Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management

POSTGRADUATE

Learn to lead. Manage engineering projects and teams, utilise rapidly advancing technology and work on something with real impact.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Part-time 1 year
Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

There is significant and continuing global growth in engineering and technology based enterprises, with a demand for skilled engineering and technology oriented managers.

As a student of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management, you will build the skills you need to supervise and lead engineers and engineering projects in technology-based organisations.

You will explore the many facets of contemporary management and the impacts of new technology and technological change in this field. In a practical learning format, you will solve real-world issues, problems and opportunities in areas such as:

  • managing innovation
  • developing systems-thinking approaches 
  • environmental management systems
  • quality management, and
  • technology management. 

Details

As a student in this certificate, you will learn to describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and their associated issues, as well as exposit the various interests and expectations of organisational stakeholders, including legal, social, economicc, ethical and environmental issues.

You'll hone your creative problem-solving skills and learn to anticipate the consequences of intended actions and projects and how they are managed by individuals and organisations. Utilising existing and developing knowledge, you will be able to apply your understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist knowledge to predict and manage engineering activities.

In addition to advanced research skills, you will also develop excellent professional practice, developing the ability to initiate, plan, lead and manage engineering activities, projects and teams. Applying systematic approaches of conduct and practice, you will be able to communicate effectively with your colleagues, stakeholders and clients, and maintain a sense of personal and professional responsibility throughout your career.

You will also enjoy the flexibility of postgraduate study, with some subjects offered on-campus and some offered online. You will learn through a mix of study modes, including lectures, presentations, tutorials and written assignments, most of which are held throughout the semester with occasional weekend workshops.

Assessment in this qualification may come in the form of examinations, assignments and projects, reflective journals, assessed tutorials or presentations, and self- and peer-assessment.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

As a student enrolled in this qualification you will: 

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; 
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities; and 
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations.  

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated. 

In keeping with this approach to work integrated learning, senior industry managers and consultants are currently actively engaged in industry and are contracted by the University to bring into the classroom their expertise and currency of exposure to industry requirements. 

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

To graduate from this certificate, you must successfully complete one of these subjects:

  • Performance Management Foundations
  • Integrated Logistics Support Management.

You must also select and complete three of the following subjects (not completed prior):

  • Building Quality Organisations and Leadership
  • Sustainable Engineering Systems and Environment
  • Management of Technology
  • System Engineering Principles
  • Integrated Logistics Support Management
  • Risk Management and Feasibility
  • Engineering Economic Strategy
  • Performance Management Foundations.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management
Program code: GC034

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management
City Campus
One semester Full-time, two semesters Part-time
GC034
024383D
Location
City Campus
Duration
One semester Full-time, two semesters Part-time
Plan code
GC034
CRICOS
024383D
Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management
City Campus
One semester Full-time
GC034
024383D
Location
City Campus
Duration
One semester Full-time
Plan code
GC034
CRICOS
024383D

Career

Upon completion of this certificate, you will have the qualifications and skills required to lead engineering teams and projects within large and small organisations.

Alternatively, you may want to pursue further study in the Master of Engineering (Management).

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have:

  • Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Engineering, Technology, Business or Science

OR 

  • Applicants without any relevant prior qualification will be considered if they have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience. 

International qualifications are assessed for equivalence with the above Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications. 

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

Pathways

You can gain entry to this graduate certificate from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs, if you meet the entry requirements.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management are guaranteed entry into the MC226 Master of Engineering (Management) and will receive 48 credit points.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management are guaranteed entry into the MC226 Master of Engineering (Management).

Fees

Entry for this program is primarily through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs).

Government financial assistance is available to eligible students regardless of the type of place you enrol in.

2023 indicative fees

Commonwealth supported places

  • 2023 Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$4,124 to AU$15,142*.

Full-fee places

  • Full-fee places: AU$17,760 (2023).

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$326 maximum fee for 2023*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

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

Defer your payment

  • You may be eligible to apply for a HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your student contribution fees. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-HELP loan scheme.
  • For more information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see postgraduate study fees.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.

Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.

How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?

The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package

The fees in the table below apply to students who commence their program in 2023. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.

Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.

You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2023 for commencing students

Student contribution band by course (subject)

Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2023

Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture $4,124 per standard year
$515 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology $8,301 per standard year
$1,037 per standard (12 credit point) course
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $11,800 per standard year
$1,475 per standard (12 credit point) course
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture $15,142 per standard year
$1,892 per standard (12 credit point) course

Student Learning Entitlement

On 1 January 2022, the Government implemented the Student Learning Entitlement (SLE).

  • The SLE allows students 7 years of full-time subsidised study in Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).
  • Your total SLE amount will be reduced in accordance with your overall study load in a CSP. 
  • Once you have utilised all your SLE, you can not longer study in a CSP.

For more information about SLE, visit Study Assist.

If you are offered a full-fee place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

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

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

HECS-HELP Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the HECS-HELP loan scheme, which allows eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) to defer payment of up to the full amount of their student contribution.

FEE-HELP loans

Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

This program is approved for income support.

You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.

If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.

You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment.

See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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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.