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Online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management

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The online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (MEEM) is designed for experienced engineering professionals who want to develop superior skills in managing engineering projects, products and services.

Offered by the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville, the Engineering Management online master’s degree builds upon the mathematical and analytical expertise gained during your bachelor’s degree in order to enrich your engineering and management skills, and expand the professional opportunities available to you. Gain the proper credentials and knowledge to take charge of complex engineering projects, play an active role in the development of your organization’s structure, move into managerial positions and increase your earnings.

MEEM In-Person Info Session: Tuesday, February 18

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
J.B. Speed School
Vogt Building, Rm. 311
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MEEM Online Info Session: Wednesday, February 9

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
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Complete this degree on your own time through fully online coursework and learning tools.

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Take only 10 courses and earn your degree within 2 years. No thesis required.

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"Having the Master's in Engineering Management degree has opened opportunities to new jobs that I wouldn’t even be able to apply for if I just had my technical degree."


How Much Will I Pay?

$764 per credit hour
$640 per credit hour active-duty rate*

Tuition & Aid    

*Rate reflects Active-duty Departmental Award applied after enrollment in online MEEM program.


  • Skip the test – no GRE or GMAT required for admission.
  • Learn from faculty with distinguished academic credentials, industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research.
  • Begin when you’re ready with 5 starts per year (Fall, Spring or Summer admission available).
  • Complete your degree in as little as 2 years (24 months) with only 10 required courses and 8-week terms.
  • Network with engineering professionals from around the world.
  • Learn from the comfort of your home and at any time convenient for you with 100% online classes.
  • Transfer up to six (6) credit hours from another graduate engineering program at UofL or from a regionally-accredited institution (subject to department approval).

Do I Qualify?

Candidates for the online Engineering Management program are experienced professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related STEM areas. Acceptable degrees in STEM need to have sufficient science and math background. Examples of sufficient science and math include two semesters of calculus and two semesters of science with lab. If you are unsure whether your bachelor’s degree qualifies for admission, please send us your unofficial transcripts for review.

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Approximately 180,100 engineering managers were employed nationwide in 2016, and this occupation will continue to grow in the next decade (www.bls.gov). Our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain promotions and higher paying managerial positions in engineering areas such as:

  • Civil/construction engineering
  • Health care engineering
  • Logistics/distribution engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Computer and electronic product manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Chemical and petro-chemical engineering
  • Military engineering
  • Federal, state, and local government

Application Deadline Term Start Date
August 1 Fall August
December 1 Spring January
April 1 Summer May
4 weeks prior to start Mid-semester (Spring / Fall) October/March

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete application for admission - applications received at least six weeks prior to the beginning of a term will be given priority.
  2. Submit $65 non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work from all previous institutions

Note: Electronic transcripts are only accepted directly from the institution(s). Please have electronic transcripts sent directly to UofL Graduate Admissions Office.

Courses to be completed first semester in program or prior to admission:

  1. One semester of Statistical course
  2. One semester of Calculus I

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related scientific* field from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 to be admitted in good standing.
    • Applicants with GPA below the recommended 2.75 may be considered for admission based on additional criteria, including excellent recommendation letters, resume or personal statement, and academic performance in math, science, and engineering courses completed in their bachelor’s degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement or resume

No GRE required for admission.

Send all materials to:
Graduate Admissions
University of Louisville
2211 S. Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292

Applicants not meeting the minimum requirements may still be admitted. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Remedial work may be specified for those applicants who, in the opinion of the faculty, do not have a sufficient background in engineering.

* Acceptable degrees in STEM need to have sufficient science and math background. Examples of sufficient science and math include two semesters of calculus and two semesters of science with lab. If you are unsure whether your bachelor’s degree qualifies for admission, please send us your unofficial transcripts for review.

International Students – Additional Notes/Requirements

The Engineering Management program is open to international students.

  1. All international transcripts must be certified as authentic and translated verbatim in English.
  2. Students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency by attaining one of the following:
    • Total score of 80 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test or 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), OR
    • Successful completion of the exit examination for the advanced level of the Intensive English as a Second Language Program (IESL) at the University of Louisville, OR
    • Demonstration of a degree award from an acceptable English language institution
  3. International students will not be issued a U.S. visa if admitted to the MEEM online program, since there are no campus attendance requirements.

Credit Transfer

You may transfer up to six credit hours of graduate coursework from any regionally-accredited university, pending department approval.

For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email at online@louisville.edu.

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The online Engineering Management degree is a 30 credit hour program that requires 6 credit hours in core courses and 24 credit hours in electives. Candidates for the Master of Engineering degree must have a minimum final cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for all graduate studies.

Required Courses

Courses Hours
EM 613 Operations Management* 3
EM 661 Engineering Statistic II* 3
Total 6

Elective Courses

Courses (choose 8) Hours
EM 525 Project Management 3
EM 615 Management Science 3
EM 624 Human Resource Management 3
EM 627 Information Technology Management 3
EM 628 Engineering Management 3
EM 632 Quality Management 3
EM 645 Decision and Risk Analysis 3
EM 646 Marketing and the Engineer 3
EM 670 Engineering Financial Management 3
EM 672 Management Law for Engineers 3
EM 674 Intellectual Property Law for Engineers 3
EM 694 Effective Leadership 3
EM 694 Effective Communication 3
EM 694 Safety Management 3
Total 24
Minimum Total Credit Hours Required 30

*EM 613 and EM 661 are the recommended beginning courses for all incoming EM students. These courses are offered 3 times per year.

All course offerings are subject to revision based upon course demand and instructor availability.

Course Descriptions

EM 613 Operations Management
Concepts in strategic planning, quality management, operations research, facility design, supply chain and logistics, forecasting, inventory control, resource planning, and scheduling. Emphasis is on appropriate analytical and computer-based techniques.

EM 661 Engineering Statistics II
Prerequisite: IE 360 or equivalent. The principles and techniques of advanced statistics, including multiple linear regression, multi-factor analysis of variance, experimental design, nonparametric statistics, and quality control.

EM 525 Project Management
Use of CPM, PERT, precedence diagramming, resource allocation heuristics, and other techniques for planning, managing, and controlling engineering projects involving research and development, production, maintenance, and construction. Computer procedures and codes for analyzing complex project networks will be covered. Note: Cross-listed with IE 525.

EM 615 Management Science
Students will gain knowledge in the application of management science processes and models used in decision making. Emphasis will be placed on the mathematical tools and will cover the following topics: Decision Analysis, Regression Models, Forecasting, Inventory, Control Models, Linear Programming, Queuing Theory, and Discrete Event Simulation.

EM 624 Human Resource Management
This course will present HR management various activities including hiring, training, performance review, motivation, and employee satisfaction.

EM 627 Information Technology Management
This course will present concepts in information technology including basic hardware/software technologies, telecommunications and networks, data management/database technologies, and security/ethics.

EM 628 Engineering Management
The principles and practices of administration of the engineering function, including management, organization, planning, controlling and measuring results, management of human resources, communication and decision-making.

EM 632 Quality Management
In this course, students will gain knowledge in the application of quality improvement methodology in both manufacturing and service environments. Emphasis will be placed on philosophical approaches to quality improvement and quantitative methods of quality control. The following topics will be included: Corporate Quality Programs, Applications for Quality Improvement, Measurement Systems Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Experimental Design, Root Cause Analysis, and Design for Quality.

EM 645 Decision and Risk Analysis
In this course students will gain knowledge in the process of decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on quantitative and qualitative tools and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Decision Analysis, Elements of Decision Problems, Structuring Decisions, Making Choices, Sensitivity Analysis, and Organizational Use of Decision Analysis.

EM 646 Marketing and the Engineer
Provides an introduction to marketing principles and techniques with an emphasis on technical product development, pricing, promotion and distribution strategies. It stresses the role the engineers play in the product marketing plan of an organization, as well as methods for forecasting technology and measuring marketing decisions. It includes a unit on marketing aspects of engineering entrepreneurship.

EM 670 Engineering Financial Management
This course examines various approaches for managing financial resources in the technology enterprise, including cost accounting and cost estimating. The focus is both direct and indirect costs for materials, labor and overhead.

EM 672 Management Law for Engineers
In this course, students will study the common law as it pertains to Contracts, Torts and Real Estate; rules governing business transactions in the area of creditors' rights in secured transactions and suretyship; sales as covered by the Uniform Commercial Code; business relationships such as agency and forms of business ownership, and ethics and professional liability.

EM 674 Intellectual Property Law for Engineers
A study of U.S. law governing the protection for various forms of intellectual property including patent, trademark, and copyright law. Issues addressed include creation, ownership, acquisition, use, and transfer of various forms of intellectual property.

EM 694 Special Topics in Engineering Management
A theoretical or experimental investigation of an engineering management problem.

    • What are the benefits of online learning?
      The biggest benefit of online learning is that you can work to earn your degree from your own home while raising a family, working full-time or experiencing particular life circumstances that make commuting to campus difficult or impossible.
    • How is the online program different than an on-campus program?
      At UofL you are taught by the same world-class faculty as our on-campus students. You read the same books, do many of the same assignments and earn the same degree. The biggest difference is that you are able to do it in your own time and in a way that best fits your learning and lifestyle.
    • I am on active duty. Can I take online classes at UofL?
      Yes! You can take online classes from anywhere in the world, provided you have consistent Internet access. UofL offers a tuition discount to all active-duty service members as well as to qualified veterans, Reserves and National Guard.
    • Can I receive credit for graduate courses completed at another institution?
      Students may request department permission to transfer up to six (6) credit hours from another regionally-accredited graduate program.
    • What bachelor’s degrees, other than engineering, are acceptable for admission in the MEEM program?
      A Bachelor of Science degree or its equivalent in engine ering or related scientific field is required. Acceptable degrees may include physics, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, and computer science. No technology degrees will be accepted.

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