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  • Online MS in Engineering Management


    The online Master of Science in Engineering Management is a multi-disciplinary program for engineers and scientists who want to advance into managerial and executive roles.  It will teach you how to manage technical resources and solve problems that require close cooperation between technical and non-technical staff.

    What is Engineering Management?

    Engineers who want to utilize their technical skills while moving into a leadership position in their organization are prime candidates for the MS in Engineering Management. Engineering managers are responsible for spearheading projects and overseeing groups of fellow engineers. Thanks to their experience in the field, engineering managers are able to combine practical engineering experience with project management and business know-how to make sure projects are completed successfully.

    What can I do with a Masters in Engineering Management?

    Armed with a mix of business and technical skills, students graduating with a masters in engineering management have multiple career routes open to them. While moving into a more senior engineering position is an option, graduates also find jobs as consultants, managers and analysts, among other positions. For aspiring entrepreneurs, the degree will help prepare you to break out and start your own business. The average yearly salary for an engineering manager is $76,000 - $131,000.

    Online Open House

    Join us on Wednesday, February 7th from 7 - 8 p.m. EST to learn more about the program and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!

    Dual Degree Options

    With our dual degree program, you can earn your MS in Engineering Management at the same time as any other master’s degree within the College of Engineering. This allows you to graduate with two master’s degree for a significantly reduced number of credits.

    Program Features

    • Established in 1959 as the first graduate engineering management program in the nation
    • An experienced faculty comprised of successful professionals in the field
    • Customizable curriculum allows you to take electives from any engineering discipline
    • A highly interactive online learning environment designed to challenge and engage students, while remaining convenient for working professionals
    • Engaging and practical coursework in:
      • Economics, Financial Management and Strategy
      • Engineering Law
      • Engineering Management
      • Ethical Issues
      • Green Engineering and Sustainability Opportunities
      • Project Management
      • Quantitative Analysis
      • R & D Management
      • Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking
      • Technology Marketing and Business Development

    Interested in specializing in a particular discipline? Drexel University has a number of Graduate Minors that can be taken online along with your master’s degree. Learn more.

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    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. 

    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 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
    Electives (Select five from the following courses)**15.0 
    EGMT 536
    Advanced Financial Management for Engineers 
    EGMT 650
    Engineering Leadership 
    Marketing & Business Development 
    EGMT 614
    Marketing: Identifying Customer Needs 
    EGMT 615
    Product Conceptualization and Development 
    EGMT 616
    Technology Conceptualization and Development 
    EGMT 660
    Sustainable Business Practices for Engineers 
    Project Management 
    EGMT 620
    Engineering Project Management 
    EGMT 625
    Project Planning, Scheduling and Control 
    EGMT 630
    Global Engineering Project Management 
    Systems Engineering & Systems Thinking 
    EGMT 635
    Visual System Mapping 
    SYSE 685
    Systems Engineering Management 
    SYSE 688
    Systems Engineering Analysis I 
    SYSE 690
    Systems Engineering Analysis II 
    Engineering Law & Ethics 
    EGMT 610
    Ethics & Business Practices for Engineers 
    EGMT 652
    Engineering Law 
    Other Approved Electives 
    SYSE 510
    Systems Engineering Process 
    SYSE 511
    Systems Engineering Tools 
    SYSE 520
    Sustainment and Integrated Logistics 
    SYSE 521
    Integrated Risk Management 
    SYSE 522
    Supply Chain Systems Engineering 
    SYSE 523
    Systems Reliability Engineering 
    SYSE 524
    Systems Reliability, Availability & Maintainability Analysis 
    SYSE 525
    Statistical Modeling & Experimental Design 
    SYSE 530
    Systems Engineering Design 
    SYSE 531
    Systems Architecture Development 
    SYSE 532
    Software Systems Engineering 
    SYSE 533
    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, 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.

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree in engineering or sciences, preferably from an ABET accredited institution in the US or an equivalent institution abroad
      • Undergraduate degrees from non-ABET accredited institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
    • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience are recommended, but not required

    Required Documents

    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?
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Transfer Credits

    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 2017-2018 is $1228 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • All students must contact 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.


    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2017

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

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