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.
- 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
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 by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic).
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 evidence acceptable to the College of Engineering Dean (Postgraduate).
For the full entry requirements, 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.
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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 can begin in February or September, and will take between 12-15 months full-time, or up to 4 years part-time.
The compulsory courses in the degree include the following:
- EMGT 601 Engineering Management Professional Skills
- EMGT 602 Engineering Knowledge Management
- EMGT 603 Engineering Project Design and Management
- EMGT 604 Management in Technical Organisations
- EMGT 605 Sustainability Systems in Engineering
- EMGT 606 Technology Development, Application and Transfer
- MBAZ 601 Accounting for Managers
- MBAZ 605 Business Law
Plus the final project course:
All students must also select one course from the optional course list that best suits their studies.
You may choose a 600-level course not in the schedule with approval from the College of Engineering Dean (Academic).
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
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See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2020||120||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection. Includes project fee.||$11,760|
|2021||120||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection. Includes project fee.||$11,889|
|2021||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee (includes MEM project fee)||$47,500|
|2022||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee (includes MEM project fee)||$48,236|
For study planning help, contact the College of Engineering:
Te Rāngai Pūkaha | College of Engineering
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800