Master of Engineering Management - Maple Grove

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Graduate Catalog: MEM

  • Admission requirements
  • Program details
  • Course descriptions

Application Deadlines

Department: Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Graduate Director:
Dr. Ben Baliga
Program Web site:

Program Overview

The Master of Engineering Management program has moved from the St. Cloud State University campus to Maple Grove, Minnesota starting fall semester 2012! This exciting move will allow our students unparalleled access to internships in the Twin Cities area. Students can live in the Twin Cities and attend courses at the Twin Cities Graduate Center. For more information on studying and living in the Twin Cities, please read the Twin Cities Graduate Center Community Guide. The Twin Cities Graduate Center is about 60 miles southeast of the city of St. Cloud and the SCSU campus.

The MEM is a special program that prepares engineers for managerial roles. The course content is suitable for engineers, technologists, and a wide spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, electrical, computer and software engineering, as well as chemistry, mathematics, physics, and related fields. The course draws on faculty expertise in the areas of quality engineering, project management and production, operations management, economics and administration.

The program meets the educational needs of both full students via flexible and varied delivery, responsive curriculum, a professionally qualified staff, an industry advisory council, and appropriate research and support activities. 

Admission Information

  • The GRE is waived for applicants with a post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution from any country. 
  • International students require a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 100 for unconditional admission. Students admitted with TOEFL scores between 79 and 99 may be required to do additional ESL (English as Second Language) courses.
  • Admission decisions are made throughout the year as completed application files are received. A student may start the program fall or spring semester.

International students

  • The MEM program will consider applicants seeking a language admission who provide a strong academic profile including submission of GRE scores.

  • Due to the advanced level of scholarship, the MEM program does not consider applicants seeking a conditional language admission.

Work experience

  • Applicants should have minimum two years of work experience in an engineering position after the BS degree or currently employed on full time basis with a US based organization.
  • Applicants without the required experience may be admitted provided they do a minimum of one full time internship during the program or complete three industry/business based projects (excluding the capstone project) during the course of the program. Copies of projects completed should be submitted to the program director prior to capstone project/thesis submission.

Length of Program – Measured by Semesters

  • Part-time student: seven semesters taking six credits per semester
  • Full-time student: three semesters taking 12 credits per semester 

Graduate Assistantship Overview

  • Six graduate half-assistantship positions are generally sponsored each year, and are available both fall and spring semesters.
  • Graduate assistants in engineering management provide teaching and research assistance to faculty in a variety of situations.