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Engineering Management

MEngSc Engineering Management
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
This Masters is about developing the knowledge and skills needed by graduate engineers in order to pursue successful careers as engineering managers in a wide range of international industries and sectors. Designed around five key engineering management themes (Operations & Supply Chain Excellence, Analytics & "Big Data", Business & Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Industry Applications), the programme also enhances participants existing technical skills through the provision of advanced technical option modules to develop their undergraduate disciplinary knowledge base.

- Designed around five core themes, the programme addresses the principle engineering management challenges involved in the design, operations and management of international technology companies

- This programme is delivered by the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering which has 50 years' experience in teaching Engineering Management.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This programme is suitable for engineering students of all disciplines.

Vision and Values Statement
This programme is aimed at students who have already completed a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and wish to embark on successful careers in the management of global engineering and technology firms. This course provides grounding in finance, quality, marketing and strategy, while building on student's technical expertise to develop the next generation of industry leaders. We seek to develop creative problem solvers who can critically analyse problems in a business context and propose and develop evidence based solutions. Our teaching methods are highly interactive and varied and include lectures, workshops, tutorials and practical exercises. Group based projects and a final applied research project enable students to move from theory to practise and are key elements in the programme's design.

Programme outcomes:
-Describe the basic principles of management and business organization, and to explain their application in technical environment.
-Display understanding of the social, ethical and legal considerations relating to engineering practice in society.
-Students will be able to 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 engineering systems.
-Students will be able to demonstrate decision-making skills and judgment both in the analysis of problems and in the implementation of solutions, considering technical and financial factors as well as social, ethical and environmental factors.
-Students will be able to acquire capability in analysis, problem solving, inductive and deductive reasoning in both quantitative and qualitative contexts.
-Students will be able to 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.
-Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams and to display the potential to take on management and leadership responsibilities within their technical disciplines.
-Students will be able to 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

- An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8) with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.

-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.

-A detailed explanation of your interest in the programme must be provided.


1 Year Full Time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Career opportunities are very broad as the MEngSc Engineering Management students are not narrow technical specialists but "T-shaped" individuals combining specialist skills with a broad understanding of the business environment.

This skill set is invaluable when embarking upon careers in many sectors including energy, consumer goods, medical technology, management consulting, ICT and automotive. Prospective employers include Accenture, SAP and Tesla Motors to name but a few.

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Management & Org Behav (ME)

Operations Management

Supply Chain Design & Analysis

Engineering Project Management - Tools & Techniques

Design & Innovation

Applied Research Project

Decision Analytics

Business Information Systems Management ME/MEngSc

Marketing Management ME (Business)

Quantitative Methods for Engineers

Stage 1 - Option
Technical Communication

Production Systems Analysis

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MEngSc Engineering Management FT (T288)
1 Years

Full Time

Rolling *

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

Course fee

MEngSc Engineering Management (T288) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7830
nonEU fee per year - € 24800

***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 and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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