Master of Engineering (Management)

Master of Engineering (Management)

POSTGRADUATE

RMIT prepares you for leadership and management roles in engineering.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 2 years
Part-time 4 years
Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Bundoora
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

6.5 IELTS

Duration:
Full-time 2 years
Fees:

AU$42,240 (2022 annual)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Bundoora

Overview

Learn how to develop a commercial proposal to win a major project, design a strategic business plan to improve organisational productivity, or enhance competitive advantage in a rapidly changing technological environment.

You’ll develop skills and expertise in areas including:

  • managing innovation and change management
  • agile management and adaptive leadership
  • development of customer-orientated organisations
  • effective problem solving
  • technology management
  • challenging established practices and norms
  • strategy development for national and global markets
  • business model development for organisation growth
I chose RMIT because I knew they had industry connections and I was lucky enough to experience that.
Portrait of Sajani Tilakaratne, Master of Engineering Management at RMIT - Sajani Tilakaratne, Master of Engineering Management at RMIT
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Study entirely online

The Master of Engineering (Management) is also available via online delivery.

Details

Your learning experience includes a combination of study modes such as face to face lectures, individual and group presentations, tutorials to assist you with written assignments and exams.

Lectures and tutorials are typically delivered in the afternoon and some in the evenings throughout each semester. We facilitate a flexible learning opportunity.

Active engagement in class discussions is strongly encouraged, along with small group-based activities. Industries speakers frequently provide additional opportunities to learn from the best from industry and networking.

During this degree you will:

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

You will connect to the lectures, presentation seminars, tutorials together with the face-to-face mode students via a collaborative system on Canvas, the RMIT Learning System.

You can join groups of students in the class in written assignments. Lectures and tutorials are typically delivered in the evenings throughout each semester with occasional weekend workshops.

Active engagement in class discussions is strongly encouraged. You can raise your hand in the collaborative learning environment.

During this degree 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 the community when undertaking these activities
  • complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.

Your learning experience will be purely online over a six-week study period. Learning materials have been organised in modules that you will study every week in the period.

No lectures are required. You will join collaborative study sessions once every week, as a class, and if necessary, separate discussion room in your group in the collaborative session via webinars. Collaborative study sessions are typically delivered after business hours throughout the study period with occasional additional sessions individual organised with the experienced online facilitator. Written assignments are done either individually or by a group with some assistance from the facilitator.

During this degree you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn to apply and demonstrate your professional practice
  • complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations

Active engagement in collaborative study discussions is strongly encouraged. You can participate in written discussion forum at other times. Online discussion board assists students effectively interact.

Industry plays a vital role in the development, delivery and assessment of the degree through membership of the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which comprises industry representatives from professional associations such as Engineers of Australia, Mining and Mineral Councils, academic staff and aluminium.

Most projects in the Master's Research Project course are based at the Melbourne city campus.

Some projects, for example, with laboratory activities, may require travel to the Bundoora campus. Industry based projects can be done in industry with agreed arrangement between the project supervisor, the company and the student.

This degree is available:

  • on-campus, offering up to two intakes a year
  • via distance education, offering up to two intakes a year at the same time as the on-campus intake.

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.

View the learning outcomes for each stream:

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.

The Master of Engineering (Management) degree consists of 192 credit points. We also offer a graduate certificate with 48 credits points, and a graduate diploma with 96 credits points.

In this degree, you will study the following areas:

  • agile organisation
  • leadership and global leadership
  • technology management
  • environmental management
  • performance management
  • risk management and feasibility study
  • engineering economic strategy
  • international engineering management
  • project management and agile project management
  • quality management
  • logistics systems
  • systems engineering

Specialisations in a few of the above areas are possible through your final year research projects.

We facilitate work integrated learning, You'll be assessed on professional work in a workplace setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from those involved in industry or research. The Master's Research Project involves WIL through an industry relevant project or through a research-intensive project.

You can mix study modes to accumulate 192 credit points. All study modes lead to the same award of Master of Engineering (Management).

Course structure

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

Master of Engineering (Management)
Program code: MC226

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Master of Engineering (Management)
City Campus
Two years full time, Four years part time
MC226
079801C
Location
City Campus
Duration
Two years full time, Four years part time
Plan code
MC226
CRICOS
079801C
Master of Engineering (Management)
City Campus
Two years full time
MC226
079801C
Location
City Campus
Duration
Two years full time
Plan code
MC226
CRICOS
079801C
Master of Engineering (Management)
City Campus
Two years full time, Four years part time
MC226DE
Location
City Campus
Duration
Two years full time, Four years part time
Plan code
MC226DE
CRICOS

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

Previous students have gone onto work for companies such as MMG, Shell, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, SKM, Arrow Energy, AGL and Hofmann Engineering, among many others.

This postgraduate qualification will help you to take on new management responsibilities in both engineering and technology-based organisations. 

The Master of Engineering (Management) is not accredited, although it has been developed to align with the Engineers Australia accreditation framework.

Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers.

Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Management) may be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia.

Admissions

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

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Engineering, Technology, Business or Science with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0.

Applicants who have a successfully completed a relevant degree (as above) with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4, will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.

OR

Successful completion of an Australian postgraduate qualification (or international equivalent) in a related discipline (as above).

OR

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

If you wish to have industry or employment experience assessed as part of meeting the entry requirements you will need to provide a detailed CV/resume listing previous positions, dates of employment and position responsibilities; a statement from your employer confirming these details (or contact details of employer so RMIT can seek confirmation); and evidence of any relevant professional development undertaken.

International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Exemptions 

  • Some applicants may be eligible for exemptions. Approved exemptions may change the duration of their study in the program.

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.

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

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Engineering, Technology, Business or Science with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0.

Applicants who have a successfully completed a relevant degree (as above) with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4, will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.

OR

Successful completion of an Australian postgraduate qualification (or international equivalent) in a related discipline (as above).

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 comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Exemptions 

  • Some applicants may be eligible for exemptions. Approved exemptions may change the duration of their study in the program.

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

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

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.

Additional information

Non-academic abilities you’ll need to complete this program

The following information outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional experience placement and on-campus learning activities.

The non-academic abilities listed are provided for your information only and are not entry requirements.

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.

By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:

  • understand more about the program
  • determine if you may need support during your studies
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.

To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service

The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in academic and professional experience placement settings.

Pathways

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

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 Masters exemptions offered 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

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for Australian qualifications in vocational and higher education.

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.

Upon successful completion of this masters degree, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including postgraduate research programs, subject to the program's entrance requirements.

You can gain entry into this degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs.

Coming from a partner institution?

RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world.

If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program.

Find out if your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT

If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Master Advanced Standing

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 Masters exemptions offered 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

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for Australian qualifications in vocational and higher education.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit.

Credits

Applicants with a bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters degree qualification majoring in a different discipline may also be eligible for credit transfer of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study).

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and weightings, and reference to the learning resources.

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

Upon successful completion of this degree, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Masters by Research or Doctoral (PhD) program.

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.

2022 indicative fees

Commonwealth supported places

  • Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$3,985 to AU$14,630*.

Full-fee places

  • AU$35,520 (2022 annual fee)*.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
  • 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 commencing their program in 2022. 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 2022 for commencing students

Student contribution band by course (subject)

Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2022

Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture $3,985 per standard year
$498 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 $8,021 per standard year
$1,002 per standard (12 credit point) course
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $11,401 per standard year
$1,425 per standard (12 credit point) course
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture $14,630 per standard year
$1,828 per standard (12 credit point) course

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 2022 is $315.

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.

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The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$42,240.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$85,440.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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.