What do “Engineering Managers” do?

  1. Model and solve engineering problems related to the management of projects and operations.
  2. Plan, organize, lead and control engineering projects and operations.

Why study Engineering Management?

The Engineering Management is a scientific discipline, which combines engineering knowledge of modeling and solving engineering problems with project management skills, mainly planning, organizing, leading and controlling, in addition to operations management knowledge.

It is observed that the Lebanese, Middle East, Gulf, European and American markets have shown a growth in engineering management. Hence, an increasing demand for professionals with joint engineering and management skills is envisaged.

Why Engineering Management at UOB?

The Masters’ program of Engineering Management (MSEM) at the University Of Balamand (UOB) is designed to bridge the knowledge gap between engineering and management.

It equips practicing engineers and fresh graduate engineers, from all engineering disciplines, with skills in engineering problems modeling on one hand, and with skills in project and operations management on the other.

The MSEM program of UOB is among the first licensed programs of its kind in Lebanon. It was operational since 2011, and has graduated more than 250 students up to date. Many of the graduates held high positions in various industries locally and abroad. Also, several of them pursued doctoral degrees in top notch universities in Europe, and North America.

What will you study?

The Masters’ program of Engineering Management (MSEM) at the University Of Balamand (UOB) guides its students to both high quality course learning, and high quality research projects.

The program is flexible, and students may choose their preferences from a long list of offered courses. Previously offered courses over the years cover (i) deterministic, decision, and network modeling of engineering systems; (ii) project management topics such as planning and scheduling, cost management, contract and procurement management, risk management and quality assurance management, and (iii) operations management.

The student also prepares a masters thesis over two semesters.

Career Prospects

The Masters’ program of Engineering Management (MSEM) helps students in developing their carees as managers of engineering projects or operations. Thus career prospects are found, but not limited to, in the following list:

  1. Project manager on site or in the office of an engineering firm. Duties may consist of (i) schedule prepapration, updating and control, (ii) cost estimation, and control, (iii) risk assessment, (iv) quality assurance and control, (vi) and human resources management.
  2. Operation manager for diffferent types of industries.
  3. Private or public sector decision maker.
  4. Financial and economic consultant in projects, and operations.

MSEM Program Learning Objectives

The Engineering Management program at the University Of Balamand has the following educational objectives and strategic objectives:

  1. Educational Objectives:
    1. Equip students with strong engineering modeling and mathematical skills.
    2. Provide students with necessary project and operations management skills.
  2. Strategic Objectives:
    1. Prepare students to Ph.D. level studies.
    2. Link with the industry.

MSEM Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate from the MSEM program is an engineer who can:

  1. Model and solve mathematically engineering problems.
  2. Demonstrate acquisition of project management skills.
  3. Apply engineering economy and finance to projects life cycle.
  4. Acquire operations management skills.
  5. Apply sustainability in engineering.

Program Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Master in Engineering Management Program, a student must have had:

  1. a minimum of Bachelor of Engineering degree (BE) in either civil, mechanical, electrical, computer or chemical engineering,
  2. or a Master of Science (MS) in either civil, mechanical, electrical, computer or chemical engineering,
  3. or a Master of Architecture (MArch),
And must satisfy the requirements of the University of Balamand for admission into engineering graduate studies.

All students pursuing a Master's degree in Engineering Management must complete 30 credits. The program is divided as follows:

Two courses in Engineering Management (or equivalent) 6 credits
Master’s Graduate Thesis 6 credits
Sub-Total: 12 credits
Total of 2 courses (ENMG or equivalent), 6 engineering courses and 1 MS graduate thesis.

In addition to:

Six courses in Engineering specialty 18 credits
Total: 30 credits
The 6 engineering courses are transferable from the BE or other MS programs.


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