Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM)
The Management & Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) major is an unique academic program that belongs to both the School of Engineering and the School of Business, who jointly award a BS degree.
UConn’s Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) Program is built upon a simple philosophy: to be effective, technological innovations in manufacturing must be applied to a streamlined and simplified operating environment. Through their studies and internships in the MEM Program, students develop a thorough understanding of the interrelationships among the different areas of a manufacturing enterprise. An integrated education provides a competitive advantage in the manufacturing arena, in which applications of subject matter from business and engineering are equally important.
Students who major in MEM are eligible to apply to the 4+1 Analytics Track within the Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) Program.
The Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) major is available to students at the Storrs Campus.
Students are exposed to mechanical, electrical, civil, and material science engineering courses as well as business courses including marketing, finance, project management, and accounting. In addition, students take MEM courses, which combine manufacturing engineering and business. These courses are often co-taught by an engineering professor and a business professor. The curriculum also incorporates group project work. Students start with hands-on project work during their sophomore year through a 3D printing lab, MEM 2212. During junior year, students complete group projects in Introduction to Products and Processes (MEM 3221). Senior year, students partake in a yearlong Senior Design Project (MEM 4971W and MEM 4972W), which is sponsored by an industry partner.
You will take classes like:
- Design of Machine Elements
- Introduction to Sensors and Data Analysis
- Advanced Products and Processes
- Principles of Project Management
- Get involved in Student Organizations like: MEM Society, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Society and Information Management Society
- Earn your Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate in Storrs, Hartford, or Stamford
- Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!
- Participate in an MEM internship and gain hands-on experience
- Explore Learning Accelerators to leverage your professional work experience with skills learned in the classroom
- Learn more about the School of Business Experience to see even more opportunities
MEM is for You
If you're interested in:
- Both Business and Engineering
- The evaluation, design and implementation of new technologies
- Gaining total enterprise vision of world-class manufacturing and service organizations
- Learning how to increase productivity and reduce costs for an organization
- Having immense flexibility to work as practicing engineers or to focus more on the business side
and you want to learn to apply high professional standards with up-to-date knowledge and personal skills, while possessing a strong commitment to life-long learning.
Learn more by contacting a TME student mentor.
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Daniel Castillo (MEM '20)
“This summer I am working as a Plant Operations Engineer for the CSI group in both France and the USA! After my internship last summer, I continued to work here throughout the school year and this summer, I am developing and bringing to life an automated inspection project to inspect our components 100% all independently! Our company is a contract manufacturer of high precision mico-metallic components.”