Online Program | Master of Engineering Management | NC State University

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Online Program

Last Updated: 05/30/2024 | All information is accurate and still up-to-date

Online classes empower you to complete coursework for your career advancement without taking time away from your job. Moreover, you can access online classes from anywhere with an internet connection.

One of the greatest advantages of pursuing an online education is the flexibility to set your own schedule. You can plan when to attend class, ensuring you meet important deadlines. Enrolling in an online program fosters self-discipline and focus on your tasks. This increased responsibility can refine your self-discipline and motivation skills.

Additionally, online classrooms provide the opportunity to meet and learn from people who do not live near you. Thanks to online forums and videos, you can participate in discussions at any time and from any location.

However, the lack of in-person interaction in online classes can make it more challenging to stay motivated. Therefore, it’s crucial to surround yourself with people who will encourage you to stay focused on your education.


In the on-campus program, the core curriculum begins with:

  • Decision Science (3 credits) – ISE 501 Introduction to Operations Research

To meet your 15-credit requirement, you then choose one course from each of 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
Decision Science
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 offered 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

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