Top Masters in Engineering Management Colleges in Ireland

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Apr 7, 2020 11:13 IST

Master of Engineering Management course is designed for the engineers who want to take technical management and leadership role in their technical firms. Thus, the degree helps the candidate to acquire the perfect blend of engineering and management skills. Ireland is often a sought after destination for this area of study. Following are the top institutes in Ireland that offer Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) course.

1. University of Dublin (UCD)

Established in 1854, UCD has a legacy of 160 years of teaching and research experience. The University is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide. It is Ireland’s largest and most international university. Dublin University's MEM course was started in 1967 and is currently highly revered course. Due to its standing, the graduates passing out from the university have high employability.

2. Trinity College Dublin

Trinity is located in the heart of Dublin. Founded in the year 1592, Trinity College Dublin is ranked 108th in the world. As per the QS World University Rankings® 2020, it is ranked as Ireland’s leading university and 108th in the world. The college is quite multicultural as 26% of student body hail from over 120 countries which makes it as 16th most international university as per Times Higher Education Ranking 2019. Moreover, 40% of its academic staff is from across the world.

The college also boasts of creating entrepreneurship and is ranked #1 in Europe for the fourth consecutive year as per Pitchbook Universities Report (2019-2020). In addition to this, it has partnership agreements with several leading universities in the world and has over 300 student exchange agreements. Not but not least, Ireland is ranked top ten safest nations in the world by Global Peace Index 2018.

3. University of Limerick (UL)

Founded in 1972, the University of Limerick has grown over the years to become one of Ireland’s best universities. It has a diverse student body of 15,000 students, including 2,500 international students. UL is ranked among the top 100 Young Universities in the world, as well as 35th globally for Research Impact by the Times Higher Education. It offers high quality of teaching (ranked 51st in Europe for its quality of teaching in the 2019 Times Higher Education rankings).

Students are taught in small class sizes which provide good interaction with faculty members. As an impressive fact, UL has Ireland’s highest graduate employment rate, with 97% of students have found work within six months of their graduation in 2018. The university also offers a plethora of avenues to the students to participate in various activities organized by over 90 clubs and societies on the university’s campus.

4. La Trobe University

La Trobe University is highly rated and is in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide as per Time Higher Education (THE), 2019 ranking. According to the Australian Research Council, 2015, the university rated well above world standards in many fields of research (19) for its excellence in research. Moreover, the graduate of the university is sought by the industry as the graduates of the university have an employer satisfaction of 86.6%. Check out La Trobe's MEM course details here.

5. Ulster University

Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster is recognised as a university of international reputation for its excellence and innovation while making major contribution to the social and economic development of Northern Ireland. Students from over 100 countries study at Ulster every year. The graduates from Ulster University have good employability as 80% of them get employed in professional joins within 6 months.

6. Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

Dundalk Institute of Technology is one of the leading institutes for higher education in the North East of Ireland. DkIT has a partnership with Dublin City University (DCU) and provides reputable academic programs and excellent facilities for research. DkIT follows smaller classroom sizes which provide good interaction between teaching staff and the students thus enhancing learning.

The institute has a good range of facilities such as medical services, career counselling services, chaplaincy service and on-campus accommodation facilities. The Institute accords a lot of importance to practical learning and on placement.

7. Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)

Situated in the city of Waterford, Ireland, WIT is a state-funded institution. According to Webometrics, WIT was placed as the 7th best higher education centre in Ireland out of 32 and ranked as 10th as a leading institute of technology by Unirank. The Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has 5 campuses.

To conclude, the program offers an ideal platform for young or experienced engineering graduates who want to take technical management and leadership role in the big technical firms. The MEM degree is designed to optimize the technical processes, which makes it stand out among the available management degree for engineering graduates.

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