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Why study the SCU Online Master of Engineering Management?

Excellence in teaching and experience

#1 in Australia for engineering skills development, teaching quality and overall educational experience

Outstanding student support

#1 in Australia for Education Student Support1

Top 200 Young Universities

Ranked in the top 200 universities in the world that are 50 years old or younger2

1Good Universities Guide 2023
2Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023

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Quick facts


16 months part-time*

Study mode

100% online


Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct




$3,080 per unit, FEE-HELP available

*completion time dependent on individual study path and course availability. Please speak to a Student Advisor for more information.


The SCU Online Master of Engineering Management difference


Are you thinking about studying a master’s degree in engineering management? At SCU, we’re cultivating the leaders of tomorrow, today, right in our very own backyard. We aim to provide an exceptional education experience through our unique learning model and innovative online platform. We’re committed to lifelong learning and providing equal access to education for everyone, regardless of background or location. As one of the top universities in the world at only 25 years young, we’re pioneers in online education and have been doing so since 2015. We’re a rising, dynamic university that is proud to be a game changer and leader in education. That’s the SCU Online difference and why you should study a degree Master of Engineering Management (MEM) with us.


Get qualified sooner

With our accelerated learning model, you’ll graduate sooner than you would in the traditional semester or trimester structure. Complete your degree in just 16 months, studying part-time.


Units may count towards professional development with Engineers Australia

Some units in this degree may count towards your continued professional development (CPD) requirements with Engineers Australia or your relevant professional registering body.


Complete an industry-relevant research project

Use strategic research and data collection methods to effectively complete your research project and practice self-management skills, enhancing your engineering management capabilities.


Unique learning model

Find the ideal balance between work, life and study through our unique seven-week study units. Apply the knowledge and skills you learn immediately to real-world situations.


Expand your network

Engage in our learning platform, building your global network of professional contacts, business connections and other like-minded peers.


Unparalleled support

Receive academic and non-academic support to assist with your study from enrolment through to graduation. Have full access to SCU campuses, including the library and other facilities.


How does the online Master of Engineering Management degree work with SCU?

  • With no exams, you’ll learn through quizzes, videos, interactive presentations and more.
  • Connect with academics and students through online chat platforms and discussion boards.
  • Access support throughout the course, including feedback from a learning coach and a dedicated student success advisor from enrolment through to graduation.
  • Live classes are optional but encouraged for networking, while the course is self-paced.
  • To make the most of your learning experience, we recommend dedicating around 20 hours per week to your studies.
A typical study period at SCU Online
Typical study period timeline

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Our study periods: Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

Late applications may be considered under special circumstances up until the start of O'Week. For more information please speak with a Student Enrolment Advisor.


Career and salary outcomes

As a MEM engineering management graduate, you’ll be equipped with a variety of engineering-specific skills and knowledge to succeed in management roles access a range of settings. Here’s a quick preview of potential career options and their corresponding salary outcomes:

Engineering Lead

Engineering Lead, typical annual salary: $155,000

Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager, typical annual salary:$175,000

Engineering Team Leader

Engineering Team Leader, typical annual salary: $170,000

Civil Project Manager

Civil Project Manager, typical annual salary: $150,000

Technical Manager

Technical Manager, typical annual salary: $145,000

Project Engineer

Project Engineer, typical annual salary: $130,000

*Salary outcomes captured by, accurate as of September 2023.

What you will study

What will you be studying for the Master of Engineering Management degree with SCU Online?
Students studying our online Master of Engineering in engineering management will study three core units, a Research Project and choose three elective units.

The Engineering for a Sustainable Future unit focuses on sustainability and environmental practice, with a focus on serious issues facing the field of engineering.

The Stakeholder Engagement unit will leave you with an understanding of stakeholder engagement plans within an engineering leadership role.

The Strategic Infrastructure Management unit assesses the strategies used to purchase, maintain and enhance the longevity of public and private infrastructure.  

The Accounting for Managers unit will introduce you to the fundamentals of financial and management accounting viewed from the perspective of the business manager. 

As part of the Organisational Behaviour unit, you will study organisations and the individual, interpersonal and group processes and the organisational system.

Explore digital marketing tools and techniques to develop well-structured digital marketing plans and undertake a digital marketing campaign.

In the Business Analytics unit, you will explore statistical tools to analyse and model real-world situations.

The Project Management Principles unit covers the foundation elements of managing business projects.

The Project Management: Initiation and Planning unit guides you through the project management process, from initiation to planning and development.

In the Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk unit, you will learn how to implement project plans that mitigate risk, establish controls and ensure quality projects.

The Finance for Managers unit introduces the financial concepts and contemporary issues of business management.

The Global Business unit examines the challenges confronting the global business manager and gives you the knowledge you need to understand and operate successfully in global business environments.

Develop a working knowledge of IT within business settings and analyse operations effects in the Managing Digital Enterprise unit

You will explore in-depth the techniques, tools and methods behind information systems in the Information Systems Analysis and Design unit.

Explore a diverse range of leadership styles, preparing you for a bright future in leadership or management in The Positive Leader

In the unit Corporate Governance for Managers, you will be introduced to corporate governance – one of the most important developments in business.

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).

Graduate Certificate
4 Units

Or continue studying

Masters Degree
+ 4 Units


Learning outcomes with a Master of Engineering Management degree online


Gain business administration skills

Supplement your engineering background with business skills and knowledge by selecting three elective units from the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Become an effective leader

Learn contemporary leadership and management techniques, using a strategic mind-set and critical thinking abilities to lead in local and global settings.

Apply tools for sustainable engineering practice

Use your problem-solving skills to overcome today’s engineering challenges, integrating sustainable practices in your projects to build a more sustainable future.

Entry requirements

To gain entry into the Master of Engineering Management, you must:

  • Have a four-year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline: OR
  • Have a three-year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline, plus at least two years of relevant work experience; OR
  • Demonstrate relevant prior learning and/or experience equivalent to the two points above, AND
  • Students must also be proficient in English.

Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules

At SCU Online, we value your past education and work experience, allowing you to potentially reduce the MEM Engineering Management course length through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Should you have any relevant professional work experience or academic qualifications that you would like us to acknowledge, please provide as much evidence of this as possible when applying to study the master degree of engineering management online.

Gain credit for your previous experience and graduate even sooner with Advanced Standing. At SCU Online, we proactively assess each student’s prior learning, qualifications and professional experience and provide custom pathways to complete your online Master of Engineering Management.

Find out more about applying for advanced standing

Need more information on the entry requirements?

Chat to a Student Enrolment Advisor today via live chat or call us on 1300 863 819 to discover your eligibility.



Meet the 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. Steve is available to offer valuable support and guidance to students studying SCU Online’s Master of Engineering Management through:

  • Practical knowledge: Understand the real-world challenges and solutions in engineering management through Steve’s extensive industry experience.
  • Engineering innovation: Explore innovative and sustainable solutions in engineering projects, as well as the application of cutting-edge technologies to stay relevant in the evolving field of engineering management.
  • Networking opportunities: Be connected to a network of professionals within the engineering management sector and expand your industry connections and opportunities for mentorship, internship and job prospects.
  • Dedicated one-on-one support: Have a question regarding an assignment, a unit topic or deadline? Steve is available throughout the course to provide any support and feedback that you need to succeed.
Dr Steve Pudney

What our students say about our online Master of Engineering Management

Timothy - MEM - testimonial
Master of Engineering student Timothy.

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.

Timothy Croad

Online Master of Engineering Management Graduate

Michael- MEM - testimonial
Master of Engineering student Michael.

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.

Michael Siefert

Online Master of Engineering Management Graduate


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Frequently asked questions

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.

To qualify for the Master of Engineering Management, you must:

  • Have a four-year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline; OR
  • Have a three-year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline, plus at least two years of relevant work experience; OR
  • Demonstrate relevant prior learning and/or experience equivalent to the two points above; AND
  • Students must also be proficient in English.

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.

This course can be completed in as little as 16 months, part-time. You will complete 8 units in total during this time.

Completion time is dependent on each individuals study path and course availability. Please speak to a Student Advisor for more information on 1300 863 819.

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.

Advanced standing focuses primarily on receiving credit from previous academic study, such as an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, while RPL encompasses a wider range of learning experiences as well as professional work experience. Both processes provide the opportunity for you to have your prior learning recognised, thereby reducing the amount of time and effort required to complete the online Master of Engineering Management.