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.
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.
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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 begins in February or July, and will take 12–19 months full-time, or up to 4 years part-time.
The compulsory courses in the degree include the following:
- EMGT601 Engineering Management Professional Skills
- EMGT602 Engineering Knowledge Management
- EMGT603 Engineering Project Design and Management
- EMGT604 Management in Technical Organisations
- EMGT605 Sustainability Systems in Engineering
- EMGT606 Technology Development, Application and Transfer
- MBAZ601 Accounting for Managers
- MBAZ605 Business Law
Plus one elective from the course list. Note you may choose a 600-level course not in the schedule, with approval.
Plus the final project course:
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
|2022||180||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$13,593|
|2023||180||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$13,967|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||180||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$45,000||$39,130|
|2023||180||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$50,550||$43,957|
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Engineering Management.
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