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Engineering Management (M.S.)

This program provides the foundation and the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities required to design and manage the technology-based, project-driven enterprise. The 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 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.

Engineering Management (M.S.)


Description


What is Engineering Management at ODU like?

This program provides the foundation and the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities required to design and manage the technology-based, project-driven enterprise. The 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 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.

Program Highlights


What makes Engineering Management at ODU unique?

  • The degree is directed at working professionals and traditional full-time students with technical undergraduate degrees

  • Courses are scheduled in the evenings

  • The complete program is available through Old Dominion University’s distance learning program and through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program

  • Students gain research experience working one on one with a thesis advisor

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$146,290

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

General and Operations Managers

$123,460

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Industrial Production Managers

$110,580

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Operations Research Analysts

$86,510

MEDIAN SALARY


Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Engineering Management at ODU?

ENMA 711:
Methodology for Advanced Engineering Projects


The course covers general topics that are necessary for project execution. This includes problem scoping, data collection, hypothesis formulation and testing, experimentation, testing and evaluation, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, and validation methods.

ENMA 720:
Multivariate Statistics for Engineering


Introduction to modeling multivariate structural and residual variation, using exploratory data analysis, nonparametric regression, dependence regression, and factor analytic models, with a goal of producing robust, generalizable multivariate models that support research findings. Statistical analyses will be performed in the free general public licensed R statistical software with references to Minitab and SPSS. Prerequisite: ENMA 420.

ENMA 699:
Thesis


Research leading to a Master of Science thesis. Prerequisites: ENMA 721 and permission of the Graduate Program Director.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Engineering Management at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science program in Engineering Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • 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 less than 3.00 on the required undergraduate degrees may be admitted provisionally based on their academic preparation, work experience, or professional society certification. GRE scores may be requested and 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.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Financial Aid


Financial aid is available to graduate students at Old Dominion University. Financial aid may be available in the form of University fellowships, tuition grants, and research assistantships. In addition to the financial aid offered by the University, graduate students may be eligible for aid and student loans administered by other agencies. For information about part-time employment, scholarships, and student loans, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Next Steps


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Graduate Program Director


Name:

Teddy Cotter


Location:

2101-I ENGINEERING SYSTEMS BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3758


For General Inquiries:

emse@odu.edu


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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