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Essential Insights for Engineering Management

Engineering Management is a complex and challenging field requiring unique skills and knowledge. Our Engineering Essentials articles provide valuable resources for professionals looking to develop their leadership and management skills in this industry.

In these articles, you will find a range of essential insights and strategies for managing complex engineering projects, building high-performing teams and developing innovative solutions. Whether you are a seasoned engineering manager or in the early stages of your career, our Engineering Essentials resources have something for everyone.

Two industrial engineers work at a laptop computer on a factory floor.
May 3, 2024
The Stevens Institute MEEM curriculum trains tomorrow's engineering decision-makers and leaders by fostering engineering, problem-solving, and management skills.
A Black male engineering manager at a whiteboard delivers a presentation.
November 6, 2023
According to the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM), engineering management is the “art and science of planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities that have a technological or systems component.” As engineering projects grow more complex and challenging — as they have continually over years, decades and centuries — the need for […]
engineering leadership
November 2, 2023
Moving into a leadership role is often an obvious next step in many people’s professional trajectory, one of which is engineering leadership. The essential nature of these positions is why Stevens Institute of Technology is focused on training the next generation of engineering trailblazers. Understanding the difference between management roles is essential in determining how […]
September 24, 2023
Is an engineering management program for you? You wouldn’t be reading this if you haven’t already asked yourself that question.
engineering manager
September 24, 2023
Engineering manager and tech lead sound like similar titles, but they are two very different roles. While they work together closely to reach shared goals, their roles and responsibilities have minimal overlap. Understanding the difference between the two is critical in deciding if an engineering management degree is right for your professional goals. What exactly […]
engineering technology
December 12, 2022
Engineering technology management can look like a straightforward amalgamation of people and project management, save for one detail. To achieve this delicate balance of direct support and overhead execution requires the right blend of technical and leadership abilities. Any management master's degree program can teach an individual contributor to organize and lead teams and keep projects on track. Only technically focused engineering management degree programs, such as Stevens Institute of Technology's online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (MEM) program, blend critical business fundamentals with advanced technical instruction applicable in disciplines as different as industrial engineering and chemical engineering.
Headshot of Cecilia Kaido - distance learning degree
June 23, 2022
Cecelia Kaido earned her bachelor’s in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics in May of 2020. Shortly after, she began working for the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin. Drawn to leadership, Kaido was intensely curious about how engineering projects come together. She participated in Lockheed Martin’s leadership program and took three courses focused […]
A headshot image of Dr. Alparslan Emrah Bayrak - engineering curriculum
June 16, 2022
Dr. Alparslan Emrah Bayrak has been a part of the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology since 2019. His extensive knowledge of human-computer collaboration is a driving force behind his research and shapes the university’s Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (M.Eng.) program.  Dr. Bayrak sees the overall value of the intelligent systems that are increasingly […]
engineering management degree
April 21, 2022
Engineers are behind many of history’s most significant innovations. From developing safer automobiles to perfecting the first spacecraft, engineers have toiled away behind the scenes doing the creative thinking, designing and building that allowed humanity to reach its loftiest goals, with the help of an engineering management degree. Today, engineers in the six major branches […]
engineering management vs. mba: Four students converse while sitting at a table with open laptops and notebooks
April 7, 2022
In the past, ambitious engineers typically chose between two distinct academic and advancement pathways. Some would earn a master’s in engineering to qualify for senior-level engineering roles such as principal engineer. Others would earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) to become engineering managers. Engineering Management vs. MBA: Today, engineers who want to leverage their […]