Why Penn State
We know there’s a lot to consider when getting a graduate degree. That’s why we designed our Master of Engineering Management degree to combine the best of in-person and online education. Flexible, seven-week courses let you balance your busy schedule while still reaping the benefits of once-per-week face-to-face classes, like networking, developing interpersonal skills, and coordinating and developing on-site projects. 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.
There’s a growing need for engineers who can lead. Our Engineering Management degree helps you understand how to manage large interdisciplinary engineering projects and lead a technical staff. The program offers experience in 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, allowing 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.
You’ll be required to take the Engineering Management Strategy course, which counts towards your capstone experience. Under the guidance of faculty, you’ll apply critical thinking and strategic thinking through analysis and discussion of recent engineering/technology management cases. Our faculty collaborate with local companies, and you 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.