Masters Programs

The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M.); Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Management (for those who seek a thesis-based research-oriented graduate degree); and Master of Engineering (M.E.) with a concentration in Systems Engineering.

These programs are designed to provide graduates with skills, knowledge, abilities, and attitudes required in designing and managing the technology-based, project-driven enterprise.

EMSE Master's Program Philosophy

Founded in the solid principles of systems sciences and systems engineering, while exploiting the technical analysis tools of management science, the curricula are designed to produce graduates capable of addressing issues related to the design, operation, analysis and transformation of complex problems. Particular emphasis is placed not only on the technical methods and tools necessary for success in technology-based enterprises, but also on the critical thinking skills to effectively communicate and manage the completion of complex projects.

Unlike traditional MBA programs, a master's degree in engineering management builds upon the technical backgrounds of engineers and scientists and emphasizes project management skills specifically required in technology-based, project-driven enterprise.

  • ODU offers two graduate programs leading to a Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M.) degree or a Master of Science in Engineering Management (M.S.). The M.E.M. degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework and a one-credit hour capstone course. The M.S. degree requires 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis research.
  • The Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering (M.E.) degree is designed to produces graduates skilled in engineering of solutions to complex systems problems that cross multiple systems.

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