The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to design, evaluate and implement management techniques in the context of industrial engineering projects.
Engineering is a discipline that strives for continuous improvement in processes and systems. Consequently, management responsibilities are an inevitable component of most engineering occupations. If you are an engineering practitioner looking to increase your managerial responsibility, the Master of Engineering Management program will help you develop the project management skills applicable to large scale engineering challenges.
The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) will enable you to successfully integrate technical and management skills, while optimising the use of personnel, resources, equipment and information to execute engineering projects. The program will challenge you to analyse, diagnose and execute strategic judgment in order to identify issues and devise innovative solutions to complex organisational problems. You will also use a range of technical applications and computational tools to support the decision making process in complex business and industrial environments.
The need for engineering talent is apparent in the rapid increase in large-scale construction projects underway throughout the Region. There is a strong demand for engineering professionals and a wealth of opportunities for those who combine both technical and managerial expertise. Students and graduates of the MEM typically work across a range of engineering disciplines (chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, material, mechanical, software and structural) in roles such as:
- Engineering Managers
- Senior Engineers
- Plant Managers
- Engineering Supervisors
- System Engineer
- Project Managers
- Lead Field Engineers
- Process Engineers.
Accreditation and Recognition
This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.
In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.
Engineering Project Management is a core subject in the MEM program and taking this module satisfies one of the key application criteria for the Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification. Students who pass the program can use this subject as evidence of their 35 hours of project management education.
There are two entry levels to the Master of Engineering Management program. If you have completed a three year undergraduate degree program, or a four year program without a research component, you will enter the MEM at the foundation level. This will involve taking two engineering subjects prior to starting out on the main program. If you have completed a four year degree that included a research component, you will enter directly onto the main program.