Mar 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 

Engineering Management [M.S.]

The Master of Science in Engineering Management, MEM, program is appropriate for a wide range of engineers, scientists, and business and technical individuals, who have previously earned a four-year degree in engineering, technology, or sciences. Students with a four-year business degree can be conditionally admitted to the program with additional undergrad engineering/science credit hours as pre-requirement that should be completed within one year of enrolment in the program. The MEM program meets the needs of engineers, business and technical professionals who are seeking an advanced degree that will prepare them for a natural progression into management-level positions.

The MEM program enables students to achieve a new balance from object-focused engineers to people-focused managers, from solving well-structured to unstructured problems, from managing single aspects to multi-aspect issues, and from perfectionism to outcome satisfaction. Using a balanced approach to quantitative and qualitative concepts, the MEM program, at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), is designed to meet the needs of engineers and technical professionals, to learn the management skill set needed to manage engineering projects and human resources. The MEM Program concentrates on engineering and technical project management from a managerial perspective, engineering process management, planning design and manufacturing, engineering resource management and systems, and enterprise integration. The program also provides an opportunity to acquire leadership skills in quality and lean enterprise systems. Knowledge in these areas helps engineers and technical specialists to do their current jobs more effectively while earning a graduate degree that is often necessary for promotion to management-level positions.

Our MEM program is offered entirely online. By offering the fully online program, our MEM program caters to the needs of professionals who are busy with both their careers and personal life and may be unable to schedule the time to attend classes on campus - military personnel also have appreciated the availability of all online classes from outside the country. In addition to earning an advanced degree in Engineering Management, many of our MEM students attain professional certification in one or more specialty areas of Engineering Management.

Our MEM program is a 36-credit-hour program and requires only coursework.

This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.


This program is available online. International applicants should check with International Admissions or program advisor before applying.


Program Admission

Full Admission

Applicants must:

  1. Meet the degree admission requirements of the Graduate School;
  2. Earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7. (Applicants with below a 2.7 - See Conditional Admission info below)
  3. Have a technical- or industrial-related undergraduate degree (i.e., science, engineering, technology, or business);
  4. Submit a Personal Statement;
  5. In the case of international students, meet the University and program TOEFL requirements before being accepted into the program. See the Graduate School’s website for specific minimum TOEFL score requirements.

The demand for the program is very high. Admission is competitive, with top applicants selected upon periodic review of the pool of applicants submitted to EMU.

Pre-Admission - Students with a Bachelor’s degree may enroll in a limited number of graduate courses as a graduate non-degree student prior to degree admission.

Conditional Admission - Conditional admission status may be granted in special cases, such as to students who are currently in the last year of their undergraduate program.  Conditional admission may also be granted to students who have graduated from a non-accredited institution, or who may have earned an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.7. Such students may seek degree admission after completing nine hours of graduate-level work, as specified by the department, with a 3.0 GPA.

Application Deadlines

Fall - International applicants (June 30), All other applicants (July 30)

Winter - International applicants (October 30), All other applicants (November 30)

Summer - International applicants (Not Accepted), All other applicants (March 30) 

School Information

Engineering Philip Rufe, Interim Director | 101 King Hall, 734.487.0354,​

Advisor Information

Muhammed Ahmed, Program Coordinator, Ph.D., 101 King Hall, 734.487.2040,

Bryan Booker, Ph.D., 101 King Hall, 734.487.2040,

Emadeddin Tanbour, Ph.D., 101 King Hall, 734.487.2040,

Degree Requirements: 36 hours