MEM is an independent academic program that belongs to both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The students majoring in MEM graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree conferred by both the School of Engineering and the School of Business.

What is MEM?

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The program of MEM (Management & Engineering for Manufacturing) is an independent academic major that belongs to both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The students graduate with a BS degree conferred by both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The UConn MEM program is accredited in both engineering management and manufacturing engineering by ABET—the same organization that accredits all engineering programs at UConn and other national peer institutions. Unlike other engineering majors, the MEM program is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as part of UConn’s School of Business. At graduation our students are part of an elite cohort with two tassels hanging from their mortarboards!

MEM graduates have immense flexibility to work as practicing engineers or to focus more on the business side. Companies find MEM graduates to be well-rounded engineers that see the “big picture” due to their unique curriculum. This positions our graduates to be very successful in getting coveted internships and “Leadership Development Pro­gram” positions at major companies, introducing them to multiple facets of the business, and preparing them for a “fast track” to promotion. Due to this, MEM graduates tend to secure higher starting salaries than their peers who pursue other engineering and business majors. Given the level of competition in seeking employment, employers look to hire people who are educationally well-suited for their fields. MEM provides the tools you will need to be competitive.

For the last decade 100% of our graduating seniors have been employed in their chosen field at or shortly after graduation.

(To name only a few)

design engineers
new product engineers
manufacturing engineers
industrial engineers
process engineers
quality control engineers
project/program managers
supply chain managers
logistics & operations managers

Current UConn students interested in majoring in MEM, can apply now using the on-line application: