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Engineering Management

Combine management skills with engineering expertise, and become an in-demand professional. Join the Master in Engineering Management programme today!

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Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.

Study on-campus in Germany and live in the heart of Europe! With 24x7 access to study materials, an online friendly approach, and opportunities for international connections – you get the most out of a flexible education at IU. 

Overview

Take the next step with your online Master in Engineering Management

Skilled engineers are constantly in high demand throughout the world, and engineers who can lead teams and projects are even more so. Establish yourself as a unique candidate for global companies by developing your engineering managerial skills with an engineering management degree.

Designed for graduates with a Bachelor’s in Engineering, or any engineering related subject, the master in engineering management programme will help you:

  • Combine technical know-how with management theory and psychology
  • Explore a wide range of topics, such as:
  • Performance measurement,
  • Product development
  • Strategic management

Develop your skills towards a career as an engineering manager with this technically oriented and exciting degree. Build your knowledge and abilities in an international learning environment, where you'll have access to all the tools you need in order to succeed. Don’t wait – invest in your future now!

Take the next step, with your Master in Engineering Management

Skilled engineers are constantly in high-demand throughout the world, and engineers who can lead teams and projects even more so. Establish yourself as a unique candidate for global companies by developing your managerial skills in an international engineering projects context. 

With the unique focus on internationality offered to IU students, you’ll have the opportunity to take your career to the next level. Combine technical know-how with management theory and psychology, and explore a wide range of topics, such as performance measurement, product development and strategic management – all in this technically-oriented Master study programme in Engineering Management. 

Build your knowledge and abilities in a practicality-oriented learning environment, where you’ll get all the tools you need in order to succeed. Don’t wait – invest in your future now. 

Master in Engineering Management Benefits

A Master's in Engineering Management (MEM) programme prepares graduates for managerial roles in technical industries, allowing them to bridge the gap between engineering expertise and business acumen. Pursuing an MEM degree comes with a range of benefits:

  • Combines engineering and management skills.
  • Prepares for leadership roles in technical industries like manufacturing, construction, automotive, aerospace, IT, biotech and more.
  • Offers higher earning potential and career advancement opportunities - according to Glassdoor, engineering managers earn and average of € 99,500 yearly and upwards.
  • Enables contributions to innovation and process improvement.
  • Opens doors to technology-based companies and startups.
  • Offers a strong foundation for entrepreneurial ventures.

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
60 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1128421
60 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 415 (US$ 459)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
12 - 24 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
60 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1128421
60 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 721 (US$ 793)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
October, April

Duration
12 months

Start your career in Germany
As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be eligible for an 18-month visa to Germany - so you can look for your first job in peace.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

German quality promise

All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000+ students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an IU student learning on campus and begin your career in Germany.

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.

Study contents

Online Masters in Engineering Management Subjects

The Masters in Engineering Management study programme is designed to help you achieve your professional goals in the engineering field, whether it’s working as an international consultant or moving up to a managerial position in engineering firms.

The course structure aims to:

  • establish a strong connection between technical skills and business management skills,
  • give you the tools to successfully manage teams through challenging projects,
  • explore the different aspects of technical management and
  • prepare to succeed in a demanding work market.
  • You’ll also cover topics such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT), in order to familiarise yourself with the future challenges facing the engineering industry.

The order of courses presented below is for the online studies model of this programme.

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

Course overview

The Master’s in Engineering Management study programme is designed to help you achieve your professional goals, whether it’s working as an international consultant or moving up to a managerial position in engineering firms. 

The course structure aims to establish a strong connection between technological expertise and management skills, and to give you the tools for successfully managing teams through challenging projects. 

Explore the different aspects of technical management, and be prepared for succeeding in a demanding work market. You’ll also cover topics such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT), in order to familiar with the future challenges facing the engineering industry. 

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Internet of Things

5

Manufacturing Methods Industry 4.0

5

Leadership

5

Seminar: Current Issues in Engineering Management

5

International Marketing

5

Product Development

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Performance Management

5

Quality Management and Sustainability

5

Strategic Management

5

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

5

Master Thesis

15

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General admission requirements

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 240 ECTS credits in Engineering or an Engineering related subject 
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 

Further admission opportunities

Depending on your previous education, the following entry options are applicable for the 60-ECTS credits Master’s degree: 

  • undergraduate degree with 210 ECTS credits: you can bridge the gap of 30 ECTS credits with the proof of one year qualified work experience  
  • undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits: you can bridge the gap of 60 ECTS credits with the proof of two years qualified work experience 

Recognition of knowledge and abilities acquired outside of higher education is possible in principle. 

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

On campus

Start your career in Berlin

Our German campus in Berlin is in the best position for IU graduates to gain access to labour market.

IU Berlin

Study in Germany’s capital city, home to some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies. Berlin boasts a thriving community of expats, a relatively cheap cost of living, and an energetic start-up scene that’s ideal for creatives and the self-employed. The redevelopment of Tegel Airport into a science and technology park will also create 20,000 new jobs in R&D for the tech, sustainability, and engineering

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
Careers

Your Master in Engineering Management career outlook

Once you’ve earned your Master’s degree in Engineering Management, you’ll be able to apply your skills in a wide range of positions. Oversee complex projects as a manager, lead teams and offer support and assessments, work in product development or control and review industrial financial operations.

Engineering management graduates have the abilities to be the key figure in optimising, analysing and monitoring the production and engineering processes of international companies and corporations, and develop results-driven performance reviews.

Your deep understanding of IoT and Industry 4.0 principles and technologies will make you the ideal candidate for companies looking to expand in those directions, either as an external consultant or an in-house project manager. And your managerial know-how will help you establish modern and efficient work protocols in any manufacturing department.

Find the right position for you at the intersection between management and technology – earn a Master’s degree in Engineering Management and take control of your professional future.

Two project engineers at work

Project Engineer

Own and lead cutting-edge technological projects, and build the products and infrastructure of tomorrow. As a project engineer, you’ll get plenty of chances to demonstrate your unique combination of engineering and management traits, work independently or in teams, and stand at the forefront of international industry.

Two engineering project managers have a conversation

Engineering Project Manager

Use your strong technological skills to support and lead teams through various challenges and projects. Thanks to the holistic approach you’ll develop during your studies, your abilities as an engineering project manager will be a blessing to any team.

A team of engineering professionals at work with a product development manager

Product Development Manager

Plan and design new and exciting products. As a product development manager, you’ll be responsible for introducing new products and technologies that are compatible with Industry 4.0 principles, and help direct production lines and businesses towards the future of engineering.

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “With the IU Master, I was able to acquire valuable strategic-global leadership skills that are very much in demand in today's jobs.”

    Doreen Richter

    Graduate

  • “I decided to study online because I wanted to develop professionally and at the same time have enough time for family and job.”

    Veronika

    Online student

  • “I find data science is an interesting area of science where lots of things have not yet been discovered and development moves fast. That's also why I chose to join the M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence programme which I am currently studying at IU.”

    Riku Luostari

    Graduate, New Zealand

Personal counselling
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Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors.


Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Master degree in Engineering Management

On campus study model and fees for your Master degree in Engineering Management

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

US$ 847
US$ 726 /mth* Apply now
* € 655 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

US$ 628
US$ 548 /mth* Apply now
* € 495 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

US$ 519
US$ 459 /mth* Apply now
* € 415 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 12 Months
US$ 847
US$ 793 /mth* Apply now
* € 721 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Masters in Engineering Management worth it?

Yes, a masters in engineering management is worth it! If you are looking for a lucrative career in engineering management, pursuing a masters will give you a valuable combination of engineering and business skills. It equips you for leadership roles in technical industries like construction engineering management or industrial engineering.

Is an MEM better than an MBA?

Whether an MEM is better than an MBA for you depends completely on you! Your educational background, interests and career goals as well as what technical skills you'd like to develop factor in on what makes one degree better than the other for you. An MEM programme blends engineering and management skills, perfect for technical professionals aspiring to lead in tech or engineering disciplines. An MBA provides a broader business education applicable to various sectors. If you want to pursue technical leadership roles, MEM could be more suitable.

Is an engineering management degree a good course?

If you're interested in engineering disciplines or management then an engineering management programme is perfect for you! It offers a valuable mix of leadership and technical skills, preparing you for managerial roles in engineering fields.

Is engineering management the same as an MBA?

No, engineering management degrees are not the same as MBAs. Both involve management aspects but they have different focuses and target different industries. Engineering management courses are for individuals in engineering or tech fields. MBA is a general business degree covering a wide range of business aspects and industries.

What would you study in an engineering management programme?

In an engineering management course, you would study a combination of technical and management subjects. The curriculum typically includes engineering courses that delve into areas like project management, quality control, and systems engineering. The goal is to equip you with the skills needed to bridge the gap between engineering expertise and effective management, to make you a valuable asset in technical leadership positions.

Does engineering management have scope in future?

Yes, engineering management has a promising scope in the future. Engineering management graduates play a crucial role in coordinating engineering efforts, implementing new technologies, and ensuring efficient operations. As long as technical advancements and business needs persist, the demand for skilled engineering managers is expected to remain strong, making it a field with ample opportunities for career growth and success!