About this Program

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 enrollment 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.

  • Careers and Certifications 

    The Engineering Management Degree will help the practicing manager of Technical Professionals improve their performance and develop skills for future advancement. The Engineering Management Curriculum will also help the technical specialist to do their current job better, and provides solid preparation and an advanced degree for promotion to higher levels of management. A degree in engineering management can lead to a career with a top salary.

    In addition to earning an advanced degree, many of our engineering management students attain professional certification in one or more specialty areas of engineering and management. The program offers several concentration tracks and focused courses that help students (with appropriate experience and credentials) attain several internationally-recognized professional certifications. These certifications include:

    • ASEM’s Engineering Management Professional Certification (EMPC),
    • SME’s Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) and Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE);
    • PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP); and
    • SME’s Lean Certifications
    • One option of our program also prepares students to attain EMU’s master's in quality certificate.

    For more information on these certifications and professional societies, visit the sites below:

At a Glance

  • Fully online
  • Number of credits: 36
  • Time to complete: varies



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Herman Tang Ph.D.

Program Coordinator, Master of Science in Engineering Management

111D Sill Hall
[email protected].

  • Call: 734.487.2040
  • Office: 111 Sill Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197