What is the online Master of Engineering Management?
The online Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from Ohio University is an advanced degree for engineers who want to move into leadership of technical teams, departments, and organizations. As an MEM student, you can 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?
An advanced degree program for engineers who want to become leaders without losing their foundation in engineering, the online Master of Engineering Management from Ohio University focuses on leadership and management skills and their direct relationship to engineering process improvement, project management, effective communication, and 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 a completely 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 MEM 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 have a strong background in physical science and desire to excel in the design, implementation, and management of technology.
Dr.Ron Lewis, Ph.D.
Industry Outlook and Career Opportunities
Engineering managers are employed in a number of different industries, from manufacturing and architecture to mining, scientific research, and government. Though the engineering services industry is projected to grow by 21% by 2022*, you can expect strong competition for openings. Education and experience are crucial distinguishing factors.
In a management role, you may be expected to lead research and development teams to discover new processes, ensure sound methodology, check the technical accuracy of your team’s work, and manage a project’s budget and timeline effectively.
Average wages for engineering managers vary depending on the industry, your experience, and your education, among other factors. The national average annual salary for engineering managers is $122,810*.
*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Our Graduate Stories
As a graduate of the Master in 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 2013-2014 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, ’14 graduate
“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, ’14 graduate
“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, ’16 graduate candidate