Program mission statement
The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program prepares engineering
and science graduates for management careers in the field of engineering and
engineering project management.
The program emphasizes the continuity of management and
engineering-related efforts from planning through design to execution. The
program stresses the interrelationship of the phases and focuses on the role
of the project engineer in managing and controlling all aspects of the
project including personnel and materials. Management of expanding
technology is also a prominent feature of the program. The program draws on
the existing knowledge-base of its participants and enhances skills and
approaches to assure successful and timely delivery of projects.
Program goals, objectives and outcomes
- In addition to technical engineering topics, the program provides
managerial, business, marketing, legal and information systems tools for
an engineering management career in either the private or public sector.
Additionally, contractual law, economics and ethics are stressed.
- With the necessary approval, senior SMU undergraduate students can
take master level courses as senior electives and begin to gain specific
skills in engineering management.
- The students will emerge with management and business skills to
allow effective performance in directing engineering organizations
and in assessing clients' and potential clients' options from a
business and engineering standpoint.