rules governing enrollment while in the U.S. prior to application submission.

Contact:
Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123

If you submitted an application prior to April 12, 2016 — visit our page with specific information on how to submit documents.

To be considered official, all required academic records and test scores such as transcripts, degree certificates, GRE, TOEFL, must be sent directly from the institution and/or testing center to Graduate Admissions. When these items are submitted by applicants or educational consultants/agencies, approved or not, they are considered unofficial.

Direct mailing address is:
Graduate Admissions
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3019
Moscow, ID 83844-3019

Items that applicants may upload into the application include the Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Career Objectives, Area of Emphasis Form, Personal Information Form, Writing Sample and Portfolio.

English Language Proficiency

The most common and widely accepted test is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). 
Our institution code for the TOEFL is 4843.

The following are acceptable as proof of English Language Proficiency:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum overall score of 79/550 

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall score of 6.5 

  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 77 

  • UI American Language & Culture Program (ALCP) with a Level 6 Pass 

  • U.S. Education Earned Bachelor, or higher, degree at accredited U.S. institution

A waiver for this requirement is automatically granted to applicants whose education is from countries where English is an official/native language.

All tests must have been taken within two years of the semester you are applying.

If the graduate program has a higher requirement you will need to take the TOEFL, or equivalent test, and obtain the higher score prior to be granted regular admission.

To view a list of programs accepting students on conditional admission, visit our conditional admission webpage.

Academic Credentials

All graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree. For information about equivalency and required academic credentials by country of education page, use the Degree Equivalency Guide.

An official academic record from all post-secondary education institutions attended is required. This may take some time so start this early in your application process.

In some instances unofficial records may be used to consider your application and are documents issued to the student. These may be considered official after further review.  If admission is recommended after review of unofficial documents, the official records of all coursework to date will be required in order to grant admission, and degree confirmation will be required within the first term.

The University of Idaho recommends, and reserves the right to require, a professional credential evaluation by an outside, independent party. Reasons for outside review include, but are not limited to, verification of document authenticity, potential transfer credits and the wish to expedite the processing of an application file. You are responsible for supplying the correct academic records and paying for the evaluation service. You will need to request a course-by-course evaluation.

The preferred provider of transcript evaluations is:

World Education Services, Inc.

There is a list of the five professional credential evaluation services from which the University of Idaho will accept evaluations.

Precise, word-for-word, English translations are required for all foreign language documents.

Immigration & Financial Requirements

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations require that every student verify the availability of funds to pay for educational and living expenses before an I-20 or DS-2019 form to obtain a visa to enter the U.S. can be issued.

Immigration regulations require that international students holding F-1 or J-1 student visas be certified as full-time students during the academic year. F-1 graduate students are required to be enrolled in nine credit hours and are allowed to take up to three credits of online coursework toward this requirement. J-1 visa holders are also required to enroll in nine credit hours, but are not allowed to take online classes toward the nine credit requirement.

Not all programs are eligible for an F-1 or J-1. See Departmental Requirements above for information.

Complete and return the following to Graduate Admissions regardless of your source(s) of funding:

All students currently in F-1 status at any type of institution (college, university, intensive English institute) in the U.S. who plan to transfer to the University of Idaho must complete the transfer procedure through SEVIS.

SEVIS Record Transfer Request (PDF Form)

Transfer Procedure:

  1. Receive admission to the University of Idaho

  2. Notify your current school of your intentions to transfer 

  3. Complete Part I of this form (only after you have been admitted and choose to attend UI)

  4. Have an international student advisor at your current institution complete Part II

  5. After you and your current school have determined the date to have your SEVIS record electronically released to the University of Idaho, promptly return this form

  6. After the release date, the University of Idaho will produce an I-20.

For more information, visit our Scholarships and Costs page.

Engineering Management Degree Requirements

The Engineering Management master’s degree requires 30 credits of coursework; a minimum of 15 credits must be engineering courses. You will earn a Master of Engineering degree with an option to complete either a master’s project or complete an additional elective with a written comprehensive exam. Degree requirements follow a variety of policies regarding transfer credits from other universities. Students work with their advisers to review transferability of other courses.

Required Courses — 12 credits

  • EM 510 Engineering & Technology Management Fundamentals
  • BUS 513 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • ACCT 582 Enterprise Accounting
  • STAT 431 Statistics

Quantitative Electives — 6 credits

  • 500-level engineering courses that contain a focus on qualitative analysis of an engineering subject

Qualitative Electives

  • 400-level or higher courses from engineering, business, math, or statistics that are focused on management, process and/or qualitative content

Comprehensive Exam

  • Master’s project presentation with oral comprehensive exam or additional elective and written comprehensive exam in lieu of a project

Program Outcomes

  • To expand and reinforce your existing engineering skill set
  • To thoroughly examine the roles and responsibilities of an engineering manager
  • To provide you with a solid foundation in engineering management and business approaches, tools and practices
  • To prepare you with the knowledge and skills you will need to effectively lead a technical team
  • To improve the communication skills required for success in an engineering leadership role

Advising

You will work with the student adviser to build a unique study plan around a set of core courses that allows you to meet your career objectives.

Named One of the Best Programs in the Nation

UI Engineering Management has been named one of the top 50 degree programs of its kind in the country. Often called “The Engineer’s M.B.A.,” a master’s degree in Engineering Management bridges the gap between engineering and management. (SuperScholar.org)

Good Career Opportunities

Engineering managers are #6 on the top 20 list of best paying jobs in the 21st century according to careerbuilder.com

Serving a Diverse Student Community

  • MultQuip
  • Colorado National State Park
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • US Air Force
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Indian Health Services
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Schweitzer Engineering
  • Laboratories, Inc.
  • AT K, CCI/Speer
  • HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • US Navy
  • PacifCorp Energy
  • City of Idaho Falls
  • Department of Defense
  • Idaho Power
  • Walsh Engineering Services
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Washington Closure Hanford
  • Parker Aerospace

Locations

UI College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

UI Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

UI Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach