Course summary

Become an industry leader and innovator with a Master of Engineering Management. Prepare for the challenges of a managerial position through strategic asset management planning, commercial research and development processes, economic viability, new product development and commercialisation. Develop effective stakeholder engagement practices, and get ready to achieve your career goals.

By studying through Southern Cross University, you'll harness and build on your existing skill set to pave the next stage of your career. You will arm yourself with the tools and expertise required to become a successful leader in engineering management positions. A Master of Engineering Management may satisfy your CPD requirements with Engineers Australia or your relevant professional registering body. You can take advantage of the opportunity to significantly advance your career at the same time.

After graduation your responsibilities can include analysing complex problems and developing quality assurance and viability plans, planning and advising. You'll be able to apply your heightened understanding and skills to identify a gap in the market and establish a thriving firm or consultancy. Walk away from the Master of Engineering Management with a future-focused understanding of everything it takes to manage engineering teams, projects and organisations efficiently and effectively.

Learn more about the online course offering. 

Depending on the units you choose, your electives could lead you to focus on accounting and economics, leading teams and project management, or a unique combination of units to satisfy your particular professional needs.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Professional placement is not necessary. It is anticipated that engineers undertaking the course will already be working in engineering or engineering-related industries. Engineers without current employment can also undertake the course.

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

Course overview

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Domestic duration

16 months part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details


Location Session UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU Online 1 N/A N/A

Course requirements

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

  1. To be eligible for the Master of Engineering Management a candidate must complete all units in Part A and Part C, and any three (3) units from Part B of the Schedule of Units.
  2. Part C can only be attempted following completion of the equivalent of five (5) units from Part A and Part B.
  3. A candidate who, while enrolled in the Master of Engineering Management, has completed two (2) units from Part A and two (2) units from Part B may elect to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management following withdrawal of candidature from the Master award.