Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management


  • This Postgraduate Diploma is designed for those in technical management roles or aspiring to take on more management responsibility in an applied Engineering setting.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management


Aim of Programme

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.

Aim of Programme

The 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:

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

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.


  • 9
    NFQ Level
  • 60

Programme Content

Programme Content

Core Modules (common to all streams)

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

Specialist Modules

(E1) Construction and the Built Environment

  • Project Management
  • Planning and Regulations
  • Energy Economics
  • Construction 4.0

(E2) ICT including Big Data and Cybersecurity

  • Security and the Enterprise
  • Agile Design and Testing
  • Computer and Cloud Security
  • Data Visualisation

(E3) Industry 4.0 and Smart Production.

  • IoT and Embedded Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Innovation and Project Management
  • Data Visualisation

Minimum Entry Requirements

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.


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. 



Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on

During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

  • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
  • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
  • Introduction to TUS Midlands’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
  • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme




1 Year 

Two evenings per week (TBC).

In semester two there will be on campus workshops.  These will be scheduled in blocks and students will be informed of the relevant dates in advance.

Programme Fee

This is a HCI Funded Programme.

This programme will be fully funded for eligible unemployed applicants.

Eligible employed applicants and eligible recent graduates (Summer 2021) will be 90% funded.  They will have to pay 10% directly to AIT.  The 10% payable is €833.

For full details of eligibility criteria and to apply go to


Week commencing 12th September 2022


Dr Seán Lyons, Dean of Engineering and Informatics.
Email – [email protected]