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University Bulletin
Graduate Degree Programs

Engineering Management (ENGMT)

JAMES A. NEMES, Interim Chancellor
School of Graduate Professional Studies
Penn State Great Valley
30 E. Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355-1443

COLIN J. NEILL, Associate Professor and Director of Engineering Programs
School of Graduate Professional Studies
Penn State Great Valley, Engineering Division


Degree Conferred:



The Graduate Faculty


Admission Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to general Graduate School requirements stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. The Master of Engineering Management is developed for students with a background in engineering or science. Applicants with a four year undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science, or a related discipline will be considered. Test scores from the GMAT or GRE exams are not required, but will be considered by the admissions committee if submitted. Jr/Sr GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is required. Students must have three years or more work experience in an engineering or engineering-related position. Applicants must submit a letter of reference, and a one page personal statement of relevant experience and goals.

The language of instruction at Penn State is English. International applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), with the exceptions noted below. The minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, or a total score of 80 with a 20 on the speaking section for the Internet-based test (iBT). Applicants with iBT speaking scores between 15 and 19 may be considered for provisional admission, which requires an institutional test of English proficiency upon first enrollment and, if necessary, remedial course work. The minimum composite score for the IELTS is 6.5.

International applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement who have received a baccalaureate or master's degree from a college /university/institution in any of the following: Australia, Belize, British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the United States, and Wales.

Degree Requirements

All students in the Master of Engineering Management program must complete a minimum of 33 credits.
The courses must include the required core courses of 18 credits:

ENGMT 501: Engineering Management Science (3)
ENGMT 510: Economics and Financial Studies for Engineers (3)
SYSEN 505: Technical Project Management (3)
SYSEN 536: Decision and Risk Analysis in Engineering (3)
SYSEN 550: Creativity and Problem Solving I (3)
SYSEN 552: Creativity and Problem Solving II (3)

as well as the capstone course:

ENGMT 539: Engineering Management Strategy (3)

Student Aid

Graduate Assistantships available to students in the program and other forms of student aid are described in the STUDENT AID section of the Gradate Bulletin.


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-02-029

Review Date: 10/06/09

Faculty linked: 1/13/16


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