Master of Engineering in Engineering Management

University of Colorado Boulder

Student Experience

The ME-EM program prioritizes the acquisition of in-demand applied skills with real-world relevance, and the faculty brings extensive industry experience to the course.

Course facilitators hold weekly office hours where you can ask questions about the material being covered in the program. Additional opportunities for dialogue and connection happen through discussion boards and group peer sessions.

Who will be my peers in the program?

Students pursuing the ME-EM reflect a tremendous diversity of backgrounds. Most will bring industry experience and some will have just earned an undergraduate degree. Prior degrees and experience include aerospace, biomedical, mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering. There is also a good representation of those with STEM backgrounds in other fields, and with undergraduate degrees in the humanities. As a group, our students are generally highly analytical, self-motivated, and adept with technical and quantitative subject matter.

This program is ideal for individuals who are:

  • Ambitious recent BA graduates, working engineers, or junior to mid-level managers looking to gain business and management skills to advance their careers
  • Looking for flexible and convenient learning opportunities that fit into their busy professional and personal lives
  • Looking for practical skills that they can apply immediately
  • Looking for course content and materials designed specifically for engineering and technical environments

How will I access the degree?

The CU Boulder ME-EM program is delivered as a fully online degree via Coursera. This online Master of Engineering degree in Engineering Management has the same learning outcomes as CU Boulder’s on-campus ME-EM program.

As an established global learning provider, Coursera uses innovative techniques to provide a world-class educational experience. Teaching and learning in the program will be delivered through the Coursera platform using a range of methods including:

  • Pre-recorded lectures and video capture
  • Slide-decks with audio commentary
  • Practical exercises
  • Asynchronous peer-to-peer and staff-moderated discussion forums
  • Synchronous scheduled live tutorials
  • Discussion forums and office hours
  • Discussion prompts

The assessment methods, also delivered through the Coursera platform, include:

  • Online quizzes
  • Video blogs
  • Case study review discussions


Lectures are organized into weekly modules, which you can access via on-demand videos or interactive transcripts. Pace yourself through online lectures. Students can attend optional live office hours to dive deeper into the material.


Access your courses from anywhere — you can even download them to your mobile device and study offline without using your data plan.


Interact with fellow students through course discussion forums and networking apps. Get access to every question asked and answered by previous students.

Admissions Information

Enrollment for the Spring 2 2023 is now open!

Important Dates

  • March 13: Spring 2 Classes start
  • April 21: Spring 2 Enrollment closes
  • May 5: Spring 2 Classes end

Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.

We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.