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Course summary

Take the next step in an occupation experiencing very strong growth, according to the Government's Job Outlook. Engineering managers are leaders who work across a spectrum of industries, planning, directing and coordinating operations.

This course is ideal for engineers and engineering management professionals who wish to enhance their skills, increase their career opportunities and incorporate sustainable business practices.

Based on leading learning-by-doing methods, the course includes simulated managing scenarios where you can develop insight and skills to develop and manage sustainable cities and projects for the future.

This course is also a pathway to the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration. Successful completion of this Graduate Certificate will guarantee entry and credit towards this double degree.






Students complete these core units:
  • Advanced Communication
  • Smart Liveable Cities.
And a choice of these elective units:
  • Risk and Resilience Engineering
  • Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
  • Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
  • Organisational Behaviour.

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise cognitive and technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise engineering and management knowledge to generate and evaluate solutions to complex problems.


Apply specialised technical and creative skills in a range of professional engineering and management contexts.

Ethical practice

Make high level, independent, ethical judgments related to complex engineering problems.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply specialised knowledge and professional skills within a broader systematic and coherent body of knowledge related to engineering management.

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for acquiring new knowledge and applying it to engineering management problems.

Communication and social skills

Effectively communicate engineering and management ideas, concepts and arguments to a variety of audiences.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate cultural competence in application of engineering management skills and knowledge in global settings.

Units typically include written and/or oral assignments that match real-life work tasks: reports, literature reviews, discussion board posts, case studies, presentations, research studies and plans. We support your performance via activities that scaffold learning and act as a rehearsal space for the assessments.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Graduates will have enhanced employment opportunities within organisations seeking engineers with advanced skills in management, technology and problem solving. The course prepares students for entry into senior engineering roles as well as management, leadership or consultant roles within a diverse range of industries.

This course is also a pathway to further study - graduates gain entry and four units of credit into the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration.

Professional placement is not a requirement of this course.

Units undertaken in this course may count towards your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements with Engineers Australia or your relevant professional registering body.


The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'