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Curriculum Overview

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Core Courses (15 credit hours)
Electives (12 credit hours)
Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) is a 30-credit hour degree with a curriculum that aims to transform engineers into exceptional leaders in their field. The integrative curriculum includes core courses that teach business leadership, engineering and project management, finance and accounting for engineers, technology strategy and innovation management, visual data analysis and design of engineering experiments. This unique curriculum is made possible by combining courses taught by faculty experts from the College of Engineering, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and The Fisher College of Business.

Students have the opportunity to earn Six Sigma Certification in addtition to the MEM degree if they complete ISE 5810 Lean Sigma Foundations as an elective course. Yellow, Green, or even Black Belt can be earned dependent upon previous Six Sigma projects completed. Click here to find more information on this webpage.  

The MEM can be completed at a student's desired pace either part-time or full-time. Most students elect to take one or two courses per semester and complete the degree in about two-three years.

Core Courses (15 cr hrs)

Students must complete these required core courses and before the capstone course. 

Note: Students select either ENGR 6210* or PUBAFRS 6050*
and also ISE 5760** or ISE 5110**

Core Courses (15 cr hrs)

Capstone Course (3 cr hrs)

ENGR 6240 Operational Excellence for Engineers

The capstone course is a culminating experience providing students the opportunity to solve real-world challenges by utilizing skills learned from the MEM courses, while implementing the principles of operational excellence and lean systems in an organization. In this course students complete a process improvement project in their organization to address a problem that involves cost, quality, delivery or a combination of these. Learn more about the Capstone Course.

Meet the Instructor of ENGR 6210 & ISE 6801

Electives (12 cr hrs)

The elective courses provide opportunities for students to enhance their engineering management skills in areas of sustainability, global supply chains, risk analysis, policy, and data analytics. Students select courses from the following to fulfill the electives portion of the curriculum. 


Electives offered through the College of Engineering 

Students must take at least 3 credit hours (but no more than 6 credit hours) in engineering electives:


A list of all graduate engineering courses is available here. 


Electives offered through The John Glenn College of Public Affairs  

Students select from the following to complete the remaining electives portion (6 credit hours or 9 credit hours depending on how many engineering electives are selected).

Fisher and JGlenn Electives

Electives offered through The Fisher College of Business 

Below are sample courses offered by the college of business that MEM students can select as elective courses. Please note that all Fisher online courses include synchronous class sessions. Additionally, enrollment in any of the Fisher courses requires permission by the college and is on a space available basis. Students can search for all possible graduate Fisher College courses at this link. 

Contact the program for additional information.