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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Engineering Management
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Combine your engineering knowledge with management skills, and learn optimal ways to lead teams of engineering specialists.
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)
Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
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.
- 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.
In Australia, it is expected there will be 2,600 job openings for engineering managers each year, until 2023.
- IT and computing
- 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
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)|
|Overall band score||6.0|
- Pearson Test of English Academic: 60
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176
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.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
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).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
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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
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- Curtin course code: MC-ENGRMG
- CRICOS code: 058865E
- Last updated on: December 12, 2019