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Engineering Management (M.E.M.)

The Master of Engineering Management provides a foundation and the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities required to design and manage the technology-based, project-driven enterprise. Fundamentally, the Engineering Management program focuses on problems, design, and management of projects and complex operations. The program is grounded in solid principles of systems science while exploiting the tools of management science and project management. It emphasizes technological leadership and concentrates on developing the knowledge and skills required to provide the project and program management necessary to develop and manage technology intensive organizational settings.

Engineering Management (M.E.M.)


Description


What is Engineering Management at ODU like?

The Master of Engineering Management provides a foundation and the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities required to design and manage the technology-based, project-driven enterprise. Fundamentally, the Engineering Management program focuses on problems, design, and management of projects and complex operations. The program is grounded in solid principles of systems science while exploiting the tools of management science and project management. It emphasizes technological leadership and concentrates on developing the knowledge and skills required to provide the project and program management necessary to develop and manage technology intensive organizational settings.

Program Highlights


What makes Engineering Management at ODU unique?

  • The degree is directed at working professionals and traditional full-time students with technical undergraduate degrees

  • Courses are scheduled in the evenings

  • The complete program is available through Old Dominion University’s distance learning program and through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program

  • Nine-time recipient of American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Excellence Award

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$146,290

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Industrial Production Managers

$110,580

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Construction Managers

$101,000

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

General and Operations Managers

$123,460

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Engineering Management at ODU?

ENMA 600:
Cost Estimating and Financial Analysis


Introduction to the monetary aspects of engineering projects, including accounting principles; financial reports and analysis; capital budgeting; cost estimation and control; inventory management; depreciation; investment decisions. Knowledge of probability and statistics |ENMA 420 or equivalent) is assumed. Case studies and a term project are required. Pre- or corequisite: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 601:
Analysis of Organizational Systems


This course introduces the student to fundamental concepts in the analysis of organizations. A systems approach is taken in the examination of social, structural, procedural and environmental aspects that are of consequence to technical professionals and managers. Modules covered include: History and Systems of Organizations and Management; Basic Organizational Systems and Models emphasizing rational, natural and open systems; Organizational Behavior Models; Organizational Structure Models; Integration of Systems Perspectives.

ENMA 604:
Project Management


Exploration of the systems approach to planning, scheduling, control, design, evaluation, and leadership of projects in technology-based organizations. The fundamental tools and techniques of project management; role of the project manager; project management systems; project selection; project life cycle; project monitoring and control; project management evaluation and auditing; project risk and failure analysis; contextual nature of project management; project knowledge.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Engineering Management at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Engineering Management program in Engineering Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited program in engineering or engineering technology with a GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) or better.

  • Students who hold bachelor's degrees in other disciplines may be considered for admission based on transcript evidence of applicable engineering fundamentals, physics and calculus courses.

  • Students with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.00 on the required undergraduate degrees may be admitted provisionally based on their academic preparation, work experience, or professional society certification. GRE scores may be requested and be in the 60th percentile or higher.

  • A minimum score of 550 on university-level TOEFL scores for all international students when English is not their first language.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Financial Aid


Financial aid is available to graduate students at Old Dominion University. Financial aid may be available in the form of University fellowships, tuition grants, and research assistantships. In addition to the financial aid offered by the University, graduate students may be eligible for aid and student loans administered by other agencies. For information about part-time employment, scholarships, and student loans, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Next Steps


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Graduate Program Director


Name:

Teddy Cotter


Location:

2101-I ENGINEERING SYSTEMS BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3758


For General Inquiries:

emse@odu.edu


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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