Online Doctor of Engineering in Engineering Management

We will begin accepting applications for the next cohort with a start date of August 2024 beginning in January 2024.

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GW’s Online Engineering Program offers the Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) degree in Engineering Management in synchronous, online format with classes held on Saturdays. The D.Eng. program enables professionals who are employed full-time to pursue advanced study in a focused environment alongside like-minded fellow students.

What is the Doctor of Engineering?

The Doctor of Engineering in Engineering Management is designed for practitioners who wish to apply the knowledge they gain in a technical management environment. Unlike a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), wherein research is focused on foundational work that is published, the Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) is focused on solving a real-world problem using the latest engineering management concepts and tools. The program culminates in a praxis for use by practicing engineers to address a common concern or challenge.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Doctor of Engineering in Engineering Management are to ensure that graduates:

  • Understand and apply the process of engineering management research to solve a real-world problem using current engineering management concepts and tools.
  • Produce a praxis for use by practicing engineers to address a common concern or challenge.
  • Apply their expertise and knowledge gained during their studies in a management or technical environment.

Program Format

The program consists of 24 credit hours of coursework (8 courses), and a minimum of 24 credit hours of research. During the research phase, a praxis is successfully completed on a topic related to engineering management, chosen by the student and approved by the advising committee.

Classroom Phase

Course sessions last 10 weeks. Classes meet Saturday mornings from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and afternoons from 1:00-4:00 pm (all times Eastern). This program is taught in an accelerated, cohort format in which students take all courses in lock step. Attendance at all class meetings is expected, and students must remain continuously enrolled; i.e., leaves of absence are permitted only in medical or family emergency, or in case of deployment to active military duty.

Session #Course #Credit Hours Tentative Dates
Spring-1 2024 2 6 January 6 – March 9, 2023
Spring-2 2024 2 6 March 23, 2024 – June 1, 2024
Summer 2024 2 6 June 15 – August 17, 2024
Fall-1 2024 2 6 August 31 – November 2, 2024

* No classes on Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year Weekends

Research Phase

Upon successful completion of the classroom phase, students are registered for a minimum of 24 credit hours (ch) of SEAS 8199 Praxis Research: 3 ch in Fall 2024, 9 ch in Spring 2025, 3 ch in Summer 2025 and 9 ch in Fall 2025. Throughout the research phase, the student develops the praxis on an advisor-approved topic related to Engineering Management. Faculty research directors meet with students at least once per month.

Research Areas for Praxis

The following are examples of the research areas that our current students are pursuing:

  • Planning for the Influence of Emerging Disruptive Technologies on IT Systems
  • Managing Risk as a Function of the Nuclear Work Model
  • Pre-Design Methodology for Establishing Scope-Budget and Scope-Duration Alignment for Capital Projects
  • A Technology Maturity Assessment of Sustainment-dominated Systems Under the Influence of Obsolescence
  • Cross-Domain Knowledge Management Strategy for a Mission Areas within the Force Projection Sector
  • Application of Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methods to the DLA Energy Military Construction Portfolio Selection Process
  • Improving Team Performance By Identifying Significant Attributes Required In A Knowledge Management Solution for Fast Paced Research Teams
  • Ranking of Cloud Service Providers Using a Dynamic TOPSIS Model for Provisioning of Enterprise IT Infrastructure in the Cloud


All classes meet live online through synchronous distance learning technologies. Classes are recorded for future viewing. Tuition is billed at $1625 per credit hour for the 2022-2023 year. A non-refundable tuition deposit of $995, which is applied to tuition in the first semester, is required when the student accepts admission.

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