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.
Benefit from an engineering-centric approach to management and technical leadership.
Enhance your skills with a curriculum that equips students to lead in an engineering setting.
Earn a degree from one of the nation’s leading research institutions.
Complete the Master of Engineering Management program through 100 percent online coursework in fewer than five semesters.
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.
Creating for good means making the world a better place.
Creating an environment in which people can succeed in what they were meant to do.
Designing technology to enhance the human condition.
That could mean, improving a neo-natal unit in a hospital. It could mean improving an assembly line at a car manufacturer, and so making that company more efficient.
It enables people to be safer and healthier and more productive in their personal lives and in their careers.
The things that we design and the things that we fix and we work on are really what give us our standard of living, right? Make our lives better.
We’re talking about improving the human condition and that’s one part of the good. And then the other part is that it really has to have had wide-spread impact.
We begin to understand how many of the things we do are outside of Ohio University.
When you think about engineering as creating for good, it really just highlights not just what we’re doing, but the impact it has on society.
No GRE or GMAT required
Named a “2017 Best College” by The Princeton Review
Ranked among the nation’s “Best Online Programs” for “Grad Engineering” in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report
Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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.
|EMGT 6000||Foundations of Engineering Management||4 Credits|
The objective of this course is to teach engineers the management skills they will need to be effective throughout their careers.It introduces the ways in which management principles are applied in the kinds of work students are most likely to encounter.Also included are aspects of globalization, including how culture changes engineering management.
|EMGT 6010||Engineering Writing||3 Credits|
This course is designed to help you develop the ability to think critically as a professional communicator.Learning to ask appropriate questions will enable you to understand, develop, and produce effective communication using the following elements of thought: purpose, basic concepts, information sources and needs, underlying assumptions, inferences/conclusions, implications/consequences, and points of view.Significant ethics discussions are included throughout this course.
|EMGT 6100||Statistics for Engineering Management||4 Credits|
This course is intended to prepare engineering management students to design statistically valid experiments and to analyze the results.Topics include basic probability theory, confidence, hypothesis testing, regression, and analysis of variance.
|EMGT 6200||Information Systems Engineering||3 Credits|
This course introduces students to information systems within and across organizations.Information systems provide a primary source of information for management.Students learn about the phases of design and implementation of information systems, as well as methods for keeping abreast of fast-paced changes in the IT world.
|EMGT 6300||Project Management||4 Credits|
This course focuses on the development and utilization of network techniques, such as PERT and CPM, to schedule activities, develop financial budgets, allocate resources, and control progress and costs of practical projects. Students also are introduced to project scheduling software.
|EMGT 6600:||Applied Accounting and Finance for Engineering Management||3 Credits|
Principles and techniques of accounting, finance, performance measures and decision-making are examined and applied in the engineering management context. Methods of cost accounting are presented, compared and used. Relationships between cost, volume and profit are illustrated, and related parameters are calculated. Budgets for production, direct labor, manufacturing and other functions are prepared. Performance measures are analyzed and applied. Differential analysis techniques are used to support engineering management decisions. Financial statements and statements of cash flows are examined and interpreted to assess the financial health of engineering organization
|EMGT 6110||Principles of Six Sigma||4 Credits|
This course presents an introduction to the Six Sigma DMAIC problem-solving methodology, including examples in a wide range of organizations.Topics include tools and techniques for product and process improvement, and the application of basic and advanced statistics to problem solving.
|EMGT 6120||Quality Systems||3 Credits|
This course focuses on the concepts of total quality management, including philosophies and frameworks of quality management; incorporating quality into strategic planning; leadership, process measurement and management; continuous quality improvement and ISO 9000.Original writings by major figures in the quality movement, such as Deming, Juran, Taguchi, and others are discussed.
|EMGT 6210:||Database Information Systems||3 Credits|
This course presents methods and procedures for storing and retrieving manufacturing data in large computerized databases.It also covers the entity relationship modeling of database systems using common notation. Topics include database design, normalization, and SQL. Students will build a database using MS Access as a project.
|EMGT 6400||Engineering Law||3 Credits|
This course focuses on the study of those parts of the legal system that relate to engineering.Topics include domestic and international environments of intellectual property policy (including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets); torts and various sources of personal, facility, products, and enterprise liability; contracts and issues arising from various types of contractual relationships; and aspects of administrative law (dealing with agencies) and employment law.
|EMGT 6620||Data Acquisition and Predictive Analytics||3 Credits|
The objective of this course is to teach students modern methods for data analysis and predictive analytics. Students will gain the knowledge to develop advanced queries and apply statistical methods and machine learning to analyze the data and make predictions in the engineering management context.
|EMGT 6500||Lean Thinking Methods||3 Credits|
The objective of this course is to teach students tools for applying lean thinking, lean principles and lean methods in manufacturing and service systems. Students will learn basic methods of the lean production, such as value -stream mapping, 5(6) -S, continuous flow, Kanban, SMED, A3, continuous improvement.
|EMGT 6700||Engineering Leadership||3 Credits|
This course will provide information, experiences and skill development to aid the student in creating an inventory of leadership knowledge for lifelong development of effective leadership abilities. Students will accomplish this through selected readings, supplemental videos, interviews of experienced leaders, reflections and discussions to explore, develop, and reinforce leadership development.
|EMGT 6949||Engineering Management Project||3 Credits|
Students are required to work on a project of their choice in this course.Though not mandatory, they are encouraged to select a real-world engineering problem they are facing in their job.Students will report on their project problems, solutions, analyses, results, discussions, and conclusions.
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