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Engineering Management

Engineering Management

Masters by Coursework

MC-ENGRMG

Course
Master of Engineering Management
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
300
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Combine your engineering knowledge with management skills, and learn optimal ways to lead teams of engineering specialists.

Mining students inside a mine

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

Cutting-edge

Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Industry links

Learn from civil and mechanical engineering staff, and business staff.

Engineering managers combine management expertise with engineering knowledge to lead teams of specialists who may work on highly technical tasks.

An engineering manager’s role may focus more on the processes and procedures of project realisation and on budgets, rather than technical input. They may also be involved at the beginning stages of a project to determine project feasibility. 

Engineering managers commonly have postgraduate education and tend to work in offices, though they may conduct site visits. 

This course provides a balance between engineering and business skills. It is jointly taught by staff from the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Business and Law. 

The format of the course has kept up with industry needs and trends since its inception, and the coursework is relevant to all engineering disciplines. It integrates the functions and skills needed by engineers in management, and successful completion prepares you for high-level leadership in engineering and technology companies across Australia and around the world. 

Evening classes allow you to tie in education and ongoing work commitments. 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Find the right balance of engineering and business knowledge to excel. These courses are jointly taught by the discipline of Civil Engineering and Curtin Business School, integrating the functions and skills you need as an engineer in management.
  • A number of units can be completed off-campus or online, allowing you to fit your study in around your professional life.

Career information

In Australia, it is expected there will be 2,600 job openings for engineering managers each year, until 2023.

Industries

  • Construction
  • Defence 
  • Engineering
  • IT and computing
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Transport and infrastructure

What you'll learn

  • integrate knowledge from a range of Engineering and Business sub-disciplines to coordinate and manage projects that require engineering control
  • integrate learning with client requirements to produce feasible practical sustainable solutions towards managing engineering projects
  • acquire and evaluate information to facilitate the coordination and management of engineering works
  • communicate effectively to all stakeholders using appropriate (engineering project) management tools and techniques in the control of engineering works
  • identify and use suitable and appropriate (engineering project) management tools and techniques in the control of engineering works
  • continuously extend and build upon professional understanding and skills learned during post-graduate/master’s study
  • practise engineering management with a global perspective and apply appropriate international standards
  • address activities that recognise the impact of cultural and environmental diversity in the exercising of engineering management
  • demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practice in the context of managing engineering projects

Admission criteria

Recognised degree in engineering or an equivalent qualification in a recognised discipline of engineering with a high aggregate, preferably with at least one year of relevant work experience since graduation.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0
  • Pearson Test of English Academic: 60
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course is conducted over trimesters. Students studying part-time are required to take a minimum of two units per trimester and remain enrolled in consecutive years until graduation.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Domestic $42,775*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 300 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ENGRMG
  • CRICOS code: 058865E
  • Last updated on: December 12, 2019