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Why ODU for Engineering Management?

This Master of Engineering Management program is available by portable media to specific members of the military and students with qualifying bachelor's degrees and work experience.

Engineering management is a unique skill that applies engineering principles to business practice.

ODU's program combines principles of science and systems engineering with project management tools and skills.

Your coursework will build on your training and engineering experience. You'll graduate ready to address the design, operation, analysis, and transformation of complex problems.

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Ranked #21

Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs for Veterans, 2018 - U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #8

Most Affordable Online Master's in Engineering Management, 2019 - OnlineU.org

Required Courses

  • 19-31 credit hours

Engineering Management (MEM) courses are available on portable media to Navy Nuclear Power School (Officer) and Prototype (NPS-O/Prototype) graduates as well as those from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School (BRES). If you meet these requirements, you may earn 12 credit hours of experiential credit toward your MEM degree.

Your program will culminate in a one-credit capstone course.

Due to the portable media format of this program, course registration and the ordering of course materials differ from standard ODU graduate programs.

Learning Environment

You will work independently to complete coursework provided on CD-ROM or similar media. To design these courses, we draw on 30 years of experience in meeting the needs of military distance learners.

Careers in Engineering Management

With a master's degree in engineering management, you will be prepared to lead in:

  • Product development
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Design engineering
  • Industrial engineering technology
  • Human systems engineering
  • Project management

Calculating Cost

  • MEM by Portable Media Tuition for Spring 2020$595 per credit hour (no tech fee)

Navy College "Program for Afloat College Education" (NCPACE) procedures govern course costs and operation for Navy students assigned to a sea duty command.

  • Tuition is the individual's responsibility and is due upon registration.
  • Eligible NCPACE and Ashore students ashore may use Tuition Assistance or in-service Veterans benefits to defray tuition costs if desired.
  • For both MEM Ashore and NCPACE students, Tuition Assistance is capped at $250 per credit hour.

Beginning Summer 2020, MEM courses by Portable Media will follow the regular graduate tuition rate and associated technology fee. As of Sept. 16, 2019, this rate is $595 per credit hour, plus $30 technology fee per credit hour.

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How to Apply

If you are not an NPS-O/Prototype or BRES graduate, you still may be considered for this program. Decisions are made on an individual basis. To be considered, you must be pre-approved by the program director/advisor, Dr. Kim Sibson. Please contact Dr. Sibson at ksibson@odu.edu to determine your eligibility.

Military service members are encouraged to review Military Student Admissions for more application details and admissions requirements.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.