GRE Scores for Engineering Management
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GRE Scores for Engineering Management
- MS and MBA programmes make up for most of the higher education enrollments abroad by international students. However, a range of new courses are cropping up for exploration by international students who want to go beyond the traditional MS and MBA programmes. Universities are coming up with tailor made courses for students who wish to learn the aspects of multiple fields triggered by demands in the job market. One of the most popular among them is the Master of Engineering Management programme or MEM. Engineering Management is specialised management programme which includes the application of engineering principles and techniques with business and management subjects. Also known as the Engineer’s MBA it is, essentially, pursued by engineers as well as scientists who want to understand and master the managerial aspects of their work.

Many universities around the world offer Engineering Management. However in most cases, it is offered under different department or course heads. For eg, Kings’ College London offers an MSc in Engineering with Business Management while Hong Kong University of Science and Technology offers an MSc Engineering Enterprise Management programme. MEM, as a specific degree, is commonly offered in universities across the USA, although it is not so uncommon in Australia either.


Being an interdisciplinary course combining engineering and management, universities offering MEM accept scores of both GRE and GMAT. However, most of the universities opt for GRE scores for engineering management as it is applicable for both engineering and management related courses.

Keeping this in mind, we bring you the GRE scores for engineering management courses in the USA which will give you an idea of the acceptable average GRE scores.


Before going ahead with the acceptable GRE scores for engineering management, let us first understand the pattern of GRE Test and how they are scored.


The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardised test, conducted by ETS, and is accepted for admission to various disciplines at many graduate and business schools across the globe. The GRE Test measures the candidate’s verbal, quantitative, critical thinking and analytical writing skills covered in three main sections — Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing.


Here is a break-up of the GRE Pattern:


Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Analytical Writing(One section with two separately timed tasks)

One "Analyse an Issue" task and one "Analyse an Argument" task

30 minutes per task

Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)

20 questions per section

30 minutes per section

Quantitative Reasoning(Two sections)

20 questions per section

35 minutes per section

GRE is a computer based test with a total duration of 3 hours and 45 minutes and a score range of 130-170.

In addition to the GRE revised general test, there are seven GRE subject tests that evaluate candidates’ knowledge in their respective field. However, most of the universities offering Engineering Management accept just GRE general test scores.


Read below to find the GRE scores for engineering management:


Test accepted


Tuition fees



GRE -Verbal 153; Quants155

$27,000 per term

Cornell University



$29,500 per semester

Stanford University



$10,560 per quarter

Duke University


Verbal 153-159

Quantitative 160-167

Analytical Writing 3.5-4.0

$24,270 per semester

Northwestern University


Verbal: 160

Quantitative: 160

Writing: 5.0


University of Southern California




analytical writing-4.0

$24,732 for 15-18 units

Dartmouth College



$16,040 per term

University Of California-Berkeley




Johns Hopkins University



$48,710 annual

Columbia University           



Analytical writing- 2.5

$53,460 annual

Also Read:

Top Business Schools accepting GRE Scores

GRE Scores for Top US Universities

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how to prepare for GRE? Which foreign countries (colleges) provide a scholarship on the basis of its marks if I want to pursue msc abroad?

lubhan cherwoo 23rd Feb, 2020

Getting a scholarship is more difficult than admission into a university and so you have to stand out of the crowd, details about universities and how to proceed further are mentioned below,

1. Check US News, (Edulix)

2. Go through the eligibility and prerequisites of those universities

3. Find out those Universities which match your profile and interests.

4. Try to apply in the early bird application of universities. (Sometimes applying earlier can enhance your chances to get a scholarship) .

5.Go to the "Financial Aid" section of universities website to know about scholarships.

But a high GRE score may not guarantee you a scholarship but a low GRE will reduce your chances to get one.


hi I always want to crack GRE is that possible

Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you may be able to crack the GRE exam easily with hard work and determination.

Please check the link below which has the much needed information about the exam, pattern and syllabus. Hope it helps. Good luck!


I am a student of galgotias university and my gre score is 310 and having 8+ cgpa in mechanical engineering. I done two intenships one from DRDO and other one from Indian railway. Also i had done two research paper. What are my chances of getting technical university of Munich or Berlin.?

dheeraj reddy 14th Feb, 2020

Hi sajal

As far as CGPA is considered, you meet the minimum requirement stated by both the TUs. Also as you know, for selection, your overall profiles matters. I see you have mentioned 2 research papers. They would add a great value to your application if they are relevant to the Masters you are applying.

GRE is not mandatory for TU Berlin and most of the programs in TUM too.

You would need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 88 for clearing language requirements.

You would need German language proficiency of atleast C1 level ( only if you are applying for a course with German taught modules). Also even for english taught programs, having a basic German proficiency of A2 level would greatly help in your application.

For TUM, they might conduct a further aptitude assessment depending on the strength of your application.

Your internships would add value only if they are relevant to your field of study (the Masters you are applying).

Apart from the above mentioned, Your Statement of Purpose (SOP) / Letter of Motivation and Letters of Recommendation would also have a key impact on your application. Make sure you describe well how your past experiences ( internships, research exp, any work exp) and the masters program you are going to undertake would help in your future goals.

I hope I was helpful to you. Remember again , your overall profile matters. Don't be discouraged if you fall short in any one of the aspects.

With research papers, internships, you are already ahead of several applicants. You have a good chance for any Masters degree relevant to Mechanical Engineering. Goodluck!


Sir, I would like to do my masters in biotechnology for that what type of GRE test should I apply I mean like GRE general test or GRE subject test (biology)

Swatika Sharma 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Greeshma,

As you didn't mention anything so I'm expecting you to be an undergraduate or you are pursuing it. First of all, I recommend you choose what you want to accomplish in future: Do you want to do your postgraduate, Abroad or in India itself?

GRE (Graduation Record Examination) is a universally comprehended exam which is supervised by ETS ( Education Testing Services). GRE examination is taken by future aspirants for postgraduate programs in foreign universities and its score are approved in over 160 countries colleges and universities across the world. GRE exam is conducted in two types such as- GRE general test and GRE subject test.

GRE general test is the primary requirements for most of the postgraduate programs in Abroad or in India which consists of verbal perception, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning while GRE subject test is specifically for subjects which you are looking for like biology.

In India, there are very few technical colleges which are accepting GRE scores but for not the same course you are opting for, while there are so many colleges or universities in Abroad which approved or accepted GRE scores.

In my opinion, the GRE general test should be given for admission in Postgraduate programs.  Along with the GRE general test, it's best for you to give the subject test (in biology ) which give extra weightage to your academic record either it's your choice.

Hope its help!!


Graduation in dental surgery(5yr)+3 yr work ex. Masters in hopsital admin(2 yr) + 3 yr of work ex. Wish to pursue PhD in health allied course in USA. Am i eligible to apply also how much GRE score would be required to apply for a good university?

Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you are definitely eligible to pursue PhD from USA.

Kindly look up for edibility criteria for the colleges where you wish to apply. Some colleges do not require GRE scores for admissions in PhD. The criteria differs in each college.

However, you may have to appear for TOEFL/IELTS. Usually scores between 98-120 is accepted in most of the colleges.

Good Luck!

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