Master of Engineering Management

The Master of Engineering Management is a non-thesis degree program that can be completed on campus or online. The degree teaches both management and advanced technical skills to prepare students for the job market. 

The MEM program is STEM-qualified for purposes of OPT USCIS regulations.  

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamar University College of Engineering has temporarily waived the requirement to take the GRE for admission consideration for masters students. Applications will be evaluated based on academic record.*

Degree Structure

Completion of a minimum of at least 30 hours of course work approved by the advisor from the College of Engineering, College of Business, Computer Science, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Each student develops their own degree plan to fit their professional goals assisted by faculty advisors.

Software Development for Engineers Focus

Students can focus on software development skills. Adding software skills to your undergraduate engineering training during graduate studies is a great way to enhance your resume. The software coursework combined with independent study is a strong foundation for passing software screen tests during interviews.

 

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management 

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. INEN 5301 ST: Applied Programming (Python) 
  2. INEN 5301 ST: User Interface Design (JavaScript) 
  3. INEN 5396 Automated Systems Engineering (PLC) 
  4. MISY 5340 ERP Overview (SAP) 
  5. INEN 5394 Engineering Database Design (SQL) 
  6. INEN 5382 Enterprise Business Intelligence (Python / Sci-Kit Learn) 
  7. INEN 5358 Robotics 
  8. Computer science and management information systems coursework.

Project Management Focus

Students can focus on project management.

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management 

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. CMGT 5310 Construction Planning & Scheduling
  2. INEN 5316 Industrial Management
  3. CMGT 5325 Construction Project Management
  4. CMGT 5350 Legal Practices in Construction
  5. CMGT 5320 Construction Cost Estimating & Analysis
  6. INEN 5354 Lean Manufacturing
  7. INEN 5307 Capital Projects
  8. INEN 5309 Strategic and Facility Master Planning
  9. INEN 5386 Safety
  10. CVEN 5320 Engineering Project Management
  11. Any courses of interest to the student in engineering or business

 

Data Science Focus

Students can focus on statistics and data science.

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management 

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. INEN 5301 ST: Applied Programming (Python) 
  2. INEN 5301 ST: User Interface Design (JavaScript) 
  3. CPSC 5375 Machine Learning (Python) 
  4. INEN 5396 Automated Systems Engineering (PLC)
  5. INEN 5381 Heuristics
  6. INEN 5382 Enterprise Business Intelligence
  7. INEN 5394 Engineering Database Design (mySQL)
  8. COSC 5340 Computer Vision
  9. INEN 5305 Reliability
  10. INEN 5370 Operations Research
  11. Any courses of interest to the student in computer science, engineering, or business

Process Improvement Focus

Students can focus on process improvement and leadership.

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management 

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. INEN 5363 Six Sigma
  2. INEN 5354 Lean Manufacturing
  3. INEN 5340 Production and Inventory Control
  4. BUAL 5380 Managerial Decision Making
  5. MGMT 5380 Strategic Management
  6. MGMT 5312 – Personal Leadership
  7. MGMT 5313 – Team Leadership
  8. MGMT 5314 – Tactical Leadership
  9. MGMT 5315 - Strategic Leadership
  10. MGMT 5316 – Performance Leadership
  11. MGMT 5360- Human Resource Management
  12. BULW 5330- Employment Law

Automation and Robotics Focus

Automation and robotics is a rapidly growing area in manufacturing today.  Students can focus on automation and robotics.

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management 

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. INEN 5358 Robotics 
  2. INEN 5301 ST: Applied Programming (Python) 
  3. INEN 5396 Automated Systems Engineering (PLC) 
  4. MISY 5340 ERP Overview (SAP)
  5. INEN 5301 ST: Machine Health
  6. INEN 5305 Reliability
  7. ELEN 5301 Programmable Logic Controller
  8. ELEN 5314 Introduction to Robotics
  9. ELEN 3555 Electrical Machine and Drives
  10. INEN 5354 Lean Manufacturing
  11. INEN 5345 Comp Integrated Manufacturing
  12. COCS 5340 Computer Vision

Supply Chain and ERP Focus

Lamar University teaches several SAP courses in our business school that allow students to have hands on learning experiences with this important software. Students can focus on ERP.

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management 

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. MISY 5340 ERP Overview
  2. MISY 5350 ERP E-Commerce
  3. MISY 5360 Business Intelligence
  4. MISY 5370 Supply Chain Management
  5. MISY 5370 Predictive Analysis & Data Mining
  6. MISY 5380 Enterprise Systems/CRM
  7. INEN 5357 Supply Chain Management*
  8. INEN 5316 Industrial Management
  9. INEN 5363 Six Sigma
  10. INEN 5354 Lean Manufacturing
  11. INEN 5301 ST: Applied Programming (Python) 
  12. INEN 5301 ST: User Interface Design (JavaScript)
  13. INEN 5382 Enterprise Business Intelligence 
  14. INEN 5394 Engineering Database Design (mySQL)
  15. INEN 5340 Production and Inventory Control
  16. Any courses of interest to the student in computer science, engineering, or business

Manufacturing Focus

Lamar University teaches a wide range of manufacturing courses in different departments across the campus. Students can focus on shop floor engineering skills.

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management 

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. INEN 5354 Lean Manufacturing
  2. INEN 5345 Comp Integrated Manufacturing
  3. INEN 5340 Production and Inventory Control
  4. INEN 5363 Six Sigma
  5. INEN 5358 Robotics 
  6. INEN 5301 ST: Applied Programming (Python) 
  7. INEN 5396 Automated Systems Engineering (PLC) 
  8. MISY 5340 ERP Overview (SAP)
  9. INEN 5301 ST: Machine Health
  10. INEN 5305 Reliability
  11. COCS 5340 Computer Vision
  12. Any courses of interest to the student in computer science, engineering, or business

Chemical Engineering Focus

Chemical Engineering department teaches courses in many areas including chemical process systems, biochemicals, petrochemicals, renewable energy, and nanotechnology. MEM students with background in Chemical Engineering can take a wide range of courses from the departments 13 faculty members.

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. INEN 5354 Lean Manufacturing
  2. INEN 5363 Six Sigma
  3. Graduate courses in Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering Focus

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department offers a wide range of courses. The MEM degree allows a student to take management plus Civil Engineering courses to prepare them for the next step in their career.

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. Graduate courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  2. CMGT 5310 Construction Planning & Scheduling
  3. CMGT 5325 Construction Project Management
  4. CMGT 5350 Legal Practices in Construction
  5. CMGT 5320 Construction Cost Estimating & Analysis
  6. INEN 5316 Industrial Management
  7. INEN 5307 Capital Projects
  8. INEN 5309 Strategic and Facility Master Planning
  9. INEN 5386 Safety

Electrical Engineering Focus

The Electrical Engineering department offers a wide range of courses. The department is especially strong in robotics and power systems. The MEM degree allows a student to take management plus Electrical Engineering courses to prepare them for the next step in their career.

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management 

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. Graduate coursework from Electrical Engineering.
  2. INEN 5301 ST: Applied Programming (Python) 
  3. INEN 5396 Automated Systems Engineering (PLC) 
  4. INEN 5358 Robotics 
  5. INEN 5301 ST: Machine Health
  6. COCS 5340 Computer Vision
  7. CPSC 5375 Machine Learning 

Mechanical Engineering Focus

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department offers a wide range of courses. 

Required Course:

  1. INEN 5380 Project Management (MS Project) 
  2. ACCT 5315 Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations
  3. INEN 5369 Engineering Management 

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from the following list:

  1. Graduate coursework from Mechanical Engineering.
  2. INEN 5301 ST: Applied Programming (Python) 
  3. INEN 5396 Automated Systems Engineering (PLC) 
  4. INEN 5345 Comp Integrated Manufacturing
  5. INEN 5340 Production and Inventory Control
  6. INEN 5363 Six Sigma
  7. INEN 5358 Robotics 
  8. MISY 5340 ERP Overview (SAP)
  9. INEN 5301 ST: Machine Health
  10. INEN 5305 Reliability
  11. COCS 5340 Computer Vision
  1. Focused on current job opportunities and technologyWe constantly review and update our courses to match the job market.
  2. Flexible. Seven out of ten courses electives.
  3. Affordable. Most students offered scholarships that come with in-state tuition.
  4. Face-to-face and Online courses available with small class sizes.
  5. Diversity of peers and faculty. 
  6. Preparing students for real life. Balance between advanced technology and soft skills including interpersonal, management, communication, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
  7. Global perspective. 
  8. Friendly campus. Students engage in sports and recreational activities including singing, theater, entertainment events and more.
  9. Internships. Students can enroll in internships to develop their skills, enrich their resume, and obtain professional contacts.
  10. Warm weather.

Admission Requirements

Admission standards are designed to ensure that all enrolled students are qualified professionals serving in a leadership role in their engineering discipline. The primary requirements are as follows:

  1. B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, Chemistry, or Equivalent (Transcripts required).  
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores. GRE is not required for graduates with BS engineering degrees from ABET accredited programs.
  3. For international students, English language requirements are set based on the latest University policy.