Engineering Management

The Master of Engineering Management draws on resources from engineering, business and behavioural sciences in a programme designed to bridge the divide between engineering and management. It provides students an opportunity to broaden their horizons outside specialist technical areas, which enables them to make significant contributions to their companies.

Participants will gain a deep understanding of the world of engineering management by covering a wide range of business topics, from cost analysis to finance and corporate strategy.

Participants will acquire conceptual and practical skills that will enable them to operate at the highest level in the global knowledge economy, drawing on the engineering, business and human sciences aspects of the programme.

Our students are strongly motivated by career ambitions. The programme provides an opportunity to widen horizons outside specialist technical areas many of our students experience career advancement either during the programme or after completion.

Course Description
The MEM, established in 1967, is one of Ireland's most successful and highly sought after taught post graduate programmes in engineering management. This Masters is responsible for fast tracking participant's careers, drawing on resources from engineering, business and behavioural sciences in a programme which bridges the divide between engineering and management.

Vision & Values Statement
Designed for professionals with at least five years of industry experience and a background in engineering, technology, science or mathematics, this two year part-time programme is for individuals with the ambition to progress to senior management and leadership roles in global engineering and technology enterprises.

We aim to develop technically oriented leaders and therefore encourage our students to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, to communicate in the language of business and move from thinking tactically to thinking strategically, while always cognisant of the economic, environmental and social implications of their actions.

The part-time structure of the programme allows participants continue in employment while undertaking their studies. As a result, the nature of the learning environment is highly collaborative and experiential, meaning students are able to quickly apply their newly acquired skills in a live working environment and to have the opportunity to reflect on this in the classroom.

Through the discussion based classroom environment, there is a high degree of learning from peers across different industry sectors and organisation types. We seek to develop an active learning approach through lectures, seminars, workshops and projects. There is extensive use of case studies and business simulations. There is a strong orientation towards team work and collaborative industry based research assignments.

Related Programmes
ME Engineering with Business FT
MEngSc Engineering Management FT

Subjects taught

The Master of Engineering Management is undertaken on a part-time basis over two academic years (four semesters) in a blended format. The theme running through the first two semesters involves analysing the operations of the firm, while the second year of the programme builds on this foundation in order to develop the future direction of the firm.

Stage 1 Option
International Strategic Management BMGT40720
Behaviour, leadership & Change BMGT44260
Finance FIN40410
Managing Human Resources HRM40100
Design and Innovation MEEN40250
Eng. Operations Management MEEN40260
Quality Management MEEN40270
Operations Strategy MEEN40280
Business System Design MEEN40300
Project Management MEEN40310
Economics MEEN40330
Decision Analysis MEEN40360
Engineering Cost Analysis MEEN40730
Technical Comms (Online) MEEN40820
Marketing for Engineering Managers MEEN40830
Corporate Entrepreneurship (Intra-preneurship) for Engineering Managers MEEN40940
Managing Negotiations MEEN40950
MEM Applied Research Project MEEN41060
Introduction to Data Analytics (Online) STAT40720

Entry requirements

The MEM Programme is for engineering, science and technology graduates, who possess at least five years professional experience, who want to broaden their horizons beyond specialist technical areas and bridge the divide between engineering and management.

Application dates

How to Apply?
The following entry routes are available:
ME Management PT (T368)
2 Years
Part Time

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




2 years part-time blended.

Programme Delivery
The MEM is undertaken on a part-time basis over two academic years (four semesters). Each semester contains 12 weeks of teaching. The programme is delivered in a blended format, comprising on campus classes (4 weeks) and on-line classes (8 weeks). On campus classes take place all day Friday in weeks 1, 4, 8 and 12 of each semester. On-line classes take place on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings in the other weeks of each semester.

On campus days classes will take place between 09.00-18.00 at the UCD Belfield campus.

Online classes will take place on Friday afternoons from 14.00 and Saturday mornings 09.00-13.00.


ME Management (T169) Part Time
EU Year 1 - € 7000
EU Year 2 - € 8990 aa
nonEU Year 1 - € 12400
nonEU Year 2 - € 12400 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

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. 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 International Scholarships.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
Over the years, students from a variety of professional backgrounds have participated in the programme. Engineers of all disciplines, science and information technology graduates from across the third level institutions in Ireland and abroad have taken part. The company and industry sector backgrounds of those participating illustrates the diverse professional backgrounds of participants. These industry sectors include Pharmaceutical, Medical Technology, ICT, Manufacturing, Food, Engineering Consulting and Services, Transportation, Public Services.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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