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Master in Engineering Management

The Master of Engineering Management Program prepares you in case you are required to carry out supervisory tasks.. This program brings together technical and business skills, with a practical perspective for commerce, which is necessary and beneficial for managers and executives with a technical background.

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Overview

The Master in Engineering Management (MEM) program prepares engineers for managing complex technological organizations in service and manufacturing industries. The program of study is multi and intra disciplinary, merging the latest development in management and technology theory and practices. The program design aims at developing the knowledge, abilities and judgment to become a successful manager and entrepreneur using best practices, techniques and paradigms of project management, supply chain operations and system thinking. Therefore, it provides a well balanced education among management and business thinking, engineering judgment, and technological operations. The Master’s Degree in Engineering Management was authorized by the Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico in 1992.

Why should I study a Master of Engineering management?

Engineers usually have a scant academic background in management. However, many end up fulfilling supervisory and managerial roles. The Master of Engineering Management Program prepares you in case you are requires to carry out supervisory tasks. This program brings together technical and business skills, with a practical perspective for commerce, which is necessary and beneficial for managers and executives with a technical background.

Philosophy

The combination of management concepts and technical skills presented in the MEM Program allows engineers to acquire the managerial skills necessary to advance in today’s technological driven organizations, in either the service or manufacturing sector. Emphasizing the continuity of management and engineering related efforts from planning through development, operations and controlling, and stressing the application of management and system theory and techniques to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization, is one key issue facing many organizations. Based on these realities the Program stresses the importance on using practices of project and program management, management information systems, organizational behavior, and system operations. It is amply confirmed that the MEM Program is well designed to develop future industry leaders by combining a core management curriculum with a master’s level education.

Accreditation

• Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org

• Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR) www.ce.pr.gov

About the Program

Admission Requirements

The MEM program is subject to the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. The admission requirements specific to the MEM program are as follows:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Architecture from an accredited college or university.
  • Have obtained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50/4.00.
  • Three recommendation letters.

Specializations

The Master of Engineering Management offers the following specializations:

  • Environmental Management: Provides the management knowledge that will allow engineers to manage and oversee control projects and processes to reduce environmental pollution.
  • Construction Management: Provides the management knowledge to use the different available information systems. It teaches construction project management, from the initial design phase to final delivery.
  • Manufacture Management: Provides the necessary management knowledge to oversee the design, implementation, operations, maintenance, and quality in technical manufacture processes.
  • Public Works Management (For MEM Online Only): Provides engineers with the knowledge to work as managers in government agencies or public corporations. Students are trained in the use of computer information systems, and public and government policy regulations, among others.
  • Renewable Resources Management (For MEM On-campus Only) – NEW: Provide knowledge that will enable engineers to become managers and executive personnel with adequate abilities in renewable resources and energy systems. Students in this emphasis will have the capacity to integrate advanced resources technology available with current environmental issues and policies.

Convenient Schedules

The Master of Engineering Management is offered in two modalities:

  • In the in-person modality, classes are offered in a convenient schedule for those students who work. These groups meet once a week in a nocturnal schedule, from Monday through Thursday, and Saturday during the daytime. Classes are offered in 12-week trimesters.
  • In the online modality, classes are offered through a distance learning platform.

Total Credits

To complete the program, the student must approve 39 credits.

 

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Employment Opportunities

Alumni may have the opportunity to work in government agencies, consulting and design firms, or manufacturing and construction industries carrying out supervisory and engineering tasks and improving the efficiency of these businesses and agencies.

Faculty

Our faculty consists of engineers and professionals with Master’s and Doctorate degrees from universities in and out of Puerto RIco. Most professors possess extensive professional experience.

· Ayala Cruz, Jorge – Professor – Ph.D., Management Engineering, Operation Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1993; MBA Production Management, Quantitative Methods, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1990; M.S. Operation Research Statistics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1991; B.S.M., Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus 1983.

· Dávila Aponte, Edwin – Assistant Professor – Ph.D., Entrepreneurship Development, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 2006; MBA Accounting, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1999; BBA., Accounting, Caribbean University, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 1986.

· Elias Rivera, Johnny – Professor – J.D., University of Puerto Rico, 1974; Accepted to practice Law at the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United State District of Puerto Rico, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuits, Registered Attorney at Law, 1974; Licensed in Real Estate, 1990; LLM, Economy, Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 1983; Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, 1964; BSCE, Civil Engineering, 1959.

· Faría González, Rafael – Professor, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1973; M.S., Industrial Engineering; The Pennsylvania State University, 1967; B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, 1964.

· González Miranda, Carlos J. – Professor, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1995; M.M.S.E., North Carolina State University, 1990; B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1987.

· Irizarry, Janet – Associate Professor, Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, 1992; M.A., Organizational Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, 1991; M.A., Education, Counseling and Guidance, University of Puerto Rico, 1983; B.A., Education, University of Puerto Rico, 1981; B.A., Philosophy and Arts, University of Puerto Rico, 1976.

· Mueses Pérez, Auristela – Professor, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Florida; M.S.C.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1992; B.S.C.E., Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1987; P.E.

· Pabón González, Miriam – Professor, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2001; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1995; B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, 1990.

· Pagan, Leticia – Associate Professor, Ph.D., Information Systems and Globalization, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2004; Certificate of Advanced Study, CAS, Business Teacher of Business Education in Higher Education, New York University, New York, New York, 1997; Master in Business Administration, M.B.A. Accounting, Inter-American University, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1979; Baccalaureate in Business Administration, BBA Accounting, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, 1976.

· Pons Fontana, Carlos A. – Assistant Professor, Ph.D., General Psychology, Carlos Albizu University, 2004; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1994; B.S.I.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1986; M.S. Psychology, Carlos Albizu University, 1975; B.A. Psychology, University of Puerto Rico, 1972.

· Villalta Calderón, Christian A. – Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2009; M.S.C.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2004; B.S.C.E. University of Costa Rica, 2001.

Contact Information

Martha Dumois, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
Email: mdumois@pupr.edu
Phone: 787-622-8000 x. 686