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Master's degree

Master of Engineering Management

30 November 2023

With UC's Master of Engineering Management (MEM) you gain specialised knowledge in engineering management and critical awareness of issues in the field. Learn more about studying a MEM through our Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering.


Master of Engineering Management

Degree Structure - Duration
12 months full-time


Master of Engineering Management

Degree Structure - Start In




2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:

  • Domestic — $14,358
  • International — $52,500


Master of Engineering Management


Master of Engineering Management (MEM) graduates apply integrated engineering and business knowledge in a technical environment.

You will gain specialised knowledge in engineering management, and have critical awareness of current and emerging issues relating to engineering management in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally.

With communication, planning, interpersonal, management, and leadership skills, you will be able to collaborate with people across multiple disciplines.

Master of Engineering Management

Why study a Master of Engineering Management at UC?

  • UC's MEM programme is designed to meet the needs for engineering managers in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • There is a strong focus on project management, stakeholder engagement, and sustainability.
  • The programme offers small group classes, flexibility, close connections with industry, and the ability to apply integrated technical and business skills in an industry-based project.

Master of Engineering Management

Entry requirements

You must have either a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, a Bachelor of Science with Honours, or other qualifications of an equivalent standard, and have a GPA of at least 4 in your 300-level and higher courses. You can also apply for admission to the MEM based on previous studies and work experience, with approval.

You will need to have completed both the academic and non-academic requirements of your previous degree. This may include practical work days, work reports, a workshop training course, and a first aid certificate.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to provide evidence of your English language ability with an IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0, with no individual score below 6.5; or other acceptable evidence.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering Management or use the admission requirements checker.

Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management pathway

You may choose to first enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management and later progress into the full MEM programme. The Diploma includes most of the compulsory courses as the MEM, and you will attend the same classes as MEM students.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

When applying, attach a Statement of Purpose to your Curriculum Vitae (CV). The Statement of Purpose helps us understand your reasons for applying, and to determine if you are a good match for an Engineering Management programme. In less than 500 words, describe to us why you are applying for the programme, and how you will contribute to the UC Engineering Management programme's collective aim and values. You may also be interviewed as part of the selection process.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Engineering Management

Career opportunities

MEM graduates have integrated technical and business skills, real-world project experience, and are connected with industry professionals. You could find work in engineering firms, consultancies, product manufacturers, government ministries, or start your own business.

The MEM provides you with practical engineering management expertise, which will help you transition to management and leadership roles.

Useful information:


2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $14,358
  • International — $52,500

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $13,967
  • International — $50,550

SSL estimate (per 180 points):

  • 2024 — $1375.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)
  • 2023 — $1240.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)

Master of Engineering Management

How do I plan my degree?

The Master of Engineering Management is made up of 180 points of coursework. This consists of eight compulsory courses (120 points), a compulsory project course (45 points), and one elective course (15 points).

Study begins in February, and will take 12 months full-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering Management.


Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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