Engineering management entails planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities that have a technological component. This distinguishes engineering managers from other managers because they possess the ability to apply engineering principles and the skills to organize and direct technical projects and people in technical jobs.

RMU's innovative online master's program in Engineering Management will prepare you to apply knowledge and provide leadership in technical environments. Upon graduation, you'll be able to demonstrate an advanced level of intellectual achievement in the context of engineering projects and synthesize theory and practice in the design and development of engineering management systems.

Recently RMU's online M.S. in Engineering Management was ranked #24 nationwide by SuperScholar.org.

Career Options

A great majority of engineers and technical professionals spend a significant portion of their careers managing technical projects and people. You can expect excellent career enhancement opportunities as a result of the managerial and technical skills you'll obtain in this program. 

If you're interested in a career change, the M.S. in Engineering Management degree can provide a distinct advantage. Many industries and government organizations seek individuals with advanced technical educations for positions of increased responsibility such as project leaders, chief engineers, engineering supervisors, directors of engineering, project managers, production managers and systems managers.

Graduates of the program typically add $5,000 to $15,000 to their annual salary. Starting salaries range from $50,000 to $75,000 or more, depending on the individual's current position in the industry and previous experience.