The curriculum integrates engineering, mathematics, and core management courses. Electives typically are engineering and management courses, but students may also choose courses from Dartmouth's other graduate science departments, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, The Dartmouth Institute, or from Vermont Law School.
A faculty advisor helps each student develop a program of study. Each program form is submitted to and approved by the M.E.M. director during the student's first term of residence and updated each term of progress through the program.
Students must be in residence for a minimum of 3 academic terms.
- Students who hold an ABET-accredited* B.S. degree in engineering (or its equivalent) from a college other than Dartmouth generally require 4 terms (15 months) plus the summer internship.
- Students who hold the Dartmouth A.B. in Engineering Sciences plus the Thayer School B.E. can finish the M.E.M. program in 3 terms if they have planned ahead.
- Students whose bachelor's degree is NOT an ABET-accredited* B.S. degree in engineering (or its equivalent) may have to take additional coursework to complete the M.E.M. degree.
Number of Courses
The number of courses required depends on the student's preparation. Students entering the program from a college other than Dartmouth generally take 14 courses.
Dartmouth students, including dual-degree students who have taken the B.E. at Thayer School, may count ENGS 93: Statistical Methods in Engineering toward the M.E.M. degree, even if it is taken as part of the A.B. and/or B.E. requirements. Thayer School B.E. students can, therefore, complete the M.E.M. degree with 13 courses beyond the B.E. degree (assuming ENGS 93 is part of their B.E. program). With the exception of ENGM 387, four-course loads, for courses to be used in satisfaction of the M.E.M. requirements, must be pre-approved by the M.E.M. director.
See course requirements for more details and typical programs.
Students participate in an industry internship for ENGG 390: Master of Engineering Management Project/Internship, usually in the summer term. Students register for ENGG 390 in the term in which the work is done. A course fee applies.
* Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org