Course summary

Take the next step in an occupation experiencing very strong growth, according to the Government's Job Outlook. Engineering managers are leaders who work across a spectrum of industries, planning, directing and coordinating operations.

This course is ideal for engineers and engineering management professionals who wish to enhance their skills, increase their career opportunities and incorporate sustainable business practices.

Based on leading learning-by-doing methods, the course includes simulated managing scenarios where you can develop insight and skills to develop and manage sustainable cities and projects for the future.

This course is also a pathway to the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration. Successful completion of this Graduate Certificate will guarantee entry and credit towards this double degree.

Students complete these core units:
  • Advanced Communication
  • Smart Liveable Cities.
And a choice of these elective units:
  • Risk and Resilience Engineering
  • Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
  • Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
  • Organisational Behaviour.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise cognitive and technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise engineering and management knowledge to generate and evaluate solutions to complex problems.


Apply specialised technical and creative skills in a range of professional engineering and management contexts.

Ethical practice

Make high level, independent, ethical judgments related to complex engineering problems.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply specialised knowledge and professional skills within a broader systematic and coherent body of knowledge related to engineering management.

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for acquiring new knowledge and applying it to engineering management problems.

Communication and social skills

Effectively communicate engineering and management ideas, concepts and arguments to a variety of audiences.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate cultural competence in application of engineering management skills and knowledge in global settings.

Professional placement is not a requirement of this course.

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

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Domestic duration

0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time

International duration

0.5 years full-time

Availability details


Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Online 2 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Online 2 N/A N/A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Engineering Management students must complete the equivalent of 4 singleweighted units (48 credit points) comprising:

  • 2 core units (24 credit points); and
  • 2 elective units (24 credit points)