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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March, July, October

  • Duration

    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast

  • Placement

    No  

  • Course abbreviation

    MEM, MBA

  • Course code

    1229100

  • Credit points

    192

  • Equivalent units

    16

  • 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

    February, June, October

  • Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

  • Placement

    No  

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

Overview

Leading a large infrastructure project takes a huge amount of skill and expertise in both business and engineering disciplines — from understanding the financials, to managing staff and resources, all with incredibly effective communication.

This unique two-year double degree is offered at our beachside Gold Coast campus on the doorstep of an international airport. It is taught by industry experts to prepare you as an innovator and leader.

Hone your skills in project and strategic asset management, stakeholder engagement, accounting and economics, and managing digital enterprises. Undertake a research investigation and complete a significant project on a topic you can apply to real world problems.

Graduates will be recognised as experts in their field, with skills highly attractive across industries, both in the government or private sector, or as a consultant.

 

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.

Demonstrate high level critical thinking, independent judgement, and the ability to reflect on self and others in a complex business environment.

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

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

Attain well-developed management skills through reflective practice

Design and coordinate systemic approaches to complex problem solving in a business context.

GA2: Creativity

Creatively apply sustainability principles in the management of industry projects.

Develop innovative solutions to complex business problems.

GA3: Ethical practice

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

Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex ethical and socially responsible business practices informed by a global perspective.

Engage with diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives within management environments.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas.

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.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Attain well-developed management skills through reflective practice.

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

Demonstrate high level critical thinking, independent judgement, and the ability to reflect on self and others in a complex business environment

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

Apply expert communication and collaboration skills to inform and engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

GA7: Cultural competence

Engage with diverse cultural and indigenous perspectives within management environments.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of culturally appropriate business practices informed by a global perspective.

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

Major areas of study include strategic infrastructure asset management, stakeholder engagement, engineering for a sustainable future, project management, and leadership and management.

Location Teaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,920 ($3,990 per unit)094098G
MelbourneTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$36,320 ($4,540 per unit)0101720
PerthTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$36,320 ($4,540 per unit)0101720
SydneyTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$36,320 ($4,540 per unit)0101720

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

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

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

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

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
Overall Score6.5

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration students must complete the equivalent of 16 core units (192 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Master of Engineering Management after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 7 Engineering Management core units and any 1 other unit.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 6 Business Administration core units and any 2 other units.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 Business Administration core units.

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

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 units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
BUSN5003Management Communication
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
PerthN/A
Term1,3
SydneyN/A
Term1,3
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
Term2,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
MelbourneN/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
PerthN/A
Term2,5
SydneyN/A
Term2,5
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
PerthN/A
Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Term2,4
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Perth
Term3
Term3
Sydney
Term3
Term3
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
Summer Term
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Summer Term
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
PerthN/A
Summer Term
Term4
SydneyN/A
Summer Term
Term4
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
PerthN/A
Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Term2,4

Second Year

PROJ5001Project Management
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
PerthN/A
Term1,3
SydneyN/A
Term1,3
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
Pre-requisites84 credit points in any SCU units
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
Term2,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
MelbourneN/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
PerthN/A
Term2,5
SydneyN/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisitesBUSN6009 - Managing Information Systems (Online)
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
Term1,2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,2
Term1,2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Pre-requisitesPROJ6002 - Applied Research Project I
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
PerthN/A
Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Term2,4
Anti-requisitesMGMT5003 - Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ACCT6004Finance
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
MelbourneN/A
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
PerthN/A
Term1,4
SydneyN/A
Term1,4


Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT6004Finance
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
PROJ5001Project Management
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour

Why Engineering and Science at SCU

No.1 in Australia

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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