Master of Engineering Management

Course 761EM (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Melbourne School of Engineering


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Course Overview:

The Master of Engineering Management has been designed to bridge the business knowledge gap between engineering, technology and management.

It equips the Engineer or Scientist with the skills required at management levels of technology based enterprise. It provides the financial, investment evaluation and business skills necessary to operate in diverse areas of technology and in the rapidly expanding and changing market place.

This postgraduate program will enable you to acquire an overview of the legal, commercial, marketing and human issues that a manager needs in a technical environment

Objectives: A graduate of the program should have:
  • Advanced knowledge of international social systems and the regulatory role that managers of technological enterprises play in society
  • Advanced working skills in the application of computers, software and new technologies relevant to management of technological enterprises
  • Advanced awareness of social, cultural and environmental responsibilities of managers of technological enterprises for sustainable outcomes
  • A sound attitude for undertaking life-long learning in technical and management fields
  • A well developed capacity to engage with technical and socio-economic issues in contemporary society
  • A well developed capacity to understand and participate in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team environment as either a leader or a technical support specialist
Course Structure & Available Subjects: The Master of Engineering Management is a 100 Point Program. The structure is shown (below). There are four compulsory subjects.
Subject Options:

Core Subjects (50 points)

The following 4 subjects are course requirements.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2

Selective Subjects (50 points)

Select 4 subjects (or 3 in the case of the Research Project) from the list.

Subject to approval from the course coordinator one subject may be taken from any other graduate program within the University.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements:

The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria

  • A four year bachelors degree in an engineering or cognate discipline with at least H3 (65%) average, or equivalent; or
  • An undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline with at least H3 (65%) average, or equivalent, and at least two years of documented professional work experience since graduation related to the degree.

The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible to be offered a place.
Please Check the University English language requirements

If a student undertakes the The Melbourne School of Engineering’s English language alternative the duration of the graduate program may be affected.

Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for these subjects are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit

Graduate Attributes: The Melbourne School of Engineering has mapped the University of Melbourne graduate attributes with Engineers Australia graduate attributes and the Melbourne School of Engineering graduate attributes
Notes: This program is one of two engineering management programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering. You may wish to consider the other program of Engineering Project Management.

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