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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.

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.


2 years, full time.

Number of credits


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: Michelle Mathews
Contact Number:+353(0)1 716 1802

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option

Accounting for non-Business students ACC10060

Entrepreneurship in Action BMGT30090

Management & Org Behav (ME) BMGT44310

Research Methods for Engineers BMGT45010

Process Instrumentation & Control CHEN30140

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

Introduction to Water Resources Engineering 1 CVEN40220

Case Studies CVEN40320

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

Solid-State Electronics II EEEN30100

Control Theory EEEN40010

Wireless Systems EEEN40050

Digital Communications EEEN40060

Neural Engineering EEEN40070

Power System Operation EEEN40080

Power System Design EEEN40090

Power Electronics and Drives EEEN40100

Applications of Power Electronics EEEN40120

Radio-Frequency Electronics EEEN40150

High Voltage and Protection Systems EEEN40560

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

The following entry routes are available:
ME Engineering with Business FT (T166)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Full 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:2017/2018 September

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