Online Graduate Programs in Engineering

One of the Oldest & Largest Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Programs  |  Connected to D.C. Institutions  |  Taught by Expert Practitioners & Faculty  |  Affordable & Accessible

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The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the George Washington University is proud to offer our 100% online Master of Science degree in engineering management and Master of Science degree in systems engineering programs to working professionals and aspiring leaders around the world. Capitalizing on the close connections to D.C. institutions and the history of innovation that distinguishes GW as a pioneering educational institution, our online graduate programs in engineering are designed to help students gain the practical skills they need to pursue exciting new career paths. We strive to provide world-class, comprehensive programs that always remain affordable, which makes it possible for students to make a smart, valuable investment in their future.

Whether you’re an experienced, trained engineer seeking a leadership role, or a business professional looking to gain industry-specific leadership skills, the online Master of Science degree in Engineering Management can help you reach your goals. The program is a perfect fit for technical and corporate professionals alike seeking to bring confident, capable guidance to technology companies, manufacturers, and other organizations driven by engineering.

The comprehensive curriculum provides a multifaceted analysis of organizations in the science and technology industry and the leadership principles that keep them running at maximum effectiveness. With courses that closely examine the ways in which finance, staff, and technical expectations connect to form a cohesive, efficient project, the program can prepare you for leadership.

Through the program, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your understanding of critical topics in engineering management, developing skills you can apply immediately to your career, including:

  • Organizational management and behavior
  • Operations
  • Project management
  • Marketing of technology
  • Cost and quality control
  • Engineering contract management

Additionally, graduates of the program will be prepared to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam offered by the Project Management Institute to further establish their credibility as a strong leader.

As a field that incorporates many disciplines, systems engineering demands a diverse, specialized skill set of managers and leaders at every stage of a project. The online master’s program in systems engineering is designed to build on these skills, helping IT, analytics, and other technology professionals supervise development and implementation processes from start to finish and maintain system performance well into the future.

The program strikes a balance between quantitative and personnel-driven subjects, providing an in-depth examination of organizational behavior and management as well as the technical areas essential to the field – with all coursework based on the latest research. Because of this interdisciplinary focus, graduates of the program have moved into leadership roles and made an immediate, positive impact on the workplace.

As a student, you can gain a complete, multifaceted understanding of systems engineering through a curriculum that explores the following subjects, among many others:

  • Project management
  • Accounting and finance
  • Risk management
  • Systems analysis and evaluation
  • Architecture and advanced modeling
  • Axiomatic design
  • Requirements management

The required coursework also includes the knowledge necessary to prepare you for the Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) exam offered by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

The George Washington University was chartered in 1821 by an act of Congress, the result of an initiative that began as the idea of our namesake, George Washington. President Washington envisioned a university in the nation’s capital that would prepare citizen leaders brought together from all over the world. Today, we are that university, with students and faculty members from every state and more than 130 countries. Taking full advantage of our setting in a global nerve center, a GW education integrates intellectual discovery, interactive learning, and unparalleled access to opportunities in every sector of society. In a city shaping the future, George Washington is a university where faculty and students not only study the world but also work to change it for the better.

Our heritage of innovation and excellence has earned us many accolades, including:

  • U.S. News & World Report
    • #57 National Universities
    • #99 Best Engineering Schools
    • #46 Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #55 Best Online Engineering Schools
  • The Princeton Review
    • The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition
    • A ‘Best Northeast’ college in “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region”
    • Colleges that Pay You Back
    • Green Colleges
    • Private Schools
    • Colleges that Create Futures
  • Forbes
    • #122 Overall (America’s Top Colleges)
    • #97 in Private Colleges
    • #56 in Research Universities
    • #57 in the Northeast
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015
    • World Rank 201-300
    • National Rank 79-102 

About GW Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Since 1954, the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering has been a force for leadership in engineering management and other interdisciplinary areas, as one of the nation’s first to dedicate programs in these fields. The Department has contributed not only to the modern technological landscape through leading research, but also through inventive initiatives working with the Department of Homeland Security, the D.C. Water Resources Research Institute, and NASA, among others.

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