The MBA of Engineering
Managing a $200 million project is vastly different to working on a $200 million project. It takes vision, exceptional communication skills, broad industry knowledge, business acumen and the ability to delegate effectively – even when your first instinct is to complete the task yourself.
Our online Master of Engineering Management is the MBA for engineers. Taught by industry and academic leaders, it’s designed to prepare you to lead and innovate in the top tiers, work across any engineering discipline, or start your own firm or consultancy. 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. You can also add a business administration flavour to your degree by choosing units in entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting, project management and leadership, to give yourself a well-rounded edge.
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.
Dr Tim Heldt, Lecturer at the School of Environment, Science and Engineering
Watch Dr Heldt discuss the benefits of a Master of Engineering Management from Southern Cross University Online.
Completing the Master of Engineering Management
Hi, my name’s 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.
A broad grounding in engineering management
What you can study
Part B (choose three)
Project Management Principles
Project Management: Initiation and Planning
Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
Accounting for Managers
Finance for Managers
Managing Digital Enterprise
To qualify for entry into the Master of Engineering Management online program, you must:
- have a four (4) year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline; or
- have a three (3) year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline, plus at least two (2) years of documented relevant work experience; or
- demonstrated relevant prior learning and/or relevant industry experience deemed equivalent to the first two points above.
In any case, you must be proficient in English.
If you’ve transferred from an MBA, or have studied part or all of a Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Diploma in Business or an MBA, you may be eligible for advanced standing toward your Masters of engineering online. This recognition of prior knowledge can shave months off your total study time, which means you can graduate with a master of engineering even sooner.
Flexible exit options
We know plans change. That’s why we’ve built a flexible completion option into our Master of engineering structure. If you need to exit early – whether home or work life demand your full attention – you could still receive a postgraduate qualification based on the units you’ve completed. Alternatively, if you decide to complete your master of engineering at a later date, you’ll receive advanced standing towards your degree.
- To exit with a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management, complete four units – two from Part A and two from Part B.
With a Masters of engineering online degree, you can move up in your discipline, diversify your skills to work across multiple engineering specialties as a manager or strike out on your own. Where will one of Southern Cross University’s online engineering graduate programs lead you?
Lead projects and teams of any size in any field of engineering, confidently making decisions concerning asset management, stakeholder engagement, finances and marketing.
Become a Specialist Service Officer in the Defence Force, using strategic planning, analytical and problem solving skills and team leadership to serve your country.
Government Planner or Political Advisor
Harness the power of your practical and diverse expertise to influence community life on a local, state or federal level. Combine your engineering background with budget and stakeholder management to benefit society.
Advisor or Consultant
Share your knowledge and experience with a variety of organisations on a per-project basis. Advise strategic and effective business solutions, and manage projects for successful outcomes.
Pave your own path to success by initiating a startup, equipped with the business knowledge to back up your bright ideas. Use your research project to investigate your passion, then leverage what expertise you’ve gained in the real world.
Ignatious Maridanise, Master of Engineering Management online graduate
Learning with Southern Cross University Online
Southern Cross University’s online engineering courses fit around your work and your lifestyle. Units are delivered by tech-savvy academics via a fresh, smart, collaborative and interactive interface.
- 100% online and flexible – complete six units a year, or skip a study period if life or work demands your full attention.
- Student success and support – from enquiry to graduation, we are there for you.
- Networked for success – meet your future colleagues and collaborators.