Can’t decide between business and engineering?
Do you like the idea of stepping into an engineering management role someday?
Are you considering a business career in a highly technical industry?
If you say yes to any of these questions, MEM might be right for you.
Management and Engineering for Manufacturing is a unique major at the University of Connecticut that bridges management and engineering in a way that is tailored to manufacturing industry. As a partnership between the School of Business and the College of Engineering, MEM students graduate with a degree from both schools, and with a balance of technical and business skills that sets them apart from other job applicants.
That’s why our students have one of the highest rates of employment within six months of graduation.
MEM students are recruited by companies like FritoLay/PepsiCo, Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, Unilever, Stanley Black & Decker, as well as several other Connecticut and northeastern United States manufacturers. Our students step into roles as supply chain managers, data analysts, operations managers, and of course, engineers.
The curriculum in MEM is rigorous, requiring about 138 (2023) credits to graduate, though with careful planning our students are still usually able to graduate in four years. In addition, many of our students secure sought-after internships during their summer breaks.
Students find the MEM major to be a close-knit community. Because it is small and the curriculum is well defined, MEM students have a cohort-like experience, becoming well acquainted with other students in their major.
During their final year at UConn, MEM seniors enroll in Senior Design, in which they work together as a small team of 3 to 5 students on a project assigned and sponsored by a corporate sponsor. In some cases, students are hired directly from the project into their first job after graduation.
Students are encouraged to apply for admission as an incoming student; however, major transfers are accepted as well. Internal major candidates can apply online through the College of Engineering, or they may request information from the MEM Office. Internal major applicants should have successfully taken some business and engineering courses and have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.79 to be considered. In addition, a grade of C or higher is required in your most recent STEM and business classes. You must have completed STAT, ECON or ACCT class with a C or better, in addition to the minimum STEM requirements (lab science and MATH 1131Q at UConn) in order to be granted admission to the MEM major. First semester Engineering and Storrs Business students are guaranteed admission into the MEM major if you apply by December 25th.