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INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Master of Sciece in Engineering Management  

 

1. Introduction of the MEM Program

The mission of the Master’s in Engineering Management (MEM) program is to enhance the skills of degreed engineers which will increase their effectiveness in planning, decision making, complex problem solving, and managerial skills, while receiving advanced technical knowledge, in order to increase the effectiveness of manufacturing and service sector organizations.  Students should consider the MEM program if they find that they need to use (or develop) skills in decision making and management of teams, projects, and organizations. The MEM program is structured for practicing technical professionals. Engineering management is for professionals who are interested in becoming a manager while remaining as an engineer.

 

2. Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted in the MEM program, applicants must:

  1. Possess an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, business, or other related discipline;
  2. Have satisfactorily completed: MATH 243, Calculus II; IME 255, Engineering Economy;
  3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.000, on a 4.000 scale, in the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses and in all graduate courses (students with lower GPA may be considered only for probationary or non- degree admission); and

In addition,

  1. Students with English as a second language must have a minimum score of 79 on the Internet-based, or a 550 or higher on the paper-based TOEFL, or a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS.  Students who have attended a US university for one year in academic-only coursework, and who have achieved a 3.00 or higher GPA may have the English proficiency requirement waived.  This will be determined at the point of application by the Graduate School office.  Students requesting financial assistance are encouraged to submit a score of 23 or higher on the speaking portion of the Internet-based TOEFL, or a 50 or higher on the SPEAK test; and
  2. Department prefers and strongly encourages the submission of GRE scores.

Please note that

  • Some of the IME courses may require programming skills as a pre-requisite.
  • Some of the IME courses may require Linear Algebra or Calculus III as a pre-requisite.

 

3. Degree Requirements

  1.  A minimum of 37 credit hours are required for the degree, and at least 60% of hours must be WSU courses at 700 or higher level;
  2. The courses should be distributed accordingly between core courses and electives as follows.  

  Core courses (A minimum of 25 hours):

  • 4 hours of core courses: IME 724 Statistical Methods for Engineers; one semester of zero credit seminar course IME 777 IME Colloquium; and CESP 750D Engineering Research Writing;
  • 9 hours (3 courses) from business school:  MBA 800 Financial Statement Analysis; MBA 801 Basics: Management & Marketing; and ECON 800 Economics Theory;
  • 12 hours (3 courses) for IME concentration courses.  one course is required from each of the following four IME concentrations: operations research, systems, production and supply chain analytics, and quality and reliability; For a list of current courses in each concentration, please refer to Areas of Concentration and Courses.

           Electives (A minimum of 12 hours)

  • Courses in 700 or higher level can be used as electives.

  1. A Plan of Study (POS) should be submitted during the first semester of enrollment;
  2. Professional and Scholarly Integrity Training (PSIT) Requirement must be completed, preferably during the first semester of the program.

 

4. MEM+MBA 2+1 Program

Students completing the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) at WSU will be allowed to use up to  12 credits hours (4 classes) in Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at WSU if they pursue it (i.e., double-counting 12 hours between two programs). The 12 credit hours will be completed by the student as a requirement for their MEM degree program and should be taken from the required courses in the MBA curriculum. The main objective of making this change is to provide the opportunity to students to pursue dual degrees (MEM and MBA) and structure the curriculum so that both programs can be completed within a reasonable time frame. The double counting rule will allow students to complete both programs by taking 60 hours of course work. The MEM program must be completed before any courses can be applied to the MBA program.

A Sample Course Distribution for an MEM student who already had a WSU MBA degree (at least 36 hours)

Core courses (25 hours):

  • IME 724 Statistical Methods for Engineers; one semester of zero credit seminar course IME 777 IME Colloquium; and CESP 750D Engineering Research Writing;
  • One course from each of the following IME concentrations: Operations Research, Systems, Production and Supply Chain Analytics, and Quality and Reliability; For a list of current courses in each concentration, please visit the IME website (http://www.wichita.edu/ime).
  • MBA 800 Financial Statement Analysis; MBA 801 Basics: Management & Marketing; ECON 800 Economics Theory (These courses are preparatory courses for students in the MBA program that do not have a business undergraduate degree);

Technical Electives (12 hours of graduate level MBA Courses-Overlap Permitted by the Graduate School):

  • ACCT 801: Managerial Accounting
  • MKT 801: Marketing Management
  • MGMT 862: Organization Behavior
  • FIN 850: Managerial Finance
A Sample Course Distribution for an MBA student who already had a WSU MEM degree (at least 36 hours)
  • ACCT 801: Managerial Accounting*
  • MKT 801: Marketing Management*
  • MGMT 862: Organization Behavior
  • FIN 850: Managerial Finance
  • MKT 803 / MGMT 803 (Decision Making Analysis)
  • ECON 804: Managerial Economics*
  • BLAW 810: Law and Ethics for Business
  • IB 836: International Business and Competitiveness
  • DS 850: Operations Management
  • MIS 874: Management Information Systems*
  • MGMT 885: Advanced Strategic Management
  • XXX: Elective Class

* Up to 12 hours of the required MBA courses taken as technical electives in the MEM program can be used towards MBA program.