Program Overview


Supply chain engineering and management is one of the fastest growing areas of employment today. As the global economy becomes increasingly interconnected, firms and organizations demand graduates who are prepared to manage the flows of goods, information, and materials across and within firms and countries.

Students graduating from NC State’s Master of Supply Chain Engineering and Management (MSCEM) program will have a working knowledge of engineering principles and tools, coupled with business principles focused on supply chain management.


The MSCEM program is designed to develop professionals who are familiar with the quantitative tools employed in supply chain analysis and planning, and who are capable of interfacing effectively with both business and technical professionals.

Qualified candidates will have earned, by the program enrollment date, an undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a related discipline that requires a strong mathematics background.  They will also express a clear desire to pursue a career in supply chain management, operations or logistics.

Program Design

The MSCEM program is offered through a partnership between NC State’s Poole College of Management and the College of Engineering’s Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Still, the program is delivered in a focused manner that leads to completion of a Master’s degree in only about 12 months, or three academic semesters, starting in the Fall semester and leading to graduation in the following August.

Coursework is focused on a combination of business management, mathematics, and engineering topics, coupled with an experiential component provided by the required practicum course.