Engineering Management

Major: Engineering Management
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 15.1501
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9041

About the Program

The Engineering Management Program is designed to provide the background in management science necessary to advance from purely technical positions to supervisory responsibilities in such areas as research and development, production, engineering, design, and technical marketing. Study can be on a part-time or full-time basis, and all courses are offered online.

In our increasingly complex, technologically-oriented economy, demand has risen for professionals with the expertise to manage both human and technological resources — a combination of talents crucial to organizations competing in the global marketplace. Students graduating with the master's in engineering management are significantly better positioned to meet the challenge.

Engineering management is a multidisciplinary program offering a core curriculum and specialization in a selected area of technology or management. Majors in engineering management must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, basic science, or a related field. The program is open to those professionals who aspire to be engineering or technically based managers.

Accelerated Degree (BS/MS) Option

Engineering management is a multidisciplinary program offering a core curriculum and specialization in a selected area of technology or management. Majors in engineering management must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, basic science, or a related field. The program is open to those professionals who aspire to be engineering or technically based managers.

Dual-Degree Requirements

Students may simultaneously pursue the master's in engineering management and another master's degree. Students must satisfy program requirements for each degree, with a maximum of 15.0 credits transferred from one program to the other. (The master's in engineering management requires 45.0 credits; if the other degree requires 45.0 credits, then 60.0 credits are required under the dual degree program.) Approval for the dual degree program must be obtained from the program advisor in each department or program.

Graduate Co-op Program (GCP)

The Graduate Co-op Program (graduate intern or co-op program) is available to master’s-level engineering management students. The opportunity to spend six months in industry provides a significant opportunity for the engineer in transition to management. Through Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center, students can explore new career directions. This program requires 6.0 additional credits, 3.0 for each term in industry.

Certificate Opportunity

The Engineering Management Program also offers a five-course Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management. 

Students can apply to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management, earn the credential, and subsequently apply those credits toward completion of a master's in engineering management. However, current students in pursuit of the master's in engineering management may not simultaneously pursue the graduate certificate.

Non-engineering management graduate students in the College of Engineering (including those in the accelerated bachelor's/master's program) are welcome to apply for the certificate, with advisor approval, and they can do so while simultaneously pursuing their primary degree.

Additional Information 

For more information about the program, visit the Drexel Online Engineering Management program page.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program requires:

  • A four-year bachelor of science degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.  Bachelor's degrees in math or the physical sciences may also be considered for provisional admission.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.  If any other graduate work has been completed, the average GPA must be at least 3.0.
  • Complete graduate school application.
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation, professional or academic (professional preferred).
  • Resume
  • A 750-word essay on one of two prompts: technical analysis problem or human resource problem (details of each problem are included in the essay tab of the online application).
  • International students must submit an Internet-based TOEFL (IBT = score of 100 or higher).

At least three years of relevant professional work experience are recommended, but not required.

Interested students should complete the Drexel University Online admission application for admission into this online program.

Degree Requirements

The master's in engineering management degree requires 45.0 credits, including 30.0 credits in required core courses and 15.0 graduate elective credits. These electives may be taken in other colleges at Drexel consistent with the plan of study and any required prerequisites.

Students may take their required elective credits from any graduate-level course(s) in engineering, business, or another college for which they have adequate preparation and can obtain approvals from the college and the engineering management program.

All candidates are encouraged to discuss areas of interest with the program advisor and to develop a proposed plan of study during the early stages of the program.

Note:  Specific course requirements will be waived for students who have taken equivalent courses elsewhere.

Engineering Management
EGMT 501Engineering Management3.0
EGMT 502Advanced Engineering Management3.0
EGMT 504Engineering Management Communications3.0
EGMT 581Human Relations and Organizational Behavior3.0
Quantitative Analysis
EGMT 571Managerial Statistics3.0
EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis *3.0
EGMT 573Operations Research3.0
Economics and Financial Management
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0
EGMT 535Financial Management3.0
Engineering Management Capstone
EGMT 692Engineering Management Capstone3.0
Electives
Select five of the following electives: **15.0
Advanced Financial Management for Engineers
Engineering Leadership
Marketing & Business Development
Marketing: Identifying Customer Needs
Product Conceptualization and Development
Technology Conceptualization and Development
Sustainable Business Practices for Engineers
Project Management
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 I
Systems Engineering Analysis II
Engineering Law & Ethics
Ethics & Business Practices for Engineers
Engineering Law
Other Approved Electives
Systems Engineering Process
Systems Engineering Tools
Sustainment and Integrated Logistics
Integrated Risk Management
Supply Chain Systems Engineering
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
Total Credits45.0
*

 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, students will be eligible to complete an upper level course substitution to satisfy the degree requirements.  More information on this option is available on the Engineering Management website.

**

Students may select electives from other disciplines outside of Engineering Management with prior approval from their advisor.

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
EGMT 501Engineering Management3.0
EGMT 504Engineering Management Communications3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
EGMT 502Advanced Engineering Management3.0
EGMT 571Managerial Statistics3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation Analysis3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
EGMT 573Operations Research3.0
EGMT 535Financial Management3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 5
EGMT 581Human Relations and Organizational Behavior3.0
EGMT 610Ethics Business Practices for Engineers3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 6
EGMT 652Engineering Law3.0
EGMT 620Engineering Project Management3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 7
EGMT 692Engineering Management Capstone3.0
EGMT 650Engineering Leadership3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
EGMT 635Visual System Mapping3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Total Credit: 45.0

Certificate in Engineering Management

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Undergraduate degree in engineering
Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility:
Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 15.1501
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9040

This program is a superb training ground for engineers and scientists who want to obtain a solid foundation in critical areas in management, communications, economics and finance without having to commit to the entire graduate program. After completing the program, students have the option of applying the earned credits toward a master’s degree in engineering management.

Admission to this program requires:

  • A four-year bachelor of science degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution. Bachelor's degrees in math or the physical sciences may also be considered for provisional admission.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0. If any other graduate work has been completed, the average GPA must be at least 3.0.
  • Complete graduate school application.
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation, professional or academic (professional preferred).
  • Resume
  • A 750-word essay on one of two prompts: technical analysis problem or human resource problem (details of each problem are included in the essay tab of the online application).
  • International students must submit an Internet-based TOEFL (IBT = score of 100 or higher).

At least three years of relevant professional work experience are recommended, but not required.

Continuing master's students pursuing other technical disciplines may also complete the certificate courses as electives with approval from their advisor (e.g., electrical engineering master's students may complete these four courses to satisfy four of their five elective requirements).

This certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the following five graduate-level courses from the master's in engineering management curriculum:

Required Courses
EGMT 501Engineering Management3.0
EGMT 504Engineering Management Communications3.0
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0
EGMT 535Financial Management3.0
Electives (Choose One)3.0
Advanced Engineering Management
Advanced Financial Management for Engineers
Marketing: Identifying Customer Needs
Introduction to Project Management
Systems Engineering Management
Total Credits15.0

The program is administered through Drexel University Online. Applications to the certificate program are managed by Drexel University Online. For the most current admission information, please visit Drexel University Online.

Accelerated/Dual Degree

About the Program

The Engineering Management Program is designed to provide the background in management science necessary to advance from purely technical positions to supervisory responsibilities in such areas as research and development, production, engineering, design, and technical marketing. Study can be on a part-time or full-time basis, and all courses are offered online.

In our increasingly complex, technologically-oriented economy, demand has risen for professionals with the expertise to manage both human and technological resources — a combination of talents crucial to organizations competing in the global marketplace. Students graduating with the master's in engineering management are significantly better positioned to meet the challenge.

Engineering management is a multidisciplinary program offering a core curriculum and specialization in a selected area of technology or management. Majors in engineering management must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, basic science, or a related field. The program is open to those professionals who aspire to be engineering or technically based managers.

Students in the following majors could apply to pursue the MS portion of the BS/MS in Engineering Management:

  • BS Architectural Engineering
  • BS Biomedical Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering
  • BS Civil Engineering
  • BS Computer Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS Mechanical Engineering

Admission Requirements

Admission to the BS/MS in Engineering Management requires the following:

  • Must be between 90-120 credits
  • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Student in College of Engineering or BMES
  • Submission of professional resume

Degree Requirements

Required
EGMT 501Engineering Management3.0
EGMT 502Advanced Engineering Management3.0
EGMT 504Engineering Management Communications3.0
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0
EGMT 535Financial Management3.0
EGMT 571Managerial Statistics3.0
EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0
EGMT 573Operations Research3.0
EGMT 581Human Relations and Organizational Behavior3.0
EGMT 692Engineering Management Capstone3.0
Electives (Choose 5)15.0
Advanced Financial Management for Engineers
Ethics & Business Practices for Engineers
Marketing: Identifying Customer Needs
Product Conceptualization and Development
Technology Conceptualization and Development
Engineering Project Management
Project Planning, Scheduling and Control
Visual System Mapping
Engineering Leadership
Engineering Law
Sustainable Business Practices for Engineers
Systems Engineering Management
Systems Engineering Analysis I
Systems Engineering Analysis II
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience1.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
ENGR 121Computation Lab I2.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
 Term Credits16.5
Term 2
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
ENGR 122Computation Lab II1.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits19.5
Term 3
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience0.5-2.0
 Term Credits18.0-19.5
Term 4
ECE 200Digital Logic Design3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 201Evaluation Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ECE 203Programming for Engineers3.0
ECE 201Foundations of Electric Circuits3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
General education electives6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 6
ECE 361Probability for Engineers3.0
ECEL 301 [WI] Electrical Engineering Laboratory2.0
ECES 301Transform Methods and Filtering 4.0
ECE elective4.0
General education electives6.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 7
ECES 303Transform Methods II3.0
ECEL 302ECE Laboratory II2.0
MATH 291Complex and Vector Analysis for Engineers4.0
PHIL 315Engineering Ethics3.0
ECE elective4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
ECEL 303ECE Laboratory III2.0
EGMT 501Engineering Management3.0
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation Analysis3.0
ECE electives7.0
General education elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 9
ECE 391Introduction to Engineering Design Methods1.0
ECEL 304ECE Laboratory IV2.0
EGMT 535Financial Management3.0
EGMT 571Managerial Statistics3.0
ECE electives7.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
EGMT 504Engineering Management Communications3.0
EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0
ECE elective3.0
General education electives6.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 11
ECE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I2.0
EGMT 581Human Relations and Organizational Behavior3.0
ECE elective3.0
Free elective3.0
Grad electives6.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 12
ECE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II2.0
EGMT 502Advanced Engineering Management3.0
EGMT 573Operations Research3.0
ECE elective4.0
Free elective3.0
Grad elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 13
ECE 493Senior Design Project III4.0
EGMT 692Engineering Management Capstone3.0
ECE elective3.0
Grad electives6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Total Credit: 227.0-228.5

Engineering Management Faculty

James Breen, MBA, PE (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor. Vice President of Manufacturing Network Strategy at Johnson & Johnson.
James C. Deiner, MBA (Cornell University). Adjunct Instructor. IT projects in the pharmaceutical, logistics and financial services industries.
James Lill, MS, PE (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor. Director of Facilities, Planning and Management for the Downingtown Area School District.
Carole Mablekos, PhD (Purdue University). Adjunct Instructor. Public speaking, technical writing, organizational behavior, and business writing courses.
Miray Pereira, MBA (Rutgers University). Adjunct Instructor. Manages a team of consultants responsible for development, facilitation and implementation of fundamental demand management systems and capabilities for DuPont, most recently with the DuPont Safety & Protection Platform in strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions.
Fredric Plotnick, PhD, JD, PE (Drexel University; Widener University). Adjunct Professor. CEO and principal consultant of Engineering & Property Management Consultants, Inc.
Stephen Smith, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Development of online learning and distance teaching/learning techniques for engineering.
Walter Sobkiw, BS (Drexel University). Adjunct Faculty. Author of "Systems Engineering Design Renaissance" and "Systems Practices as Common Sense."
Fernando Tovia, PhD (University of Arkansas). Adjunct Instructor. Core quantitative analysis,strategic planning, supply chain management and manufacturing systems.
John Via, DEngr (Southern Methodist University) Director of Engineering Management; Associate Dean for Online Programs. Teaching Professor.
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