Course summary

The Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration combines the business specialist skills of a Master of Business Administration with the specialist skills of an engineering management program. The course prepares graduates for the challenges of a managerial position through a range of subjects including strategic asset management planning, commercial research and development processes, economic viability, new product development and commercialisation. Students develop effective stakeholder engagement practices, and undertake an industry research project in engineering management.

Students may complete the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration in two years of full-time study. This course is for students who have an undergraduate degree in engineering, or meet other entry requirements, and who want to develop both their management and engineering skills through a combination of two postgraduate awards.

The Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration combines the business specialist skills of a Master of Business Administration with the specialist skills of an engineering management program. The course prepares graduates for the challenges of a managerial position through a range of subjects including strategic asset management planning, commercial research and development processes, economic viability, new product development and commercialisation. Students develop effective stakeholder engagement practices, and undertake an industry research project in engineering management.

Students may complete the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration in two years of full-time study. This course is for students who have an undergraduate degree in engineering, or meet other entry requirements, and who want to develop both their management and engineering skills through a combination of two postgraduate awards.

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

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Critically evaluate and synthesise a complex issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Develop cognitive and technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise engineering and management knowledge to identify and find solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.

Creativity

Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to form alternative solutions to complex problems.

Ethical practice

Apply ethics and judgment to complex engineering problems.

Apply discipline based knowledge and skills that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.

Analyse and compare challenging organisational ethical issues within a professional context.

Knowledge of a discipline

Develop technical skills and an in-depth understanding of specialist bodies of engineering knowledge.

Apply and integrate research principles and methods to complex management situations.

Demonstrate and apply well-developed discipline knowledge and professional skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective.

Lifelong learning

Self manage and be resourceful and effective at developing new knowledge and applying it to engineering management problems.

Develop appropriate professional practice, reflection skills, and leadership and management competencies through study.

Communication and social skills

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

Critically reflect on self and team regarding participation and performance.

Prepare and deliver professional discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business or public context.

Cultural competence

Engage with diverse cultural and indigenous perspectives with engineering, leadership and management environments.

Apply and integrate research principles and methods to complex management situations.

Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective.

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. 

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


Course overview

Course code

1229100

Course abbreviation

MEM, MBA

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $28,000 ($3,500 per unit) 094098G

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 Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising:

  • 7 Engineering Management core units (84 credit points), and
  • 9 Business Administration units (108 credit points), which includes 6 core units.

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.


Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1 Session 2
MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory
ACC00724 - Accounting for Managers Introductory
MNG00723 Global Business
Year 1 Session 3
EC082001 Economics & Quantitative Analysis
MNG82001 - Organisational Behaviour Introductory
ENG93000 - Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future Advanced

Year 2 Session 1

ACC00716 - Finance Introductory
MNG92100 - Strategic Asset Management Intermediate
Year 2 Session 2
ACC03043 - Corporate Governance Advanced
MNG93100 - Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering Advanced
Year 2 Session 3
MNG00785 - Project Management Introductory
MNG03218 - Managing Information Systems Advanced
MNG03217 - The Positive Leader Introductory
Year 3 Session 1
MNG93003 Industry Research Project
MNG93002 - Strategy and Case Analysis Advanced