GC034 - Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management

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Plan: GC034 - Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management
Award abbreviation: GradCertEngMgt
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: One semester Full-time, two semesters Part-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 030703

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Purpose of the Program

There is significant and continuing global growth in engineering and technology based enterprises, with a  concommitant demand for skilled engineering and technology oriented managers expected to grow 8 percent over the 2006-16 decade. Projected employment growth for engineering managers will be in line with growth in demand for the engineers and scientists they supervise and the industries in which they work.  This growth has provided the resources and increased the demand by graduate engineers to undertake postgraduate studies in order to enhance their future employability in increasingly competitive environments. 

The objective of the program is to prepare you for supervisory and leadership roles in engineering and technology-based organisations.  You will demonstrate that you can meet the increasing demands by industry, government and the community for knowledgeable, creative and responsible leadership.

You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the many facets of contemporary  management and the impact of new technology and technological change on engineering and technology based organizations.  You will be exposed to real-world issues, problems and opportunities in such areas as: managing innovation, developing systems thinking approaches, quality management, environmental management systems, and technology management.

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Articulation and pathways

The Engineering Management program is offered at Masters, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate levels.  On completion of the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Management you can articulate to the final semester (full time) of the Master degree program.  On completion of the Graduate Certificate of Engineering Management program, you can articulate to the second semester (full time) of the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Management program.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

You must be a graduate of an engineering discipline or equivalent science or applied science degree from either an Australian university or a recognised university elsewhere.  Graduates from other disciplines will also be considered if you have one year’s work experience in engineering projects or related industries.

If you do not have a formal first degree education background but have over 5 years of experience in engineering projects and related industries, you will be considered for special entry.  Application on this basis should be made directly to the Program Coordinator who will assess your application on a case-by-case basis, in accordance to prevailing RMIT policy supporting recognition of prior learning.

If you graduate from a university in a non-English speaking countries, you need to provide certification that your undergraduate program is taught in English language.  Other international non-English speaking students will need to have one of the following English levels:

  • IELTS (Academic) — 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Paper based — 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL Computer based — 237+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL Internet based (iBT) — Overall score 92, minimum 20 in all sections
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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation
The Graduate Certificate in 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 Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management may be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia. More details on membership of Engineers Australia can be found here.

Industry Links
To ensure that the program meets the highest possible standards in postgraduate engineering education and that it satisfies the requirements of key external stakeholders, ongoing advice is provided by the School of Engineering's Manufacturing and Materials Industry Advisory Committee. This Committee has representation from manufacturing, automation systems, logistics and engineering companies and research centres. 

The work-integrated learning approach adopted within the program enables you to acquire elements of the competencies required by Engineers Australia. Graduates from this program are thus well-placed to be considered for the Engineering Executive status.

A large proportion of the program coursework is delivered and assessed by senior industry managers and consultants who are currently actively engaged in industry, contracted by the University to bring their expertise and currency of exposure to industry requirements into the classroom.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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