Management and Engineering for Manufacturing

Course descriptions

Jointly offered by the Schools of Business and Engineering granting a single joint Bachelor of Science degree from the Schools of Engineering and Business.

Requirements for all Management and Engineering for Manufacturing students, both through the School of Business and through the School of Engineering, are the same. Students must work very carefully with a Management and Engineering for Manufacturing advisor. Completion of all major requirements also fulfills all School of Business, School of Engineering, and ABET requirements.

Management and Engineering for Manufacturing majors are required to complete the following:

Expository Writing

ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 (or for Honors Scholars ENGL 2011)

Quantitative Analysis

MATH 1131Q and MATH 1132Q; MATH 2110Q and 2410Q; and STAT 1000Q or 1100Q

Other Required Courses

ACCT 2001, 2101; BLAW 3175; CE 2110 and 3110; CSE 1010 or 1100; ECE 2000; ENGR 1000; FNCE 3101; ME 2233, 3221, 3227, and 3263; MEM 1151, 2211, 2212 or 2213, 3221, 3231, 4225, 4971W, and 4972W; MENT 3101 and 4900; MKTG 3101; MSE 2101; OPIM 3652 or ENGR 3215; OPIM 3801 or OPIM 5270; a Business Technical Elective course (three credits); an Engineering Technical Elective course (three credits).

Neither OPIM 3103 nor OPIM 3104 may be used to fulfill business-elective credit by MEM majors. ME 3222 may not be used to fulfill engineering-elective credit by MEM majors.

The Business Technical Elective must be from a 3000-level or higher course from one of the following five departments in the School of Business: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Operations and Information Management.

The Engineering Technical Elective must be from a 3000-level or higher course from the School of Engineering or from the following list of Allied Health courses: AH 3270, 3570, or 3574.

MEM students who have completed CSE 1010 or 1100 will not be required to take OPIM 3103 and will satisfy the requirements for courses that will have OPIM 3103 as a requisite.

The Management and Engineering for Manufacturing undergraduate program educational objectives are that our alumni/ae: practice their profession with solid engineering and business knowledge and skills and have a total enterprise vision of world class manufacturing and service organizations; compete successfully using lean manufacturing and quality management principles in the design, manufacture of products, and development of services; and apply high professional standards, with up to date knowledge and personal skills, integrating global factors in their approach to engineering and business decisions.

Information Literacy

In addition to the basic competency achieved in ENGL 1007/1010/1011 or equivalent, all students will receive instructions on how to conduct an effective search for information in the library and how to conduct an effective search on the web for applicable engineering topics in course ENGR 1000 or equivalent. As the student progresses in their program, various courses will require assignments to increase their information literacy competency. The advanced level of information technology competency will be achieved at the completion of MEM 4971W and 4972W.

Writing in the Major

MEM 4971W and 4972W are the senior design project courses for the program. All students must write reports on their projects. These courses provide opportunities to write professional reports with appropriate feedback and criticism from two faculty members. The report writing provides instruction in proper report structure for professional work in practice.

Students are encouraged to seek faculty-supervised manufacturing summer internships prior to their junior and senior years. Such internships may be shown on the student records by registering for MEM 3281, with instructor and advisor approval.

MEM students have available a one-semester exchange program with the Industrial Engineering and Management program from Lund University, Sweden.

Concentration in Naval Science and Technology

The concentration in Naval Science and Technology is designed to expose students to engineering concepts and topics of importance to the Navy and industries that support naval science and technology. It is focused on facilitating interactions between students and naval professionals as well as hands-on and experiential activities related to senior design projects or independent study projects that have naval science and technology connections.

To complete this concentration, students must complete nine credits of Naval Science and Technology Coursework topics, distributed as follows:

  1. At least three credits of ENGR 3109.
  2. Six credits from the following courses (or four if using Senior Design): MEM 3295, 3299, 4971W, 4972W, 4296.

Students electing to complete the concentration must do so in their primary major, and as such select elective coursework from their primary discipline. Students electing to use their Senior Design course sequence must have their project topic approved by both their departmental senior design coordinator and either the director of the Navy STEM Program or the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.

Students electing to use Special Topics courses or Independent Study/Research courses must have the course or research topic approved by both their department and either the director of the Navy STEM Program or the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Other courses relevant to naval science and technology may be considered for the concentration by petition to the director of the Navy STEM Program or the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. Students may not apply courses used in this concentration to fulfill requirements for other concentrations or minors.

The concentration in Naval Science and Technology is restricted to U.S. citizens.


Students who apply to the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing major with admission requirement coursework in transfer must apply through the School of Engineering at Admission to the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) major is competitive. The following requirements must be met for consideration of admission into the MEM major. The following admission requirements must be complete at time of application to be considered for admission:

  1. Be in good academic standing (not on probation or eligible for dismissal).
  2. Have earned 24 credit hours.
  3. Have completed each of the following areas with no grades less than a C (no substitutions).
  4. To be admitted to the MEM Program, students must have demonstrated academic success and the potential to maintain a strong enough cumulative GPA to remain in the program.

Incoming first-year students may be admitted into the major by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time of enrollment at UConn, based on their credentials at the time of enrollment. Similarly, a first-semester student enrolled in the School of Business or the School of Engineering may freely transfer into the MEM program via the Program Change Application, but only prior to the completion of the first semester. After the end of the first semester, all admissions to MEM are subject to the above restrictions.

Supplemental Academic Standards

After admission into the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing program, students must maintain a high standard of scholastic achievement to continue in the major program. Any student having completed 24 or more credit hours must maintain a minimum 2.79 cumulative grade point average. A student failing to meet this standard is subject to dismissal from the program.

The Management and Engineering for Manufacturing program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Department

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