ME Engineering with Business

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Program Description

ME Engineering with Business

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

ME Engineering with Business FT

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

The ME in Engineering with Business offers a unique opportunity for engineering students to complement their technical expertise with a deep understanding of the business and management aspects of engineering practice such as operations, human resources, marketing and strategy. As a result, graduates will develop a distinctively cross-disciplinary perspective, which is essential to a successful career in business.

  • This programme is delivered in conjunction with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland's leading business school.
  • This programme was voted GradIreland Engineering Postgraduate Course of the Year 2015 and is the only business-oriented master's programme accredited by Engineers Ireland for Chartered Engineering Status.
  • On this programme, you will be able to build on your core technical skills, while also gaining a unique set of competencies in business and technology management. As a result, you will develop a cross-disciplinary perspective which is essential to a successful career in business.

Who should apply?

Full-Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non-EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The ME (Engineering with Business) is for engineering graduates from any discipline who plan to practice engineering in a business context.

Course Description

Professional engineers need to understand the environment in which they practice. As their career progresses, engineers are increasingly involved in functions such as finance, quality, marketing and strategy. The ME provides grounding in these areas, to give graduates an understanding of the business implications of engineering decisions. The programme focusses on the practical application of knowledge, which culminates in the 6-month work placement and the industry-oriented research project in the final year.

Career Opportunities

The ME in Engineering with Business is designed to produce fully qualified engineers who have a particular interest in and understanding of the business context within which engineers usually operate. It was conceived to address the perceived lack of ‘industry-ready’ engineers coming out of third level education. Career opportunities are very broad as the ME degree positions the student not as a narrow technical specialist but as a ‘T-shaped’ individual, combining specialist skills with a broad understanding of the business environment. In addition to careers within their technical specialisations, graduates can consider careers in commercial roles, management consulting, the financial sector or IT. Previous employers of alumni include Accenture, PJ Walls, PM Group, MSD Carlow, Abbvie, Jaguar UK, RPS Consulting, Intel, Deloitte and Boston Scientific.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships

ME Engineering with Business (T166) Full Time

  • EU Year 1 - € 7640
  • EU Year 2 - € 7640
  • nonEU Year 1 - € 24200
  • nonEU Year 2 - € 23800

***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Student Internships

A six-month work placement where student’s technical and business knowledge can be applied and developed in a dynamic real-world setting. These placements are designed to expose students to all aspects of a technology business while allowing them to develop their personal and personal and professional skills. The placement is followed by a four-month Master’s research project, including research methods training. There is the potential for the project to be a follow-on to the work placement, allowing an ongoing in-depth study of the industry and the organisation.

Entry Requirements

  • A bachelors degree with a first class honour (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element) or equivalent.


Aislinn Murray,
Boston Scientific I am delighted I chose this master at UCD. Over the course of my studies, I completed an eight-month placement, a thesis related to industry and a wide range of modules. The course offers insights into many businesses across a range of verticals in Ireland and abroad. I did my work placement in Boston Scientific, a worldwide medical device leader. This placement also resulted in me doing my thesis with Boston Scientific on a project which I loved. This master qualified me with the necessary skills to kick-start my career. I now work for Boston Scientific as an Engineer in Process Development. The wide range of modules, from management to technology has made the transition from education to the working world very comfortable.

*Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
2 years
Full time
7,490 EUR
EU: Year 1 - € 7490, Year 2** - € 7490; nonEU: Year 1 - € 23800
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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