Master’s in Engineering Management Degree Online

Program Overview

Admissions Overview

Are you a dedicated engineering industry professional ready to implement new ideas and become a leader in your field? Vanderbilt University’s online master of engineering (M.Eng.) in engineering management, delivered online through the School of Engineering, allows you to develop applicable management skills for leading diverse, engineering-focused teams.

Vanderbilt has been recognized by Reuters as a top-20 Most Innovative University worldwide for its students’ and faculty’s ability to “advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries. [1] Embodying Vanderbilt’s spirit of innovation, the online master’s in engineering management program prepares you to  rise to leadership positions where you can drive meaningful technological solutions and influence other engineers to do the same.

Online M.Eng. Experience

As a student in the program, you will gain insight into emerging engineering leadership practices through exposure to the School’s active research community and direct interaction with faculty driving discoveries in the field. You will meet face to face with these expert faculty and your classmates in weekly online classes delivered via HD-streaming video.

You will also have access to the highest-quality online learning features and personalized technical and student support services. Through an online platform built for collaboration, you will be able to network with diverse classmates across the country.

Career Outcomes

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to lead teams of professionals in various engineering fields, including mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical or industrial engineering. You may go on to work in various engineering consulting positions, but you could also find hands-on jobs managing operations in laboratories or production plants, or at construction sites.

Curriculum Overview

The master of engineering in engineering management program offers a challenging and engaging curriculum for experienced professionals who want the business and entrepreneurial skills needed to advance in their industries.

The program consists of 30 credit hours that can be completed over the course of three to five terms. The Accelerated Track can be completed in as little as 12 months over three terms. The Standard Track can be completed in as few as 20 months over five terms.

Topics covered in the program include:

  • Technology development and innovation
  • Strategy and forecasting
  • Staffing and operational management
  • Product development
  • Experience design
  • Leadership in engineering and technology

Classes in the immersive online program explore management principles through an engineering and tech-focused lens. Course subjects range from fundamental management competencies to industry-specific issues.

As a student in the program, you will take courses such as:

  • Strategic Technology Management
  • Applied Leadership in Engineering Management
  • Technology Forecasting
  • Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Marketing of Technology Products
  • Program and Project Management
  • IP for Engineers and Scientists
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Master of Engineering Capstone Project

Admissions Overview

Admission to the master of engineering in engineering management online program is highly selective. An undergraduate degree in engineering is required, and you must have at least two years of professional experience in a relevant position to apply.

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes StartEarly Priority Application DeadlinePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
May 2023January 13, 2023February 10, 2023March 17, 2023
August 2023June 30, 2023
January 2024November 10, 2023
May 2024March 8, 2024

GRE test scores are not required to apply to the M.Eng. program, and there is no application fee.

Become a Leader in Engineering

As one of the top 15 universities in the United States and renowned for research internationally, Vanderbilt is a place where you can connect with the world’s foremost leaders in engineering and technology. [2]

Ready to join our inspiring community? Learn more about Vanderbilt’s online master’s in engineering management now.

[1] Reuters, The World's Most Innovative Universities 2019. Accessed April 2020.
[2] U.S. News & World Report,  National University Rankings in 2020. Accessed April 2020.