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Why ODU for Engineering Management?

Engineering management is a unique field that applies engineering principles to business practice. ODU's online Master of Engineering Management will build on your practical engineering experience.

Your online coursework will teach you how to design and manage the technology-based, project-driven enterprise. You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to become a skilled and proficient researcher and engineering management professional.

When you graduate, you will be ready to address the design, operation, and analysis of complex engineering project problems. This engineering management online master's will also prepare you with management and leadership skills. You'll explore topics such as:

  • Technological leadership
  • Organizational systems
  • Project costs and financing
  • Project management

ODU's MEM program features online evening classes and is perfect for working professionals. You'll study alongside traditional full-time students with technical undergraduate degrees, as well as working professionals.

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Ranked #45

Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, 2021
U.S. News & World Report

Ranked #13

Best Online Master's in Engineering Management, 2020 - CollegeConsensus.com

5x Winner

American Society for Engineering Management Founder's Award for Excellence in Engineering Management Education and Practice

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Learn from Experts in Engineering

ODU's engineering management and systems engineering faculty are active in a large number of research projects. Many professors enhance their course instruction with examples from their own research, whether they are focusing on project management, engineering management tools, or day-to-day operations in technology and industry.

In the field of engineering management, our faculty pursue research in areas such as:

  • Project Management Systems
  • Cost Engineering and Analysis
  • Engineering Analytics
  • Human Factors Design
  • Quality and Reliability Management Systems Design
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Operational Systems and Design
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems of Systems Engineering

Learn More About ODU's Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Research

Required Courses

  • 31 credit hours

You'll take six core courses (18 credit hours), and choose four elective courses (12 credit hours) from areas that interest you. Your program will culminate in a one-credit capstone course.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$551 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2021 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Licensure Disclosure

This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.

If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state.

Have questions? Please contact us through the form above to talk to an enrollment coach.

Careers in Engineering Management

By completing an engineering management master’s degree online from ODU, you'll be prepared to lead in positions like the ones below.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

To apply, you must have an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited program in engineering or engineering technology, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, you should have mathematics coursework through the level of integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equations, and calculus-based probability and statistics. Additional application instructions are listed on the department's website.

If you are an international student interested in taking this program online from your home country, please contact the ODU International Admission Office for assistance.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

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.