The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program is designed for people from engineering backgrounds who want to develop management and leadership skills to become efficient managers in the technical space. MEM hones the technical skills of an engineer and at the same time equips them with needed skills to problem solving, team leading and other managerial skills needed to succeed as a leader where tech is at the core of their job. What makes MEM unique is that it produces engineers who are not only excellent engineers but holistic problem solvers and solution builders. The program is built at the intersection of engineering, finance, design, and so forth. The program accepts engineers from all backgrounds without any restriction to any kind of engineer.
Who can apply?
Any student with a STEM background can apply for MEM. A candidate does not need to have any specific profile to be eligible for MEM.
Masters in Engineering Management is widely offered in the USA among many other countries. Some universities conduct it as a full time program and some conduct it as a remote learning experience. Admission requirements vary for countries, but here is a short list:
- A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science discipline or STEM.
- GRE or GMAT scores
- 2-3 recommendation letters
- Statement of purpose for admission essay
- TOEFL or IELTS for international students whose language of instruction in bachelors was not english
- Work experience letter or certificate in case you have work experience.
Subjects at MEM
Since MEM is a holistic multidisciplinary program, it mandates the students to finish some compulsory core courses followed by some elective of student’s choice. Here are the list of some common electives across universities:
- Computer Simulation for Risk & Operational Analytics
- Project Management
- Product Management
- Manufacturing Management
- Systems Engineering and Architecture
- Environmental Systems Analysis, Economics & Public Policy
- Applied Machine Learning
- Data Science for Business Intelligence
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Technology Development and Commercialization
Duration of MEM program
Duration of masters in engineering management program depends on the mode of the program you choose. However, it usually lasts from 12 to 24 months.
Accreditation to the program and the university you choose might become a critical factor in the recognition of your degree. Thus, understanding which accreditation would be valued for your degree, your domain of employment and your country of practice might be critical in choosing the program and the university
Tution fees vary widely from one program to the other. However, tuition fees for a term range from $30,000 to $70,000.
You must choose your program and the university only based on extensive research, and make sure you have clarity about your preferred domain of work and the place you want to work post the program.