Online Programs | Master of Engineering Management | NC State University

Online Programs

Last Updated: 02/09/2024 and all information is still up-to-date

Online classes allow you to complete coursework for your career progression without taking time away from your job. Online classes are accessible anywhere there’s an internet connection.

One of the biggest benefits of getting an online education is the flexibility to set your own schedule. You plan out when you take class, as long as you meet those important deadlines. Enrolling in an online program encourages you to be self-disciplined and focused on your task at hand. That boost in responsibility can help you refine your self-discipline and motivation skills.

Online classrooms offer the opportunity to meet and learn from others who do not live near you. Online, you do not have to be in the same place at the same time. With online forums and videos, you can have meaningful discussions whenever and wherever.

While you will check in with your professor and classmates on occasion, the lack of in-person interaction can make it more challenging to stay motivated. It would be best to surround yourself with people who will encourage you to stay focused on your education.


The 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 Course 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