GD049 - Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management

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Plan: GD049 - Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma in Engineering Management
Award abbreviation: GradDipEngMgt
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: Two years full time, Four years part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 039999
CRICOS code: 029677E

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Purpose of the Program

The central objective of the program is to prepare you, as potential engineering managers and directors, for leadership roles in the management of engineering and technology-based organisations. Accordingly, you will be expected to demonstrate that you can meet the increasing demands by industry, government and the community for knowledgeable, creative and responsible leadership. 

In order to achieve this, 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 organisations. You will be exposed to real-world issues, problems and opportunities in such areas as: risk and feasibility studies, managing innovation, developing systems thinking approaches, quality management, environmental management systems, strategic planning, economic environments, performance management, international issues and technology management.


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Articulation and pathways

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

If you have a Graduate Certificate of another RMIT postgraduate program, you will be considered for advanced standing for this program with course exemption to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

Entry into this program is through MC226 Master of Engineering (Engineering Management). This normally requires a relevant undergraduate degree. Students may exit the program with a Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management after completion of the courses listed in this program guide.

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External accreditation and industry links

Engineers Australia is the national authority representing engineers in Australia. Under the Washington Accord, international recognition is offered by countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and South Africa. Engineers Australia is responsible for the accreditation of undergraduate engineering programs. Accreditation ensures academic institutions consistently meet national and international standards.

The current policy of Engineers Australia is to admit engineering graduates based on their undergraduate program to membership at the relevant career grade, and allow reciprocal privileges by equivalent professional bodies overseas.

In general, Engineers Australia does not accredit postgraduate programs such as this one. However, you can be admitted to membership of Engineers Australia as:

  • A graduate from an accredited undergraduate program. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
  • A graduate from a non-accredited degree and completing a competency report. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
  • An experienced engineering professional. The career grade and discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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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

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