Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Degree Program

The degree programs offered by the College of Quality and Engineering Management are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in Quality Assurance Science and Engineering Management. Graduates are expected to possess sufficient knowledge to achieve professional certification (e.g., registration with ASQ or PMI) if they choose to do so. Expected outcomes for each degree program are based on guidelines established by the appropriate professional organizations such as the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Project Management Institute (PMI).

The Master of Engineering Management degree program is a breadth degree geared to the needs of technical professionals who strive to become leaders in technology-oriented firms. The program provides the individual with the breadth of knowledge required for successful project management, and with the ability to integrate knowledge from diverse disciplines. The degree requirements include core courses, electives, and a culminating experience. Electives may be chosen to focus in one or more of the following areas: Quality Management, Business Systems, and Engineering Systems.

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MEM Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. An understanding of management concepts related to product quality.
  2. An appreciation of advances in computer technology relevant to the management of
    engineering projects.
  3. An ability to identify and analyze managerial and organizational informational needs, and to apply information technologies and statistical techniques and procedures, including recent and emerging developments in business decision making.
  4. An ability to apply behavioral principles connected with self awareness, perception, communication, motivation, productivity, group processes, organizational change, personal stress, and leadership.
  5. An understanding and appreciation of the multi-faceted legal, political, governmental, financial and cultural issues related to the international business environment and the development of strategies to address them.

MEM Program Objectives:

  • An understanding of management concepts related to product quality.
  • An appreciation of advances in computer technology relevant to the management of engineering projects.
  • An ability to identify and analyze managerial and organizational informational needs, and to apply information technologies and statistical techniques and procedures, including recent and emerging developments in business decision making.
  • An ability to apply behavioral principles connected with self awareness, perception, communication, motivation, productivity, group processes, organizational change, personal stress, and leadership.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the multi-faceted legal, political, governmental, financial and cultural issues related to the international business environment and the development of strategies to address them.

MASTER OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related fields is required for admission to the MEM program. A degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 36 units of academic work with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in the following areas:

 Standard Core (15 units)

MGT 501 Graduate Management Theory & Practice 3 units
MGT  520  Graduate Production & Management Systems Development & Analysis 3 units
MGT 522 Graduate Project Management 3 units
ENGR 502 Graduate Engineering Statistics 3 units
ENGR 503  Graduate Total Quality Assurance Management  3 units

Pre-Approved Electives (18 units)

Graduate Engineering, Quality and Business courses my be submitted to the Academic Dean for approval of additional elective courses.

FIN 501 Advanced Financial Theory and Policy  3 Units
IBUS 503 Advanced International Management   3 units
MGT 511 Management of Knowledge Workers 3 units
MIS 502 Graduate Computers & Management Information Systems 3 units
MSCI 532  Advanced Quality Control 3 units
MSCI 580  Advanced Systems Modeling and Simulation  3 units
QAS 440 ISO Quality Systems    3 units
QAS 516 Taguchi’s Experimental Design Methods  3 units


Culminating Experience (3 units)

MEM 599 Graduate Project 
The MEM Graduate Project requires a written Report documenting the application of the coursework to a real-world problem. This project can be based on orientation from any of the three areas of practice in Engineering Management: Quality Management, Business Systems, or Engineering Systems.
3 units