Learn to blend leadership skills with technical expertise.
Managing modern teams of engineers requires technical knowledge, leadership, and management skills.
Engineering managers serve as the interface between the business and technical sides of a project, translating business-oriented goals and needs into actionable engineering strategies and projects. They direct teams to ensure they stay motivated, focused, and efficient. Their joint knowledge of certain key aspects of business management and technical engineering concepts allows them to proactively make balanced decisions. Engineering managers mitigate project risks, efficiently allocate resources, and consistently deliver high-quality products within project budgets and schedules.
UMass Amherst College of Engineering offers an Engineering Management Minor and several graduate-level options, including a 4+1 Accelerated MS in Engineering Management, a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management and Leadership and an MS in Engineering Management.