Program Options

Students can craft their MEM studies around a specific field of interest. The five focus areas are listed below, with the corresponding elective courses students can select to complete their MEM degrees. Students who complete three electives (at least 2.5 course credits) in a focus area and receive a qualifying grade on their culminating experience (ENGG 390 internship/project) in the same area will be awarded a certificate of completion upon graduation from the MEM program.

Healthcare Systems Focus

Students interested in applying engineering management and systems engineering to the healthcare industry may choose electives offered at Thayer School, Tuck School of Business, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI). Additionally, they may choose an internship at a hospital or healthcare company to complete the ENGG 390 project. The opportunity to explore independent study and research projects associated with The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science is also available to students.

Examples of MEM healthcare electives:

  • ENGS 160: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • ENGS 165: Biomaterials
  • ENGS 167: Medical Imaging
  • ENGS 169: Intermediate Biomedical Engineering
  • ENGM 189: Medical Device Development
  • TDI ECS 111: Critical Issues in Health and Health Care
  • TDI ECS 115: Strategic & Financial Management of Health Care Institutions
  • TDI ECS 121: Decision and Cost-Effective Analysis: An Introduction
  • Tuck School: Contemporary Issues in Biotechnology
  • Tuck School: Business of Healthcare
  • Tuck School: Medical Care and the Corporation
  • Tuck School: Management of Healthcare Organizations
  • Tuck School: Structure, Organization, and Economics of the Healthcare Industry

Energy and Environmental Focus

Students interested in applying engineering management to energy and environmental concerns may choose electives offered at Thayer School, Tuck School of Business, and environmental law courses offered at Vermont Law School located in South Royalton, Vermont. Additionally, they may choose to accept an internship at an energy or environmental company to complete the ENGG 390 project.

Examples of MEM energy and environmental electives:

  • ENGS 171: Industrial Ecology
  • ENGS 172: Climate Change and Engineering
  • ENGG 173: Energy Utilization
  • ENGG 174: Energy Conversion
  • ENGS 175: Energy Systems
  • ENGG 261: Biomass Energy Systems
  • Tuck School: Business and Climate Change
  • Tuck School: Energy Economics
  • Vermont Law School: Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World
  • Vermont Law School: Energy Regulation, Markets and the Environment

Operations and Analytics Focus

Students interested in operations management and applying analytics tools may choose electives offered at Thayer School or the Tuck School of Business. Additionally, they may choose to accept an internship at a manufacturing company or undertake a project to improve operations within a company to complete the ENGG 390 project.

Examples of MEM manufacturing and operations electives:

  • ENGG 103: Operations Research
  • ENGM 108: Applied Machine Learning
  • ENGM 182: Data Analytics
  • ENGM 185: Topics in Manufacturing Design and Processes
  • ENGM 186: Technology Project Management
  • Tuck School: Advanced Business Analytics
  • Tuck School: Database Marketing
  • Tuck School: Data Mining for Business Operations
  • Tuck School: Management of Service Operations
  • Tuck School: Operations Strategy
  • Tuck School: Professional Decision Modeling
  • Tuck School: Tools for Improving Operations

Entrepreneurial Focus

Students interested in high-tech entrepreneurship have access to the following electives offered at Thayer School and Tuck School of Business. Additionally, they may choose an entrepreneurial internship or project for ENGG 390. Practical experience can be gained by working with Thayer School professors, many of whom hold patents and have founded successful businesses. Strategic advice, mentoring, and networking information are available through the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship.

Examples of MEM entrepreneurial electives:

  • ENGM 187: Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • ENGM 188: Law for Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Tuck School: Advanced Entrepreneurship
  • Tuck School: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Tuck School: Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector 1
  • Tuck School: Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector 2
  • Tuck School: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Tuck School: Leading Entrepreneurial Organizations

Management of Design Focus

Students interested in applying engineering management and systems engineering studies toward managing technology design efforts (e.g., in the fields of chemical process design, electronics design, product design, and mechanical design) may choose electives offered at Thayer School or Tuck School of Business. In addition, they may choose an ENGG 390 internship that is focused on design and/or management of design.

Examples of MEM management of design electives:

  • ENGS 125: Power Electronics and Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ENGS 126: Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ENGS 128: Advanced Digital System Design
  • ENGS 146: Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering Design
  • ENGS 157: Chemical Process Design
  • ENGS 158: Chemical Kinetics and Reactors
  • ENGS 171: Industrial Ecology
  • ENGG 173: Energy Utilization
  • ENGS 176: Design for Manufacturing
  • ENGM 186: Technology Project Management

Note that upper division engineering sciences courses such as ENGS 657375, and 76, coupled with extra faculty-supervised student work, can also count toward the management of design focus area.

MEM Focus Area Form

MEM Students have the option to target their studies toward a specific field of interest. Students who complete three electives (at least 2.5 course credits) in one of the focus areas and receive a P or HP for their ENGG 390 project in that same area will be awarded a certificate of completion upon graduation from the MEM program.

MEM Focus Area Form PDF

Duke University Exchange

Thayer School MEM students may choose to spend their second fall term at Duke University taking equivalent courses in Duke's Master of Engineering Management program.

https://memp.pratt.duke.edu

Program Flow Charts

Each of these example degree progression and planning charts can be downloaded as a more detailed PDF document.

Example for Standard Accredited Degree Students (PDF)

Example for Dartmouth BE and Dual Degree Students (PDF)