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The MEM program is a state-of-the-art program designed for practicing engineers, scientists, technical specialists, and engineering managers to dramatically enrich their technical skills and understanding of the engineering leadership positions.

The MEM program is an interdisciplinary program - a rich and balanced blend of engineering and management courses as well as the treatment of fundamental, current and the evolving practices. It equips the future and the current managers with skills to face the challenges and opportunities offered by the global competition. It is a dynamic program - curriculum continuously enhanced to meet the new and evolving engineering and business challenges.

The Engineering Management Program is distinctive among engineering management programs in its curriculum responsiveness to the evolving global challenges, and the courses being taught by both seasoned faculty and by industry leaders who bring the real world expertise to the classroom.

In partnership with the International Quality Federation (IQF), the MEM program provides options for Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Certification. The certification itself is earned through IQF. These courses are open to non-MEM students.

The program objectives of the MEM program are as follows:

  • To provide graduates with a unique skill set of technical and management skills.
  • To equip graduates to recognize the effects of new technology on management issues and tools and processes to leverage them.
  • To provide graduates with both an ability to apply engineering principles and a skill in organizing and directing technical projects and people in technical jobs.
  • To provide the management tools needed to function competitively in today's challenging times.
  • To foster innovation and creativity.

Admissions Requirements

The Master of Engineering Management program accepts applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in engineering and have at least two years of post-baccalaureate industrial experience. Applicants with degrees in physical sciences also may apply.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Engineering Management requires 36 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree: 21 credit hours in the Engineering Management Core and 15 credit hours in technical areas of interest.

Transfer Credit

A student with a previous master's degree may request to transfer courses but must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours at the University.

Master of Engineering Management Courses

Five Engineering Management Core Courses
EM 501 Engineering Management
EM 502 Engineering Economics
EM 503 Engineering Accounting
EM 504 Engineering Administration
MBA 520 Modeling and Executive Decision Making

Two Elective Courses from among the following recommended list:
BUS 516 Marketing Management
BUS 519 Production and Operation Management
MBA 526 Management Information Systems
MBA 533 Operations Research
MBA 535 System Simulation
MBA 550 Product Planning and Development

Five Technical Elective courses
Five technical elective courses must be taken. Some of the possible elective courses are listed below. Upon approval of the academic advisor, courses may also be taken from the lists of graduate courses of various engineering departments.

Some possible technical elective courses:
EM 502 Design of Experiments 3
EM 506 Global Engineering Management and Leadership 3
EM 520 Optimization of Engineering Problems 3
EM 525 Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuel Transportation 3
EM 527 Hybrid Electric Vehicles 3
EM 540 Manufacturing Processes, Strategy and Logistics 3
EM 542 Manufacturing Productivity 3
EM 545 Total Quality Management 3
EM 546 Product and Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma -Level 1 3
EM 547 Product and Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma - Level 2 3
EM 548 Product and Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma - Level 3 3
EM 549 Concurrent Engineering 3
EM 550 Lean Manufacturing 3
EM 560 Lean Product Creation 3
EM 570 Systems Architecture and Engineering 3
EM 576 Engineering Project Management 3
EM 596 Advanced Topics in Engineering Management 3

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