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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.

ME Management

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

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.

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 and Values Statement

Designed for professionals with three to 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.

Programme Outcomes

Relate expertise in the principles of engineering management and business organization to a wide range of sectors, incorporating the economic, environmental and social considerations relevant to engineering management practice.

Synthesise technical and business knowledge and skills in the design, implementation and management of complex engineering systems.

Develop decision analysis, problem solving, inductive and deductive reasoning skills in both quantitative and qualitative contexts. Justify decisions, incorporating ethical, social and commercial principles.

Argue articulately and persuasively using multiple forms of communication, to a range of audiences both specialist and non-specialist, senior and junior, with a view to disseminating knowledge and facilitating debate and effective decision making in organizations and wider society.

Demonstrate the ability to undertake the senior leadership responsibilities and management of diverse teams across a range of engineering organisations and sectors.

Assess academic and practitioner research related to engineering management in order to support problem solving and decision making processes, to pursue life-long learning and to facilitate continuous professional development.

Entry requirements

If English is not your native language (unless you have done your primary degree through English), an English language qualification is required, e.g. IELTS International English Language Testing System (IELTS). An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version is required. For more information please click here.

You will need:
A primary degree in engineering, science or information technology.
Participants should have a minimum of five years relevant professional experience.
Applicants may be asked to attend for a short interview.


2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katie O'Neill
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 1781

Subjects taught

The Master of Engineering Management programme is delivered over four academic semesters (two academic years).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

Operations Management MEEN40260

Quality Management MEEN40270

Operations Strategy MEEN40280

Business System Design MEEN40300

Project Management MEEN40310

Economics MEEN40330

Decision Analysis MEEN40360

Project MEEN40640

Engineering Cost Analysis MEEN40730

Technical Comms (Online) MEEN40820

Marketing for Engineering Managers MEEN40830

Corporate Entrepreneurship (Intra-preneurship) for Engineering Managers MEEN40940

Managing Negotiations MEEN40950

Introduction to Data Analytics (Online)STAT40720

Application date

Part Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The following entry routes are available:
ME Management PT (T169)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time

Deadline Rolling *

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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