At Penn State Great Valley, we recognize the growing need for engineers who can lead. Our Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree is designed to address the needs of these individuals in coordinating and developing large interdisciplinary engineering projects in addition to the leadership of technical staff. The program offers experience in the analytical approaches to solving technical and socio-technical problems, leading technical people and fostering effective teams, and managing technical projects in the presence of uncertainty and risk.
This is a technically focused, analytical degree designed specifically to address the challenges found at the intersection of management and engineering. This program is STEM designated. A STEM designated degree from Penn State Great Valley allows 36 months total of Optional Practical Training (OPT) compared to 12 months for non-STEM degrees.
The Master of Engineering Management is a 33-credit program that melds the skills to manage complex, heterogeneous engineering projects, products, and services with the theoretical understanding to become leaders in 21st century organizations.
Students in the program are required to take Engineering Management Strategy course that counts towards their capstone experience. Under the guidance of faculty, students apply critical thinking and strategic thinking through analysis and discussion of recent engineering/technology management cases. Our faculty collaborate with local companies and students may demonstrate skills acquired throughout the program by solving a problem identified by those companies. Some recent capstone projects include business process management system selection for a local company and strategic analysis of a company, both using engineering management methods and tools.
Seven-week courses are held evenings at our suburban campus in Malvern, Pennsylvania. You can expect to complete your degree in two to three years going part-time or 1.5 years if going full-time at the Malvern campus.