Engineering Management MS
Major: Engineering Management
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credts: 45.0
Co-op Option: Available for full-time, on-campus master's-level students
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. Drexel's engineering management graduate degree program is nationally ranked and provides students with leaderships skills that prepares them well for senior positions within technology-based organizations, international and domestic. The program provides skills for any level of leadership across a wide domain of technological industries from a project/lead engineer, a functional manager, director, program manager, plant manager and/or CEO.
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. The program is also certified by the American Society for Engineering management (ASEM). Students that complete the program will also earn either a Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM) or a Certified Professional Engineering Management (CPEM) Certificate from the ASEM society. Drexel is one of a few universities nationwide to have this distinction with ASEM.
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.
Certificate in Engineering Management
In addition to the master's program, the college offers a five-course Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management.
Students can obtain the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management credential, and subsequently apply those credits toward completion of a master's in engineering management. Some graduate degree programs within the College of Engineering also allow for students to earn an engineering management certificate to apply for the certificate, with Advisor approval, in order to simultaneously earn this certificate while pursuing their primary degree.
For more information about the program, visit the Engineering Management program page.
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 (at least one professional).
- A personal statement explaining why you wish to earn the degree and why you are prepared to succeed.
- International students must submit an Internet-based TOEFL (IBT = score of 94 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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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, students will be eligible to complete an upper level course substitution to satisfy the degree requirements.
Students may select electives from other disciplines outside of Engineering Management with prior approval from their advisor.
Sample Plan of Study
Note: Second Year Summer is less than the 4.5-credit minimum required (considered half-time status) of graduate programs to be considered financial aid eligible. As a result, aid will not be disbursed to students this term.
|EGMT 501||3.0||EGMT 502||3.0||EGMT 572||3.0||EGMT 573||3.0|
|EGMT 504||3.0||EGMT 571||3.0||EGMT 531||3.0||EGMT 535||3.0|
|EGMT 581||3.0||EGMT 652||3.0||EGMT 692||3.0||EGMT 635||3.0|
|EGMT 610||3.0||EGMT 620||3.0||EGMT 650||3.0|
|Total Credits 45|
|EGMT 501||3.0||EGMT 502||3.0||EGMT 531||3.0||EGMT 535||3.0|
|EGMT 504||3.0||EGMT 571||3.0||EGMT 572||3.0||EGMT 573||3.0|
|Total Credits 45|