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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
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Engineering Management [M.S.]

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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. International applicants can also apply to the MEM program and complete the degree without coming to the USA.

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

Graduate School Application

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For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements: A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission.

Applicant must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Have a technical- or industrial-related undergraduate degree (i.e., science, engineering, technology, or business) with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
  • Submit a Personal Statement explaining their academic and professional career.

The demand for the program is very high. Therefore, 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 before degree admission.

Application Deadlines

Fall - International applicants (June 30), All other applicants (August 20)

Winter - International applicants (October 30), All other applicants (December 15)

Summer - International applicants (February 15), All other applicants (March 30) 

School Information

Engineering Philip Rufe, Interim Director | 111 Sill Hall, 734.487.2040, prufe@emich.edu​

Advisor Information

Muhammed Ahmed, Program Coordinator, Ph.D., 101 King Hall, 734.487.2040, mahmed6@emich.edu

Bryan Booker, Ph.D., 101 King Hall, 734.487.2040, bbooker1@emich.edu

Emadeddin Tanbour, Ph.D., 101 King Hall, 734.487.2040, etanbour@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 36 hours

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