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Master of Engineering Management

2022 Details

Programme Commencing:

September 2022

Programme duration:

2 Years Part-Time
Blended Delivery

Master of Engineering Management

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:

  • Acquire conceptual and practical skills that will enable them to operate at the highest level in the global knowledge economy, drawing on the engineering, business and human sciences aspects of the programme.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the world of engineering management by covering a wide range of business topics, from cost analysis to finance and corporate strategy.
  • Learn best practices in human and organisational behaviour which are key to improving organisational effectiveness.
  • Enhance their analytical skills with a view to improved decision making.
  • Equip themselves with the tools and techniques to deal professionally with the areas of innovation and technological development.


Engineering at UCD is highly attractive to students due to the exposure to world leading researchers and the significant career prospects.

  • UCD is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide.
  • Degrees with high employability with dedicated careers support.
  • Ireland’s largest and most international university.
  • Established in 1854 with 160 years of teaching and research excellence.

what will i study?

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.

  • Autumn Year 1:
  • Engineering Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Data Analytics, Technical Communications.
  • Spring Year 1:
  • Engineering Cost Analysis, Project Management, Quality Management (Lean & Six Sigma), Behaviour Leadership & Change, Economics.
  • Autumn Year 2:
  • Decision Analysis, Design & Innovation, Marketing for Engineering Managers, International Strategic Management.
  • Spring Year 2:
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship, Business System Design, Finance, Managing Negotiations, Operations Strategy.
  • Applied Research Project:
  • Students have the option of undertaking an Applied Research Project in year 2 instead of any two taught modules in Autumn and any two taught modules in Spring of year 2.

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.

What past graduates have to say:
Martina Moyne
The MEM initially appealed to me as it provided me with the opportunity to learn a diverse range of management skills, from project management to people management, whilst having an engineering and operational focus. The diverse group of subjects have given me a higher level, strategic outlook on business and the competency to engage at higher levels of management but also immediately benefited my role as a Product Development Engineer. The course was highly enjoyable and very rewarding and I have no doubt will serve me well in the future. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the MEM course to anyone interested.
Martina Moyne
Nypro Healthcare.
What past graduates have to say:
Cathal Cavanagh

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.

Cathal Cavanagh
Blackrock Clinic.
What past graduates have to say:
Aine Brennan

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.

Áine Brennan
West Pharmaceutical Services

Entry Requirements:

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.

Other courses of interest:

MEngSc Engineering Management ME Engineering with Business

More Information:

See course details Apply Now Dr Vincent Hargaden 01 716 1725
Ms Laura Egan-O'Brien 353 1 716 1781
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