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Online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management

The master’s in engineering management online is designed for experienced engineers who want to develop superior skills in managing engineering projects, products and services.

UofL’s online engineering management degree builds on your current knowledge and experience to expand the professional opportunities available to you. Gain the credentials and knowledge you need to take charge of complex engineering projects, play an active role in the development of your organization, move into leadership roles and increase your earnings.

This online engineering master’s program is offered through the J.B. Speed School of Engineering.

100% ONLINE COURSES

Complete this degree on your own time through fully online coursework and learning tools.

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30 CREDIT HOURS

Take only 10 courses and earn your degree within 1 - 2 years. No thesis required.

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8 WEEK COURSES

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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."


MEREDITH COOKSEY '18
ONLINE MEEM GRADUATE

How Much Will I Pay?

Tuition & Aid    

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

Highlights

  • Skip the test – no GRE or GMAT required for admission.
  • Begin when you’re ready with 5 starts per year (Fall, Spring or Summer admission available).
  • Complete your degree in as little as 1 - 2 years with only 10 required courses and 8-week terms.
  • Gain real world expertise in important engineering areas; courses include project management, human resources management, marketing, law and more.
  • Network with other engineers/working professionals from around the world.
  • Earn a Six Sigma Black Belt certification as part of the program (see Six Sigma tab).
  • Learn from faculty with distinguished academic credentials, industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research.
  • Learn from the comfort of your home and at any time convenient for you with fully online classes.
  • Transfer up to six (6) credit hours from another graduate engineering program at UofL or from an accredited college or institution (subject to department approval).
  • Join one of the best master’s in engineering management online programs.

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Do I Qualify?

Candidates for the online Engineering Management degree are working professionals with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related STEM fields. 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.

Outcomes

Approximately 192,500 engineering managers were employed nationwide in 2016, and this occupation will continue to grow in the next decade (www.bls.gov/ooh/management/architectural-and-engineering-managers.htm). Online engineering management graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to gain higher-paying management positions in areas including:


  • Civil engineering
  • Construction engineering
  • Health care engineering
  • Logistics engineering
  • 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
 

For nearly a century, the University of Louisville Speed School has been educating engineers through high-quality undergraduate and graduate degrees. Join a renowned online engineering program and gain the expertise you need to engineer the future.


Preferred 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/Late February

Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.


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 an 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
gradadm@louisville.edu


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 an accredited university*, pending department approval.

*See the Graduate School Transfer of Credit Policy for more information.

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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UofL’s online master’s in Engineering Management program requires 10 courses (2 core courses and 8 electives). Candidates for the engineering master’s degree online must have a minimum final cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all graduate courses.


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 684 Process Improve App. I** 3
EM 685 Process Improve App. II** 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 required beginning courses for all incoming EM students.

**Students only enroll in the EM 684 and EM 685 courses in order to complete their Six Sigma project and earn their certification.

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


Course Descriptions

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Earn your Six Sigma Black Belt certification as an online Engineering Management student!


Six Sigma is a process improvement program that helps business and organizations streamline processes by focusing on what matters most to the customer in order to improve output quality, decrease error probability and reduce waste. The Six Sigma “Black Belt” is the official designation for those who have completed the training program and understand Six Sigma process improvement techniques.

As an online Engineering Management student, you will have the chance to learn more about this technique, complete a Six Sigma process improvement project and earn your black belt through the Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).

The certification includes four courses:

  • EM 613 Operations Management
  • EM 661 Engineering Statistics II
  • EM 684 Process Improve App. I
  • EM 685 Process Improve App. II

You will complete a black belt project as part of the EM 685 course. The Six Sigma test through the IISE will be taken at the end of the course.





    • What sort of engineering roles or positions does the engineering management program prepare me for?
      UofL’s online master’s degree in engineering prepares you to take on management roles in an engineering organization. The courses cover management topics like operations, finance, marketing and law from the perspective of the engineering project or team.
    • What bachelor’s degrees, other than engineering, are acceptable for admission in the engineering management master’s program?
      UofL’s engineering management degree program requires a Bachelor of Science degree or its equivalent in engineering or related scientific field. Acceptable degrees may include physics, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, and computer sciences. No technology degrees will be accepted.
    • What rankings do UofL's online graduate engineering programs hold?
      UofL’s online engineering programs were ranked as top programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2020.
    • 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 accredited graduate program.

    For answers to any other questions you might have, please click the yellow Request Info box.