Engineering Management (MEGM)


Engineering Management, MEM

Online 30 cr

The Master of Engineering Management is a professional practice-oriented advanced degree offered by the College of Engineering for those employed in engineering, science, and technology.


This non-thesis program is specially designed with working professionals in mind who are employed in the engineering, science, and technology industries. Our MEM is a fusion of technical and business courses that strikes a balance between business acumen and technical and operations knowledge and skills. You will learn to lead and manage engineering and technical people, projects, and teams while you continue working in your industry.

The entire program is web-based and 100% asynchronously online to give you the highest flexibility of time and space. Six elective courses let you tailor and customize your program to your career needs and to co-create your unique educational experience by applying what you learn to workplace challenges as you learn to become an effective leader and manager. Instead of general business management, our MEM is designed for those who will lead operations and technical functions. Hence, the streamlined curriculum allows degree completion with only 10 courses (up to 3 of which could be in the MBA program).

Nebraska’s MEM is certified by the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), highly ranked by U.S. News as a Best Online Master’s in Engineering, and consistently among the best-value MEM programs in the nation. If your employer’s benefits package includes tuition reimbursement, be sure to ask your HR department.

Successful candidates for admission should have a STEM degree and relevant industry work experience. Students with non-engineering degrees may be required to take some undergraduate course work in engineering science. Other admission criteria apply (see below).

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  1. Construction Engineering and Management

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    * When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.

    * The MEM does not sponsor visa applications.

  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • GRE not required (optional to submit).
  • 3.00 GPA (recommended)
  • STEM degree and work experience
  • Calculus I and a course in probability & statistics
  • Resume/CV: Your resume should specifically indicate the following: Total number of years and months of engineering & related work experience; work experience in engineering & related field after earning undergraduate degree, listing all companies, years/months worked, positions, and responsibilities; number of years of engineering co-op/intern experience, listing all companies, years/months worked, positions, and responsibilities.
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation: Preference is for all 3 recommenders to be professional (work supervisors and managers). However, your application will be considered if one of the three is academic (faculty).

Admission Deadlines

Applications are accepted and processed throughout the year on an ongoing basis for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Once admitted, students may enroll in the next available 8-week mini-session.

Program Director

Jena Asgarpoor

Support Staff

Kayla Person

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