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Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M.)

College: College of Engineering & Computer Science

Department: Engineering


The Engineering Management program is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the knowledge and technical skills of advanced engineering and business management. The program is a one-year master's degree consisting of 30 semester credit hours and is designed for all engineers on management career paths as well as for those charged with managing technology in engineering, manufacturing, and other high-tech organizations. The master’s degree program may also benefit engineers pursuing licensure in states where candidates for professional licensure are required to have an additional 30 semester credit hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in engineering.

The curriculum consists of courses offered by the ASU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Courses are offered on-line or in-class. Due to the flexible scheduling of our courses, the program accommodates working professionals seeking career advancement and/or career changes as well as recent graduates desiring to move into positions with management responsibility.

  • Program Outcomes

    Program Outcomes

    Program graduates will have:

    1. Graduate of the Master of Engineering Management program will be able to identify critical issues, formulate realistic solutions, evaluate alternatives, and solve technical problems;
    2. Graduates of the Master of Engineering Management program will be able to interpret statistical or deterministic models and concepts as well as apply them to technical problems;
    3. Graduates of the Master of Engineering Management program will be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to express alternatives and solutions dealing with technical problems;
    4. Graduates of the Master of Engineering Management program will be able to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • Prerequisites

    Admission Criteria

    Graduate School

    Student seeking admission into the Master of Engineering Management degree program must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School.

    Engineering Management Program

    In addition, applicants for the master’s program in Engineering Management will be evaluated by the College of Engineering based upon their undergraduate academic record, scores on the Graduate Record Examination, resume, and letters of recommendation.

    Minimum specific requirements include:

    1. 18 undergraduate hours in engineering with a grade of C or better, a grade of C or better in upper-level mathematics courses, and an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or greater (on a 4.0 scale)
    2. A minimum GRE score of 143 on verbal reasoning
    3. Two letters of recommendation
    4. Resume
    Conditional Admission

    Applicants not meeting all of the above criteria may be admitted on a conditional basis if they meet other Graduate School admission requirements. New students not having completed the GRE may be admitted on a conditional basis, but they must complete this requirement prior to finishing the first semester of coursework.

    Application Deadline

    New students will be admitted each semester. Applications are due February 15 for summer enrollment, June 1 for fall enrollment, and October 15 for spring. Applications submitted after these dates will be considered based on qualifications and space availability.

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Graduate Bulletin.

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For more information about the Engineering Management program, contact Joan Burcham at dburcham@astate.edu or by phone at 870-972-4838.