Master of Engineering Management

Qualification: Master's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
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Duration: 16 months part-time
Start date: 6 start dates each year – enquire now!
Awarded by: Southern Cross University

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About this course

Change direction or advance further within your discipline with this online Master of Engineering Management course. Dubbed the 'MBA of engineering', it will build on your experience in the engineering industry and ready you for top-tier management positions.

You've got the power to design your course to suit your career ambitions by selecting eight units that target your professional goals, including stakeholder engagement, economics, accounting, project management, global business, information systems and an in-depth industry research project.

Gain the broad-based skills to become a responsive, versatile engineer, capable of managing massive scale projects from the ground up. And, your qualification could count towards your Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements with Engineers Australia!

Delivered entirely online by SCU Online, your convenience and flexibility comes first.

Flexible exit options

If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Master of Engineering Management, you could still be eligible to receive a postgraduate qualification.

Depending on the units you've completed, you may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management (4 units).


To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have a four-year undergraduate degree in engineering, or a related discipline; OR
  • Have a three-year undergraduate degree in engineering, or a related discipline, plus at least two years of documented relevant work experience; OR
  • Demonstrate relevant prior learning and/or relevant industry experience deemed equivalent to one of the above points; AND
  • Be proficient in English

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria: 

  • You have transferred from an MBA
  • You have studied all or part of a Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Diploma in Business, or an MBA

Areas of study

In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:

Part A

  • Engineering for a sustainable future
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic infrastructure asset management

Part B (choose three)

  • Organisational behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship and marketing
  • Economics and quantitative analysis
  • Project management principles
  • Project management: initiation and planning
  • Project management: quality, control and risk
  • Accounting for managers
  • Finance for managers
  • Global business
  • Managing digital enterprise
  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Leading and managing people
  • Corporate governance for managers

Part C

Industry research project

  • Industry research project A
  • Industry research project B

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Find out more about the SCU Online experience

Upon  successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Engineering Management  from Southern Cross University.

You will be equipped with a greater understanding of the industry as a whole, and the fundamentals of business administration as they apply within an engineering context.

Roles you will be eligible to apply for include advisory or consultancy positions, project management, work with the Defence Force and government bodies, or even starting your own business.

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Finance options

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all, or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay-as-you-go for each unit.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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Established to meet the needs of busy working professionals seeking to advance their careers with a postgraduate qualification, SCU Online puts flexibility and convenience first. All qualifications are accredited through Southern Cross University, so you’ll earn your degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world (2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings). To cater to a variety of learning styles, SCU Online employs a diverse range of contemporary teaching methods and online content, including educational videos, collaborative discussion boards and interactive tutorials. With experienced teaching staff committed to delivering engaging learning experiences, students are empowered to succeed. SCU Online’s course range extends across industries such as business, accounting, healthcare, engineering and IT management.
SCU Online is 100% online, so you can easily access your course materials anywhere, anytime. With a strong focus on accessibility and flexibility, SCU Online is one of the few Australian universities with an accelerated learning program made up of six 7-week study periods. This means that you can tailor your study load and timetable according to your personal commitments. All courses feature an extensive repository of resources including, video, academic readings, textbooks, case studies, interactive discussion boards and dynamic tutorials. And, a dedicated Student Success Advisor is on hand to guide you every step of the way, offering valuable advice and tips to help all students achieve their study goals.

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