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Online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management

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

UofL’s online MEngEM/MEEM 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. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), the median salary for engineering managers is $159,920 per year. This program is 100% online, and no GMAT or GRE is required. The program is an IISE Qualified Training Provider (QTP) and an ASEM Academic Partner.

MEng in Engineering Management program is delivered in a 100% online course format with each course consisting of an 8-week term, giving you the flexibility you need to balance work and life while earning a high-quality engineering education. The program is an IISE Qualified Training Provider (QTP) and an ASEM Academic Partner.

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

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Online MEngEM/MEEM Highlights

  • Skip the test – no GRE or GMAT required for admission.*
  • Begin when you’re ready with 6 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.
  • Earn a Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma and prepare to receive the Black Belt Certification from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).
  • Earn a master's degree in engineering management through UofL's online stackable certificates pathway.
  • Learn from faculty with distinguished academic credentials, industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research.
  • Join one of the best master’s in engineering management online programs.

Online MEngEM/MEEM with No GRE Required

Unlike many graduate programs, the online Masters of Engineering in Engineering Management at the University of Louisville does not require GRE test scores for admission. We believe that relevant work experience, community involvement, strong letters of recommendation, and a clear professional goal statement carry more weight than standardized test performance alone.

By evaluating applicants based on their demonstrated profession passion, commitment to diversity, previous work experience and interpersonal skills, we aim to build a diverse engineering management cohort poised to create meaningful change.

Transfer Credits for Our Online MEngEM/MEEM Program

For students who began their studies at another institution but wish to complete their online Engineering Management degree at the University of Louisville, we allow the transfer of up to six credit hours, or roughly two courses, from an accredited university.

Merit-based Scholarships Available for Admitted Students

Students admitted to the UofL’s Online MEngEM program are eligible for merit-based scholarships. Get started now on your application to be considered for the next term.



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"Earning this degree will fit into my life story because I have always had a passion for technology and innovation, and I always wanted to be a leader. By earning my undergrad in computer engineering and earning my masters in engineering management, I am able to bridge the gap between those two fields."

Tahereh Almadari
Online MEEM Student

What can I do with an Engineering Management master’s?

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

  • Civil engineering
  • Construction engineering
  • Healthcare
  • 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
  • Systems engineering

For nearly a century, the University of Louisville Speed School has been educating engineers through high-quality undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our students and graduates hold engineering jobs with renowned companies including Ford, UPS, Humana, Yum! Brands, Ethicon, Boenig, Barton Brands, Raytheon Technologies, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Air Force and Navy, and many more. Join a renowned online engineering program and gain the expertise you need to engineer the future.


Online MEngEM/MEEM Application Deadlines

Deadline Term Start Date
August 1 Fall August
September 15 Fall II October
November 15 Spring January
February 1 Spring II March
April 1 Summer May
June 1 Summer II Late June

Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The 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 deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.

How to Apply for the Online MEngEM/MEEM Program

  1. Complete application for admission
  2. Submit $65 non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work from all previous institutions
  4. Check for Scholarships


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


The prerequisites to the MEEM program are "Introduction to Statistics" and "Calculus I". If not completed in previous degree, these two courses (or equivalent) can be completed prior to admission or during the first semester of the MEEM program.

Online MEngEM/MEEM Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university*
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Applicants with GPA below the recommended 2.75 may be considered for admission based on additional criteria, including excellent recommendation letters, resume or persona statement and academic performance
  • 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.

Online MEEM International Student 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
    • Duolingo English test score of 105 or higher
    • Demonstration of a degree award from an acceptable English language institution
Note: students will not be issued a U.S. visa if admitted to the MEEM online program, since there are no campus attendance requirements.

Online MEngEM/MEEM 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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Online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Courses

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 Statistics II* 3
Total 6

Elective Courses

Courses Hours
EM 525 Project Management 3
EM 615 Management Science 3
EM 620 Safety Management 3
EM 624 Human Resource Management 3
EM 626 Effective Communication 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 676 Effective Leadership 3
EM 684 Process Improve App. I** 1.5
EM 685 Process Improve App. II** 1.5
Total 24
Minimum Total Credit Hours Required 30

*EM 613 and EM 661 are recommended to be taken at the beginning of the program.

**Required for the Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma and counted as elective within the EM program.

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


Online MEngEM/MEEM Core Course Descriptions

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Earn your UofL's Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma as well as IISE 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 Six Sigma tools and techniques as well as complete a Six Sigma process improvement project and earn both a graduate certificate from UofL and black belt certificate through the Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).


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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.

Past Six Sigma Projects Completed by Online Engineering Management Students:

  • Streamlining Attendance Sheets Printing and Distribution Process for Payment Services Dept. at Children's Council San Francisco
  • Reduce Civil Estimating Variation and Increase Renewable Market Revenue
  • Reducing Indirect Labor Head Count Ratios to Improve Volume Output
  • Increase Client Retention Related to Patterns of Communication and Organizational Culture
  • Thermal Actuator Pin Surface Roughness
  • Creating a Proactive Process in a Reactive Obsolescence Management Process

    Online MEngEM/MEEM FAQs

    • 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. Bachelor's degrees in other fields, such as technology or social sciences degrees, are accepted so long as applicants have taken Calculus I and a statistics course. We do accept student who may be lacking within these two areas. They can be conditionally admitted and required to complete as part of their program.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • What can I do with a Master's of Engineering Management?
      A Master of Engineering Management degree empowers graduates to advance their careers by merging technical prowess with managerial acumen. This qualification equips engineers to excel in project-based work, where they lead teams, manage resources, and navigate complex challenges. By blending engineering expertise with strategic leadership, this degree enables professionals to drive innovation and succeed across various industries.
    • What are the benefits of a MEngEM/MEEM degree?
      A Master of Engineering Management degree offers a gateway to managerial roles, allowing professionals to transition from technical roles to leadership positions. This qualification equips graduates with the skills needed to thrive in intricate technical environments, enhancing their ability to solve complex challenges and lead effectively.
    • Is a Master's in Engineering Management worth it?
      Earning a Master's in Engineering Management is a great choice for professionals who want a salary boost or are seeking career advancement opportunities.
    • Is MEngEM/MEEM better than MBA?
      It depends on what your goals are and what industry you are in. If your industry is predominantly focused around science and engineering, obtaining a Master's of Engineering in Engineering Management over an MBA is probably the way to go! While an MBA covers broader business aspects, a MEngEM/MEEM program delves into the fusion of engineering and management, equipping you with expertise in areas such as corporate strategy, organizational design, and technology integration. This specialized focus enhances your ability to lead in engineering-driven industries, setting you apart with a unique skill set that aligns precisely with technical innovation and leadership.

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