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Message from the Department Head

I take great pleasure in welcoming you to the newly created Department of Engineering Management.  

The department was formed in 2013 by combining four respected and productive programs —Construction Management, Project Management, Property Management, and Engineering Management —to provide unique opportunities and options for our students to customize plans of study that will address their specific career goals. These four programs share an affinity based on their respective missions, the nature of the industries they support, and the composition of their students. They are technically-driven and action-focused and prepare students for leadership roles in their respective industries. Most importantly, this new alignment increases opportunity for strong collaboration in research, scholarship, and civic engagement. Stated simply, we are stronger together. In 2014, the department expanded by adding the Vince and Judy Vidas Systems Engineering Program.

Our recent success has been noted by the 2014 U.S. News and World Report ranking of “Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs,” which ranked Drexel #29, up 6 places from the previous year.  

I trust that you share my excitement for the potential that exists as these five programs come together to provide the academic background and practical skills for tomorrow’s industry leaders.

I hope you decide to accept the challenge.

John W Via III, D Eng, PE, PEM
Associate Dean of Engineering for Online Programs,
Head of Engineering Management Department,
Director for Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Programs,
Teaching Professor