Engineering with Business

ME Engineering with Business
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

As a result, graduates will develop a distinctively cross-disciplinary perspective, which is essential to a successful career in business. If you have a mechanical, civil, electrical or electronics background and you plan to practise engineering in a business context, then the ME (Engineering with Business) is an excellent choice for you.

This programme is delivered in conjunction with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland’s leading business school, which is ranked 29th in Europe by the Financial Times. The programme was previously voted GradIreland Engineering Postgraduate Course of the Year, and is the only business-oriented master’s programme accredited by Engineers Ireland for Chartered Engineering status.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Professional Accreditation

This ME is professionally accredited by Engineers Ireland and recognised by the Washington Accord for Chartered Engineer status.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Entrepreneurship in ActionBMGT30090
Management & Org Behav (ME)BMGT44310
Eng. Decision Support SystemsMEEN41090
Operations ManagementMEEN41100
Introduction to Robotics

Stage 1 - Option
Professional Engineering (Finance)MEEN30140
Supply Chain Design & AnalysisMEEN40790
Engineering Project Management - Tools & TechniquesMEEN40800
Data Analytics for EngineersMEEN41330

Stage 2 - Core
Professional Engineering (Management)MEEN40430
ME Eng. with Business ThesisMEEN41080
Business Information Systems Management ME/MEngScMIS40920
Marketing Management ME (Business)MKT40970

Stage 2 - Option
Supply Chain Design & AnalysisMEEN40790
Engineering Project Management - Tools & TechniquesMEEN40800
Professional Work PlacementMEEN40930
Professional Work ExperienceMEEN41050
ME Business Technical ProjectMEEN41140

Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with first class honours or international equivalence in a Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Electronic Engineering programme is required.
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Minimum band for writing skill: 6.5.
These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Application dates

How to apply?

The following entry routes are available:

ME Engineering with Business FT (T166)
Duration 2 Years
Attend Full Time
Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised




2 years full-time.


ME Engineering with Business (T166) Full Time
EU Year 1 - € 8085
EU Year 2 - € 8085 aa
nonEU Year 1 - € 25600
nonEU Year 2 - € 25600 aa

aaSecond Year Fee applies to Students in 2nd Year in 2020 and who were a 1st Year Student on the programme in 2019/20
***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see:

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
The ME in Engineering with Business is designed to produce fully qualified engineers who have a particular interest in and understanding of the business context within which engineers usually operate. It was conceived to address the perceived lack of industry-ready engineers coming out of third-level education. Career opportunities are very broad as the ME degree positions the student not as a narrow technical specialist but as a multi-skilled engineer, combining specialist skills with a broad understanding of the business environment. In addition to careers within their technical specialisations, graduates can consider careers in commercial roles, management consulting, the financial sector or IT. Previous employers of alumni include: Accenture, Abbvie, Boston Scientific, Deloitte, Intel, Jaguar UK, MSD Carlow, PJ Walls, PM Group, RPS Consulting, and SAP.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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