2 Years Part-Time
(Friday afternoons / Saturday mornings)
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. Participants will:
Engineering at UCD is highly attractive to students due to the exposure to world leading researchers and the significant career prospects.
THE MEM is delivered over four academic semesters (2 academic years) with lectures taking place on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. 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.
In addition, students will be mentored by internationally leading research active staff on a course of research leading to a minor thesis on a research topic of choice.
I was looking to progress my career, and for a course that would enable me to bridge the gap between engineering and senior management. An engineer’s approach to problem solving is very well regarded in the business world, and this course builds on those strengths while developing the other business skills required.
Just as important, the lecturers on the course come from industry, therefore providing real world application of the financial and professional theory covered. This course without doubt played a direct role in my career development.
I undertook the Masters in Engineering Management at UCD to develop my leadership potential. At the time I was working at management level in an engineering based organisation and after researching numerous courses felt that the MEM provide the best all round education for me.
The MEM provided me with a lot of new skills and broadened my thinking in many areas; adapting to change, thinking strategically, getting the most out of people and looking at the bigger picture. I have used these learning’s directly in my job and have developed my leadership skills substantially as a consequence. After the course was completed I moved into a new role within my organisation. This role is very influential and involves substantial stakeholder and customer engagement. I have no doubt that the MEM has equipped me well to do this job and has contributed to my continuing career development and personal growth.
A primary degree in engineering, science or information technology combined with a minimum of five years relevant professional experience. However, all applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis so that in certain exceptional cases applicants who do not have the relevant qualification may be considered.