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Key Program Details

  • Complete 30 credits in as little as 12 months 
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 
  • Receive mentorship from expert faculty who are leaders in the field  
  • Flexibility tailored to your schedule, allowing you to pursue your degree at your own pace 
  • Graduate with a real-world capstone project showcasing demonstrated expertise 
  • Top-ranked U.S. university renowned for its research efforts 
  • No GRE test scores required 

Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Admissions

Admission to the master of engineering in engineering management online program is highly selective. An undergraduate degree in engineering (or STEM) is required, and you must have at least two years of relevant professional experience to apply.


Academic Year: 2024

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GRE test scores are not required to apply to the M.Eng. program.
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Master’s in Engineering Management Online Curriculum

The master of engineering in engineering management program consists of 30 credits and can be completed in as few as 12 months. The program offers a challenging and engaging curriculum designed for experienced professionals who want to develop business and entrepreneurial skills for advancement in their industries. Topics covered in the program include:

  • Technology development and innovation
  • Strategy and forecasting
  • Staffing and operational management
  • Product development
  • Experience design
  • Leadership in engineering and technology

Classes in the immersive, flexible online program explore management principles through an engineering and tech-focused lens. Through personalization and building solutions to real-world challenges, you'll forge strong relationships with peers, professors and researchers, equipping you for success within the dynamic engineering landscape. Course subjects range from fundamental management competencies to industry-specific issues.

As a student in the program, you will take courses such as:

  • Strategic Technology Management
  • Applied Leadership in Engineering Management
  • Technology Forecasting
  • Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Marketing of Technology Products
  • Program and Project Management
  • IP for Engineers and Scientists
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Master of Engineering Capstone Project

Master’s in Engineering Management Courses

The master of engineering in engineering management program consists of 30 credits that can be completed over the course of three to six terms. The program can be completed in approximately 12 months, granting students flexibility to customize their personal, professional and academic schedules as needed. Learn more about the courses you will take as a student in the descriptions below.

Sample Course Sequences

The Accelerated Track can be completed in as little as 12 months over three terms. The Standard Track can be completed in as few as 20 months over five terms.

When choosing the Standard or Accelerated Track, domestic students should also assess whether your course load will be considered full-time or part-time for financial aid purposes. More information can be found on the Financial Aid FAQs.

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Master’s in Engineering Management vs. MBA

How an M.Eng. Degree Prepares You for Leadership in Engineering

Either a master of engineering (M.Eng.) in engineering management or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can help engineers advance in their organization or industry. However, a master’s degree in engineering management prepares engineers for leadership skills within the context of their field, while an MBA prepares them for more general roles in the business world. Though the M.Eng. degree is a slightly newer degree than the MBA, both are established degree programs that are highly regarded.

Both an MBA and an M.Eng. in engineering management prepare students with advanced knowledge in the following subject areas:

  • Management and leadership
  • Communication
  • Finance and accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Supply change management
  • Decision-making

However, despite their similarities, the two degrees have important differences in student backgrounds, program curriculum and degree outcomes.


M.Eng. in Engineering Management




Online Engineering Management Program Features

As a student, you will meet face to face with Vanderbilt’s expert faculty and your classmates in weekly online classes delivered via HD-streaming video. You will also have access to dynamic sharing and collaboration features in the online classroom. Tools and functionality include:

  • Small-group break-out rooms
  • Video and document sharing
  • Live chat, surveys and polls
  • Program and Project Management
  • Document annotation
  • Screen-sharing capabilities
  • Full class recordings

Through these features, you will be able to apply what you learn from your course work to interactive projects that will give you hands-on experience conducting engineering management practices. You will also be able to access course work and the online platform’s suite of features from your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Just like students in our on-campus programs, you will have access to on-campus events and resources. Learn about more program features and benefits on the Why Vanderbilt page.

Immersive Experiences

Given its collaborative and hands-on nature, Vanderbilt’s M.Eng. program supports your access to an engaging learning experience online and on the ground. As a student in the program, you will have access to on-campus events and resources, participate in hands-on projects, and access co-working spaces.



As a student, you will gain hands-on experience by completing a capstone project. The capstone sequence will allow you to leverage the project management knowledge you have built in the program and develop your techniques by designing and executing a real-world project in your engineering field. Throughout the capstone, you will receive mentorship from Vanderbilt faculty.

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Engineering Management Career Path After Earning Your Master's Degree

With fast-paced development in technical fields, engineers’ roles are constantly being redefined. By earning a master’s in engineering management, you can develop the multidisciplinary skills — communication, organizational planning, project management, leadership and more — needed to adapt and advance in the changing industry environment.

The median engineering manager
salary is $165,370 per year,
according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.4


You may graduate from the master’s in engineering management program prepared to lead teams of technical professionals in various engineering fields, including mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical or industrial engineering.

A career path for engineering managers may include various engineering consulting positions, but you could also find hands-on jobs managing operations in laboratories, production plants or construction sites.

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Become a Top Leader in Engineering Management

Are you a dedicated engineering professional ready to implement new ideas and become a leader in your field?

Vanderbilt University’s online master of engineering (M.Eng.) in engineering management, delivered online through the School of Engineering, prepares you to rise to leadership positions where you can drive impactful technological solutions and influence the engineers on your team to do the same.

The M.Eng. degree in engineering management allows you to develop applicable management skills for leading diverse, engineering-focused teams. In the program, you will learn directly from Vanderbilt faculty who are active practitioners in their fields. 

Complete in as few as 12 months

Network with diverse classmates across the globe

Learn online in HD in live, weekly classes

GRE/GMAT scores not required

Why Earn a Master’s in Engineering Management Online from Vanderbilt?

As one of the top 18 universities in the United States and renowned for research internationally, Vanderbilt is a place where you can connect with the world’s foremost leaders in engineering and technology.1  Vanderbilt has been recognized by Reuters2  as a top-20 Most Innovative University worldwide for its students’ and faculty’s ability to “advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries.”

As a student at Vanderbilt, you’ll immerse yourself in one of the best online engineering management programs in the United States, gaining insight into emerging engineering leadership practices through exposure to the school’s active research community and direct interaction with faculty who are driving discoveries in the field.

Vanderbilt Is One of the Top 20 Most Innovative Universities in the World, According to Reuters’ 2019 Rankings.3

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The Campus Convening

The on-campus convening is a three-day weekend event each Fall that brings online students and program faculty together at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Students located in the U.S. are required to attend one convening on Vanderbilt's campus in Nashville, TN during the Fall semester of their first year in the program, while International students who are located outside of the U.S. are not required to attend this on-campus convening, but have the opportunity to attend if they choose. Visit the International Applicants page for more details about in-person learning opportunities for international students. This experience will serve as an introduction to Vanderbilt University student life and create opportunities for students to immerse themselves into Vanderbilt’s historic campus and everything it has to offer. Newly admitted cohorts will have the opportunity to meet classmates, hear from industry experts and interact with faculty on a personal level.

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Learn to Lead with the Wond’ry

The Wond’ry is a site dedicated to fostering cross-disciplinary innovation and implementing creative problem-solving for the real world. Located on campus next to the Engineering and Science Building, the space houses studios, workshops and labs where students and faculty from all schools, levels and disciplines connect to create solutions to real-world problems. As a student, you will learn about and have opportunities to participate in projects happening at the Wond’ry, where over 150 companies have launched since the center’s opening in 2016.


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1U.S. News & World Report, National University Rankings in 2024. Accessed September 2023.
2Reuters, The World’s Most Innovative Universities 2019. Accessed April 2020.
3Reuters, The World’s Most Innovative Universities 2019. Accessed April 2020.
4U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Architectural and Engineering Managers. Accessed June 2023.