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
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.*
Average Median Salary*
Architectural and Engineering Manager
Chemical Processes Engineer
Computer Systems Analyst
*Data from Wanted Analytics, Occupational Search, 2018
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.
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.
|Leading and Managing Technical Workers
|Analysis and Decision Methods for Technical Managers
|Design Thinking for Engineering Communications
|Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
|Statistical Data Analysis *
|Economics and Financial Management
|Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis
|Engineering Management Capstone
|Engineering Management Capstone
|Electives (Select five from the following courses)**
|Advanced Financial Management for Engineers
|Systems Thinking for Leaders
|Marketing & Business Development
|Marketing: Identifying Customer Needs
|New Product Conceptualization, Justification, and Implementation
|Value Creation through New Product Development
|Sustainable Business Practices for Engineers
|Engineering Project Management
|Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control
|Global Engineering Project Management
|Systems Engineering & Systems Thinking
|Visual System Mapping
|Systems Engineering Management
|Systems Engineering Analysis
|Modeling, Simulation and Other Tools
|Engineering Law & Ethics
|Ethics & Business Practices for Engineers
|Other Approved Electives
|Systems Engineering Process
|Systems Engineering Tools
|Global Sustainment and Integrated Logistics
|Integrated Risk Management
|Engineering Supply Chain Systems
|Systems Reliability Engineering
|Systems Reliability, Availability, & Maintainability Analysis
|Statistical Modeling & Experimental Design
|Systems Engineering Design
|Systems Architecture Development
|Software Systems Engineering
|Systems Integration and Test
*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.
- 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
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?
- Additional requirements for International Students
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 2023-2024 is $1342 per credit.
For the academic year 2023-2024, 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 Alumni, Military 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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