Engineering Management, MEM

Master of Engineering Management Degree

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 30
  • $650.00
  • $650.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Master of Engineering Management, MEM program is the preferred degree to develop and shape individuals into becoming engineering managers and leaders. 

Today's organizations need engineers who have a systems perspective and business acumen, can interact and communicate professionally with internal and external constituents and customers, manage technical projects and lead successful work teams. 

Considered to be the MBA for engineers and technical professionals, the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program prepares engineers and technical professionals for managing projects, teams, and becoming leaders and engineering managers in their organizations. 

The online Master of Engineering Management degree in the College of Engineering:

  • Emphasizes critical thinking and reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Offers a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to one's career path and interests. 
  • Delivers high-quality, relevant content that enables technical professionals to apply knowledge and skills gained from the program to address and solve complex problems, and advance their organizations to achieve their mission.

The online Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree is a non-thesis program designed for working professionals who have engineering work experience. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in engineering or quantitative discipline (STEM). The MEM collaborates with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln's College of Business. Technical engineering courses, tailored to the needs of engineering and technical industries, are provided through the UNL College of Engineering and the business courses are provided through the UNL College of Business online MBA program. 

The online Engineering Management program is one of eight programs internationally certified by the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) for meeting several rigorous ASEM standards among which are alignment of curriculum with the domains of Engineering Management Body of Knowledge and for its program delivery and administration. 

With ASEM certification, our graduates are exempt from testing to become a Certified Associate Engineering Manager (CAEM) and may apply to ASEM to earn the credential. 

In completing degree requirements for the online MEM program, students complete ten courses (30 credit hours). All courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions. Credit hour requirements consist of:

  • 12 credit hours (4 courses) in MEM Core
  • 9 credit hours (3 courses) in MEM Electives
  • 9 credit hours (3 courses) in MBA (Business Minor) Electives 

Career Outlook: The online MEM degree is an applied non-thesis program that gives students great flexibility in co-creating their own educational experience aligned with their career path. It includes relevant topics and allows technical professionals to relate material learned through the program with workplace challenges by studying topics such as:

  • Organizational structure, development and strategy
  • Work teams and team management
  • Quality management and Six Sigma Tools
  • Human relations and organizational behavior
  • Decision and risk analysis
  • Supply chain management and operations management
  • Finance and accounting
  • Project management
  • Business theories and practice
  • Engineering leadership
  • Legal considerations for engineering managers

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

 American Society of Engineering Management