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Master of Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management at NC State Engineering Online

Program Overview

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree deepens your critical analytical, science, and engineering talents while also broadening your crucial management skills. NC State’s MEM degree provides you the skills necessary to manage and succeed in today’s complex technical environments. It brings together the problem-solving skills of engineering and the administrative and planning abilities of management. These skills will allow you to oversee the operational performance of engineering-driven companies. It is a 30 credit hour (10 course) degree that does not require a thesis or on-campus residency.

Admission Requirements

We accept applications from undergraduate majors in engineering. Additionally, applicants with degrees in the behavioral, physical, mathematical sciences, computer science, and other related STEM fields are welcome as well. For most entry-level graduate courses, you will need to have some experience in:

  • Mathematics (single variable calculus)
  • Statistics (introduction level)

Depending on your concentration or interests, you may benefit from undergraduate coursework or experience in computer programming or matrix/linear algebra, though this is not required. Experience in physical, behavioral and management sciences like economics, business and accounting is also desirable.

The MEM application requires:

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • A resume/CV (if applicable)

If you are an international applicant, you must take the TOEFL or IELTS examination if you have not received a degree from a U.S. institution or completed one year of study in the United States.

The GRE is not required.

Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 30 credit hours (10 courses) of graduate level courses at the 500 or 700 level with an overall grade point average of 3.0. The MEM program requires 15 credit hours (5 courses) in the core curriculum with the remaining credit hours in the student’s chosen concentration.
  • Completion of EM 675 or equivalent practicum (master’s project) course as part of your chosen concentration.
  • No thesis or on-campus residency requirement.
  • All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first course approved in the Plan of Graduate Work. You must comply with the Graduate School regulations for continuous enrollment or must request a leave of absence not to exceed one year.

Course Registration

To register for an Engineering Online course, complete the registration form on the Engineering Online website. You will register for non-engineering courses (e.g. statistics, business, MBA, etc) through the university MyPack Portal System

It is preferable to seek admission to the MEM program as soon as possible to assure integration into the advising process. However, you do not have to be admitted to a degree program to enroll in an online credit course. Prior to applying to Graduate School, you may enroll in Engineering Online courses as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. The NDS classification is designed for individuals who wish to undertake academic work but who are not currently admitted to a degree program. If you are admitted to the MEM program, a maximum of twelve hours taken as a NDS student or from another institution may apply toward the 30 credit hour requirement. If you wish to take only a few courses and not pursue a degree, you do not need to apply for formal program admission to NC State University. However, if you wish to earn the MEM degree, you must formally apply for admission to the Graduate School. When completing the online application, please be sure to select the online version of the degree.

Course Offerings

Core MEM courses and concentration courses are annotated if they are offered online.

Course Logistics

Online courses are the same as on-campus courses in terms of content, requirements, and academic rigor. On-campus class lectures are captured, digitized, and placed on the Internet for you to access at any time and from any location. You must, however, follow the on-campus class schedule in terms of submitting homework and taking exams. Course assignments, lecture notes, and handouts are made available to you on the course website. All in-class exams must be proctored.

Contact Information

  • For more information about the online MEM degree program, contact:
  • For more information about the registration process, course offerings, and course logistics, contact:
    Dr. Linda Krute, Director of Distance Education Programs
    College of Engineering
    Telephone: 919.515.5440
    Engineering Online website: