Master of Engineering Management

Curtin University

An engineering management role is the long term function of many practising engineers. The need for engineering oriented management skills increases with career development. Many graduate engineers have received only an introduction to management topics at first degree level, some may have had none at all. Undergraduate management training should only be regarded as a base for enhancement of management skills by further advanced study. The Master of Engineering Management program provides a balance between engineering and business skills and is jointly taught by staff from the Department of Civil Engineering and the Curtin Business School in a format that integrates the functions and skills needed by engineers in management. This masters program is a joint undertaking between the Department of Civil Engineering/Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Graduate School of Business. The engineer in a managerial role in industry has to utilise a broad range of skills and competencies which are essential to the planning, coordination and control of engineering projects, contracts and plant.

Course Fee:

Australian: $40,800
International: $54,800

Entry Requirements:

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor of engineering or an equivalent qualification in a recognised discipline of engineering with at least one year of relevant work experience since graduation. Practical engineering experience will be beneficial.


This course is made up of 300 credit points, 6 core units and a choice of optional units to the value of 125 CPTS. Engineering Units: 125 credits [choose five units (25-credit respectively) from six (25-credit respectively) options] + Business units: 125 credits [four core units (25-credit respectively)] + [one unit (25-credit respectively) from four (25-credit respectively) options] + Engineering project capstone unit: one core 50-credit unit = 300 credits

Subjects you can Study:

Engineering management

Study Pathways:

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at A student may, under specific circumstances, receive a waiver for a basic unit. In this case the student must substitute an alternative unit approved by the Head of Department. Equivalent units from other institutions may be acceptable if approved by the Head of Department or Course Coordinator.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: MC-ENGRMG. The Head of Department may grant leave of absence.

Who for:

Graduate engineers

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Civil Engineer, Engineering Manager,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Part time 2 years
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 1 year

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