Management and Engineering for Manufacturing

Offered jointly by the School of Business and the School of Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Course descriptions

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 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 Courses

HIST 1400; PHIL 1104; ECON 1200; CHEM 1127Q or 1147Q; PHYS 1501Q and 1502Q; ANTH 1000 or GEOG 1700; one additional Content Area Four Course.

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, 3221, 3231, 4225, 4971W, and 4972W; MGMT 3101 and 4900; MKTG 3101; MSE 2101, 2102; OPIM 3652, 3801; a Business Technical Elective course (3 credits); an Engineering Technical Elective course (3 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 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 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.


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 freshman 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 freshman enrolled in the School of Business or the School of Engineering may freely transfer into the MEM program via the Program Plan 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.


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