Master of Engineering Management

 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.

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

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


Degree Requirements

  1. A Plan of Study should be submitted during the first semester of enrollment and at least 60% of hours in a plan of study must be at 700 or higher level WSU courses;
  2. Professional and Scholarly Integrity Training Requirement must be completed, preferably during the first semester of the program.
  3. Course Distribution:

Core courses (25 hours):

  • MBA 800 Financial Statement Analysis; MBA 801 Basics: Management & Marketing; ECON 800 Economics Theory;
  • 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).

Electives (12 hours)