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.

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 (at least one professional).
  • Resume
  • 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.

Degree Requirements

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 581Human Relations and Organizational Behavior3.0
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, Simulation and Other Tools
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

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.

First Year
EGMT 5013.0EGMT 5023.0EGMT 5723.0EGMT 5733.0
EGMT 5043.0EGMT 5713.0EGMT 5313.0EGMT 5353.0
 6 6 6 6
Second Year
EGMT 5813.0EGMT 6523.0EGMT 6923.0EGMT 6353.0
EGMT 6103.0EGMT 6203.0EGMT 6503.0 
 6 6 6 3
Total Credits 45
First Year
EGMT 5013.0EGMT 5023.0EGMT 5313.0EGMT 5353.0
EGMT 5043.0EGMT 5713.0EGMT 5723.0EGMT 5733.0
 9 9 9 9
Second Year
EGMT 5813.0   
EGMT 6923.0   
Total Credits 45

Engineering Management Faculty

James Breen, MBA, PE (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor. Vice President of Manufacturing Network Strategy at Johnson & Johnson.
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). Teaching Professor. Pharmaceutical, Bio-pharmaceutical, and Medical Device development and manufacturing

Emeritus Faculty

Robert Brehm, PhD (Drexel University). Teaching Professor Emeritus. International infrastructure delivery; response to natural catastrophes; risk assessment and mitigation strategies; project management techniques.
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