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AN ALTERNATIVE PATH

Careers to Lead the
Future of Engineering

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What Can I Do With A Master of Engineering Management & Leadership?

With 14 programs ranked in the top 30 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University is an ideal environment for pursuing your Master of Engineering Management & Leadership degree.

This program enables engineers to:

  • Become a innovative leader within an organization and climb the engineering leadership ladder
  • Clearly communicate your experiences and the skills you learned through our program in interviews and while networking
  • Increase career options and earn a significant boost in salary

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Master of Engineering Management & Leadership Career Considerations

If you’re considering pursuing a Master of Engineering Management & Leadership (MEML) degree, it can be helpful to take an honest assessment of your career goals and what you hope to achieve with your degree.

  • Is a MEML degree right for this stage of my career?
  • What opportunities will be available to me with a MEML degree?
  • Is there demand in my industry for professional engineers with a MEML degree?
  • Are there engineering management jobs that will meet my salary expectations?
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Master of Engineering Management & Leadership Career Options

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For individuals working in a wide range of engineering industries, a Master of Engineering Management & Leadership (MEML) degree can help increase earning potential and make them more attractive in a competitive market.

Some individuals working in the following roles can earn a master's of engineering management degree to improve their leadership skills and career prospects:

  • Aerospace Engineer

  • Biomedical Engineer

  • Chemical Engineer

  • Health and Safety Engineer

The Master of Engineering Management & Leadership program empowers graduates to standout in their respective fields and emerge as engineering industry leaders.

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Preparing for a Career as an Industry 4.0 Leader

In addition to creating job opportunities and increasing earning potential, a MEML@Rice degree can help students enjoy a challenging and rewarding career in the fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). Program participants will develop the innovative thinking, leadership, and project management skills necessary to excel in their engineering careers.

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Master of Engineering Management & Leadership Salary

To get a sense of how a Master of Engineering Management & Leadership degree can improve your career prospects and earning potential, consider the median salaries for the engineering careers listed below. While salary data depends on the specific role, a MEML degree can help you develop the necessary skills to acquire manager- and director-level positions, which can increase your overall earning potential.

ENGINEER CAREER TYPE 2020 MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY ENGINEERING MANAGER* ENGINEERING DIRECTOR*
Biomedical Engineer $92,620 $119,694 (+29%) $164,739 (+78%)
Chemical Engineer $108,540 $134,622 (+24%) $184,739 (+70%)
Civil Engineer $88,570 $150,471 (+70%) $205,799 (+132%)
Electrical Engineer $103,390 $164,901 (+59%) $224,972 (+118%)
*With Master's Degree
Note: The values represented in this chart are based on averages. Salaries depend on specific roles and qualifications.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and salary.com

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