Current Students

To start the registration process, please visit the MEM Curriculum website to view the course schedule, course descriptions and dates to determine your course selections for Winter 2018.

After finalizing your schedule, please enter your course selections in the Google Form and the MEM program will confirm your registration by e-mail. The Google Form must be completed by December 1, 2017. If a student completes the form and then requires a registration add/drop, email directly to communicate the registration change. The last day to add a class or change a section for Winter is Friday, January 12, 2018. The last day to drop a class for Winter is Friday, February 16, 2018. (No tuition adjustment after January 12th.) 

Registration Form 

Winter Quarter Calendar Update

MEM 405: Marketing Issues for Engineers, taught by Professor Michael Marasco, will begin on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 to ensure a 10-week course schedule. This is two days earlier than indicated on the University Calendar. 

IEMS courses

IEMS has a “Waitlist” website that students should utilize to request a permission number for available IEMS courses. Please note that IEMS-300 level courses are reserved for IEMS undergrad students first, then undergrads in general, and finally to grad students. The website is geared more towards IEMS undergrads, so not all information is applicable to MEM students.

Summer Quarter Calendar Update

MEM 419: Technical Entrepreneurship, taught by Professor Michael Marasco, will be offered in the Summer 2018 quarter.  

Non-MEM Elective Courses

Kellogg: Please visit the Non-Kellogg Student Registration page for information on how Non-Kellogg students can register for Kellogg courses. Non-Kellogg registration for Winter 2018 will begin on Thursday, December 14th, and end on Thursday, December 21st at 5:00 pm.

  • The process to register for Kellogg courses has changed and now requires a McCormick Administration signature, instead of a MEM department signature. 
  • Students must fill out this Google Form to collect information on their choice for Kellogg courses.
  • MEM will review the Google Form each day the Kellogg registration process is open and obtain the proper signatures on the students’ behalf.
  • MEM will then send each student the signed Kellogg Registration Approval Form for the student to upload to the Kellogg Registration System. 

Kellogg Google Form 

NUvention: Applications for NUvention: Energy and NUvention: Web + Media are currently open until November 15th. Please check the Farley Center NUvention webpage to apply for those two courses and also for information on other NUvention courses.

Segal Design: The Segal Design Institute is offering two courses.

MS in Analytics: No Winter 2018 courses available to MEM students.

MS Information Technology: MSIT is offering two courses.

Master of Project Management: MPM is offering 6 courses.

If a student becomes aware of a graduate level elective of interest, put it on the Google Form, and the MEM Program will let you know if it is possible. If you have questions about a certain course, you are encouraged to email MEM for consideration. The Program requests that you do not go to the course faculty/department to ask directly. 

Tuition INformation

Tuition Rates for 2017-18

If you register for one, two or three courses, the tuition fee is $4,997 per course. If you register for four courses you will be charged the quarterly rate of $17,063. 

Tuition Billing Cycle

MEM will begin registering students on December 11th and students will receive an electronic tuition invoice in mid-January with a February 1st due date. If a student would like to be registered earlier and receive a January 1st tuition invoice due date, please fill out the Google form at your earliest convenience to indicate this preference. Note that some non-MEM course registrations may require an earlier registration (e.g. Kellogg or NUvention courses) that could create an early bill.

Tuition Invoices

Students will receive an email notification at your Northwestern email address when each new bill is available online. Then, to view and optionally print your bill, log-in to CAESAR with a Northwestern NetID and password to locate the bill (CAESAR > For Students > Financial Services > View My E-Bill & E-Payment). The option of making your payments online or by mail will continue to be your choice.  


All MEM full-time students (those who are registered for 3 courses or more) will automatically have $100 “activity fee” added to their tuition bill each quarter. Full-time students will receive a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus/train ID pass that provides unlimited rides on the CTA buses and trains during enrollment as a full-time student.

Student Gym

All full and part-time students have free access to the NU state-of-the-art sports pavilion, which is located in the same building as the MEM classroom space.    

Graduation - June 2018

March and June graduates can choose to attend the all-school Northwestern University Commencement for graduates on Friday, June 22, 2018. Tentatively, MEM and the McCormick School of Engineering will have their degree recognition ceremony on Saturday, June 23 followed by a MEM celebration reception for graduates and guests.

If you plan to complete your degree by June and have not notified the MEM office, please do so as soon as possible.