Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

Build upon your technical expertise while learning to effectively manage engineers and the technical resources of your organization.

To pursue the M.E.M. degree, the student must meet the Graduate School admissions requirements; have a B.S. degree in engineering, mathematics or physical science; and have taken at least one course each in calculus and statistics. Students must have at least three years of full-time industrial (work) experience by the time they complete the program.

The engineering management master's degree is an online-only program. It is designed to be a part-time program and typically requires two to four years to complete.

Students not meeting the above requirements may be considered if they can demonstrate equivalent evidence of an appropriate background. Contact the department of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering to discuss.

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Course work
Core courses (any 5 of the 6 core courses) 15
Electives 15
IE seminar 0
Total graduate credits 30
Core courses (each offered once every three years):
  • IMSE 605 - Advanced Industrial Management
  • IMSE 680 - Quantitative Problem Solving Methods
  • IMSE 806 - Engineering Project Management
  • IMSE 810 - Industrial Logistics Engineering
  • IMSE 811 - Advanced Production and Inventory Control
  • IMSE 822 - Advanced Engineering Economy
Elective courses

Electives are any course not utilized as a core course on your program of study.

Actual degree requirements will be summarized on an approved plan of study. Some general guidelines include:

  • At least 60 percent of classes must be above 700 level
  • At most 6 hours can be transferred from another school, without prior permission
  • No more than 6 hours can be taken from an outside department without prior permission
  • Courses in the IMSE department must be above the 600 level
  • Courses outside the department must be above the 500 level
  • No more than 6 hours can be taken at the 500 level
  • Students may take courses in Psychology, Business, and other Engineering disciplines to broaden and enhance their engineering management skills.