Master of Engineering Management

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree program is geared toward helping engineers/technologists develop planning, decision making, and managerial skills while receiving advanced technical knowledge. 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.


Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the MEM program, applicants must:

  1. possess an undergraduate degree in engineering, technology, science, mathematics, or  computer science (some additional courses may be needed to make up background deficiency, if any);
  2. preferred at least two years of acceptable professional work experience (enclose a resume with admission application to provide experience information);
  3. have familiarity with and experience in using a personal computer and spreadsheet and database software (such as, MS Excel, MS Access);
  4. have satisfactorily completed or have credit in MATH 243, Calculus II, and IME 255, Engineering Economy; and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 3.000 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses and in all graduate work.

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. students with an undergraduate degree from a program not accredited by ABET are encouraged to submit GRE scores.


Please apply online at the Graduate School Website (Apply Here)

Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 36 hours of coursework. The graduate coursework consists of 25 hours of core courses plus electives from an approved list;
  2. Core courses: IME 550 - Operations Research; IME 664 - Engineering Management; IME 724 - Statistical Methods for Engineers; IME 740 - Analysis of Decision Processes; IEN 764 - Systems Engineering and Analysis; IME 854 - Quality Engineering; MBA 800 – Financial Statement Analysis; MBA 801 – Basics: Management & Marketing; and  CESP 750D, Engineering Research Writing;
  3. An approved Plan of Study.
  4. Up to 12 hours may be transferred from another accredited graduate school;
  5. A 3.000 overall Graduate GPA and a 3.000 GPA in all courses on the Plan of Study;
  6. At least 60% of hours in a plan of study must be at 700 or higher level.

For more information, contact:
Graduate Coordinator,
Department  of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0035
Phone: 316-978-3425,
E-mail: IMEgradprogram@wichita.edu,
Web: http://www.wichita.edu/ime