MEM in Northeastern University : Fees, Duration & Job Prospects

Northeastern University offers a Master of Science in Engineering Management (MEM) at its main campus in Boston. This storied university is a go-to place for many employers. It also has campuses in London, Burlington, Charlotte, Nahant, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Vancouver. 


Northeastern University (NU) is academically affiliated with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU),  University Press of New England (UPNE),  and the Universities Research Association (URA).  

Famous Alumni

NU faculty and alumni include Nobel Prize laureates, Rhodes, Truman, and Marshall scholars. The list includes:

  • Peter Agre (Noble Laureate and Molecular Biologist)
  • Nikesh Arora (Scientist)
  • Gregory Jarvis (Engineer and Astronaut)
  • Lyndon LaRouche (Political Activist)
  • Shawn Fanning (Computer Scientist, programmer)
  • Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter)

Course Brief:

 MEM at Northeastern University is an interdisciplinary program that bridges the gaps between the fields of engineering, technology, and business. The program includes modules such as Engineering Product Design Methodology, Financial Management for Engineers, Engineering/Organizational Psychology, Computational Modeling in Industrial Engineering, Healthcare Systems Modeling and Analysis, and others. 


Northeastern University ranked among the Top 50 national universities in 2022 as reported by credible sources:


Source Ranking  
US News & World Report 49th Rank For the last seven years
QS World University Ranking for 2022 342nd Rank  


Northeastern university’s rank is 176 in US News & World Report-Global Universities. 

For all the engineering programs, the university features decently high. This ranking began recently in 2021. The university’s postgraduate Engineering and Technology course was ranked between 151 and 175 by the Times Higher Education.

Job Prospects

The current trend shows the median salary of engineering managers is $140,760 annually, and the demand for Engineering Managers is expected to grow from 5% to 6% by 2028, as mentioned by the Bureau of Labour Statistics. The recruiting companies include big names like GE Aviation, Raytheon, CDM Smith, Bose Corporation, and IBM. 

Top careers for Master of Engineering Management graduates include:

Architectural and Engineering Manager, Median Salary: $144,830/year.

Project Manager, Median Salary: $73,500/year

Project Engineer, Median Salary: $75,490/year

Operations Managers, Median Salary:$93,400/year

Hardware Engineer, Median Salary: $106,719/year

Admission Process

One can directly apply for MEM at Northeastern University.  A fee of USD 75 needs to be paid to fill out the application. 

The College of Engineering at NU allows students to apply for an alternative MS program as well. In addition to selecting a major area of interest, prospective students can apply to one or two additional programs.

Admission Cycle

One can apply to the course in either Fall or Spring intake. 

The deadline for Fall entry for international students usually ends in the first week of June. 

The deadline for Spring intake for international students is usually mid-September. 

Documents Required & Eligibility

  • A UG¬† engineering is preferred. Mathematics or physics majors with linear algebra and multivariable calculus can also apply.¬†
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score report
  • Resume¬†
  • 2 LOR
  • SOP
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Completed online application form
  • Copy of passport
  • Completed I-20 request form

The MEM program at NU is offered in an online format as well to enable flexibility for working professionals. 

MEM Coursework & Fee

Credit Hours: Graduate Engineering programs consist of 32 semester hours of course work. 

Mode: Full-Time or Part-Time or Online 

 Duration: 1.5 to 2 years 

The program can be completed by opting for any of the three tracks: course-only option, project option, or thesis option. 

 Tuition Fee: The MEM Northeastern University fee is USD 54,000 for the entire course duration.

Cost of Living

NU has its own student accommodation. Most of the rooms are for two people (triple-occupancy rooms are also available). 

First Year Accommodations 2021-2022 Room Rates

Traditional Accommodations   $3,670
Suite Style Accommodation $3,670 to $4,630 
 Apartment Style Accommodations $5,070


Since Boston is one of the most expensive cities in the US, the average monthly cost of living for an international student can amount to USD 1,856. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is MEM at Northeastern University a STEM program?

Yes, it is a STEM program. Northeastern University’s graduate-level degrees and certificates in STEM programs are tailormade to acquire the requisite skills needed for a successful career in science, technology, math, and engineering.

Q2. What is Northeastern University’s Student to faculty ratio?

15:1 is the student-to-faculty ratio at Northeastern University. More than half of the classes have fewer than 20 students.

Q3. Is MEM better than MBA?

MEM is an engineering management program specifically designed for engineers and offers them a detailed management education. On the other hand, MBA focuses on technical aspects of the business and provides students with the expertise to solve problems associated with complex and dynamic systems in any corporate. 

Q4. Is MEM worth from the USA?

The value of a MEM degree from the US is high regardless of the college ranking. If you currently work in India and wish to pursue a master‚Äôs in Engineering Management in the US, it is an advantageous option. 

 Disclaimer: The fee and costs are indicative & are subject to change

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