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  • Online Master’s in Engineering Management Degree

    Master of Science in Engineering Management

    Are you currently working in the engineering field and want to advance your career? Drexel University’s Master’s in Engineering Management online program is a perfect fit for an ambitious engineering professional like you. The convenient online format allows you to continue working full time while earning your degree. On top of that, you may take advantage of the many added benefits Drexel’s College of Engineering provides – from its network of industry-experienced faculty, to its challenging and revamped curriculum, to its status as a Certified Graduate Program by the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM). Equally important, as a graduate of this first-of-its-kind program, you will automatically qualify for the Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM) without having to take the exam.

    Wondering whether you should get a masters in engineering management or an MBA? Read on to learn more about the differences between an MEM and MBA with Drexel Online.

    MS in Engineering Management Program Features

    When it comes to both higher education and engineering, longevity goes a long way. In 1959, Drexel was the very first institution in the country to launch a graduate engineering management degree. Since then, this well-established program has branched out into the online space, making its celebrated faculty and market-responsive curriculum available to a global audience of engineers and managers.

    In addition to being the oldest program of its kind, Drexel’s Master's of Engineering Management boasts the following benefits to working engineering professionals:

    • Experienced faculty comprised of successful professionals in the field
    • Customizable curriculum that allows you to take electives from any engineering discipline
    • Highly interactive online learning environment, designed to challenge and engage, while remaining convenient for working professionals
    • Dual degree options and related certificates that enable you to earn two College of Engineering Master’s degrees in fewer credits than if you earned the degrees separately
    • Engineering Management (ASEM) which allows graduates of the program to automatically qualify for the Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM) without having to take the exam

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    What is Engineering Management?

    The field of engineering management is ever-evolving. In today’s engineering world, managers must have the right combination of leadership skills and practical engineering knowledge to make an impact in the field, both now and in the future. In addition to spearheading projects and supervising groups of fellow engineers, managers must be prepared to face everyday challenges with a well-rounded, foundational understanding of engineering, quantitative analysis, economics, and financial management. Earning a Master’s in Engineering Management degree that covers all of these bases can help catapult you on to the next step in your career.

    How Do You Get a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management?

    Engineers who want to utilize their technical skills while moving into a leadership position are prime candidates for the MS in Engineering Management. In order to be considered for the program, you should have earned a four-year bachelor's degree in engineering or sciences, preferably from an ABET accredited institution or equivalent. Additionally, relevant professional work experience is strongly recommended.

    When you enroll in the Master’s in Engineering Management program, you must complete a total of 45 credits over the span of four 10-week quarters per year, including core coursework in four industry-specific areas, as well as an engineering management capstone and five electives. The Program Director will review any transfer credits up to 15 quarter credits from institutions you previously attended.

    What Can I Do with a Master's in Engineering Management?

    Drexel’s Master's in Engineering Management is more than just a degree. It empowers you to advance into senior engineering positions such as consultant, manager, analyst, and entrepreneur. Drexel’s veteran faculty will expose you to coursework in a plethora of fields, including: economics, financial management, strategy, engineering law, ethical issues, green engineering, sustainability, project management, quantitative analysis, R&D management, systems engineering and systems thinking, technology marketing, and business development.

    What Salary Will I Earn with a Master's in Engineering Management?

    The latest salary expectations for graduates of Drexel’s Master's of Engineering Management range from $76,000-$135,000. Now is an exciting time to advance in the engineering field, as the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a 6% industry increase in career outlook by 2026.*

    Job Title

    Average Median Salary*

    Architectural and Engineering Manager


    Automation Engineer


    Chemical Processes Engineer


    Computer Systems Analyst


    Logistics Manager


    *Data from Wanted Analytics, Occupational Search, 2018

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    Graduate Minors

    Interested in specializing in a particular engineering-related discipline? Drexel has a number of Graduate Minors that can be taken online along with your Master’s degree.

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    You can transfer up to 15 quarter credits from your institution, pending review from the Program Director. 

    Engineering Management  
    EGMT 501 Leading and Managing Technical Workers 3.0
    EGMT 502 Analysis and Decision Methods for Technical Managers 3.0
    EGMT 504 Design Thinking for Engineering Communications 3.0
    EGMT 581 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior 3.0
    Quantitative Analysis  
    EGMT 571 Engineering Statistics 3.0
    EGMT 572 Statistical Data Analysis * 3.0
    EGMT 573 Operations Research 3.0
    Economics and Financial Management  
    EGMT 531 Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis 3.0
    EGMT 535 Financial Management 3.0
    Engineering Management Capstone  
    EGMT 692 Engineering Management Capstone 3.0
    Electives (Select five from the following courses)** 15.0 
    EGMT 536
    Advanced Financial Management for Engineers  
    EGMT 650
    Systems Thinking for Leaders  
    Marketing & Business Development  
    EGMT 614
    Marketing: Identifying Customer Needs  
    EGMT 615
    New Product Conceptualization, Justification, and Implementation  
    EGMT 616
    Value Creation through New Product Development  
    EGMT 660
    Sustainable Business Practices for Engineers  
    Project Management  
    EGMT 620
    Engineering Project Management  
    EGMT 625
    Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control  
    EGMT 630
    Global Engineering Project Management  
    Systems Engineering & Systems Thinking  
    EGMT 635
    Visual System Mapping  
    SYSE 685
    Systems Engineering Management  
    SYSE 688
    Systems Engineering Analysis  
    SYSE 690
    Modeling, Simulation and Other Tools  
    Engineering Law & Ethics  
    EGMT 610
    Ethics & Business Practices for Engineers  
    EGMT 652
    Engineering Law  
    Other Approved Electives  
    SYSE 510
    Systems Engineering Process  
    SYSE 511
    Systems Engineering Tools  
    SYSE 520
    Global Sustainment and Integrated Logistics  
    SYSE 521
    Integrated Risk Management  
    SYSE 522
    Engineering Supply Chain Systems  
    SYSE 523
    Systems Reliability Engineering  
    SYSE 524
    Systems Reliability, Availability, & Maintainability Analysis  
    SYSE 525
    Statistical Modeling & Experimental Design  
    SYSE 530
    Systems Engineering Design  
    SYSE 531
    Systems Architecture Development  
    SYSE 532
    Software Systems Engineering  
    SYSE 533
    Systems Integration and Test  
    Total Credits 45.0

    *EGMT 572 Statistical Data Analysis requires as a prerequisite EGMT 571 Managerial Statistics or approval from the program administration to complete a waiver and request to take then pass the STAT Placement Exam in place of EGMT 571. If approved for the waiver of EGMT 571, you will be eligible to complete an upper level course substitution to satisfy the degree requirements.

    **You may also select electives from other disciplines outside of Engineering Management with prior approval from your advisor.

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree in engineering or sciences, preferably from an ABET accredited institution or equivalent
      • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
      • Relevant professional work experience is strongly recommended
      • Strong applicants not meeting all of the above requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis

      Required Documents

      With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

      • A completed application
      • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • Two letters of recommendation (at least one professional)
      • In an essay of 500-750 words, please answer the following questions: 
        • Why do you wish to pursue the MS in Engineering Management?
        • Why do you believe you will succeed in the program?
      • Resume
      • Additional requirements for International Students

      Transfer Credits

      You may transfer up to 15 quarter credits from an accredited institution, regardless of whether you completed a master’s degree. Transfer credit decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Engineering Management program at 215.895.2354 for more information.


      The tuition rate for the academic year 2024-2025 is $1342 per credit.

      For the academic year 2024-2025, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

      • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
      • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
        • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
        • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
        • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
        • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
        • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


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