Supply Chain Engineering and Management | Master of Engineering Management | NC State

Supply Chain Engineering and Management

Last Updated: 04/28/2023 and all information on this page is accurate and up-to-date

The Supply Chain Engineering and Management Concentration strives to address the growing need for professionals like you, skilled in planning, designing and controlling complex systems.

Through courses led by top faculty members at the Colleges of Engineering and Management, you will cover topics in relationship building, modeling and analysis and strategic operations management while focusing on the supply chain foundations from a technical engineering perspective.

You will regularly interact with real-world companies, meeting with company representatives and participating in mock interviews.

A MEM with a concentration in Supply Chain Engineering and Management prepares you to integrate the flow of materials, finances and information from suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers to the final customer. You will coordinate and integrate these flows both within and among companies.

From manufacturing to data analysis, there are very few areas of business that supply chain management doesn’t touch upon. With so many roles and career paths, finding a position that matches your interests and experience and will be a great fit for you should be easy.


CONCENTRATION: Supply Chain Engineering and ManagementCredits
CORE Subtotal15
Take four courses: (No more than 12 credit hours may come from MBA courses)
ISE 511 Supply Chain Economics and Decision Making 13
ISE 519 Database Applications in Industrial and Systems Engineering 1 *
ISE 535 Python Programming for Industrial & Systems Engineers 1 *3
ISE 552 Design and Control of Production and Service Systems 13
ISE 553 Modeling and Analysis of Supply Chains 13
ISE 754 Logistics Engineering 1
MBA 541 Supply Chain Relationships 13
MBA 543 Planning and Control Systems 13
MBA 544 Operations Analysis 13
MBA 546 Strategic Operations Management 13
Take one course:
EM 675 Engineering Management Masters Project
(or substitute practicum with approval)
MBA 549 Supply Chain Management Practicum 1
(or substitute practicum with approval)

1 Course taught both on-campus and online.

* You can NOT use both ISE 519 and ISE 535 toward this concentration

The Master of Engineering Management with a supply chain concentration helps you gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Build relationships with suppliers
  • Manage the flow of information
  • Understand how each department within an industry must work together to be successful
  • Use an analytical approach for complicated situations in the process and make decisions for success
  • Organize sourcing processes, negotiate contracts, evaluate options, analyze a process, service or production process, and design and deliver a network.

This degree program prepares you for a complete list of tasks, including:

  • Collecting, storing, processing and analyzing data
  • Reporting detailed statistics and patterns
  • Drawing conclusions and insights
  • Making actionable recommendations