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Program Code 11277
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 032388K
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on campus, Distance Learning: Information Technology based, Distance Learning: Paper based
Program Enrolment Checklist
Additional Documents
Further Information

Your Graduate Profile

The links provided under "Further Information" are to be read in addition to the approved program documentation, detailed below.

Description

Engineering management - the art and science of planning, organising, allocating resources, directing and controlling activities which have a technical component, is rapidly becoming recognised as a professional discipline. Engineering managers are distinguished from other managers by the fact that they possess both the ability to apply engineering principles, and the skills in which to organise and lead people with technical and non-technical priorities.

The Master of Engineering Management program is designed to:

  • Assist in the transition to a softer spectrum of skills by offering courses covering theories and applications of motivational needs, management styles, interpersonal skills, and systems approach;
  • Develop leadership and communication potential; and
  • Strengthen engineering skills by offering unique and cutting edge engineering courses covering a range of areas of interest including mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical and software engineering.

Why study with us?

The Master of Engineering Management program is unique because of its flexible structure which is an intrinsic element of its success, appeal, and international recognition.  This statement is made not only on the basis of positive feedback and student enrolments - our program was recently referred to in the highly reputable “Journal of Civil Engineering: The Magazine of The American Society of Civil Engineers” (November 2007, Volume 77, No 11, pp. 54-55).  This journal was the forum for the recent discussion in the USA of “The 21-st Century Engineer: A proposal for Engineering Education Reform” and identified our Masters program as an exemplar of good practice and flexible structure.  As such it advocated that our Master of Engineering Management be used as a model to direct evolutionary changes in engineering education.  We are proud to attract such international acknowledgement and to offer this program to engineers from Australia and internationally.

Career Opportunities

Engineering in real industrial life is in transition to management. You no longer deal with traditional “nuts and bolts” - you manage people, projects, technology, and/or finance. The Master of Engineering Management program recognises this fact and equips engineers with the managerial component that is needed in this global transition, enhancing your engineering knowledge and specialisation at the same time. This program is relevant to all engineering sections of industry and is of utmost importance to those who plan to work at a managerial level.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering, science or related discipline from an approved tertiary institution.

For those without a degree, entry will be subject to candidates providing evidence of:

  1. A Diploma from an approved institution
  2. At least four years work experience at a professional or managerial level OR other approved professional qualifications.

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering, science or related discipline from an approved tertiary institution.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements, prior to an application being accepted. Please refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy for further information at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000104.html

In addition, the International Admission and Enrolment Policy provides the principles that apply to the recruitment, admission and enrolment of international students and is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000850.html

Special Needs

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may have difficulty pursuing aspects of this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

Additional Information

The Master of Engineering Management requires the completion of 80 units, which may be completed in one year of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

The Master of Engineering Management program is structured around a core curriculum and two groups of directed courses.

Core Courses: Three (3) core courses; Group A: Management courses; and Group B: Engineering courses.

Students need to complete the following in order to complete their award:

  • 30 units of core courses;
  • 10 units from Group A Directed Courses;
  • 10 units from Group B Directed Courses;
  • 30 units of Directed Courses which may be selected from Group A or Group B directed courses. In addition, after consultation with the Program Convenor, students may also choose from any non-restricted Postgraduate Business courses offered through the Newcastle Business School (which would count as Group A courses). These courses add a degree of flexibility and cater for the possible special interests and needs of prospective students.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Engineering Management program is distinguished by its flexibility.

The program can be tailored according to individual student needs, based on elements such as their background, personal interest or organisational requirements for career progression.

Courses may be selected from the list of approved courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (offered in either Semester 1 or 2) and the Newcastle Business School (offered in Trimester 1, 2 or 3). A number of courses may also be studied online through GraduateSchool.com. International students who are residents in Australia and who wish to complete studies online should contact the Program Convenor for advice.

Please Note: Not all courses are available in each semester or trimester.

Transition Arrangements

A program revision was implemented for 2012, and some courses were removed from the program and replaced with new courses. Continuing students who have successfully completed GSBS6020 must not enrol in GSBS6004. Continuing students who have not yet successfully completed GSBS6020 must take new core course GSBS6004. For course replacement information, students must make note of details contained under ‘Transitional Arrangements’ in Course Handbooks. Continuing students affected by the program revision or who are experiencing transition problems are advised to consult with the relevant Program Officer.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
GENG6830 Engineering Project Management Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
MECH6830 Engineering Economic Analysis Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Group A directed courses. Please refer to the 'Additional Information' section for further advice.
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Block 5 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6006 Employment Relations in Globalised Economies Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct) 10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6140 Investment Analysis Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct) 10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6484 Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Block 6 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
10 units
INFO6030 Systems Analysis and Design Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6009 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
Not to count with GEBU6020
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy
Not to count with GEBU6010 or GEBU6490
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
Choose 10 units from Group B directed courses. Please refer to the 'Additional Information' section for further advice.
CHEE6410 Advanced Coal & Mineral Processing Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
CHEE6420 Safety and Risk Management Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
CHEE6510 Project Management & Innovation in Process Industr Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
CHEE6931 Green Engineering and Sustainability Principles Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL6330 Hydrology Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL6400 Water Engineering Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6430 Land Surface Processes Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL6590 Management of Technological Risks Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6050 Internet Communications Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
COMP6360 Data Security Not currently offered 10 units
COMP6380 Machine Intelligence Not currently offered 10 units
ELEC2700 Computer Engineering 2 Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore) 10 units
MECH6200 Advanced Computer Aided Engineering Not currently offered 10 units
MECH6250 Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
MECH6300 Aerodynamics Not currently offered 10 units
MECH6890 Computer Simulation and Modelling Not currently offered 10 units
MECH6920 Directed Reading/Project Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6110 Introduction to Software Engineering 1 Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6120 Introduction to Software Engineering 2 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6150 Software Project 1 Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6160 Software Project 2 Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SENG6220 Programming Languages and Paradigms Not currently offered 10 units
SENG6300 User Interface Design Not currently offered 10 units
SURV3610 Photogrammetry 1 Not currently offered 10 units
SURV4410 Astronomy and Satellite Positioning Not currently offered 10 units
SURV4720 Land Valuation Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units
SURV4730 Town Planning Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan) 10 units