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Master’s Degree in Technology and Engineering Management

The Master in Technology and Engineering Management (MEM) is a challenging 1.5-year (90 ECTS) professional and academic degree program offered by the School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering of Terrassa (ESEIAAT) at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya·BarcelonaTech. This 100-year old engineering school combines valued tradition with entrepreneurial spirit in an innovative environment.


1-year In-Campus Courses (60 ECTS) + 0.5-year In-Campus or Online Master Thesis (30 ECTS)


What is the goal of the Master in Technology and Engineering Management (MEM)?

The objective of the Master in Technology and Engineering Management is to develop the knowledge and skills of engineers and scientists in the management of people, projects, resources and organizations in technical environments. For this reason, the Master in Technology and Engineering Management (MEM) focuses on effective decision-making in engineering and technological organizations through today's competitive and fast changing business environment.

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Duration and start date: 1.5 academic year, 90 ECTS credits. Starting September and February

Timetable and delivery: Mornings. Face-to-face

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Places: 20

Pre-enrolment: Pre-enrolment period open. How to pre-enrol.

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Legalisation of foreign documents: All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille

Program Coordinator: Vicenç Fernández

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Why the MEM at University Politècnica de Catalunya·BarcelonaTech?

The world is changing. Companies and organizations need engineers who be able to integrate technical and business skills to face the new challenges and solve difficult problems. The Master in Technology and Engineering Management gives the knowledge and tools to face these challenges in this complex and competitive world of technology.

The methodology of the Master in Technology and Engineering Management follows an adapted project-based learning approach. During the course, students will work in teams to develop a project which will demonstrate their new assimilated knowledge and the further development of their skills.

All graduates are able to:

  • Manage and lead cross-disciplinary engineering and science-based teams,
  • Apply quantitative analytical and critical thinking techniques to manage projects and processes,
  • Apply a multidisciplinary approach to resolve complex problems with involving the integration of engineering and management principles in projects and processes, and
  • Communicate the language of business clearly to a variety of audiences

Why MEM instead of MBA?

The traditional MBAs have a conceptual orientation focused on strategic issues, whose curriculum has a broad range of core subjects including economics, marketing, accounting, finance, and others, with specialized courses in corporate strategy, management, human resources, international business, and organizational behavior. In the other hand, MEMs have an analytical orientation focused on the management of people, projects, resources and organizations in technical environments. MEM curriculum has tech-based core courses in marketing, management, finance, and law, with a wide range of technical electives in engineering, management, or business.

Tina Chang, a Regulatory Compliance Engineer for Lab126 in Cupertino (California), said in 2009:

When deciding between an MEM or MBA program, I would say that an MEM degree is for people who have solid engineering backgrounds and still want to stay in the technical industry. MBA degrees are for those interested in marketing, banking, investment and financial areas. Members are of course also capable of landing a job in those fields but realistically it is much easier for companies to recruit candidates with engineering backgrounds in engineering fields. They see this as a better chance of success and engineers have a better chance of landing an engineering-related jobs than those who don't. Simple math.