The University of Newcastle, Australia

Prospective and newly commencing students should refer to our new program

Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.

Study Engineering Management

The Master of Engineering Management at the University of Newcastle provides you with a structured pathway to develop your managerial skills and strengthen your ability to teach and lead others within a technology driven organisation.

If you are at a point in your career where you want to take your engineering knowledge and skills to a new level in management, the Master of Engineering Management has been designed to help you along this path. Developing your leadership and communication skills, you will discover how to engage in the softer skills needed to effectively manage people in conjunction with engineering projects.

Why study with us?

  • Flexible study options – at the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.
  • Enhance your career opportunities – discover how to engage in the softer skills needed to effectively manage people in conjunction with engineering projects.
  • Study abroad – as one of only three Australian partner institutes of Ge3 – Global Engineering Education Exchange, Engineering students have the opportunity to venture abroad to a multitude of distinguished universities.

World top 30 ? for Mining and Mineral Engineering
88.2% Employed ? within four months of graduation
World Top 100 ? for Civil and Structural Engineering

What you will study

The core curriculum of the Master of Engineering Management explores the broad, theoretical concepts within engineering project management, organisational behaviour and design and engineering economic analysis.

You will learn foundation principles in the commercial, financial and marketing aspects of engineering projects as well as how to manage engineering resources whilst maintaining ethical professionalism. This is further supported by an in-depth study of the theoretical and conceptual issues which influence human behaviour.

Core courses:

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Engineering Economic Analysis

Directed courses:

In addition, you will study four courses of your choice from our lists of directed courses, in areas such as advanced engineering, business management, computing and information technology. Examples include:

  • safety and risk management
  • managing under uncertainty
  • the digital economy
  • systems analysis and design
  • corporate governance and social responsibility

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

Following the successful completion of the Master of Engineering Management, you will be prepared with the know-how to move away from the day to day engineering work, expanding your expertise and professional offering to effective management.

You will be prepared with the balance required to become an effective engineering leader, where the ability to lead by strong technical example is coupled with your ability to motivate and manage people. With this qualification, you could take on an engineering manager role or senior engineering position.