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Engineering Management

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MEngSc Engineering Management programme offers a unique opportunity for engineering students to deepen their knowledge of the areas of business and management and is open to engineering students of all disciplines. 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 one-year master's degree provides grounding in operations, quality, marketing, systems planning, and analysis while building on students' 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 practical and feasible solutions. Our teaching methods and learning environment are highly interactive and varied, and include lectures, workshops, tutorials, labs, and practical exercises. Group-based modular projects and a final applied company-based consultancy project enable students to integrate the covered theoretical knowledge with practice. All these unique features are the key elements in the programme's design and success over the years.

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

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

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

Applied research project: This programme offers a unique opportunity to the students to apply their acquired knowledge during the first two trimesters to a practical company-based problem during the summer trimester. The project topic may be of direct relevance to a company sponsor who will outline their project requirements in consultation with the student team and the academic supervisor. To prepare for their project, each student will participate in a series of workshops designed to develop consultancy and research skills. This summer project provides immense opportunity to the students to demonstrate their capabilities while working with a company, increasing their chances of employment with the same company.

Vision 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 one-year Masters degree provides grounding in operations, quality, marketing, systems planning, and analysis 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 practical and feasible solutions.

Our teaching methods and learning environment are highly interactive and varied and include lectures, workshops, tutorials, labs, and practical exercises. Group-based modular projects and a final applied company-based consultancy project enable students to integrate the covered theoretical knowledge with practice. All of these unique features are the key elements in the programme's design and success over the years.

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.

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 acquire capability in analysis, problem solving, inductive and deductive reasoning in both quantitative and qualitative contexts.

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 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 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 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.

Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Duration

1 Year Full Time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

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. Apart from the usual engineering discipline-specific job opportunities based on their bachelor's degree, the students accomplishing this one-year master's degree will be equipped with enough knowledge and experience to pursue a career related to the job positions, such as quality analyst, data analyst, operations analyst, supply chain planner, project management and continuous improvement analyst. The acquired skill sets are invaluable when embarking upon careers in many sectors including energy, consumer goods, medical technology, management consulting, ICT and automotive. Prospective employers include Accenture, Intel, RPS, SAP, Maxim Integrated, Boston Scientific, Microsoft, PwC, Deloitte, Accenture and many more.

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Management & Org Behav (ME) BMGT44310
Supply Chain Design & Analysis MEEN40790
Engineering Project Management - Tools & Techniques MEEN40800
Design & Innovation MEEN41020
Applied Research Project MEEN41030
Introduction to Manufacturing Simulation and Robotics MEEN41070
Eng. Decision Support Systems MEEN41090
Operations Management MEEN41100
Business Information Systems Management ME/MEngSc IS40920
Marketing Management ME (Business) KT40970
Quantitative Methods for Engineers STAT40690

Stage 1 - Option
Technical Communication EEN40670
Technical Comms (Online)MEEN40820

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MEngSc Engineering Management FT (T288)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *
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* 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 - € 8085
nonEU fee per year - € 25600

***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 http://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/scholarshipsfinances/scholarships/.

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see: www.ucd.ie/eacollege/study/noneuscholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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