"My classes would be not only to answer the questions of today, but also to ask questions about difficulties that might arise tomorrow. It is my hope that my students will leave the classroom as better learners and better people.”
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.
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.