From planning to completion, engineering managers are involved in nearly every aspect of engineering projects.

Engineering managers need strong business administration and leadership abilities in order to supervise employees, manage finances, and ensure the ultimate success of the jobs they oversee. Not only must they demonstrate technical expertise in their particular field, they also require excellent communication skills to coordinate with other managers, contractors, suppliers, and customers in an effective and professional manner.

The Master of Engineering Management program has provided me with the latest and greatest engineering management knowledge and professional skillsets to effectively develop and refine my leadership skills at Ford Motor Company.

Darrell Korzym, global powertrain casting development engineer, Ford Motor Company.

The demand for leaders in today’s engineering fields is expected to increase, especially in growing areas such as environmental and biomedical engineering. Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Engineering Management is designed for professionals with diverse backgrounds – program management, engineering, quality, manufacturing, production control, management information systems, and other technical fields – who wish to expand their knowledge and advance their careers.

MEM Program

Your 36-credit-hour program consists of:

Core Courses (7 courses, 21 credit hours)
Course Number Subject
Cr. Hrs.
EEM 6583 Enterprise Productivity 3
EIE 6673 Six Sigma Processes 3
EMS 6713 Production Planning and Control 3
EEM 6753 Engineering Supply Chain Management 3
EEM 6763 Quality Engineering Systems 3
EEM 6803 Engineering Management 3
EMS 7613 Technology Management 3
Elective Courses (5 courses, 15 credit hours)
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
Select any five courses from the following list:
EME 5513 Lean Manufacturing Systems 3
EME 5623 Product Development and Sustainability 3
EEM 6143 Hazardous Materials Management 3
EMS 6203* Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3
EMS 6343 Automotive Manufacturing 3
EMS 6403* Quality Control 3
EMS 6603 Engineering Economics 3
EIE 6653 Advanced Optimization Techniques 3
EIE 6663* Applied Stochastic Processes 3
EMS 6703 Manufacturing Systems 3
EME 6723 Special Topics in Engineering Management 3
EEM 6743 Value Engineering Management 3
EMS 6823 Product Innovation and Design 3
EME 6993 Graduate Directed Study 3
MBA 7056 Project Management 3
MBA 6043 Global Leadership  3
MGT 6043 Enterprise Information Technology 3

*Open only to engineering majors.

Other electives: Students may take ONE elective course (6XXX) in management, electrical engineering, computer engineering, civil engineering, applied science, or other disciplines ONLY with the approval of the MEM director.

Admission to the Master of Engineering Management program as a regular graduate student requires the demonstration of high potential for success based on the following:

  1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
  2. A bachelor of science in engineering, engineering technology, science, mathematics, or computer science from an accredited college or university (minimum GPA of 3.0);
  3. Official transcripts of all completed college work;
  4. Three letters of recommendation;
  5. A resume, including professional experiences and extracurricular activities.

Applicants who do not meet all conditions for regular admissions may be admitted on a provisional basis as determined by the Graduate Admissions Committee of the College of Engineering. The applicant will be evaluated for official graduate student status upon completion of six semester hours of graduate course work, achieving a minimum grade of 3.0 in each course, at the University.

Students with provisional admission status may be required to take additional pre-courses to meet the program admission requirements. 

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or email

For specific questions regarding the Master of Engineering Management program, call 248.204.2556.

You can also receive the same rigorous education we provide in our campus program fully online.

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Receive your Master of Engineering Management flexibly -- while working full-time -- from the same prestigious, industry expert faculty who teach on our ground campus.

Siemens NX Workshop and Demo, April 15, 2014.

Lean and Six Sigma Workshop, March 26, 2014 (Link).

Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group Activities (Link)

Dr. Ali is serving as Conference Chair of International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  March 3 - 5, 2015. The venue is at Hyatt Regency Dubai:

IEOM 2014 Bali event pictures:

Tolerance Stack up workshop, September 25, 2013 (Link).

Tolerance Stack Up Workshop

FMEA Workshop, June 5, 2013 (Link).

Symposium on Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems, June 5, 2013 at LTU (Link).

Workshop of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, March 27, 2013 (Link).

FMEA Workshop

Co-Guest Editor, Special Issue on Lean Enterprise Transformation, Journal of Enterprise Transformation

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Majid Abab (Conference Industry Chair from Boeing), Ahad Ali (Conference Academic Chair) and Doug Long (Director of Strategic Alliances, IIE) before the start of the day's first keynote speaker at the IIE Engineering Lean Six Sigma Conference on Sept. 14, 2011 in Atlanta.


Chair: IIE Lean Student Technical Paper Competition, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Award Winners    first place winning team, their faculty advisor, competition sponsor and competition chair
Pictured above are the award winners and representatives: Dr. Ahad Ali (Chair of the IIE Lean Student Paper Competition 2011), Rohan Sakhardanede, Dr. JT. Black (Sponsor), Dr. Bernardo Villarreal Celestino (faculty advisor of the first place winner), Carolina Guerra, Fabiola Garza, Nancy Lopez, Daniela B. Jasso Zuniga, Fernando de Jesus Martinez, Marco A. Gonzalez, Maria Patricia Martinez and their advisor Rosa.    Pictured above are the first place winning team, their faculty advisor, competition sponsor and competition chair at the IIE Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada, May 21-25, 2011 : Fabiola Garza, Dr. Ahad Ali (Chair of the IIE Lean Student Paper Competition 2011), Dr. JT. Black (Sponsor of the Competition), Carolina Guerra, Nancy Lopez, and Dr. Bernardo Villarreal Celestino (Faculty Advisor).