- Brisbane: February, May, September
2 years full-time
or part-time equivalent
AQF level 8 bachelor degree in engineering or allied discipline; or an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in engineering or allied discipline, plus at least two years relevant work experience; or equivalent.
JCU’s Master of Engineering Management is ideal for professional engineers and other technical professionals seeking a higher qualification that will develop their project management and business management skills. Over the course of this two-year degree, you will complete subjects on project management, engineering management, sustainable economics, and strategic resource and operations management. You will also participate in work-integrated learning through an industry placement, preparing you with skills for your career.
Developing and managing sustainable projects is critical to the successful completion and continued operation of engineering ventures. The learnings embedded in this course incorporate authentic and practical knowledge that will support you to develop a broad range of management skills that are in demand across engineering and related industries.
You will transfer your knowledge and skills to the workplace and network with prospective employers and peers. The networking available within your placements could lead to further opportunities post-graduation. In addition to employment opportunities, having increased industry connections can valuably contribute to your role in project management.
The Master of Engineering Management is designed in consultation with industry experts to ensure familiarity with professional practice both in Australia and overseas. You will be equipped to manage projects at new scales and levels of complexity, while satisfying the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) professional standards. This degree is also aligned with a number of Australian and international standards, including the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, the Associate to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the Australian Qualifications Framework.
As managers of projects, technology, infrastructure and people, Engineering Managers need to be aware of and ready to actively oversee complex projects for social, environmental and cultural sustainability. This Engineering Management degree will equip you with the skills to meet such a standard as well as the practical experience required to deliver successful projects on time, on budget and in line with community and professional expectations.
The Master of Engineering Management’s combination of technical and practical knowledge will enable you to apply management tools and management methods to complex projects as well as develop your confidence for leadership in both interpersonal and technical settings.
Consult the handbook for further information.
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment,and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Master of Engineering Management.
Upon completion of the Master of Engineering Management, you will have an understanding of engineering management, project management, sustainable practices, and strategic and resource management that is applicable across the sector. Your knowledge and skills will be highly valued within engineering and allied business industries.
Enter a diverse field equipped with highly applicable skills and knowledge. Your roles post-graduation could include engineer manager, project manager, construction manager, commercial manager, or design manager. You could work in private, public or government sectors of the engineering industry across Australia as well as overseas.
Information valid for students commencing in 2023
Master’s Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Science and Engineering
Business, Law, and Governance
Completion of a 4-year undergraduate degree in engineering or a cognate discipline, OR
Completion of a 3-year undergraduate degree in engineering or a cognate discipline, plus at least two (2) years of documented relevant work experience, OR
Demonstrated relevant prior learning and/or relevant industry experience deemed equivalent to the above, at the discretion of the Course Coordinator or Dean of College.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
48 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Master of Engineering Management, graduates will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please visit: Master of Engineering Management
All JCU students have the opportunity to demonstrate, with reasonable adjustments where applicable, the inherent requirements for their course. For more information please visit: Student Disability Policy and Procedure.
LB5241:03 Leadership Futures
LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise
LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World
LB5403:03 Project Management Principles and Foundations
LB5246:03 Project Governance and Asset Management
LB5245:03 Risk Assessment and Quality Project Management
LB5247:03 Management Methods for Complex Projects
EG5210:03 Risk Engineering and Systems Safety
EG5220:03 Advanced Asset Management and Reliability
EG5505:03 Systems Engineering
MA5840:03 Data Science and Strategic Decision Making for Business
EG5200:03 Career Planning
EG5310:09 Professional Placement
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Please refer to the Coursework Enrolment Procedure
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Course includes mandatory fieldwork
Special assessment requirements
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for credit for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
18 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then credit may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards
Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
Studies and/or professional experiences undertaken to fulfil the entry requirements to JCU awards may not be used for credit
MASTER OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
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Exit with lesser award
Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Project Management
Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Associate Professor Rabin Tuladhar
Head of Engineering
The Master of Engineering Management is a robust postgraduate program with a strong focus on building professional and leadership attributes greatly valued by industry. The course is suitable for fresh engineering graduates or practicing engineers seeking to upskill their knowledge and engineering management skills.