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La Trobe University

  • 24% international / 76% domestic

Master of Engineering Management

  • Masters (Coursework)

Digital technologies are transforming the ways engineering and construction companies operate. From robotics on building sites to virtual and augmented reality employed during project planning, businesses need engineering managers with the latest technological skills and experience.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Domestic Fees
$35,200 per year / $70,400 total
International Fees
$35,200 per year / $70,400 total

About this course

Digital technologies are transforming the ways engineering and construction companies operate. From robotics on building sites to virtual and augmented reality employed during project planning, businesses need engineering managers with the latest technological skills and experience.

La Trobe's Master of Engineering Management will develop your commercial acumen and help you set yourself apart. You'll undertake specialist subjects in management, innovation and sustainability - all designed for engineers. Back up your specialist skills with a strong foundation in business, so you can confidently address issues relating to marketing, finance, organisational behaviour, and the analysis of business data.

In your second year, you'll discover advanced subjects in risk and cost, project management, strategic management and computer-aided engineering. You'll also advance your knowledge in an engineering specialisation - choose from 12 disciplines.

Learn from experts in both engineering and management. Graduate ready to advance your career as a leader and manager in your field.

You'll learn:

  • Advanced engineering management
    • Develop specialist skills in project management, innovation, risk and cost engineering, environmental sustainability, marketing, finance and more.
  • Business acumen
    • Learn how to lead and develop organisations, teams and individuals, interpret and develop financial documents and take a strategic approach to management decisions.
  • Environmental sustainability practices
    • Understand Australian industry best practices so you can lead engineers to create a more sustainable future.
  • Specialist engineering skills
    • Get the latest knowledge with specialist electives from 12 engineering disciplines and take it back into your practice.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Sample course structure

Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.

To qualify for the award of Master of Engineering Management, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.

Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 120 credit points from chosen Core

Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 15 credit points from chosen Capstone
  • 75 credit points from chosen Core
  • 30 credit points from chosen Electives
Study options

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.

Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 ADVANCED ENGINEERING INNOVATION EMS5AEI 1 15 APPLIED MANAGEMENT FOR ENGINEERS EMS5EMT 1 15 AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY AND PRACTICE EMS5AEE 1 15 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE BUS5IAF 1 15 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR MGT5OBR 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS BUS5POE 1 15 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE BUS5SBF 1 15 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT & MARKETING BUS5SMM 1 15 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (ANSYS) EMS5CAE 2 15 DEVELOPING PEOPLE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANISATIONS MGT5DPP 2 15 ENGINEERING RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND APPLICATION ELE5ERM 2 15 PROJECT MANAGEMENT MGT5PMT 2 15 RISK AND COST ENGINEERING EMS5RCE 2 15

A range of standalone elective subjects is available in this course. Some electives are recommended for your course, but you may also be able to choose from a range of University-wide electives or electives from other interest areas or disciplines. Note these electives may have their own prerequisites and other requirements. Please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook for the subjects available.

See La Trobe University Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

  • Melbourne (Bundoora)

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Study locations

Melbourne

Career pathways

Rapid technological change is driving the need for engineering managers with a blend of technical knowledge, soft skills and commercial acumen. You could find employment in a range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, geotechnical, government and construction. You could be a:

  • Engineering project manager
    • Take a leading role in engineering projects. Plan, monitor and deliver across all elements of projects, including budgets, human resources, setting objectives and reporting.
  • Senior engineering management consultant
    • Apply industry knowledge and technical expertise to solve engineering problems or improve existing processes and systems.
  • Engineering development manager
    • Plan, direct and coordinate all activities related to engineering development and manage the activities of the development team.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Engineering courses at La Trobe University.
74.2%
Overall satisfaction
90.3%
Skill scale
67.7%
Teaching scale