Prepare to lead the way with a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree from Saint Martin's. The MEM 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.

Program Highlights

The MEM curriculum is adaptable to both recent graduates and engineers with professional experience. Students emerge with skills in assessing and meeting client needs from a business and engineering standpoint.

Additional benefits include:

  • Faculty have real-world experience in the subjects they teach.
  • Classes are held in Cebula Hall (built in 2013), the most environmentally friendly and energy efficient building with LEED Platinum Certification in the Western Hemisphere, with labs in the Panowicz Foundry for Innovation (built in 2016). 
  • Classes are offered evenings and summers to meet the needs of working professionals.
  • Classes are generally scheduled to allow a student to complete the program in a two to three year period by taking two classes per semester.
  • Program concentration areas include Construction Management, Innovation and New Product Development, IT Management, and Renewable and Sustainable Engineering Management.
  • The program also offers Graduate Certificates in Engineering Management Fundamentals, Construction Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, or Lean/Six Sigma. The graduate certificate program allows working professionals to build expertise in specific areas of interest, with multiple certificates leading to an MEM degree.
  • The program is offered on our main campus in Lacey.

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  • Graduate certificates

    Graduate Certificates in Engineering Management are designed to provide concentrated coursework in a specific area to enhance the skills of working professionals or to build expertise in a specific area of interest. Students are required to complete 12 semester hours in one of the Graduate Certificates areas:

    • Engineering Management Fundamentals
    • Construction Management
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
    • Lean/Six Sigma

    Graduate Certificate requirements are listed further down this page, under Requirements.

    Black Belt Certification: The Lean/Six Sigma Certification program meets a Green Belt certification. A student seeking Six Sigma Black Belt certification will find the Graduate Certificate in Lean Methodology plus MEM 675 Lean Six Sigma Principles (3 semester hours) and its projects to be excellent preparation for the Black Belt examination.

    From Certification to MEM: A student admitted to the Graduate Certificate program who has completed the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management Fundamentals plus any of the other certificate areas, may complete the MEM 699 Capstone Research Project (3 semester hours) and receive the MEM degree.

  • MEM and MCE dual degree

    Graduate students can pursue jointly an MEM and a Master of Civil Engineering degree at Saint Martin's.

    • The student needs to be accepted into 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.
  • MEM and MME dual degree

    Graduate students can pursue jointly an MEM and a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree at Saint Martin's.

    • The student needs to be accepted into 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.

Requirements

Degree candidates must satisfactorily complete 30 semester hours of designated coursework, or 24 semester hours of designated coursework plus a six semester-hour thesis. All work must be completed by the candidate within seven years of starting the program. Each student’s performance record is reviewed upon completion of 12 semester hours to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made.

  • CORE requirements (15 semester hours)
    • MEM 502 Survey of Finance (3)
    • MEM 610 Systems Engineering Management – Planning (3)
    • MEM 611 Systems Engineering Management – Design (3)
    • MEM 612 Project Management (3) MEM 620 Engineering Law (3)
  • Concentration areas (9 semester hours)

    Students must select one MEM program concentration set of courses:

    Construction Management

    • MEM 660 Construction and Consulting Estimating (3)
    • MEM 680 Environmental Management (3)
    • MEM 691 Construction Management (3)

    Innovation and New Product Development

    • MEM 583 Engineering Design and Creative Problem Solving (3)
    • MBA 630 Entrepreneurship (3)
    • MEM 640 Marketing for Engineers (3)

    Information Technology Management (for CS/IT undergrads)

    • MEM 560 Data Analysis (3) OR MEM 563 Data Visualization Tools (3)
    • MEM 523 Implementing a Data Warehouse OR MBA 623 Management Information Systems (3)
    • MEM 575 Designing Business Intelligence Solutions (3)

    Renewable and Sustainable Engineering Management

    • MME 533 Photovoltaics (3)
    • MEM 680 Environmental Management (3)
    • MCE 583 Water Resources Engineering OR MBA 695 Ethics and Society (3)
  • Electives

    Students must take 6 semester hours of approved graduate electives in the MEM, MCE, MME, MBA, or CSC program. Elective classes must be numbered at the 500 level and above. Electives taken other than MEM must be first approved by the program director.

  • Graduate Certificate requirements

    Graduate Certificates in the Engineering Management Department are designed to provide concentrated coursework in a specific area to enhance the skills of working professionals or to build expertise in a specific area of interest. Students are required to complete 12 semester hours in one of the Graduate Certificates (15 in the Engineering Management Fundamentals Certificate):

    Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management Fundamentals

    • MEM 502 Survey of Finance (3 credits)
    • MEM 610 Systems Engineering Management – Planning (3)
    • MEM 611 Systems Engineering Management – Design (3)
    • MEM 612 Project Management (3)
    • MEM 620 Engineering Law (3)

    Graduate Certificate in Construction Management

    • MEM 612 Project Management (3) MEM
    • 620 Engineering Law (3)
    • MEM 660 Construction and Consulting Estimating (3)
    • MEM 691 Construction Management (3)

    Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

    • MEM 583 Engineering Design and Creative Problem Solving (3)
    • MEM 612 Project Management (3)
    • MBA 630 Entrepreneurship (3)
    • MEM 611 Systems Engineering – Design (3)

    Graduate Certificate in Lean Methodology and Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

    • MEM 582 Industrial Engineering (3)
    • MEM 650 Quality Control (3)
    • MEM 612 Project Management (3)
    • MBA 631 Operations Management (3)

    Black Belt Certification: A student seeking Six Sigma Black Belt certification will find the Graduate Certificate in Lean Methodology plus the following class and its projects to be excellent preparation for the Black Belt examination.

    • MEM 675 Lean Six Sigma Principles (3)

    From Certification to MEM: A student admitted to the Graduate Certificate program who has completed the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management Fundamentals plus any of the other Engineering Management certificate, may complete the following course and receive the MEM degree:

    • MEM 699 Capstone Research Project (3)

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: studentaid.edu.gov.

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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.

FAQs

  • 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, www.abet.org.

  • 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.

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