Available 100% online Credit Hours Tuition Application Deadline Test Requirements
Yes 30 credits $439/cr. in-state and $549/cr. out-of-state* Rolling Admission GRE for Aerospace Engineering track only

*This special E-Tuition Rate applies to out-of-state students enrolled in a fully online degree or certificate program.

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Program Requirements (30 credits)

The PSM consists of 15 credits of engineering courses, nine credits of business courses, and six credits of applied field experience.

Required courses:

  • GEE 486: Advanced Project Management (3 credits)
  • GEE 694: Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business Internship (6 credits)

Students must complete an additional 12 credits of approved advanced engineering courses and 9 credits of approved business or economics courses. With permission, other courses may be substituted for those listed for a track. Prior graduate courses that have been taken by students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Aerospace Engineering Concentration

  • MEE 445: Aeronautics
  • MEE 446: Astronautics
  • MEE 547: Flight Dynamics and Control of Aircraft
  • MEE 548: Spacecraft Orbit and Attitude Dynamics and Control

Surveying Engineering Concentration

  • SVT 501: Advanced Adjustment Computations
  • SIE 509: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • SVT 511: Geodetic U.S. Public Land Survey Computations
  • SVT 512: Advanced Boundary Law
  • SVT 531: Advanced Digital Photogrammetry
  • SVT 532: Survey Strategies in Use of Lidar
  • SVT 541: Geodesy

Other courses may be substituted with permission. A Graduate Certificate in Surveying Engineering may be completed with 4 of the above courses. The nine credits of business/economics courses (courses number 400 or above) can be approved by your advisor. Courses that count toward the nine credits without need for advisor approval include the following on-line courses:

  • BUA 400: Introduction to Accounting
  • BUA 601: Data Analysis for Business
  • BUA 605: Creating & Capturing Value in the Digital Economy
  • BUA 609: Financial Statement Analysis
  • BUA 626: Management of Contemporary Organizations
  • BUA 649: Management Policy
  • BUA 651: Financial Management
  • BUA 668: Electronic Commerce
  • ECO 410: Accelerated Introductory Economics

Online Courses for the PSM: Course schedule is updated regularly. Check Maine Street to find out more about each course.

General Overview PSM in Engineering and Business

The Professional Science Master (PSM) of Engineering and Business is intended for students who have a B.S. in engineering or engineering technology who want to advance into management positions.  The degree combines advanced engineering and business courses with applied field experience.  The applied field experience integrates the new skills learned by the student with their needs and the needs of their employer.

Online courses can be accessed on Blackboard and live lectures can be viewed using Zoom.

Educational Objectives:

  • Increased technical knowledge in the student’s area of engineering practice.
  • Meet the education requirements to become a Project Management Professional as certified by the project Management Institute.
  • Enhanced personnel and financial management skills.
  • Technical and management skills that are integrated with the needs of their employers.
  • Increased potential for career advancement.

Two tracks are currently offered online:

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Surveying Engineering

For more information on this program visit the College of Engineering website.

What can I do with a PSM in Engineering and Business?

US News and World Report says that “strong employment rates and high levels of satisfaction” are a couple of reasons why Professional Science Master programs have risen. Engineering managers combine their management expertise with their engineering knowledge to lead their teams in highly technical tasks. Our graduates are prepared for a wide spectrum of positions ranging from the highly technical to management.

Some of the careers that await you:

  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Industrial Management Engineer
  • Senior Lead Analyst
  • Construction Management Engineer
  • Cost Systems Analyst
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Chemical Process Consulting

Our core management curriculum and technical tracks offer the engineering professional a tech-savvy alternative to the MBA. Our graduates are prepared to meet the global market with leadership, communication and negotiation skills that compliment their technical expertise. With a Professional Science Master of Engineering and Business, you are in a class of innovating and pioneering engineering professionals.

Engineering and Business Faculty


The College of Engineering continues its initiatives in creating new areas of research contributing significantly to scientific discoveries and economic development in Maine and the nation. We are very proud of the outstanding research efforts of our faculty, staff, and our students that happen right here at the University of Maine College of Engineering. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks nearly 4000 colleges based on teaching and research. The University of Maine is ranked as a high research university, which includes only 199 institutions nationwide.

For a complete listing of our outstanding engineering faculty, see their website.


“In our classrooms, you will be taught by faculty who are nationally and often globally recognized for their expertise. Many of them are consultants to companies and government agencies, and serve on the board of directors of various for profit and non-profit organizations. They are outstanding teachers who are thoroughly dedicated to the success of our students, and you will get a lot of opportunities to interact with them closely and learn from them.”

For a complete listing of our professional business faculty, please see their website.


When you are ready to apply, please first review these Application Instructions. Then, complete your online application here.

Graduate degrees in engineering are normally required for those who wish to pursue careers in research, teaching, or wish to add the breadth and depth provided by the master degree, to advance to professional-level positions much earlier in their careers. We also recommend that all students achieving a 3.0 grade point average or above in their undergraduate engineering program should pursue, at a minimum, a one year 30 credit professional course work master degree. Consult with each engineering department and the University of Maine Graduate School for more information on Graduate degrees in the College of Engineering.

For additional information on the PSM contact:

  • Dana N. Humphrey, Ph.D., P.E. Dean of Engineering College of Engineering Telephone: 207-581-2217 danah@maine.edu

What students have to say about the PSM in Engineering and Business degree

photo of Ambrose Gmeiner“As I continued to grow, both personally and professionally, I had long been contemplating graduate school. I had researched the programs at universities in my area and just could not put the time and travel together to make things work. The University of Maine’s, Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree allowed me to expand my resources and body of knowledge for relevant business, project management and advanced surveying and engineering topics. The professors were excellent in conveying the expectations of the program, and course material, utilizing different media and technology. I am very thankful for this opportunity and will always feel a part of the University of Maine family.” – Ambrose Gmeiner

How will your story go?

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