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Engineering with Business

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

The ME in Engineering with Business offers a unique opportunity for engineering students to complement their technical expertise with a deep understanding of the business and management aspects of engineering practice such as operations, human resources, marketing and strategy. As a result graduates will develop a distinctively cross disciplinary perspective, which is essential to a successful career in business.

This programme is delivered in conjunction with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland's leading business school.

This programme was voted GradIreland Engineering Postgraduate Course of the Year 2015 and is the only business-oriented masters programme accredited by Engineers Ireland for Chatered Engineering Status.

On this programme you will be able to build on your core technical skills, while also gaining a unique set of competencies in business and technology management. As a result you will develop a cross disciplinary perspective which is essential to a successful career in business.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

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

The ME (Engineering with Business) is for engineering graduates from any discipline who plan to practice engineering in a business context.

Course Description
Professional engineers need to understand the environment in which they practice. As their career progresses, engineers are increasingly involved in functions such as finance, quality, marketing and strategy. The ME provides grounding in these areas, to give graduates an understanding of the business implications of engineering decisions. The programme focusses on the practical application of knowledge, which culminates in the 6 month work placement and the industry oriented research project in the final year.

Programme outcomes
Students will be able to: 1) Demonstrate mastery of a specialized body of knowledge, skills, technologies and advanced digital tools within their chosen engineering discipline
2) Describe the basic principles of management and business organization, and to explain their application in a technical environment
3) Display understanding of the social, ethical and legal considerations relating to engineering practice in society
4) Apply their knowledge and understanding of engineering and business in industrial and public service contexts. This will involve the integration of technical and business knowledge and skills in the design, implementation and management of complex socio-technical systems.
5) Demonstrate decision-making skills and judgement both in the analysis of problems and in the implementation of solutions, with a view to solving technical, financial, social, sustainability, health and environmental challenges on a global level.
6) Acquire capability in analysis, problem solving, inductive and deductive reasoning in both quantitative and qualitative contexts.
7) Communicate articulately and persuasively, to a range of audiences both specialist and non-specialist, with a view to disseminating knowledge and facilitating debate and effective decision -making in organizations and in society.
8) Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams and to display the potential to take on management responsibilities within their technical disciplines.
9) Display the ability to self-evaluate, and to manage their life-long learning and professional development, through both team based and self-directed learning.

Entry requirements

A 3-year bachelors degree with a first class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

2 years, full time.

Number of credits

120

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Where can I go?
The ME (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 positions students not as a narrow technical specialist but as a "T-shaped" individual combining specialist skills with a broad understanding of the business environment. In addition to careers within their technical specialisms, ME (Engineering with Business) graduates can consider careers in management consulting, the financial sector and IT.

Previous employers of alumni include: Accenture, PJ Walls, PM Group, MSD Carlow, Abbvie, Jaguar UK, RPS Consulting, Intel, Deloitte and Boston Scientific.

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Entrepreneurship in Action
BMGT30090

Management & Org Behav (ME)
BMGT44310

Research Methods for Engineers
BMGT45010

Process Control
CHEN40560

Introduction to Transportation and Traffic Engineering
CVEN30110

Transportation Operations and Planning
CVEN40060

Unit Treatment Process in Water Engineering
CVEN40070

Hydraulic Engineering Design
CVEN40080

Structural Analysis, Design and Specification
CVEN40150

Case Studies
CVEN40320

Construction Management
CVEN40330

Water Waste and Environmental Modelling
CVEN40570

Civil Engineering Systems
CVEN40690

Water Engineering
CVEN40700

Highway Engineering
CVEN40710

Geotechnical Engineering
CVEN40720

Energy Economics and Policy
ECON42360

Electromagnetic Waves
EEEN30030

Signal Processing: Theory and Applications
EEEN30050

Communication Theory
EEEN30060

Power System Engineering
EEEN30070

Control Theory
EEEN40010

Photonic Engineering
EEEN40030

Wireless Systems
EEEN40050

Digital Communications
EEEN40060

Neural Engineering
EEEN40070

Power System Operation
EEEN40080

Power System Design
EEEN40090

Power Electronics and Drives
EEEN40100

Renewable Energy Systems
EEEN40110

Applications of Power Electronics
EEEN40120

Advanced Signal Processing
EEEN40130

Radio-Frequency Electronics
EEEN40150

Digital & Embedded Systems
EEEN40280

Power Electronics Technology
EEEN40310

Optimisation Techniques for Engineers
EEEN40580

Distributed Control and Optimisation over Networks
EEEN40590

Professional Engineering (Finance)
MEEN30140

Engineering Thermodynamics III
MEEN40010

Manufacturing Engineering II
MEEN40030

Materials Science and Engineering III
MEEN40040

Computational Continuum Mechanics I
MEEN40050

Advanced Composites and Polymer Engineering
MEEN40110

Nanomaterials
MEEN40180

Professional Engineering (Management)
MEEN40430

ME Eng. with Business Thesis
MEEN40580

Technical Communication
MEEN40670

Operations Management
MEEN40770

Supply Chain Design & Analysis
MEEN40790

Engineering Project Management - Tools & Techniques
MEEN40800

Technical Comms (Online)
MEEN40820

Professional Work Placement
MEEN40930

Production Systems Analysis
MEEN40990

Business Information Systems Management ME/MEngSc
MIS40920

Marketing Management ME (Business)
MKT40970

Application date

Deadline Rolling *

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

Course fee

ME Engineering with Business (T166) Full Time
EU Year 1 - € 7640
EU Year 2 - € 7640 **
nonEU Year 1 - € 24200
nonEU Year 2 - € 23800

** Second Year Fee applies to Students in 2nd Year in 2018 and who were a 1st Year Student on the programme in 2017/18

Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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