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ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT M.S.

May 13, 2024

Next Start Date

10

Courses Required

$715

Cost Per Credit Hour

30

Total Credit Hours

Online Asynchronous

Learning Format

Manage Engineering Operations

The Master of Science in Engineering Management program, offered by the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, prepares students to manage large engineering operations and brings together topics from across several fields to help them develop the leadership skills necessary to address contemporary professional challenges and solve complex operational problems. Students may pursue this degree directly from their undergraduate program, but it is also available to working professionals looking for professional development opportunities.

The Master of Science in Engineering Management is a fully online, asynchronous degree program and consists of 8-week courses. All degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student’s advisor, in conjunction with the Advising and Examining Committee (AEC), will be responsible for determining the plan of study appropriate to each student’s needs, in order to provide the necessary support to prepare them for their careers.


Two Engineering Managers discussing a project.

The graduates of the program will build upon their prior engineering education and/or professional experience, to strengthen their ability to effectively manage business operations, projects, and teams. They will practice holistic learning on a continual basis to acquire skills that are necessary to promote innovation, creative solutions, and diversity.

They will apply specialized knowledge to address contemporary professional challenges and solve complex operational problems to improve business processes, with many emerging as the leaders of tomorrow.

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Engineering Management M.S. Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (out of a possible 4.0)
  • Applicants with a cumulative grade point average of less than 3.00 may be considered for admission if they have at least two years of professional experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree from an engineering department, or from physics, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics, or a similar technical or science program. In general, a degree in one of the “hard” science programs is required with at least two years of calculus or equivalent mathematics
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts of all previous college coursework
  • Applicants must submit a statement of purpose explaining the role that the MSEM degree would play in their long-term career aspirations
  • Applicants must submit a detailed resume to highlight prior education and professional experience

Admissions

  • Pay graduate application fee
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous college coursework
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose explaining the role that the MSEM degree would play in your long-term career aspirations
  • Submit a detailed resume to highlight prior education and professional experience
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and
    1. Mail to:
      WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
      One Waterfront Place
      PO Box 6510
      Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
    2. or Email to: GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu

English Language Proficiency

Generally, applicants whose first language is not English must submit adequate TOEFL or IELTS results before an application can be considered for admission to WVU:

  • TOEFL Internet-Based = 79
  • TOEFL Paper-Based = 550
  • IELTS = 6.5

Applicants who have received a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand or Australia need not submit TOEFL/IELTS results.

However, applicants having only a master’s degree from an accredited US college or university must still provide acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores.

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Faculty Spotlight

Learn more about faculty experiences in the Engineering Management M.S. program.

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Makenzie Dolly

"My teaching style is interactive, engaging, exploratory, experiential, and involved."

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Omar Al-Shebeeb

"I strive to learn from and to adapt both the style and content of my teaching material to reflect the diversity of my students."

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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827. Please contact the WVU Financial Aid Office at (304) 293-5242 or financialaid.wvu.edu for additional information.


Engineering Management M.S. total degree cost: $21,450 – Residents and Non-Residents

Credits Cost
1 $715
3 $2,145
6 $4,290
9 $6,435

Tuition and fees are usually not the only educational expenses you may have while pursuing a degree. You may have other costs such as books, supplies and living expenses. Please see the Estimate Costs and Aid webpage for how to estimate and plan for other potential expenses.

Courses and Curriculum


Program Requirements
This is an online coursework only M.S. degree. All M.S. degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student’s advisor, in conjunction with the student’s Advising and Examining Committee (AEC) will be responsible for determining the plan of study appropriate to the student’s needs. The underlying principle of the planned program is to provide the students with the necessary support to complete their degrees and prepare them for their careers.

Curriculum Requirements
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses
A minimum of 60% of courses must be from 500 level or above

Foundation Courses (18)
Select six from the following:

Course Title Credit Hours
EMGT 501 Intro to Engineering and Systems Management 3
EMGT 502 Quality Management 3
EMGT 503 Project Management 3
EMGT 504 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
EMGT 511 Analytics for Decision Making 3
EMGT 513 Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis 3
EMGT 521 Strategic Engineering Management 3
EMGT 522 New Product and Service Development 3

Elective Courses (12)
Select four from the following:

Course Title Credit Hours
EMGT 506 Lean Six Sigma 3
EMGT 512 Machine Learning for Business Analytics 3
EMGT 523 Team Facilitation 3
EMGT 689 Industry Project 3

Any BIOM, BMEG, CE, CHE, CHEM, CPE, CS, EE, EMGT, IENG, IH&S, MAE, MATH, MINE, PNGE, PHYS, SAFM, SENG, or STAT courses 400-795 as approved by the student's AEC

Total Hours: 30

Your future in Engineering Management

Students will:

  • Build upon their prior engineering education and professional experience, to strengthen their ability to effectively manage teams, projects, and business operations;
  • Apply specialized knowledge to address contemporary professional challenges and solve complex operational problems to improve business operations and processes;
  • Develop leadership skills that are necessary to promote innovation, creative solutions, and diversity in technology and knowledge-driven settings.

The Benefits to Choosing Our Program

After graduation from the WVU MSEM program, students will be able to be promoted to higher levels of leadership and responsibility within their organization, pursue further higher education opportunities, or launch a new venture as an entrepreneur.

Career Outlook for Engineering Management

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree may be prepared for the following careers: architectural and engineering manager, project/plant manager, process/product manager, operational excellence team leader and supply chain/logistics manager.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the future look like for Engineering Management M.S. Degree?

Engineering managers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2021-2031. Although slower than some professions, 14,000 job openings for architectural and engineering managers are projected over the next decade.

Do I need to have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering?

Yes, you will need a Bachelor of Science degree from an engineering department, or from physics, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics, or a similar technical or science program. In general, a degree in one of the “hard” science programs is required with at least two years of calculus or equivalent mathematics.

What kind of jobs can I get with a Master's Degree in Engineering Management?

Jobs in this field can include but are not limited to the following careers: architectural and engineering manager, project/plant manager, process/product manager, operational excellence team leader and supply chain/logistics manager.

What industries typically employ Engineering Managers?

Graduates can expect to find employment in several work environments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics credits the largest employer of architectural and engineering managers as the manufacturing industry.

What are some cognitive and mental requirements of Engineering Managers?

Managers are required to make decisions/judgements, interact with others, adapt to changes, and carry-on verbal interactions on a regular basis.

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