On-Campus Programs | Master of Engineering Management | NC State University

On-Campus Programs

Last Updated: 02/09/2024 and all information on this page is accurate and up-to-date

The traditional on-campus classroom experience allows you to meet face-to-face with your professor and classmates. Since you most likely attended class in person from elementary through your undergraduate degree, this type of environment requires you to make the least amount of adjustment. If you have trouble focusing in class, in-person communication can help you stay engaged in what you’re learning.

In-person learning is still your best option if you thrive with face-to-face interaction. You can ask spur-of-the-moment questions in class, in person, and that may be beneficial for your learning style.

When you meet face-to-face with people and get to know them, developing relationships and building community is more comfortable and natural in the on-campus environment.

The most significant disadvantage of taking on-campus classes is having a set schedule that you have to follow each week. Your course may be at night, so you have to make sure you set aside that time to go to class. Also, you will need to factor in the travel time from work or home to campus.


The on-campus program core curriculum starts with the Introduction to Operations Research course (3 credits). To fulfill your 15 credit requirement, you then select one course each from the following four themes:

  • Quantitative literacy (3 credits)
  • Organizational communication and leadership (3 credits)
  • Project management (3 credits)
  • Financial aptitude (3 credits)
ThemeCORE CURRICULUM: Master of Engineering ManagementCredits
ISE 501 Intro to Operations Research 13
Take one course:3
EM 589 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 1
ST 513 Statistics for Management and Social Sciences I 2
ST 515 Experimental Statistics for Engineers I
ST 516 Experimental Statistics for Engineers II
ST 517 Applied Statistical Methods I 2
ST 518 Applied Statistical Methods II 2
Take one course:3
EGR 501 Engineering Leadership and Strategic Change 1
Communication &
COM 527 Seminar in Organizational Conflict Management 2
COM 530 Interpersonal Communication in Science/Technology Organizations 2
COM 556 Seminar in Organizational Communication
Take one course:3
EM 530 Project Management 1
CE 561 Construction Project Management 2
EGR 590 Engineering Project Management 2
Take one course:3

ISE 510 Applied Engineering Economy 1
(ISE 510 is regularly taught with students from many disciplines)
EGR 505 Managerial Finance for Engineers 2
(includes Accounting and is being taught, with current enrollment from engineering on-line students)
CE 567 Risk and Financial Management in Construction 2
CORE Subtotal15
DEGREE total30

1 Course taught both on-campus and online.

2 Courses are offered online only.

Statistics Requirements

The following courses are provided by the Statistics Department as options for the MEM program.

  • ST 513 Statistics for Management I
  • ST 515 Experimental Statistics for Engineers
  • ST 516 Experimental Statistics for Engineers II
  • ST 517 Applied Statistical Methods I
  • ST 518 Applied Statistical Methods II

Of these courses, ST 516 and ST 517 have prerequisites. Often, ST 516’s prerequisite of ST 515 is waived frequently, especially for students who have taken an undergraduate probability and statistics course. For ST 517, the only prerequisite is the undergraduate MA 241 Calculus II or equivalent. The other courses simply require graduate