Curriculum Overview


The Master of Global Engineering Leadership (MGEL) is a minimum 33-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 12 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.

Integrative Capstone Project (5 cr hrs)

The integrative project is an opportunity for students to combine the leadership and technical skills they have learned throughout the program in a final project. Students will work with a faculty member from their technical track on a real-world or hypothetical engineering problem or issue. 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

Customized track

Students can design their own technical track consisting of a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate courses offered by the College of Engineering. Learn more.