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Master of Engineering Management

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


University of Auckland


Accelerate your pathway towards a management position with a postgraduate qualification aimed at strengthening your business acumen as a professional engineer.

Programme overview

Viewed as ‘an MBA for engineers,' this prestigious taught programme is offered jointly with the University of Auckland Business School.

Aimed at professionals, the MEMgt appeals to a broad range of students from different engineering and technological backgrounds intending to pursue management roles. It is a flexible qualification oriented towards enhancing your professional and business capacities for the global market.

Programme structure

Enrol in the following:

Core course: ENGGEN 736 Research Implementation & Dissemination (available in Semesters One and Two)

Note: enrol the core course ENGGEN 736 alongside ENGGEN 794B

Research Project: ENGGEN 794 A/B (Available in Semesters One and Two)

Choose at least two courses from the following list of Engineering electives (availability in brackets):

ENGGEN 742 Project Management (Semesters One and Two)

CIVIL 765 Infrastructure Asset Management (Semester One)

ENGGEN 705 Advanced Innovation & New Product Development (Semester Two)

ENGGEN 730 Management Skills for Project Professionals (Semesters One and Two)

ENGGEN 731 Agile & Lean Project Management (Semester One)

ENGGEN 733 Systems Thinking and Project Business Case (Semester One)

Choose at least two courses from the following electives (availability in brackets):

BUSMAN 701 Managing People and Organisations (Quarter Four)

BUSMAN 702 Contemporary Marketing (Quarters Two, Four)

BUSMAN 703 Financial Decision-Making (Quarter Three)

BUSMAN 704 Supply Chain Management (Quarter One)

BUSMAN 705 Strategic Human Resource Management (Quarter One)

BUSMAN 707 Business Analytics (Quarter Two)

BUSMAN 708 Innovation in Practice (Quarters Three)

BUSDEV 711 Business in a Changing World (Quarter Two)

BUSDEV 712 Financial Management (Quarter Four)

BUSDEV 713 Sustainable Value Chains (Quarter Three)

BUSDEV 715 Contemporary Marketing (Quarter One)

BUSDEV 731 Business Analytics (Quarter Three)

BUSDEV 732 Commercialising Technology (Quarter Two)

BUSDEV 733 Turning Technology into IP (Quarter Four)

The additional 15 points (one elective) can be chosen from either list.

BUSMAN courses – On-campus only

BUSDEV courses – Online only

Research project information

This research project requires a student to undertake a practical application in a temporary endeavour to deliver a product, service or specified outcome. May take the form of action research, project implementation and evaluation of modern advances in project management practices, or a project management-oriented case study. Project will be conducted by students working individually within an existing project orientated team.

Where could this programme take you?

The MEMgt offers a distinct career path towards leadership positions. Its industry focus additionally demonstrates your management competence to employers. Unlike generic management qualifications, it focuses directly on issues unique to engineering companies, allowing you to draw from your perspectives as a professional engineer.

Jobs related to this programme

Chief engineer

Engineering manager

Engineering or management consultant

Manufacturing manager

Operations manager

Product development manager

Project manager

Further study options

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a four-year bachelors degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:

  • Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design.
  • One year of postgraduate-level study.
  • A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year.

You will need a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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