Engineering Management

Major: Engineering Management
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 15.1501
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9041

About the Program

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.

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 courses are available both online and face to face.

Engineering management is a multidisciplinary program offering a core curriculum and specialization in a selected area of technology or management. Majors in engineering management should 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

Note: Currently and until further notice, the program will not be accepting applications to BS/MS with Engineering Management.

Engineers often require more technical skills. Particularly upon acquiring leadership and managerial positions, they must be equipped to immediately contribute to their organization.

The College of Engineering offers an accelerated degree program to undergraduate degree students in any discipline who have:

  • Completed between 90 and 120 credits in their major
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Submit a professional resume
  • Submit a personal statement explaining why they wish to pursue the degree

With a graduate degree in engineering management, students will be prepared for early success and leadership positions within the industry. They will have the additional advantage of attending classes with traditional MS students who will provide a unique professional perspective to supplement their undergraduate co-op experiences.

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.

Certificate Opportunity

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

Students can 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 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 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 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: 30.0 credits in required core courses and 15.0 graduate elective credits.

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 may be waived for students who have taken equivalent courses elsewhere.

Engineering Management
EGMT 501Leading and Managing Technical Workers3.0
EGMT 502Analysis and Decision Methods for Technical Managers3.0
EGMT 504Design Thinking for Engineering Communications3.0
EGMT 581Meeting Engineering Leadership Challenges3.0
Quantitative Analysis
EGMT 571Engineering 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
Select five of the following electives: **15.0
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
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
Modeling and Simulation
Engineering Law & Ethics
Ethics & Business Practices for Engineers
Engineering Law
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
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
EGMT 501Leading and Managing Technical Workers3.0
EGMT 504Design Thinking for Engineering Communications3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
EGMT 502Analysis and Decision Methods for Technical Managers3.0
EGMT 571Engineering 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 581Meeting Engineering Leadership Challenges3.0
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 650Systems Thinking for Leaders3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
EGMT 635Visual System Mapping3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Total Credit: 45.0
First Year
EGMT 501Leading and Managing Technical Workers3.0
EGMT 504Design Thinking for Engineering Communications3.0
 Term Credits9.0
EGMT 502Analysis and Decision Methods for Technical Managers3.0
EGMT 571Engineering Statistics3.0
 Term Credits9.0
EGMT 531Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis3.0
EGMT 572Statistical Data Analysis3.0
 Term Credits9.0
EGMT 535Financial Management3.0
EGMT 573Operations Research3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Second Year
EGMT 581Meeting Engineering Leadership Challenges3.0
EGMT 692Engineering Management Capstone3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Total Credit: 45.0

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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