Master of Engineering Management

Course 761EM (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Year and Campus: 2013 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 054325K
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.


Dr Alan J. R. Smith


Melbourne School of Engineering
Ground Floor, Old Engineering (Building 173)

Current students:
Phone: 13MELB (13 6352)
+61 3 9035 5511

Prospective students:
Phone: +61 3 8344 6944

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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


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:
Not offered in 2013

Selective Subjects (50 points)

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

Research subjects CVEN90022, CVEN90056 and CVEN90047 are subject to approval

NB: CVEN90022 IE Research Project 1 and CVEN90056 IE Research Project 3 are of year-long duration. Students may commence in either semester 1 or semester 2 and continue in the consecutive semester.

CVEN90047 IE Research Project 2 is completed over one semester only.

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

Note all students must meet any requisite prior to enrolling in a subject. Students may need written permission to add subjects from other faculties

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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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

Please check the University English language requirements

The Melbourne School of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

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


This program is one of two engineering management programs offered by the School of Engineering. You may wish to consider the other program of Engineering Project Management

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