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Engineering Management Programs

Last Updated: 05/21/2024 | All information is accurate and still up-to-date

On-Campus? Online? Certificate? Which is Better for Me?

NC State’s Master of Engineering Management Program offers three options: on-campus, online and certificate programs. But which one is right for you? Each option provides an excellent educational experience with many benefits. Therefore, before choosing a program, you should consider which method best suits your learning style and personality.

Choose a Program that Best Fits your Lifestyle

Four on-campus students sitting on the steps outside of a large building after their on-campus engineering classes.

On-Campus Program

A traditional classroom lets you meet face-to-face with your professor and classmates. Additionally, it places you in the heart of Raleigh, the RTP, and the incredible tech companies in the area.

There are several reasons why on-campus learning has remained the traditional classroom experience. First, it allows you to build community quickly. Second, you can get your questions answered immediately. Finally, it helps you keep a structured schedule.

A student sitting at a laptop working on their online Master of Engineering Management degree.

Online Program

With resources such as video conferencing, online forums, and constant communication, you have more ways to learn than ever before.

One of the most notable benefits of online education is having a flexible schedule. This allows you to balance working full-time with your studies. Additionally, it enables you to connect with classmates from all over the world.

A student receiving their engineering management certificate.

Certificate Program

The Engineering Management program offers two 12-credit-hour graduate certificate programs: Engineering Management Foundations and Analytics. By design, successfully completing a certificate covers 40 percent of the MEM degree. Additionally, the certificate curriculum requires only a few prerequisites and can be completed online or in person.

As an added benefit, if you decide to transfer to the Master of Engineering Management Degree Program, your credits may qualify.