2 Years Part-Time
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 undertaken on a part-time basis over two academic years (four semesters). Each semester contains 12 weeks of teaching. The programme is delivered in a blended format, comprising on campus classes (4 weeks) and on-line classes (8 weeks). On campus classes take place all day Friday in weeks 1, 4, 8 and 12 of each semester. On-line classes take place on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings in the other weeks of each semester. 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 MEM course to develop my leadership potential and to advance in my field. The course subjects have developed my understanding of the industry in which I work and have given me a broader outlook on the business in terms of leadership, change management, and strategic planning. I feel that my newly developed skill set has immediately benefited my role as an Automation Engineer but has also equipped me with the confidence and competency necessary to progress my career.
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.