Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

Requirements and Details

Program
Requirements

Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.

Applicants for admission to the Master of Engineering Management program should have a minimum of two years work experience in an engineering position after finishing their undergraduate degree or should be currently employed on a full-time basis with a U.S. 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-based projects (excluding the capstone project) during the course of the program.

Prospective students may email program director Dr. Ben Baliga for a no-obligation preliminary evaluation before sending in your formal application. He will let you know informally whether your application will be accepted.

Requirements for international students

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all international applicants.

  • Minimum score of 100 for unconditional admission
  • Scores between 79 and 99 may be required to clear an English as a Second Language (ESL) exam on arrival

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) also accepted for determining English language proficiency.

  • 7.5 required for unconditional admission
  • 6.5 allows admission with an ESL test on arrival

NACES Evaluation

St. Cloud State also requires all international applicants to provide NACES evaluation affiliated organization such as World Education Services (WES) and Educational Perspective evaluated academic transcripts.

Students who have graduated from an engineering program at one of the following universities are exempt from the WES or NACES member evaluation requirement and should send an English translated, notarized transcript directly to St. Cloud State:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Tech University
  • Osmania University
  • Tribhuvan University

Students who have an international transcript from St. Cloud State partner institutions are also exempt from the WES or NACES member evaluation requirement and should send an English translated, notarized transcript directly to St. Cloud State.

3+2 Program Option

St. Cloud State University has 3+2 agreements with JKLU in India and with Xi’an University of Technology and Shanghai University of Engineering Science in China.

Through these agreements students study for three years at their home institution followed by two years at St. Cloud State and finish the program with both a bachelor’s from their home institution and a Masters of Engineering Management from St. Cloud State.

Admission

You will fill in the online application for Graduate Studies and indicate you are applying to the Master of Engineering Management 3+2 program in drop down in application. 

Applicants must:

  • Meet the undergraduate English language proficiency requirements for admission, 61 TOEFL or 5.5 International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Have a 2.75 minimum undergraduate GPA.
  • Be an enrolled undergraduate student at the partner institution.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation/endorsement from the international office or authorized official at the partner school.
  • Meet any additional admission requirements outline by the major program in the agreement.
  • Submit the $40 application fee.

Graduate Studies will review conditionally admitted 3+2 students for full admission to the graduate program after the undergraduate and agreed upon graduate coursework is completed at St. Cloud State and transferred back to the partner institution to award the undergraduate degree.

For full admission into the master’s degree, the applicant must:

  • Have maintained a 2.75 GPA in graduate level coursework at St. Cloud State.*
  • Submit an official translated transcript from the partner institution showing the completed degree.
Until St. Cloud State has received the official undergraduate transcript, you cannot be officially admitted to the graduate program. To register for courses the next term, you will need to complete a Graduate course permission form to request to enroll in graduate courses while in undergraduate student status.

Dr. Ben Baliga is the St. Cloud State coordinator for the Master of Engineering Management 3+2 programs. For general information about studying in the United States, visit our International Admissions page.

*Please note that graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to earn a graduate degree from St. Cloud State University.

Shanghai University of Engineering Science

Industrial Engineering students complete first three years of their program at Shanghai University of Engineering Science and then attend the remaining two years at St. Cloud State in the Master of Engineering Management program at St. Cloud State.

Students in other engineering and management programs generally complete 3.5 years at SUES and then come to St. Cloud State for 1.5 years in the Engineering Management program.

Upon completion of the program, the students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from SUES and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from St. Cloud State.

Senior Design

Students will complete their Senior Design in the beginning of their fourth academic year and must designate an adviser for joint guidance of the project.

Students must submit a copy of their Senior Design to SUES at least one month prior to the due date for the final presentation. The final presentation will be attended by supervisors from both universities in person or via technology.

Xi'an University of Technology

Students in the 3+2 agreement with Xi’an University of Technology (XUT) will complete the first three years of their program in the Industrial Engineering program at XUT and then attend the remaining two years at St. Cloud State in the Master of Engineering Management program at St. Cloud State.

Upon completion of the program, the students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from XUT and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from St. Cloud State.

Manipal University Jaipur

Students in the 3.+1.5 agreement with Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ), will complete the first three years of their program in the undergraduate Engineering Programs at MUJ and then attend St. Cloud State in the Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science undergraduate programs for one semester or more,  followed by one year in the Engineering Management graduate program

Upon completion of the program, the students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from MUJ and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from St. Cloud State.

Dr. Amit Jain is the MUJ program coordinator.

Scholarships

St. Cloud State University provides MUJ students cultural sharing scholarships for their undergraduate studies. In the second year, MUJ students in good academic standing are considered for graduate assistantships at the university’s current tuition fee waiver and stipend rate for 10 hours per week of work.

JK Lakshmipat University

Students in the 3+2 agreement with JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur will complete the first three years of their program in the Tech Electronics & Communications program at JKLU and then attend St. Cloud State in the Electrical EngineeringMechanical Engineering or Computer Science undergraduate programs for one year followed by one year in the Engineering Management graduate program.

Upon completion of the program, the students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Tech Electronics & Communications Engineering from JKLU and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from St. Cloud State.

Dr. Umesh Gupta is the JKLU 3+2 program coordinator.

Scholarships

St. Cloud State University provides JKLU students cultural sharing scholarships for the first year. In the second year, JKLU students in good academic standing are considered for graduate assistantships at the university’s current tuition fee waiver and stipend rate for 10 hours per week of work. 

Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya (SVVV)

Students in the 3.5+1.5 agreement with Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya (SVVV), Indore, will complete the first 3.5 years of their program in the undergraduate Engineering Programs at SVVV and then attend St. Cloud State in the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering or related 4 year undergraduate degree program for one semester or more,  followed by one year in the Engineering Management graduate program

Upon completion of the program, the students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from SVVV and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from St. Cloud State.

Students should have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a scale of 4.0. Students will also need to submit an IELTS score of 5.5 or TOEFL score of 61. SVVV students will not be required to provide a GRE or GMAT score.

 

Interested students are encouraged to contact MEM program director Dr. Ben Baliga – brbaliga@stcloudstate.edu


Scholarships
St. Cloud State University provides SVVV students cultural sharing scholarships for their undergraduate studies. In the second year, SVVV students in good academic standing are considered for graduate assistantships at the university’s current tuition fee waiver and stipend rate for 10 hours per week of work.