About this course
The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) 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. The Master of Engineering Management emphasizes the concept of technological leadership. Technological leadership’s vision looks to the creation of new products, processes, and services which, in turn, will create new markets or enable domination of existing ones. Core course work in the Master of Engineering Management program concentrate on developing the knowledge and skills required by graduates to provide the project and program leadership and management necessary to develop and manage technology intensive organizational settings. The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University is the recipient of the American Society of Engineering Management’s 1995, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2014 awards for Excellence in Leadership in Graduate Programs. The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program at Old Dominion University is also one of the first three programs certified by the American Society for Engineering Management. The program was initially certified in 2003 and has been re-certified in 2007 and 2012.
The degree is directed at working professionals and traditional full-time students with technical undergraduate degrees. The degree is available on campus in a live setting as well as online. Courses are scheduled in the evenings and they could be attended from off-campus sites, including the Peninsula Higher Education Center in Hampton and the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. The complete M.E.M. program is available through Old Dominion University’s distance learning program and through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program. Both programs transmit courses to educational, industrial, and government locations throughout Virginia and via web-based platform.
Admission to the master of Engineering Management program is in accordance with Old Dominion University and Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology requirements for master’s programs as specified in this catalog.
Admission requirements specific to this program include the following:
- Undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited program in engineering or engineering technology or from an accredited program in applied science with a GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) or better.
- GRE Exam (GRE requirement may be waived at GPD discretion based on academic preparation and related work experience).
- Students with an undergraduate GPA between 2.70 and 3.00 on the required undergraduate degrees may be admitted provisionally based on their academic preparation and GRE scores. GRE scores should 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.