Graduate Program

Graduate Program

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) Degree
Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Degree
Doctoral in Engineering

Graduate Assistantships & Graduate Research Assistantships

Master of Science in Engineering Degree

The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) program at Rowan University is designed to effectively prepare individuals to respond to the changing needs of engineers today. This program will provide students with the necessary knowledge, skill set, and training to effectively contribute to the engineering workforce. Students will have access to higher level courses leading to a graduate degree, and be involved in professional development opportunities which will increase the breadth of understanding and application of engineering principles.

Admissions Requirements

The admissions requirements are provided here.


Focus Areas

Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Engineering requires 30 semester credit hours (SCH) of graduate level courses and independent study, and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Transfer credits may not exceed 9 semester hours. Each student is assigned a graduate advisor who must approve the student's individual program, subject to University guidelines and the College of Engineering.

Required Courses     6-9 SCH
(Student may be excused from required courses by demonstrating equivalent proficiency as determined by the graduate advisor. Students who are excused from any of these required courses must take additional technical electives to complete to 30 semester hours required in the program.)

1) Mathematics: Engineering Application of Analysis

2) Engineering Applications of Computers (or equivalent level computational course in a specified field)

3) Business course from those listed below:

  • Strategic Engineering Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Decision Making
  • Managerial Economics
  • Principles of Management Science

Technical Electives/Thesis/Project     12 - 21 SCH

All technical electives must be approved by the student's graduate advisor.

Students may participate in project work (6 - 9 SCH), patterned along one of the two options described below.

Option I: Thesis Research/Engineering Project (6 - 9 SCH) - Research leading to a master's thesis carried out under the supervision of a Rowan engineering faculty member. Successful completion of the thesis include satisfactory oral and written reports to a thesis committee. The thesis committee may include members from industry or from other colleges in the University. A project identified by a faculty member, a student, or industry and approved by a Rowan Engineering faculty member can fulfill the Option I requirement.

Option II: Leadership of Clinic Project (A maximum of 6 SCH) - Students, under the supervision of a faculty member, may serve as advisors in clinic projects. In addition to a clinic report to the client, the graduate student must present a satisfactory written and oral report to a Rowan University Graduate Committee chaired by the Clinic Faculty Advisor.

Contact Information

For general admissions information and/or application form, visit the Graduate School Web Site.

Please contact individual departments for information related to their program of study. For general questions, send an email or contact us directly at:

College of Engineering - Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
Phone Number: (856) 256-5300
FAX: (856) 256-5350

Master of Engineering Management Degree

The Rowan University Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Degree is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. This degree program requires the completion of 30 graduate semester credit hours (SCH) or 10 courses. The online engineering management courses are offered in an eight-week accelerated format with two courses per semester. Thus, the 10 required courses can be completed in just five consecutive semesters.

The goal of the MEM program is to effectively prepare engineers for management level positions. Students in this program receive knowledge of administrative procedures such as budgeting, strategic decision making, and supervising. Also, the combination of courses from Rowan's College of Engineering and AACSB-accredited Rohrer College of Business equips students with the ideal balance of advanced technical knowledge and managerial skills required to advance as a manager.

Admission Guidelines

  • A completed Graduate Application, including two letters of recommendation and a statement of professional objectives are required.
  • Students must possess a bachelor'Äôs degree in engineering, engineering technology, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or computer science, or a bachelor'Äôs degree in education with appropriate coursework in science and mathematics.
  • Applicants with other bachelor'Äôs degrees will be considered for admission to the MEM Program on a case-by-case basis.
  • The undergraduate prerequisites for admission to the MEM Program are Chemistry I, Physics I, Calculus I, and Statistics I or the equivalent.
  • The GRE Exam is not required for admission to the MEM Program.
  • For international students, the TOEFL is required. The academic credentials are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. International students who have demonstrated proficiencies in English (e.g., have been in the country for a significant period of time) may have the TOEFL requirement waived at the discretion of the program coordinator.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above is required for regular admission. A GPA of 2.0 to 3.0 is required for probationary admission. Probationary admission requires students to complete their first 6.0 SCH (2 courses) with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Transfer credits may not exceed 9 semester hours
General Requirements

The MEM Program requires 30 semester credit hours (SCH) of graduate-level coursework. Each student will be advised by the Coordinator of Engineering Management who will approve the student's program of study, subject to the guidelines of the University, the College of Engineering, the College of Business, and the College of Graduate and Continuing Education.

I. Required Common Core 9 SCH

Students are required to complete the following 9 online SCH:

MGT06.677 Management Skills for Engineers
EM01.501 Engineering Economics
MGT06.666 Managing Engineering Teams

II. Specialization in Engineering Management 12 SCH

Students are required to complete the following 12 online SCH in the Project Management Specialization:

MIS02.526 Project Management for Engineers
EM01.511 Strategic Risk Management
EM01.512 Quality in Engineering Management
EM01.513 Engineering Decisions

III. Electives in Engineering Management 9 SCH

Students will take electives totaling 9 SCH chosen from online engineering management electives, other online engineering courses, or on-campus engineering courses:

Online Engineering Management Electives:

CEE08.504 Engineering Estimating
EM01.541 Engineering Law and Ethics
EM01.531 Engineering Inventions and Creative Design
ENGR01.501 Special Topics in Engineering


Other Online Engineering Courses:

SE01.501 Sustainable Engineering Fundamentals
SE01.502 Live Cycle Assessment
SE01.503 Environmental Policy
SE01.504 Environmental Management
SE01.505 Sustainable Engineering

On-Campus Engineering Courses:

ENGR01.501 Special Topics in Engineering
ENGR01.511 Engineering Optimization
CHE06.502 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
CHE06.577 Advanced Engineering Process Analysis and Experimental Design
CHE06.512 Safety in the Process Industries
CHE06.580 Optimization of Engineering Projects
CHE06.581 Advanced Process Analysis
CEE08.503 Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CEE08.522 Site Remediation Engineering
CEE08.531 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
CEE08.533 Integrated Solid Waste Management
ECE09.504 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
ME10.505 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

Descriptions of Online Engineering Management Courses

MGT06.677 Management Skills for Engineers 3.0 SCH
Technical skills are necessary but insufficient for success in engineering management. It is also necessary for engineering managers to be effective motivators and leaders. In this course, students will also learn optimal techniques of hiring and rewarding engineers.

EM01.501 Engineering Economics 3.0 SCH
This course covers a variety of topics in engineering economics including the following: economic equivalence, inflation, return on investment, return on assets, asset management, capital planning, budgets, financial records and control, taxes and depreciation, replacement cost analysis, break-even analysis, cost-benefit ratios, and value engineering.

MGT06.666 Managing Engineering Teams 3.0 SCH
This course deals with topics in the areas of human relations and team building. The topics covered in the area of human relations include the following: human resources, employment practices, labor relations, the history of collective bargaining, practices in union and non-union organizations, productivity, computerization, worker participation, expanding and declining labor markets, diversity, equal opportunity, harassment, and case studies in human relations. Topics in the area of team building include group dynamics, team building activities, conflict resolution, and case studies in team building.

MIS02.526 Project Management for Engineers 3.0 SCH
In this course, students will learn the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as put forward by the professional association, the Project Management Institute (PMI). Students will not only study the various phases and documents of project management, they will also have experience creating each of the documents for a given project.

EM01.511 Strategic Risk Management 3.0 SCH
This course deals with the a range of topics related to risk management including the following: risk terminology, tools for quantitative analysis of environmental and technological risks, social risk issues, risk in modern life, statistical analyses, data presentation, dose-response models for carcinogens, model limitations, models of risk aversion, psychological and community perceptions of risk, risk communication, environmental and health risk issues in the media, and case studies of accidents and incidents.

EM01.512 Quality in Engineering Management 3.0 SCH
This course covers a range of topics related to quality management including the following: concepts and philosophy of quality management, leadership, data analysis, human resources, quality assurance and results, quality methods and tools, continuous improvement, total quality management, six-sigma, quality costs, employee participation, customer satisfaction, vendor quality, benchmarking, statistical process control, quality function development, and case studies of quality management.

EM01.513 Engineering Decisions 3.0 SCH
This course covers the following topics related to decision making: identifying and balancing risk associated with technology development, mathematical decision tree equations, psychological aspects of decision-making, mathematical programming for optimization, the theory behind methods and models, practical applications of decision methods and models, and case studies of decision making.

CEE08.504 Engineering Estimating 3.0 SCH
The course deals with the development of engineering estimates of engineering projects and project components including labor, materials, and equipment. Total project costs including direct and indirect costs, field and home office costs, and variability and contingency are discussed. Also discussed are the various types of engineering estimates including piles and cofferdams, storm water and sewer systems, road and highway pavements, reinforced concrete buildings and bridges, and structural steel buildings and bridges.

EM01.531 Engineering Inventions and Creative Design 3.0 SCH
This course covers several topics including the innovation process, the theory of inventive problem solving, patents, and bringing innovation to the bottom line. Discussions of the innovation process include: creating paradigm shifts, proven brainstorming techniques, and effective utilization of all resources. The theory of creative problem solving includes basic principles and applications in the real world. The discussion of patents includes the basics of the international patent system. The discussion of bringing innovation to the bottom line includes: Stage Gate Project Management techniques, project portfolio management, critical links between the business team and the customer, and managing multiple priorities 'Äì doing more with less. Case studies in inventions and creative design are included.

EM01.541 Engineering Law and Ethics 3.0 SCH
This course introduces students to law and ethics as it applies to engineering and engineering management. Topics covered in the area of law include the following: legal responsibilities of owners, designers, and contractors; risk management via insurance, surety bonds, and contracts; legal implications of the common activities of design professionals; liens; expert testimony; and patent law. Topics covered in the area of ethics include the following: ethical codes of professionals; derivation of ethical structures; and the role of the engineer in assuring public safety, health, and welfare. Case studies dealing with law and ethics are included.

Contact Information

For general admissions information and/or application form, visit the Graduate School Web Site.

For questions about the Master of Engineering Management Program, please contact us

Rowan University
Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701
TEL: 856-256-5300