Academic Catalog


Master of Science Engineering Management (MS)

Degree Description

The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MS) provides the foundation and the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities required to design and manage the technology-based, project-driven enterprise. The Master of Science (M.S.) program requires thesis research, and the student is expected to identify an advisor and work with him/her starting from the first semester. 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 coursework is designed to produce graduates capable of addressing issues related to the design, operation, analysis, and transformation of complex problems. Core coursework in the Master of Science in Engineering Management program concentrates on developing the knowledge and skills required by graduates to provide the project and program leadership and management necessary for an organization to develop and manage technologies.

The degree is directed at working professionals and traditional full-time students.  The degree is available on campus in a live setting as well as online through synchronous web delivery. Courses are scheduled in the evenings and can be attended from off-campus sites, including the Peninsula Higher Education Center in Hampton and the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. The complete MS in Engineering Management 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 a web-based platform.