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Lacey, WA 98503

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Degree requirements

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Candidates for the Master of Engineering Management degree must satisfactorily complete 33 semester hours of approved coursework, or 24 semester hours of approved coursework plus the completion of an accepted thesis (MEM 690, six credits).

Many program arrangements meeting the requirements for the Master of Engineering Management degree are possible.

Students are free to take any of the approved courses for which they meet the prerequisites.

Master of Engineering Management / Master of Civil Engineering: Dual degrees

A dual degree allows a student to pursue two degrees simultaneously.

  • The student needs to be accepted in both programs.
  • Up to 12 credits of cross-listed or approved courses may be applied to both degrees.
  • Each degree will be conferred separately upon completion of all requirements for that specific program.

For detailed information about all requirements for the degree and policies concerning the MEM program, please see the academic catalog.

Core requirements (18 Credits)

MEM 502 Survey of finance (3)
MEM 603 Accounting for managerial decision-making (3)
MEM 610 Systems engineering management - planning (3)
MEM 611 Systems engineering management - design (3)
MEM/MCE 612 Project management - a holistic approach (3)
MEM 620 Engineering law (3)

Electives (15 credits, or six credits for thesis option)

Students must take 15 credits of approved electives in the MEM, MCE, or MBA program, with course numbers at the 500 level or above. However, if a six credit thesis course is completed, six elective credits are needed. MEM electives are:

MEM 582 Industrial engineering (3)
MEM 585 Biomechanical and instrumentation in ergonomics (3)
MEM 615 Managerial and engineering economy (3)
MEM 630 Ergonomics (3)
MEM 623 Seminar in management information and control systems (3)
MEM 624 Human resource management (3)
MEM 640 Marketing for engineers (3)
MEM 650 Quality control (3)
MEM/MCE 660 Construction and consultant estimating (3)
MEM/MCE 680 Environmental management (3)
MEM/MCE 691 Construction management (3)
MEM 692 Construction contact management (3)
MEM 695 Special topics (3)

Thesis (six credits)

If the student opts to complete a six credit thesis, six additional elective credits are required for graduation.

MEM 690 Thesis (1-3)

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