Online Doctor of Engineering in Engineering Management

Our next Cohort will begin in August 2022. We will begin accepting applications starting in January 2022.

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The School of Engineering and Applied Science 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 30 credit hours of coursework (10 courses), and a minimum of 15 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

Students complete ten graduate-level courses, all taught via distance learning technology on Saturdays. Courses cover such topics as data analysis, machine learning, logistics management, and cyber resilience. Each class meeting is three hours long and course sessions last ten weeks. Class attendance is expected, however, classes are recorded for future viewing. Morning class meets from 9:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time and afternoon class meets from 1:00-4:00pm Eastern Time. Throughout the program, classes must be taken in lock-step with the cohort.

Research Phase

Upon successful completion of the classroom phase, students will be registered for 6 credit hours of EMSE 8199 Praxis Research in each Spring (January-May) and Fall (September-December) semester, and 3 credit hours of EMSE 8199 in each Summer (June-August) semester. Students who are making satisfactory progress may be granted up to one additional year to complete their degree requirements. In such a case that student will be registered for the same number of credit hours as described above.

In this phase, the student develops a praxis on a suitable topic chosen by the student and approved by the advising committee. The faculty advisers hold regularly-scheduled online meetings with the students. Throughout this phase, the student conducts the literature search and develops the praxis.

Samples of recent praxis titles:

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

Graduation and Scholarship Requirements

To meet graduation requirements, D.Eng. students can have no grades below B-, and must complete the classroom phase of the program with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. If a doctoral student receives any grade below B-, graduate study is terminated and further enrollment is prohibited.


For more information about program tuition and financial aid for the Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) program, please visit the Tuition & Financial Aid page.

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