On September 12, the first batch of Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program students at Peking University, altogether 29 of them, attended the opening ceremony especially hosted for them by the College of Engineering (COE). COE leaders, faculty members and senior managers from partner companies expressed their perspective that these young buds would become high level managers who understand both the engineering and business aspects of technology.
Established by the nation in 2010, the MEM program is a professional degree program to meet the pressing demand of the country’s fast economic development on high-caliber engineering managers. Peking University became one of the universities to carry out the mission.
“The great achievements of COE in terms of teaching and research as well as industrial cooperation in the past seven years have laid an excellent foundation for a successful MEM program,” said Shiyi Chen, dean of COE on the ceremony.
MEM students in COE will fall into two directions, one is energy and resources engineering management, the other is industrial engineering and management. The courses will be taught by faculty from COE and external tutors from industry. The learning process will consist of formal lectures augmented by group discussions and seminars, case studies and other class assignments, industry guest speakers and site visits. The diversity of backgrounds and experiences of participants will stimulate class interaction and peer learning.
On the ceremony, Qinshan Yuan, president of Dayun Group, and Hai Zhu, vice president of Schneider Electric and president of Schneider China received certificates from the COE authority. They will serve as industry tutors for this year’s MEM program.