What Is the Master of Engineering Management Online?
The online Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from Ohio University is an advanced degree for engineers who want to move into leading technical teams, departments, and organizations. During your time in the MEM degree program, you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the specific engineering and management skills needed to excel in your current position, create new opportunities, and grow as a respected, competent engineering leader.
Enhance your skills with a curriculum that equips students to lead in an engineering setting.
Why Choose the Ohio University Online MEM Degree?
Advanced leadership and management skills are critical for any engineer looking to amplify their impact in the field. The online Master of Engineering Management from Ohio University will not only give you those skills but also show you how to put them into practice. You’ll gain tools you can use to improve processes, streamline project management, communicate effectively, and uncover innovative solutions.
Ranked Ohio’s “#1 Online College” by Online Colleges Directory.
Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Delivered through an online learning environment, our curriculum combines graduate-level leadership and management courses with high-level engineering practices. The curriculum’s dual focus is ideal for immediate application in the workplace or for career advancement opportunities down the line.
Our Master of Engineering Management graduates rely on their understanding of protocols and project standards, superior communication skills, and leadership abilities to manage cross-functional teams effectively to find solutions. We cover concepts beneficial in any leadership role, whether you’re a chemical, electrical, civil, or mechanical engineer or you have a strong background in physical science and a desire to excel in the design, implementation, and management of technology.
Engineering managers earned a median annual salary of $149,530 as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Engineering jobs are projected to grow 6% from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average projected growth for all occupations. The requirement for entry-level engineering jobs is a bachelor’s degree, though a master’s degree in engineering management may be needed to advance to senior-level positions.
Is a Master’s in Engineering Management Worth It?
Earning your online Master of Engineering Management from OHIO University can lead to a range of fulfilling leadership opportunities in the field of engineering. The following job titles* are common among MEM graduates:
Computer Systems Analyst
2020 Median Salary: $93,730 per year
Growth Outlook 2020-30: 7%
2020 Median Salary: $97,180 per year
Growth Outlook 2020-30: 11%
Industrial Production Manager
2020 Median Salary: $108,790 per year
Growth Outlook 2020-30: 5%
Training and Development Manager
2020 Median Salary: $115,640 per year
Growth Outlook 2020-30: 11%
2020 Median Salary: $149,530 per year
Growth Outlook 2020-30: 4%
*Salary and growth outlook for all titles provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The faculty for your Online Master of Engineering Management consists of leading practitioners and researchers in the engineering field. They have years of experience in the private sector and are eager to share their knowledge to help you grow in your own career.
Dr.Ron Lewis, Ph.D.
Engineering Management Degree Graduates
As a graduate of the online Master of Engineering Management program, you can enter the marketplace with the tangible credentials and intangible leadership qualities to help push your career forward. Based on a 2013-14 survey, our MEM grads are already seeing demonstrable benefits in the industry.
Staying competitive is paramount, and 88% of graduates agreed the MEM helped them become more competitive in the job market.
With increased competition comes increased opportunities, and 63% of grads said their MEM helped them move into a management or supervisory position.
66% of MEM grads reported a salary increase of 40% or more.
“I knew I wanted a master’s degree, but wanted to be smart about it. I originally thought about an MBA, but everyone in my office was pursuing that option. I needed something different that would stand out. The material in the engineering management program supplements my daily work tasks and allows me to utilize my job experiences in my coursework and vice versa.”
– Nicole LePage
“What I liked about the OHIO MEM program was that it was well-rounded, very balanced, and all core. Looking at all other programs in the country, they offered too many electives, which could result in a very incoherent engineering management program.”
– Ed Sanderson
“The content I’ve seen in the five courses I’ve taken so far is very relevant. It reinforces things I already knew by tying it all together and putting it in one cohesive package. It is a bit of a ‘ah-ha’ moment.”
– David Knop
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take the GRE, GMAT, or other standardized tests for admission?>
No. Each applicant is assessed for admission individually by an OHIO enrollment advisor.
Does Ohio University offer financial aid for the MEM program?
Yes. Students can apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can learn more about graduate financial aid here.
When can I begin the MEM program?
The MEM program offers three convenient start dates per year in the spring, summer, and fall.
Can I enroll in a few engineering management courses without being admitted to the full program?
Yes. We offer five certificates: Engineering Management, Engineering Leadership, Certified Lean Six Sigma, Engineering Analytics, and Six Sigma Black Belt. The credit you earn from each of these certificates can be applied toward your full MEM degree. On completion, the certificates will appear on your transcript with earned graduate credit — not just a list of continuing education classes.