ME Management

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The Master of Engineering Management draws on resources from engineering, business and behavioural sciences in a programme designed to bridge the divide between engineering and management. It provides students an opportunity to broaden their horizons outside specialist technical areas, which enables them to make significant contributions to their companies.

  • Participants will 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.
  • 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.
  • Our students are strongly motivated by career ambitions. The programme provides an opportunity to widen horizons outside specialist technical areas many of our students experience career advancement either during the programme or after completion.

Module Information:

Under the "What modules can I take?" section below you will see general module information, for a more detailed description including module selection rules click here.

Careers & Employability

Over the years, students from a variety of professional backgrounds have participated in the programme. Engineers of all disciplines, science and information technology graduates from across the third level institutions in Ireland and abroad have taken part. The company and industry sector backgrounds of those participating illustrates the diverse professional backgrounds of participants. These industry sectors include Pharmaceutical, Medical Technology, ICT, Manufacturing, Food, Engineering Consulting and Services, Transportation, Public Services.

Programme Delivery

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. 

On campus days classes will take place between 09.00-18.00 at the UCD Belfield campus.
Online classes will take place on Friday afternoons from 14.00 and Saturday mornings 09.00-13.00. 

Curricular information is subject to change

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The MEM Programme is for engineering, science and technology graduates, who possess at least five years professional experience, who want to broaden their horizons beyond specialist technical areas and bridge the divide between engineering and 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.

Designed for professionals with at least five years of industry experience and a background in engineering, technology, science or mathematics, this two year part-time programme is for individuals with the ambition to progress to senior management and leadership roles in global engineering and technology enterprises. 

We aim to develop technically oriented leaders and therefore encourage our students to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, to communicate in the language of business and move from thinking tactically to thinking strategically, while always cognisant of the economic, environmental and social implications of their actions. 

The part-time structure of the programme allows participants continue in employment while undertaking their studies. As a result, the nature of the learning environment is highly collaborative and experiential, meaning students are able to quickly apply their newly acquired skills in a live working environment and to have the opportunity to reflect on this in the classroom.

Through the discussion based classroom environment, there is a high degree of learning from peers across different industry sectors and organisation types. We seek to develop an active learning approach through lectures, seminars, workshops and projects. There is extensive use of case studies and business simulations. There is a strong orientation towards team work and collaborative industry based research assignments. 

  • Argue articulately and persuasively using multiple forms of communication, to a range of audiences both specialist and non-specialist, senior and junior, with a view to disseminating knowledge and facilitating debate and effective decision making in organizations and wider society.
  • Assess academic and practitioner research related to engineering management in order to support problem solving and decision making processes, to pursue life-long learning and to facilitate continuous professional development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake the senior leadership responsibilities and management of diverse teams across a range of engineering organisations and sectors.
  • Develop decision analysis, problem solving, inductive and deductive reasoning skills in both quantitative and qualitative contexts. Justify decisions, incorporating ethical, social and commercial principles.
  • Relate expertise in the principles of engineering management and business organization to a wide range of sectors, incorporating the economic, environmental and social considerations relevant to engineering management practice.
  • Synthesise technical and business knowledge and skills in the design, implementation and management of complex engineering systems.

View All Modules Here

The Master of Engineering Management is undertaken on a part-time basis over two academic years (four semesters) in a blended format. 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.

ME Management (T368) Part Time
EU          Year 1 - € 8020
nonEU    Year 1 - € 14100
EU          Year 2 - € 7640 aa
nonEU    Year 2 - € 13430 aa

aaSecond Year Fee applies to Students in 2nd Year in 2024 and who were a 1st Year Student on the programme in 2023/24
***Fees are subject to change

The MEM Programme is for engineering, science and technology graduates, who possess at least five years professional experience, who want to broaden their horizons beyond specialist technical areas and bridge the divide between engineering and management.

Cathal Cavanagh - General Manager, Blackrock Clinic

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. Since completing this course, I would refer back to my notes and the course content as part of my daily role with Blackrock Clinic.

The following entry routes are available:

ME Management PT (T368)
2 Years
Part Time

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