Engineering Management (MEM)

ODU’s Engineering Management degree program is founded in the solid principles of systems science and systems engineering, while exploiting the technical analysis tools of management science. The course work is designed to produce graduates capable of addressing issues related to the design, operation, analysis, and transformation of complex problems.

Particular emphasis in the Engineering Management degree program is placed not only on the technical methods and tools necessary for success in technology-based enterprises, but also on the critical thinking skills essential to effectively communicate and manage completion of complex projects.


Core Courses

  • ENMA 600 Cost Estimation and Financial Analysis
  • ENMA 601 Organizational Analysis
  • ENMA 603 Operations Research
  • ENMA 604 Project Management
  • ENMA 614 Quality Systems Design
  • ENMA 715 Systems Analysis or ENMA 724 Risk Analysis

See the Engineering Management degree program's web site for additional information about the curriculum. This MEM degree follows the non-thesis option.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited program in engineering or engineering technology, or from a fully accredited program in applied science with a GPA of at least 3.0 or better for regular admission.

See the program's web site for additional details.

If you are an international student interested in taking this program online from your home country, please contact the ODU International Admission Office for assistance.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program may be offered in these technologies:

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Careers In This Field

  • Project management
  • Quality management
  • Systems engineering
  • Production management
  • Engineering sales
  • Operations engineering
  • Maintenance engineering
  • Consulting
  • Research and development
  • Teaching


Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $464
Students living outside of Virginia $501
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $1160

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including fees and deadlines.

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