The Master of Global Engineering Leadership (MGEL) is a minimum 31-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 leadership and management, an understanding of the business-government relationship, while a strong engineering focus is provided through the choice of a specialized technical track. 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.

The combination of advanced engineering and leadership courses separates the MGEL from other graduate programs. MGEL students don't just want to climb the corporate ladder; they want to engineer a better future.

Students have the opportunity to earn Six Sigma Certification in addition to the MGEL degree if they complete ISE 5810 Lean Sigma Foundations. Yellow, Green, or even Black Belt can be earned dependent upon previous Six Sigma projects completed. Contact the program for more information. 

The MGEL can be completed at a student's desired pace in as little as 16 months. Most students elect to take one-two courses per semester and complete the degree in about two-three years.

Core Courses (16-18 cr hrs)

Students must complete the required core courses.
*Students select either ENGR 6210 or PUBAFRS 6050 
**Students select either ISE 6801 or ISE 5810

Capstone Course (3 cr hrs)

The capstone course is a culminating experience providing students the opportunity to solve real-world challenges by utilizing skills learned from the MGEL 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. Read more.

Technical Tracks (12 cr hrs)

MGEL students select one technical track specialization that consists of four graduate engineering courses. Technical tracks are available in the following areas.

Automotive Systems Engineering

Courses available in advanced propulsion systems, powertrain modeling and control, and dynamic systems and engine modeling. Course descriptions

Additive Manufacturing

Courses in computational modeling for additive manufacturing, AM for bio-medical devices, and more. Course descriptions

Welding Engineering

Courses in metallurgy, weldability, analysis and more. Course descriptions