Online Master of Engineering (Management)

Online Master of Engineering (Management)

POSTGRADUATE

Become a leader in engineering and technology-based organisations.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 2 years intensive
Fees:

AU$3,720 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 2 years intensive
Fees:

AU$3,720 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online

Overview

Gain the leadership and project management skills needed to face the evolving challenges of engineering management.

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Advance your skillset for a career in engineering management.

Prepare yourself for leadership roles in the management of engineering and technology-based roles, with a program tailored to your long-term career goals.

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Your online experience

The 100% online degree delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered directly to you, wherever you are.

What you will study

Learn the capabilities and competencies required to be a leader of tomorrow. 

Study a combination of contemporary courses that consider current and emerging trends in design, technology, management and leadership.

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Study on campus

The Master of Engineering (Management) is also available at the Melbourne City campus.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Master does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Become the engineering manager that businesses demand.

This tailored program prepares you for leadership roles and to take on a broad range of management responsibilities in engineering and technology-based organisations.

You will be encouraged to think strategically, address problems with a different perspective, challenge existing practices, innovate new system approaches and build a deeper understanding of the ever-changing technology base, exposing you to real-world, global issues and how to address them.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

Industry plays a vital role in the development, delivery and assessment of the program through membership of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC), which comprises industry representatives, academic staff and alumni.

The driving force behind our master's program is the industry connections you’ll make while studying. Learn from renowned academics and industry leaders, while guided by a notable advisory board of executives.

12 courses | 2 years intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration and requires a minimum of 15-20 hours a week study.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply principles of system engineering and system life cycle approaches to analyse and design complex engineering solutions to real-life problems
  • Develop new operational capability using system engineering management approaches
  • Apply system engineering approach for the development of new engineering products or improvements of in-service engineering assets
  • Analyse implications of legacy systems on technology insertion and upgrades in relation to the system as a whole and
  • Manage complex engineering projects including operations, design, sustainment and decommissioning.

Learn the concepts of systems, systems thinking and systems lifecycle, all of which are necessary when dealing with complex problems.

This course will examine several main systems approaches that deal with complex problems in the planning, developing and managing of engineering and technological systems.

Particular attention will be given to developing your competency in applying systems engineering approach and your understanding of the fundamental systems concepts.

This will allow you to participate effectively in large-scale system design and support projects involving systems engineering activities that focus on the creation of engineering solutions.

Core courses

The program courses include:

  • System Engineering Principles
  • Management of Technology
  • Building Quality Organisation
  • Industrial Systems and Environment
  • Integrated Logistics Support Management
  • Risk Management and Feasibility
  • Engineering Economic Strategy
  • International Engineering Management
  • Performance Management Foundations
  • Project Management
  • Master’s Research Project 1
  • Master’s Research Project 2

For more information about these courses, download our program brochure.

Career

Many engineers move into positions of management within organisations.

This postgraduate qualification will give you the knowledge required to manage large engineering projects.

Graduates will be equipped to take on management responsibilities in engineering and technology-based enterprises and organisations.

Career outcomes include:

  • aerospace engineer
  • automotive engineer
  • CAD technician
  • contracting civil engineer
  • control and instrumentation engineer
  • maintenance engineer
  • mechanical engineer
  • nuclear engineer

Admissions

An Australian Bachelor's degree, or higher level qualification, in Engineering or Business related disciplines, or equivalent, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of equal to or greater than 2.0 out of 4.0. Applicants with a GPA less than 2.0 out of 4.0, that have at least two years of relevant work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

An Australian Bachelor's degree, or higher level qualification, in Engineering or Business related disciplines, or equivalent, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of equal to or greater than 2.0 out of 4.0. Applicants with a GPA less than 2.0 out of 4.0, that have at least two years of relevant work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University (see below).

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program.

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications majoring in engineering you will be eligible for exemptions as follows:

Qualification level

Exemptions

Remaining program duration

Graduate  certificate in the same discipline

Up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full-time study)

144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters of full-time study)

Graduate diploma in the same discipline

Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)

96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications you will be eligible for 48 credit points of exemptions:

  • An Australian Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Engineering, at AQF level 8 or equivalent, in any engineering discipline, or a Bachelor of Business, at AQF level 8 or equivalent, in any business discipline
  • An Australian Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Engineering, at AQF level 7 or equivalent, in any engineering discipline, or a Bachelor of Business, at AQF level 7, or equivalent, in any business discipline AND at least two years of relevant work experience in engineering or business
  • An Australian Master of Engineering, Master of Business or PhD, or equivalent, in any engineering or business discipline

Fees

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,720 per course
  • Total AU$44,640 for 12 courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,720 per course
  • Total AU$44,640 for 12 courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.