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ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT M.S.

Aug. 21, 2024

Next Start Date

10

Courses Required

$746

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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Omar Al-Shebeeb

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

Omar Al-Shebeeb went into industrial engineering because he was interested in optimizing processes and creating effective solutions to engineering problems.

In addition, he already had a solid foundation in production engineering, a profession that combines parts of mechanical and industrial engineering.

He says his teaching style is determined by the class arrangement and structure. It is adaptive and varies from class to class.

"I use a variety of teaching approaches in my graduate and undergraduate classes, depending on the courses," he says.
"When I get productive feedback from students, and I see positive results on their faces, it makes me more motivated to give more and more. I consider my students to be my customers, and I am motivated by their needs."

Omar says the development of a vibrant and welcoming learning atmosphere that prioritizes active participation, open communication, and a sincere interest for the material is essential for student success in his classrooms.

He thinks students are more likely to effectively retain and understand knowledge when they are actively engaged in their learning process.

"The common activity in all the classes that I teach is the availability of the projects and teamwork in addition to the self-learning activities," he says.
"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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Avishek Choudhury

Engineering Management M.S.
"My aim is to empower students to become not just proficient learners, but critical thinkers with a robust problem-solving toolkit that extends well beyond the confines of the classroom."

Avishek Choudhury went into his field of study because it was in the pioneering landscape where systems engineering meets cognitive human factors in healthcare.

"I found myself at the thrilling intersection of technology, healthcare, and human behavior," he says.

His work involves unraveling the intricacies of healthcare environments, fostering systems that are not only efficient and reliable but also emphatically human-centered.

"We champion innovative solutions, setting a new benchmark in healthcare delivery," he says. "The solutions are user-friendly, enhancing the safety and wellbeing of both healthcare professionals and patients alike."

But his role is also about preparing the next generation of professionals.

"This is not just a profession, it is a commitment to revolutionizing healthcare."

In his classroom, he expects his students to immerse themselves in a deep well of knowledge, venturing far beyond the pursuit of grades.

He emphasizes conceptual understanding over rote memorization and nurtures a learning environment where curiosity is not just encouraged, but is a requisite.

"My aim is to empower students to become not just proficient learners, but critical thinkers with a robust problem-solving toolkit that extends well beyond the confines of the classroom."

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Makenzie Dolly

Engineering Management M.S.
"My teaching style is interactive, engaging, exploratory, experiential, and involved."

Makenzie Dolly went into industrial engineering because it is all about high efficiency, productivity, and organization.

"It's a representation of my character inside and out," she says. "From the time I first read about industrial engineering on some random internet forum many years ago, I knew it would be the perfect fit for me. I've never thought twice."

Similarly, Makenzie says she has always been an educator, whether it was formal or informal.

"I started peer tutoring at the age of 12 and never stopped sharing my knowledge with others. Getting to teach industrial engineering and engineering management is truly the perfect combination for me."

She describes her teaching style as interactive, engaging, exploratory, experiential, and involved.

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Jeremy Gouzd

Engineering Management M.S.
"All students learn a little differently than others. Being able to see that and provide the material in different ways until you see the ‘light bulb’ moment is crucial."

Jeremy Gouzd decided to go into his field of study because throughout his career he enjoyed engineering and the field of occupational safety.

"Along with those fields of study, I had a passion for teaching," he says.

He tries to get as much involvement with his students as possible, because he believes this is the best way to communicate the material that is being taught.

"Teaching online is different in that the paths you need to take to connect with the student are different," he says. "The information isn't conveyed in the same manner as the traditional style of teaching."

He engages in as much feedback with students as possible, through grading comments, discussions, announcements, and emails.

"I also record shorter versions of my lectures that students seem to be more apt to watch and which highlight and move through the material as the student would, week to week."
"I think that all students learn a little differently than others. Being able to see that and provide the material, information, and lectures in those different ways until you see the ‘light bulb’ moment is crucial."

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JuHyeong Ryu

Engineering Management M.S.
"To adapt to the changing landscape of education, I leverage advanced web-based tools in online classes, tailoring learning experiences to individual students' needs and progress."

JuHyeong Ryu entered the field of safety engineering and management because he was driven by a strong desire to enhance worker safety, health, and productivity.

"Combining my background in architectural and civil engineering, I have developed a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on sustainability and leveraging cutting-edge technologies like human motion sensing, artificial intelligence, biomechanical analysis, and automated work systems," he says.
"Despite the challenges, I'm proud to have made a meaningful contribution to improving occupational safety in various industries."

His teaching approach is centered on facilitating meaningful and engaging online learning experiences.

"I am proficient in delivering content effectively through digital platforms, ensuring that students remain actively involved in the online classroom."
"My experiences as a research advisor, particularly in the online PhD in Occupational Safety and Health program, have equipped me with valuable insights and strategies to enhance the online education environment."
"I place a strong emphasis on personalized feedback and engagement, ensuring that students have the resources they need to excel in their academic journey."

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.

The tuition rate per credit hour listed above is for the 2024-2025 academic year. Tuition and fees increase beginning in the fall term of each academic year.

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.

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.

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

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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