What is MEM?
The Management & Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) major is an independent academic major that belongs to both the College of Engineering and the School of Business. The students graduate with a BS degree conferred by both the College of Engineering and the School of Business. The UConn MEM major is accredited in both engineering management and manufacturing engineering by ABET—the same organization that accredits all engineering programs at UConn and other national peer institutions. Unlike other engineering majors, the MEM major is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as part of UConn’s School of Business. At graduation our students are part of an elite cohort with two tassels hanging from their mortarboards!
MEM graduates have immense flexibility to work as practicing engineers, or to focus more on the business side. Companies find MEM graduates to be well-rounded engineers that see the “big picture” due to their unique curriculum. This positions our graduates to be very successful in getting coveted internships and “Leadership Development Program” positions at major companies, introducing them to multiple facets of the business, and preparing them for a “fast track” to promotion. Due to this, MEM graduates tend to secure higher starting salaries than their peers who pursue other engineering and business majors.
The MEM curriculum consists of 138* total credits including general education and major courses. Students should closely follow the below curriculum guide and use their Academic Requirements Report in Student Administration to ensure completion of their degree.
Requirements for all MEM students, both through the School of Business and through the College of Engineering, must be fulfilled. Students must work very carefully with their MEM advisor. Completion of all major requirements also fulfills all School of Business, College of Engineering, and ABET requirements.
The Management and Engineering for Manufacturing undergraduate educational objectives are that our alumni/ae: practice their profession with solid engineering and business knowledge and skills and have a total enterprise vision of world class manufacturing and service organizations; compete successfully using lean manufacturing and quality management principles in the design, manufacture of products, and development of services; and apply high professional standards, with up to date knowledge and personal skills, integrating global factors in their approach to engineering and business decisions.
As an MEM student, you are eligible for the MS-BAPM Accelerated. This Masters of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management is a natural fit for MEM undergraduates who have an interest in pursuing their education further in either Business Analytics or Project Management.
UConn's MS in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) is a top ranked, leading Master of Science program that teaches the skills that reach far beyond solving key business issues, it also provides students with the skills needed to become a leader in the industry. The 37-credit degree program allows students to establish and improve their skills in hands-on course work and transformative experiential learning through internships, data challenges, and consulting projects.
Interested students should attend an information session and apply early in their Junior year in order to ensure they are able to accomplish the credits needed to take full advantage of the program.