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FAQ

Program curriculum and format

Tradtional MBA programs offer general business and administration foundations, while this unique MEM program focuses on management and administration with focus on engineering and technology organizations. For instance, the finance, accounting and marketing courses in MEM utilize engineering and technical examples and case studies that can be of direct beneift to engineers. Additionally, MEM offers unique courses on the principles of technical project management, product development starteies and manufacturing strategy. Furthermore, our faculty members include experienced professional engineers with proven work experience in large engineering firms. 

Unlike many research-based engineering programs, this unique MEM program focuses more on practical management skills. The MEM program is not research or thesis-based and hence no research supervisor is required. 

Students take 2 courses per semester during the first 4 semesters, and one capstone project course during the last two semesters.

Normal duration of completion for the MEM program is 6 semesters (24 months). 

Classes are held on Friday evenings (6 to 9 p.m.) and Saturdays (8:30 to 5:30 p.m.). Classes are every second week.

The MEM program includes 6 mandatory courses, 2 elective courses and a 2-term management capstone course. 

While all candidates in the program acquire competencies in accounting, financial management, administration, engineering design, product management, strategy and IP management, the elective courses and the capstone project allow students to expand core skills in one or more of the following practical areas:

  • Manufacturing Strategy
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Employee Management
  • Supply Chain management
  • Design Methodologies 
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

After completing all 8 courses, students work on a 2-semester engineering management capstone project that relates to their area of focus and career interest. Projects can be in collaboration with local industry partners. Alternatively, students interested in starting their own company can utilize the capstone project to develop a business plan. Click here to learn more about past capstone projects by MEM students. 

Admission requirements and process

The on-campus MEM program has fall intake only. The online EM program has winter intake only. 

Full details about all application steps can be found here

Minimum admission GPA must be the North American equivalent of B calculated based on the last 2 years of studies. Meeting the minimum requirements doesn't guarantee admission. Students with substantial work experience in a related field may be admitted with a lower GPA on probationary basis.

Yes. Non-native English language speakers need to demonstrate English proficiency with IELTS: 7.0 / iBT TOEFL: 100 / Pearson 68 socres. More details about exemptions can be found here

Acceptable academic background includes degrees in engineering or related discipline from a recognized university (including computer science, applied technical degrees and engineering degrees). Please contact us if you have more questions. 

When applying online, students may upload digital transcripts of all their previous degrees. Official degrees will be required at a later stage of the admission process. 

  1. Transcripts from all previous institutions
  2. Copies of all official test scores for English proficiency (if required)
  3. Statement of interest (maximum 500 word essay explaining how you think MEM can help you achieve your career and professional goals, and why did you choose the University of Windsor)
  4. Two confidential reference letters to be submitted directly online by your referees
  5. Resume (most recent, updated with the latest work experience)

Other Questions

Fees change every year. To obtain an accurate fee breakdown, check: http://web2.uwindsor.ca/finance/fee-estimator/

The MEM program is 6 semesters (2 years) in duration. 

This program is designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals. All classes are scheduled during Friday evenings and Saturdays. Domestic student who are eligible to work full-time may keep their full-time job. However, international students can only work part time by using their study permits.

Yes. Although classes are delivered during weekends and evenings, MEM is considered a full-time program and admitted international students may obtain a study permit. 

MEM graduates usually occupy management roles in engineering and technology firms. Some have also occupied consulting capacities while others started their own successful businesses. The unique and custom MEM curriculum allow engineers to achieve their career goals by offering diverse and relevant courses. 

There is limited opportunity to receive a scholarship for excellent domestic students. To qualify for entrance scholarships, domestic applicants must submit a completed application before the deadline. Click here to learn more about scholarship deadlines.