Master of Engineering in Management
The Master of Engineering in Management (MEM) gives graduates with an Engineering degree or a degree in another relevant subject a real insight into the business world. A fast-paced course, the MEM offers small group classes, intensive learning and a chance to apply technical skills in real-life situations.
As part of the course, students complete a six-month industry-based project. The MEM is endorsed by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) as a quality professional development course.
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard. You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.
Qualification specific requirements
Candidates must have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or another degree with good grades in relevant subjects. The standard and relevance of previous studies are the main criteria for selection.
Students wishing to enrol in postgraduate study must have completed both the academic and non-academic requirements of the prerequisite degree. This includes practical work days, work reports, a workshop training course and a first aid certificate.
For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering in Management or use the admission requirements checker.
Please also see the 'How to apply' section below.
Qualification structure and duration
The MEM consists of six courses and a project report.
Intending students should consult the Director of the Engineering Management Programme to determine which courses from ENMG601–609 will be offered in any one year and their subject matter. The University Regulations website also lists the schedule of courses.
The master’s must be completed within one year full-time. Studies commence at the beginning of Semester 1 (usually February) each year.
How to apply
Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
There may be a limitation on the number of students accepted on to the MEM each year. While students can apply any time during the year preceding the year they wish to enrol, candidates are encouraged to apply early as applications close once the programme is full. More information can be found on the College of Engineering's Engineering Management web page.
A Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management is also available.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Our Careers, Internships & Employment team can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit the Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering in Management.
For study planning help contact:
College of Engineering
University of Canterbury
John Britten Building
Private Bag 4800