In 2007, the MEM major was accredited by ABET in two separate areas in the College of Engineering: Engineering Management and Manufacturing Engineering. ABET is the same organization that accredits all engineering programs at UConn and other national peer institutions. The major is also accredited in the School of Business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), as part of UConn’s School of Business.

These accreditations affirm the University of Connecticut’s commitment to academic quality and educational excellence.

Educational Objectives

Our major will prepare its graduates to:

  • Practice their profession with solid engineering and business knowledge and skills with a total enterprise vision, tackling ever-evolving real-world challenges with an innovative mindset and balanced engineering and business perspectives.
  • Progress towards leadership roles, successfully applying manufacturing and engineering management principles to various products and processes.
  • Apply high professional standards and practice life-long learning.

Student Outcomes

Our students shall demonstrate the following outcomes by the time they graduate from our major:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.