Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Engineering Management

Course Overview

  • 9

    Level

Why take this course?

The programme is designed to combine specialised engineering knowledge and skills with enhanced theory and practice in engineering management. It has been designed by engineers, to develop engineering literate managers with the skills to contribute strategically to their organisations mission while leading innovative collaborative teams and meeting goals on time while managing available resources and costs. It aims to meet the needs of a rapidly changing engineering environment and address critical management skills gaps in industry. The flexibility and agility this programme offers will allow participants to specialise in a pathway most suited to their skills, career aspirations, and employer needs while undertaking core modules that will give them a broader insight into engineering management.

What will I experience?

The main aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management is to provide an educational experience which combines an integrated understanding of the operation and strategy of management, research and leadership with one specialist pathway chosen by the learners from:

  1. (E1) Construction and the Built Environment
  2. (E2) ICT including Big Data and Cybersecurity
  3. (E3) Industry 4.0 and Smart Production.

What opportunities might it lead to?

After successfully completing the programme, participants will have demonstrated the competencies necessary to

  • Adopt analytical, systematic approaches towards technical and non-technical problem solving and decision making
  • Participate in business planning and decision making at all levels from strategic to operational, manage complex technically challenging engineering projects
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in situations/circumstances pertaining to executive management
  • Be catalysts of change within their employing organisations, as a result of the adoption of creative and innovative approaches to opportunities and threats.

Course Details

Course Award:
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
Course NFQ Level:
Level 9
Department:
Dept of Civil, Construction & Mineral Engineering, Dept of Computer and Software Engineering, Dept of Mechanical/Polymer Engineering
Minimum Entry Requirements:

A Level 8 Honours (Grade 2.2) degree in an appropriate engineering, computing manufacturing, construction or business discipline.

Graduates who hold equivalent qualifications in related disciplines or who have relevant industrial experience will be considered for places on a case-by-case basis in line with AITs RPL policy.

Course Structure

Year 1

Core Modules (common to all streams)

  • Strategic Management
  • Organisational Development and Leadership
  • Applied Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice

Careers & Opportunities

Further Study

Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management will be eligible to apply to progress and undertake a thesis in their chosen field to attain an MEng in Engineering Management.

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