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.

Entry requirements

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. 

Further study

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management is also available. 

Career opportunities

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. 

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More information

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
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 364 2608
Email engdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

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