The MEM program provides engineering and science graduates with a balance of engineering, managerial, business, marketing, legal and information systems tools for an engineering management career in either the private or public sector.


Candidates for the Master of Engineering Management degree must satisfactorily complete 33 semester hours of approved coursework, or 24 semester hours of approved coursework plus the completion of an accepted thesis (MEM 690, six credits).

Many program arrangements meeting the requirements for the Master of Engineering Management degree are possible.

Students are free to take any of the approved courses for which they meet the prerequisites.

For more information, please see below and the graduate academic catalog

  • Core requirements (18 credits)
    Course numberCourse title
    MEM 502Survey of finance (3)
    MEM 603Accounting for managerial decision-making (3)
    MEM 610Systems engineering management - planning (3)
    MEM 611Systems engineering management - design (3)
    MEM/MCE 612Project management - a holistic approach (3)
    MEM 620Engineering law (3)
  • Electives (15 credits, or six credits for thesis option)

    Students must take 15 credits of approved electives in the MEM, MCE, or MBA program, with course numbers at the 500 level or above. However, if a six credit thesis course is completed, six elective credits are needed. MEM electives are:

    Course numberCourse title
    MEM 582Industrial engineering (3)
    MEM 585Biomechanical and instrumentation in ergonomics (3)
    MEM 615Managerial and engineering economy (3)
    MEM 630Ergonomics (3)
    MEM 623Seminar in management information and control systems (3)
    MEM 624Human resource management (3)
    MEM 640Marketing for engineers (3)
    MEM 650Quality control (3)
    MEM/MCE 660Construction and consultant estimating (3)
    MEM/MCE 680Environmental management (3)
    MEM/MCE 691Construction management (3)
    MEM 692Construction contact management (3)
    MEM 695Special topics (3)
  • Thesis (six credits)

    If the student opts to complete a six credit thesis, six additional elective credits are required for graduation.

    Course numberCourse title
    MEM 690Thesis (1-3)

Master of Engineering Management / Master of Civil Engineering: Dual degrees

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A dual degree allows a student to pursue two degrees simultaneously.

  • The student needs to be accepted in both programs.
  • Up to 12 credits of cross-listed or approved courses may be applied to both degrees.
  • Each degree will be conferred separately upon completion of all requirements for that specific program.

For detailed information about all requirements for the degree and policies concerning the MEM program, please see the academic catalog.

4+1 dual degree program

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Qualified students earn bachelor's and MCE, MME, or MEM in 5 years

Undergraduate students in civil engineering can start their master’s degree in either civil engineering or engineering management. Undergraduate students in mechanical engineering can start their master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Learn more about the 4+1 dual degree program

Financial aid and scholarships

Federal aid helps students reach their goals

Federal aid

Federal financial aid is available for graduate students who will be enrolled at least half time and are citizens, or eligible non-citizens, of the USA. Most federal aid for graduate students is in the form of direct loans. 

For more details about federal aid eligibility and the different types of aid available for graduate and professional studies visit:

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Graduate teaching and research assistantships

Saint Martin’s University offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships to graduate students. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 360-412-6142 for more information.


  • Is the program accredited?

    Saint Martin's University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In addition, the undergraduate mechanical and civil engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

  • How long does the program take?

    Generally, students take two to three years to complete their degree requirements. This depends on how many courses a student takes each semester, the possible inclusion of summer courses and what extra prerequisite courses may be required.