Subheading: Benefits of completing the Master of Engineering Management. Tim Heldt: "Hi, my name is Tim Heldt. I'm a lecturer in the Masters of engineering management for Southern Cross University. In the last 20 years, there's been a lot of changes and a lot of need for change in the way that engineering gets managed. So in order to progress and fully utilised and broaden the skill base and the contribution of individuals as they progress, they really need to understand a lot more about engineering management processes. For somebody who is competent and experienced in their engineering area, and wants to progress - and wants to make a great contribution involving technical decisions, then the MEM will be an ideal preparation to support that growth. Whereas an MBA will primarily support just the business stream of that component. And of course, the way the MEM has been designed - it actually includes both. It doesn't exclude the MBA, but it uses some of the MBA skills with the engineering management skills to produce a different outcome."
Lead the future of engineering
A Master of Engineering Management from Southern Cross University Online will prime you for a future less “greenfield”. You’ll gain the skills to respond strategically to a growing population demand for world-class infrastructure, becoming a versatile engineer who can manage multi-disciplinary teams, stakeholders, budgets, and timelines. In addition, some units studied in a master of engineering degree may count towards your continued professional development (CPD) requirements with Engineers Australia or your relevant professional registering body.
Engineering graduate programs bolster your engineering foundation. When working toward a Masters in engineering, units covered include economic viability and sustainability, infrastructure longevity and stakeholder participation. With this program, you can also add a business administration flavour by choosing units in entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting, project management, and leadership, to give yourself a well-rounded edge.
Gain business administration skills
This degree allows you to pair your engineering background and knowledge with business skills by choosing three elective units from SCU's Online MBA.
Become an effective leader
Be exposed to modern leadership and management techniques so you can be a successful and effective leader in the field of engineering.
Adopt a sustainable perspective
Challenge your problem-solving skills and focus on issues facing the engineering field today, so that you can build the world a more sustainable future.
What you will study
To complete a Master of Engineering Management degree, you will complete three core units and the Research Project, plus three elective units of your choice.
The Industry Research Project is a two-part unit, involving a literature review, and strategic research and data collection methods to fill in any identified research gaps.
Early exit option
We know that plans change, which is why we’ve built flexible completion options into the online Master of Engineering Management. If you need to exit early, you could still receive a Graduate Certificate in Engineering by completing four units (two Core units plus two Elective units).
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I found the course content to be interesting and relevant and feel it has helped me to develop a more flexible way of thinking and developed skills I will need as I step away slightly from a technical role and into a managerial role.
All individual subjects I have studied to date have influenced my daily work, however, the one piece that sticks out the most is a Cost-Benefit Analysis that we have completed in Information Systems Analysis and Design. It was immediately applicable to several projects I was working on at the time, by clearly quantifying the cost vs benefit of each project for my clients and our company.
Online Master of Engineering Management Graduate
What our students do
Our Master of Engineering Management students have varied roles across different industries. Below are some examples of jobs our students have.
Assets Manager Controller
Senior Safety Supervisor
Meet our Course Coordinator
Dr Steve Pudney is Course Co-ordinator for the Master of Engineering Management and the double degree Master of Business Administration / Master of Engineering Management courses at Southern Cross University. Having worked in the mineral processing industry for much of his 40-year engineering career, most recently for the technology arm of a tier one resources company, Steve has applied cutting edge engineering technologies to heavy engineering projects on five separate continents.
Steve is enthusiastic about lifelong learning having attained his own PhD in the latter part of his career. He has provided formal learning and development support to approximately 1500 engineers and allied professionals via undergraduate and postgraduate programs as well as industry based technology transfer programs.
Steve is also a director of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ICEAM) where he has been recognised for his contributions to asset management as a fellow of ICEAM. Steve’s current research interests are in the application of sustainability principles and data analytics to engineered infrastructure decisions.
We may recognise and grant credit for past education or qualifications in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree. To find out more about advanced standing, get in touch with one of our Enrolment Advisors on 1300 863 819.
Absolutely! Our flexible, accelerated course gives you 24-hour access to your coursework so you can fit your studies around your busy schedule.
The student experience at Southern Cross University Online is every bit as community-oriented as on-campus learning. Coursework is interactive and you’ll stay connected with academics and peers.
Our learning platform, PERCI has been specifically designed to offer the best online experience for busy students, who may also, be working full-time. When you study online, content is delivered to suit a variety of learning styles and enhance outcomes. Each unit is delivered via its own mini-website so you can keep track of everything you need for each topic, all in one place.
A Master of Engineering Management from Southern Cross University Online aims to build your skills to respond strategically to a growing population demand for world-class infrastructure, becoming a versatile engineer who can manage multi-disciplinary teams, stakeholders, budgets, and timelines.
After graduation your responsibilities can include analysing complex problems and developing quality assurance and viability plans, planning and advising. You'll be able to apply your heightened understanding and skills to identify a gap in the market and establish a thriving firm or consultancy. Walk away from the Master of Engineering Management with a future-focused understanding of everything it takes to manage engineering teams, projects and organisations efficiently and effectively.
By studying through Southern Cross University, you'll harness and build on your existing skill set to pave the next stage of your career. You will arm yourself with the tools and expertise required to become a successful leader in engineering management positions. A Master of Engineering Management may satisfy your CPD requirements with Engineers Australia or your relevant professional registering body. You can take advantage of the opportunity to significantly advance your career at the same time.