The MEM curriculum is continuously updated to integrate knowledge areas in demand by employers. Recently, the MEM program received a grant from eCampusOntario to modernize the curriculum. The initiative added courses, infrastructure, and experiential learning opportunities in data analytics. Also, new learning modules are added to give students the opportunity to learn about the use of big data and machine learning techniques in engineering management. Also part of the initiative, the Odette School of business, which jointly administers the MEM program with the Faculty of Engineering opened a new start-of-the-art data lab to deliver new courses and programming in data analytics.
"The use of a state-of-the-art computing lab is a fundamental need for our students. Data Analytics has become an important driver for all programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels at The Odette School of Business. As the use and availability of data explodes, business students require the skills to analyze and understand large data sets. Our vision is to create a lab that is among the best in all of Canada” said Dr. Mitchell Fields, Dean of the Odette School of Business.
The lab offers 50 new cutting-edge workstations, new monitor systems, advanced teaching technologies, high-end processors, high-speed wiring, and industry-leading software. In addition to providing teaching support, potential uses of the lab may include but are not limited to research projects, case competitions, outreach events, and in-house club competitions.