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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    January, March, April, July, August, October

  • Duration

    16 months part-time
    Duration may vary depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience

  • Location

    SCU Online

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    MEM

  • Course code

    1209100

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    January, February, April, June, August, October

  • Duration

    2 years part-time

  • Location

    SCU Online

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

Become an industry leader and innovator with a Master of Engineering Management. Prepare for the challenges of a managerial position through strategic asset management planning, commercial research and development processes, economic viability, new product development and commercialisation. Develop effective stakeholder engagement practices, and get ready to achieve your career goals.

By studying through Southern Cross University, you'll harness and build on your existing skill set to pave the next stage of your career. You will arm yourself with the tools and expertise required to become a successful leader in engineering management positions. A Master of Engineering Management may satisfy your CPD requirements with Engineers Australia or your relevant professional registering body. You can take advantage of the opportunity to significantly advance your career at the same time.

After graduation your responsibilities can include analysing complex problems and developing quality assurance and viability plans, planning and advising. You'll be able to apply your heightened understanding and skills to identify a gap in the market and establish a thriving firm or consultancy. Walk away from the Master of Engineering Management with a future-focused understanding of everything it takes to manage engineering teams, projects and organisations efficiently and effectively.

Learn more about the online course offering. 

A picture of Engineering graduate Jake Bentley , outside, he is leaning against a fence and smiling at the camera

"The facilities were great and the course laid the base for my career. I actually scored a dream job before I graduated.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Critically evaluate and synthesise a complex issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Apply ethical frameworks, well-developed judgement and self-reflection in an industrial context.

Apply and integrate industry relevant research principles and methods to complex management situations.

Apply well-developed management principles using critical thinking skills to work autonomously or collaboratively to solve complex industry problems

GA2: Creativity

Creatively apply sustainability principles in the management of industry projects.

Apply and integrate industry relevant research principles and methods to complex management situations.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply ethical frameworks, well-developed judgment and self reflection in an industrial context.

Creatively apply sustainability principles in the management of industry projects

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Develop and apply an in depth understanding of a specialist body of management knowledge to industry specific problems.

Apply well-developed management principles using critical thinking skills to work autonomously or collaboratively to solve complex industry problems.

Apply and integrate industry relevant research principles and methods to complex management situations.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Apply and integrate industry relevant research principles and methods to complex management situations.

Attain well-developed management skills through reflective practice.

Apply ethical frameworks, well-developed judgement and self-reflection in an industrial context.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Apply professional industry standard to communicate to a variety of audiences.

Apply well-developed management principles using critical thinking skills to work autonomously or collaboratively to solve complex industry problems

GA7: Cultural competence

Engage with diverse cultural and indigenous perspectives within management environments.

It is anticipated that engineers undertaking the course will already be working in engineering or engineering-related industries. Engineers without current employment can also undertake the course.

Depending on the units you choose, your electives could lead you to focus on accounting and economics, leading teams and project management, or a unique combination of units to satisfy your particular professional needs.

Location Teaching period
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5$30,408 ($3,801 per unit)N/A

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

Career Outcomes

The career outcomes of a Master of Engineering Management are varied and ever-growing as the industry expands. Where could your Master of Engineering Management lead?

  • Engineering Manager Lead projects in any field of engineering, confidently making decisions concerning asset management, stakeholder engagement, finances and marketing.
  • Entrepreneur Pave your own path to success by initiating a start-up, equipped with the business knowledge to back up your bright ideas. Use your research project to investigate your passion, then leverage what expertise you've gained in the real world.
  • Advisor or Consultant Share your knowledge and experience with a variety of organisations on a per-project basis. Advise strategic and effective business solutions and manage projects for successful project outcomes.
  • Government Planner or Political Advisor Harness the power of your practical and diverse expertise to influence community life on a local, state or federal level. Combine your engineering background with budget and stakeholder management to benefit society.

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

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

  1. A four (4) year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline; or
  2. A three (3) year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline, plus at least two (2) years of documented relevant work experience; or
  3. Demonstrated relevant prior learning and/or relevant industry experience deemed equivalent to items a. or b. above.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Engineering Management students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 5 core units (60 credit points),
  • 3 equivalent elective units (36 credit points).

 

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Engineering Management after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 2 core units and 2 electives.

Other things to consider

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

View Student Handbook

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

PROJ5004Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management
Summer Term
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Option Unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT5003Accounting for Managers (Online)
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
ACCT6016Finance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5007Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Online)
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
ISYS5002Information Systems Analysis and Design
MGMT5003Organisational Behaviour (Online)
MGMT6003The Positive Leader (Online)
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
STAT5002Business Analytics (Online)
ISYS5001Emerging Technology in Business
PROJ6007Stakeholder Engagement
Term2,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Option Unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT5003Accounting for Managers (Online)
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
ACCT6016Finance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5007Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Online)
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
ISYS5002Information Systems Analysis and Design
MGMT5003Organisational Behaviour (Online)
MGMT6003The Positive Leader (Online)
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
STAT5002Business Analytics (Online)
ISYS5001Emerging Technology in Business
ENGN6001Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Option Unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT5003Accounting for Managers (Online)
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
ACCT6016Finance for Managers (Online)
BUSN5007Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Online)
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
ISYS5002Information Systems Analysis and Design
MGMT5003Organisational Behaviour (Online)
MGMT6003The Positive Leader (Online)
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
STAT5002Business Analytics (Online)
ISYS5001Emerging Technology in Business
BUSN7001Industry Research Project: Part A
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisites72 credit points from masters level (AQF 9) units.
Anti-requisitesBUSN7003 - Industry Research Project
BUSN7002Industry Research Project: Part B
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Pre-requisitesBUSN7001 - Industry Research Project: Part A
Anti-requisitesBUSN7003 - Industry Research Project


Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

PROJ6007Stakeholder Engagement
ENGN6001Engineering for a Sustainable Future
PROJ5004Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management
BUSN7001Industry Research Project: Part A
BUSN7002Industry Research Project: Part B

Option Units

Select three (3) from the following:
MGMT5003Organisational Behaviour (Online)
BUSN5007Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Online)
STAT5002Business Analytics (Online)
PROJ5002Project Management Principles
PROJ5003Project Management: Initiation and Planning
PROJ6001Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
ACCT5003Accounting for Managers (Online)
ACCT6016Finance for Managers (Online)
BUSN6002Global Business (Online)
COMP6005Managing Digital Enterprise (Online)
ISYS5002Information Systems Analysis and Design
MGMT6003The Positive Leader (Online)
ACCT6013Corporate Governance for Managers (Online)
ISYS5001Emerging Technology in Business

Why Engineering and Science at SCU

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We're rated No.1 in Australia for teaching quality, skills development, learning resources and overall experience

(GUG 2023)

High starting salary

Graduates have a higher starting salary than national average in postgraduate Engineering

(Graduate Outcome Survey 2017-2019)

Graduate employment

97% of Engineering (PG) graduates in full time employment within four months of completing their course

(Graduate Outcome Survey 2017-2019)

Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

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