Engineering Management

The expansion of technology and its ability to harness it has created a growing need for leaders who possess a unique blend of tech skills and management acumen. Become the engineer who sees the bigger picture, can make data-informed decisions and has the leadership to reach across the organization. Master of Engineering Management (MEM) quick facts: — Full-time, in-person and on campus — 10 courses to complete — #19 ranked best MEM program — Enrollment for Spring 2025 opens April 1.

Learn more about Washington University's highly ranked MEM program*. 



Offered through Washington University's Sever Institute at the McKelvey School of Engineering, this nationally-ranked full-time Master of Engineering Management (MEM) graduate degree program will help you advance with the knowledge, leadership and skills needed to understand, shape and lead projects, as well as manage teams, engineering functions and companies.

The MEM qualifies as a STEM program.

From your first course and throughout the program, learn to tackle theory combined with real-world applications, strengthening your management acumen, collaborative problem solving, interpersonal communication and leadership competencies. Gain the skills and knowledge to question current models and the understanding to bridge technical solutions and the ever-changing business landscape.


Student profile

Hear from Washington University graduate student, Clinton Sabah, and why he chose to earn a Master's in Engineering Management from the Sever Institute.


Note: Applications for Fall 2024 is now closed. Enrollment for Spring 2025 opens April 1.

The 30-unit (10-course) MEM degree program is available for full-time or part-time study and is designed for students with a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) background; it is known as the "Engineer's MBA."

The 15-unit (five-course) graduate certificate in Engineering Management is also available and can be transferred into the degree program at any time. A graduate certificate is an excellent option for individuals wishing to advance their careers, with a shorter time commitment than a degree.

MEM courses are available in evening and online formats, and are designed with input from employers, thought leaders and practitioners, and taught by leading professionals from throughout the engineering industry.

Students learn the art and science of the complete business cycle, gaining hands-on experience by running simulated businesses and working on real industry projects. Courses bring to life the essential functions and capabilities that make a business run. Students learn to set strategy, leverage technology and data analytics, market to customers, interpret and drive finances, make informed data-based decisions, manage projects, build teams and lead.

Registration, Tuition Fees & Payment Policies

Qualified veterans: WashU McKelvey School of Engineering and the VA will cover 100 percent of your graduate tuition.

Although certificate programs do not qualify for federal loan programs, loans are still available for the master's degrees. For more information, contact Cindy Fields (

Program Checklists & Course Information

Each of our graduate programs has a unique mix of required coursework and additional electives. Courses are updated regularly to ensure our students are prepared for the latest in industry knowledge and application. Check out the Engineering Management program checklist for both master's and graduate certificate requirements. 

All course information, including course descriptions and section listings, can be found in our digital catalog the Bulletin

Meet our faculty

John Bade Director of Strategy Development for Global Services & Support for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

John Bade

  • Program Director, Graduate Studies in Engineering Management
Gary Baker President, Managing Partner at Undivided Wealth Management

Gary Baker

  • Adjunct Instructor
Walter Barnes Driving product development & commercial scale-up of new semiconductor materials at Brewer Science.

Walter Barnes

  • Adjunct Instructor
Habib Chamoun-Nicolas Author, Professor, International Business Development and Negotiations Consultant

Habib Chamoun-Nicolas

  • Adjunct Instructor
Amy Duvall Expertise includes environmental law and entrepreneurship

Amy Duvall

  • Adjunct Instructor
Jay Stanton Goldstein Expertise in Agile, business agility and entrepreneurialism

Jay Stanton Goldstein

  • Adjunct Instructor
David Hunter Project Management Specialist at Boeing for over 38 years.

David Hunter

  • Adjunct Instructor
Jaime Inman Senior Technical Program Manager, Cyber & Intelligence CAS Directory Services at Mastercard

Jaime Inman

  • Adjunct Instructor
Brett Jackson I’ve had the privilege of transforming teams in all areas of engineering, project management, and product management during my 40-year career at Motorola Solutions.

Brett Jackson

  • Adjunct Instructor
Michael Kehoe Professor of Practice in the Sever Institute within the Professional Education Department at Washington University in St. Louis. Engineer, Entrepreneur and Educator.

Michael Kehoe

  • Professor of Practice
Joseph Klaesner Experienced leader in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Matlab, medical devices, life sciences, research and biotech

Joseph Klaesner

  • Adjunct Instructor
Dan Kogan Expert in specialized areas including supply chain design & optimization, business process & system design and data analysis & business modeling

Dan Kogan

  • Adjunct Instructor
Ken Moore High energy, versatile communications leader

Ken Moore

  • Adjunct Instructor
Lethia Owens Personal Branding Strategist (PBS) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) with 28 years of Leadership, Branding, Marketing and IT Experience. CEO of Game Changers International

Lethia Owens

  • Adjunct Instructor
Brian Schaefer Over 8 years of mathematical optimization and simulation experience in the supply chain and mortgage industries.

Brian Schaefer

  • Adjunct Instructor
Mike Seper Regional Engagement Principal at NSIN - National Security Innovation Network. Dedicated to Advancing Inclusive Innovation.

Mike Seper

  • Adjunct Instructor
Dan Sherman Chief Technology Officer at Moneta Group, ranked by InvestmentNews as the Midwest’s largest independent RIA with more than $20 billion in AUM and 300 employees,

Dan Sherman

  • Adjunct Instructor
Carlton Washburn Expertise includes business strategy and technology, specializes in finding and integrating technology into existing organizations through a variety of mechanisms.

Carlton Washburn

  • Adjunct Instructor
Aryan Weisenfeld Primary Patent Examiner at USPTO

Aryan Weisenfeld

  • Adjunct Instructor
Aaron Wolff As a startup and supply chain senior leader, I love working at the intersection of public and private strategy and innovation.

Aaron Wolff

  • Adjunct Instructor