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Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration

About this course

The Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration combines the business specialist skills available from a Master of Business Administration with the specialist skills within a engineering management program. The course prepares graduates for the challenges of a managerial position through a range of subjects including strategic asset management planning, commercial research and development processes, economic viability, new product development and commercialisation. Students develop effective stakeholder engagement practices, and undertake an industry research project in engineering management.

This program allows students to complete the Master of Engineering Management and Master of Business Administration in two years of full-time study. This course is for students who have an undergraduate degree in engineering and who want to develop both their management and engineering skills through a combination of two postgraduate awards.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have enhanced employment opportunities within organisations seeking engineers with advanced skills in management, technology and problem solving. The course prepares students for senior engineering roles as well as management, leadership or consultant roles within a diverse range of industries.

Professional recognition

Units undertaken in this course may count towards your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements with Engineers Australia or your relevant professional registering body.

Professional placement

Professional placement is not a requirement of this course.

Major areas of study

Major areas of study include strategic infrastructure asset management, stakeholder engagement, engineering for a sustainable future, project management, and leadership and management.

Assessment methods

Units typically include written and/or oral assignments that match real-life work tasks: reports, literature reviews, discussion board posts, case studies, presentations, research studies and plans. We support your performance via activities that scaffold learning and act as a rehearsal space for the assessments.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including face-to-face lectures and tutorials. Some units offer online activities, classes, pre-recorded and/or live lectures. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

The distance education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive online pre-recorded and/or live lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Advanced standing

Your previous learning experiences relevant to one or more units in this course may help you reduce the duration of your degree.

  • Recognition of formal and non-formal learning
    Credit may be awarded to a student for formal learning (gained through full or partial achievement of an accredited qualification or course) or non-formal learning (that takes place through a non-accredited course or program of learning) completed at Southern Cross University or in other learning settings in Australia and/or overseas.
  • Recognition of informal learning
    Credit may be awarded on the basis of current informal learning (that takes place through work, social, family or leisure activities).

To help you identify how much credit you may receive for your related prior learning visit SCU Pathways.

An application for advanced standing must be submitted so we can assess your prior learning. Please apply for advanced standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount of credit awarded will determine the sequence of units you will study.

 Go to course structure to see if specific advanced standing rules also apply to this course.

Learning support

Learning resources

MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.

The web-based study environment Blackboard Learn delivers an advanced online learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces, classrooms, and discussion boards. They can share files, presentations and applications. If a tutorial or lecture is recorded, students can view it afterwards.

Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.

The SCU Library provides a wide range of services that include face-to-face and online help, and access to print and electronic resources. To find out more, see the Library Toolbox.

The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.

Equipment and facilities

Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.

Course structure

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

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Admission requirements

  1. A four (4) year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline; or
  2. A three (3) year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline, plus at least two (2) years of documented relevant work experience; or
  3. Demonstrated relevant prior learning and/or relevant industry experience deemed equivalent to items a. or b. above.

Course requirements

  1. To be eligible for the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration, a candidate must successfully complete sixteen (16) units (192 credit points), comprising all units listed in the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules.
  2. A candidate, who while enrolled in Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration, may withdraw from candidature and elect to be awarded:
    1. Master of Engineering Management upon successful completion of all Part A units, any three (3) units from Part B or Part C, and all Part D units; or
    2. Graduate Diploma in Business Administration upon successful completion of eight (8) units, including six (6) Part B units; or
    3. Graduate Certificate in Business Administration upon successful completion of four (4) units from Part B; or
    4. Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management upon successful completion of two (2) Part A units and two (2) Part B or Part C units.

 

Schedule of units

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How to apply

Domestic students

Applications for this course are made directly to SCU via our online application service. Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.

International students

Confirm you meet the entry requirements including English language and academic entry and any specific pre-requisites.

Apply OnlineSouthern Cross University accepts applications directly through the International Application for Admissions form or via our online application services.

Additional information on how to apply is available at SCU International. Please note applicants from some countries need to go through an Education Agent.

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