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 programme, the MEM offers small group classes, intensive learning, and a chance to apply technical skills in real-life situations.
As part of the degree, students complete a six-month industry-based project. The MEM is endorsed by Engineering New Zealand as a quality professional development programme.
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Aotearoa 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.
Specific entry 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.
How to apply
You will need to complete an application form for the MEM from the College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha website.
There may be a limitation on the number of students accepted in to the MEM each year. While students can apply any time 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 Engineering Management website.
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The MEM consists of six courses and a project report.
The Master’s must be completed within 1 year full-time. Studies commence at the beginning of Semester 1 (usually February) each year.
The six courses in the degree can be selected from the following:
- ENMG 601 Engineering Accounting
- ENMG 602 Engineering Economics and Finance
- ENMG 603 Legal and Human Resources
- ENMG 604 Technology, Innovation and Engineering Management
- ENMG 605 Marketing, Selling and Service
- ENMG 606 Strategic Management
- ENMG 607 Special Topic
- ENMG 608 Special Topic
- ENMG 609 Special Topic
And all students must complete the project report:
For the up-to-date Schedule of courses, see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering in Management.
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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For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering in Management.
For study planning help contact the College of Engineering:
College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800