Earn Your Master of Engineering in Engineering Management OnlineEarn Your Master of Engineering in Engineering Management OnlineEarn Your Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Online

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, prepares you to rise to leadership positions where you can drive impactful technological solutions and influence the engineers on your team to do the same.

Become a Leader in Engineering

The M.Eng. in engineering management allows you to develop applicable management skills for leading diverse, engineering-focused teams. In the program, you will learn directly from Vanderbilt faculty who are active practitioners in their fields.

Complete in as few as 12 months

Learn online in HD in live, weekly classes

Network with diverse classmates across the country

GRE/GMAT scores not required

Why Earn a Master’s in Engineering Management Online from Vanderbilt?

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.1 Vanderbilt has been recognized by Reuters2 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.”

As a student in the master’s in engineering management online 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.

Vanderbilt Is One of the Top 20 Most Innovative Universities in the World, According to Reuters’ 2019 Rankings3

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A School for Entrepreneurial Doers

Students, faculty and researchers at the School of Engineering aren’t only entrepreneurial thinkers — they’re entrepreneurial doers who build their ideas into realities. A hard-working, energetic and collaborative spirit fuels the School community and presents opportunities for you to gain hands-on experience before you graduate.

Learn to Lead with the Wond’ry

The Wond’ry is a site dedicated to fostering cross-disciplinary innovation and implementing creative problem-solving for the real world. Located on campus next to the Engineering and Science Building, the space houses studios, workshops and labs where students and faculty from all schools, levels and disciplines connect to create solutions to real-world problems. As a student, you will learn about and have opportunities to participate in projects happening at the Wond’ry, where over 150 companies have launched since the center’s opening in 2016.

Join an Inspiring Community of Leaders

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Master’s in Engineering Management Curriculum

The master of engineering in engineering management program consists of 30 credits and can be completed in as few as 12 months. The program offers a challenging and engaging curriculum designed for experienced professionals who want to develop business and entrepreneurial skills for advancing in their industries. 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
  • Technology Forecasting
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Master of Engineering Capstone Project

View a full list of course descriptions on the Curriculum page.


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.

The final deadline for the May 2023 cohort is March 10, 2023.

GRE test scores are not required to apply to the M.Eng. program.

View the Admissions page to learn more.

Gain the Skills for Leading Effective Engineering Projects

Apply to Vanderbilt’s online master’s in engineering management program today.

Online Program Features

As a student, you will meet face to face with Vanderbilt’s expert faculty and your classmates in weekly online classes delivered via HD-streaming video. You will also have access to dynamic sharing and collaboration features in the online classroom. Tools and functionality include:

  • Small-group break-out rooms
  • Video and document sharing
  • Live chat, surveys and polls
  • Document annotation
  • Screen-sharing capabilities
  • Full class recordings

Through these features, you will be able to apply what you learn from your course work to interactive projects that will give you hands-on experience conducting engineering management practices. You will also be able to access course work and the online platform’s suite of features from your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Just like students in our on-campus programs, you will have access to on-campus events and resources. For example, you will have access to our virtual library and be able to gain assistance from our career services team. Learn about more program features and benefits on the Why Vanderbilt? page.

Immersive Experiences

Given its collaborative and hands-on nature, Vanderbilt’s M.Eng. program supports your access to an engaging learning experience online and on the ground. As a student in the program, you will have access to on-campus events and resources, be able to participate in hands-on projects, and access coworking spaces.


As a student, you will gain hands-on experience by completing a capstone project. The capstone sequence will allow you to leverage the project management knowledge you have built in the program and develop your techniques by designing and executing a real-world project in your engineering field. Throughout the capstone, you will receive mentorship from Vanderbilt faculty.

The Campus Convening

The on-campus convening is a three-day weekend event each Fall that brings online students and program faculty together at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. This experience will serve as an introduction to Vanderbilt University student life and create opportunities for students to immerse themselves into Vanderbilt’s historic campus and everything it has to offer. Newly admitted cohorts will have the opportunity to meet classmates, hear from industry experts and interact with faculty on a personal level.

How Can a Master’s in Engineering Management Advance Your Career?

With fast-paced development in technical fields, engineers’ roles are constantly being redefined. By earning a master’s in engineering management, you can develop the multidisciplinary skills — communication, organizational planning, project management, leadership and more — needed to adapt and advance in the changing industry environment.

An engineering manager’s median salary is $137,720 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.4

You may graduate from the master’s in engineering management program prepared to lead teams of technical professionals in various engineering fields, including mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical or industrial engineering.

With a master’s in engineering management, 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.

Take the Next Step toward Becoming a Leader in Engineering Today

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