MC226 - Master of Engineering (Management)

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Plan: MC226DE - Master of Engineering (Management)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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: Master of Engineering (Management)
Award abbreviation: MEng(Mgt)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: Two years full time, Four years part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 039999
CRICOS code:

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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.

In this program you will undertake a capstone project in the 48 credit point course OENG1088 Master's Research Project (or the alternative of completing the two 24 credit point courses OENG1089 Master's Research Project Part 1 and OENG1090 Master's Research Project Part 2). In this project you will consolidate and expand the knowledge gained throughout the program through an in-depth experimental and/or analytical study of a highly technical and/or engineering management application.

 

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Articulation and pathways

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for credit: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he.

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications majoring in engineering you will be eligible for exemptions as follows:

Qualification levelExemptionsRemaining program duration
Graduate Certificate in the same disciplineUp to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semesters full time study)144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Graduate Diploma in the same disciplineUp to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)

No exemptions for undergraduate study are available in this masters program, as there are no undergraduate degrees specialising in engineering management.

Upon completion of the first year of the program (96 credit points), including core courses, you will be eligible to exit the program with the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management. 

Upon successful completion of the Master of Engineering you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements. More specifically, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in Postgraduate Research Programs or further study at the PhD level.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

An Australian Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent, in any engineering discipline, or a Bachelor of Business, or equivalent, in any business discipline, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of equal to or greater than 2.0 out of 4.0. Applicants with a GPA less than 2.0 out of 4.0 may be considered on a case-by-case basis, with consideration given to at least two years' relevant work experience in engineering or business; or

An Australian Master of Engineering, Master of Business or PhD, or equivalent, in any engineering or business discipline.

International qualifications are assessed for equivalence with the above Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications.

English Language Requirements

International applicants: A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent.

Local applicants with international qualifications: If your international bachelor degree was not taught in English you must undertake an IELTS test and achieve a score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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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

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. 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 and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

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

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

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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