Master of Engineering Management


Program Description

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program is for engineering graduates who are looking to enhance their skills and competencies to manage teams effectively, understand managers from other disciplines and to enable them to use their technical skills to support decision-making processes in complex engineering challenges.

The program will enable you to successfully integrate technical and project management skills while optimizing the use of personnel, resources, equipment, and information to deliver engineering projects. The program focuses on helping you develop and demonstrate creative, analytical and conceptual skills to analyze, diagnose and execute strategic judgments across all engineering functions.


18 - 24 months

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 9,140
USD 2,491
(VAT 5% inclusive)

Career Opportunities

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 Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognized 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 Australia 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.

Program Duration

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.

If you enter the program at the foundation level you will complete 12 subjects in total. If you go directly to the core program, you will complete 10 subjects. Students typically complete two subjects in a semester, which consists of 13 teaching weeks. Each subject requires one evening of attendance per week and classes are held at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Sunday - Thursday.


Program Structure

Core Subjects

Foundation level students will complete two additional subjects which will be decided in consultation with the Faculty.

All students will complete the following subjects that form the core of the MEM program:

  • ENGG950 Innovation and Design
  • ENGG951 Engineering Project Management
  • ENGG953 Modelling of Engineering Management Systems
  • ENGG954 Strategic Management for Engineers and Technologists
  • ENGG956 Financial Management for Engineered Assets
  • MGNT981 Managing in Multi-national Companies
  • ENGG940 Dissertation*
  • ENGG955 Engineering Research Methods

Additional Approved Elective

*Carries 12 credit points – equivalent to 2 subjects


You must choose any two elective subjects from the list below:

  • ENGG937 Special topics in Engineering Management
  • ENGG938 Engineering Economics
  • ENGG939 Engineering Logistics
  • ENGG957 Project implementation and outsourcing
  • ENGG958 Life-Cycle and Risk Management
  • ENGG960 Maintenance Requirement Analysis
  • ENGG961 Systems Reliability Engineering
  • MGMT915 Management of Change
  • MGMT920 Organisational Analysis
  • MGMT978 Cross-Cultural Management
  • TBS 904 Marketing Management
  • ECON928 Economic Analysis of Business
  • OPS 950 Quality Management
  • OPS 952 Implementing Quality Systems
  • OPS 953 Service Management
  • OPS 928 Logistics System Management
  • OPS 930 Operations Management
  • OPS 933 Procurement Management
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