CC74 - Master of Management for Engineers

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Overview

Course Overview

This course is designed specifically for engineers who wish to undertake postgraduate management education. It has a focus on management and business specifically relevant to engineering and other technical specialists. You are expected to have a strong technical background and be mathematically literate. The units in the course contribute to the management of projects, programs and organisations. This course recognises the knowledge and skills already developed by you as engineers and expands your competencies further. This course is ideal for engineers seeking professional development or who want to enhance their career opportunities and improve employability.

In this course you will identify and apply appropriate solutions to the management of projects including leadership, management, governance, project management, systems theory and strategic integration. An advantage of studying at CQUniversity is the involvement of professionals from other disciplines (management, business, marketing, and accounting) who use real-world engineering examples as part of their teaching strategies.

Within this course you will study a broad range of core units, and you will also have the flexibility to choose electives from a pool of management-related units, allowing you to design your degree around your career aspirations and interests.

Career Information

On completing a Master of Management for Engineers, you will be qualified to manage engineering projects in industry and government. The acquired knowledge and developed skills may also be applied to areas other than engineering.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MMgtEng
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
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Term 1 - 2021

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Melbourne
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Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
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Term 2 - 2020

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Melbourne
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Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
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Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
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Melbourne
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Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
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Melbourne
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Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
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Term 2 - 2017

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Term 1 - 2017

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Term 3 - 2016

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

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Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
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Term 1 - 2015

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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

  • a completed three year bachelor degree in engineering, engineering technology, or in a Technology (Specialisation) related discipline, from an Australian university or college, or equivalent.

Advanced Standing:

Advanced standing of up to 24 credit points may be granted for students who have completed a Bachelor or Honours degree in a related cognate discipline from an Australian tertiary institution or equivalent overseas qualification

International students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international/ for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

No information is available at this time.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management
Exit Awards CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

BUSN20020 - This is a 12cp unit. You will be placed in a company for a 10-week internship requiring 4 days per week working within the host company. You will also undertake an applied research project based on a particular issue within your host organisation. You must undertake this unit in the final trimester of your course.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2020 1082
2019 1976
2018 1724
2017 1280
2016 873
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Being able to comply with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Knowing, understanding and complying with the laws of the Sovereign State in which you reside, work and/or study.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of businesses or organisations in which you may be placed.
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the like.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Performing a wide range of advanced written communication skills that address critical business problems and solutions. These include (but are not limited to) constructing logical and succinct academic essays, business reports or minor academic thesis that demonstrate substantive research while using correct CQU referencing.
  • Performing a wide range of advanced verbal, non-verbal and ICT communication skills that address critical business problems and solutions. These include (but are not limited to) being able to deliver an enhanced message (in English) for maximum effectiveness, while utilising a variety of technologies or media; the ability to deliver succinct yet effective communication; the ability to deliver effective communication that results in impact and/or influence; the ability to design and deliver effective verbal presentations, in clear English, that utilises a variety of technologies or visual media that combines with appropriate business management concepts and language.
  • Utilising a variety of technologies and/or visual media as well as speak in front of an audience with an appropriate middle or senior management/leadership voice, manner, style and presence that addresses the required outcomes as well as the needs of the audience.
  • Being highly proficient in the use of computers and various programs and tools as a means of being an advanced business and management communicator.
  • Performing advanced communication skills under pressure.
  • Developing the skills of reflective practice to increase self-awareness with personal delivery of advanced communication skills, including being able to determine personal developmental needs with advanced communication deficiencies.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions, eye contact, body movements and gestures, being mindful of personal space time boundaries and cultural sensitivities.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and respond appropriately as well as in practice environments.
  • Utilising proxemics and haptics - physical locations and objects in a manner that enhances openness and trust.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and applying to academic assessment items the knowledge, skills, processes, tools and techniques of the course to real world examples and contexts of management or discipline specific issues.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in management and or cognate discipline practice.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Relating positively and effectively to a wide variety of business and community stakeholders.
  • Understanding, acquiring and demonstrating the components of emotional intelligence to effective working relationships and outcomes.
  • Combining appropriate business deliberations with the inclusion of the relevant interpersonal factors of the people connected in those processes.
  • Being consultative and collaborative in creating and maintaining effective working relationships and outcomes.
  • Engaging in personal reflection as a way of increasing self-awareness regarding how individuals interact and affect others.
  • Creating cultural competence, sensitivity and willingness to work with a vast array of people both in Australia and abroad.
  • Recognising others as sentient human beings with rights that must not be violated.
  • Recognising others in the workplaces as ends in themselves and never exclusively as means to an end.
  • Demonstrating the skills of collaborating with fellow students and colleagues, modifying and reflecting on practice during a project, or modifying and reflecting on work integrated learning in response to supervisor feedback.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify and apply theoretical knowledge to solve management problems in engineering and professional practice in global context
  • 2. Identify, research, and analyse complex issues in a management engineering research project and propose appropriate solutions that take into account ethical, environmental and sustainability issues in engineering contexts
  • 3. Plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship
  • 4. Communicate complex ideas and information in engineering management theory and professional practice effectively for the intended audience
  • 5. Participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams, exercising leadership and initiative in achieving positive outcomes
  • 6. Exhibit a high level of personal autonomy and behavior consistent with the professional practice of an engineer and or technical specialist employee and demonstrate ethical, legal, social and civic responsibility in the identification of problems and the development of creative solutions.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 72

ALL students must undertake the following core units.

Students have the option to complete an internship or elective stream in this course and should plan their enrolment according to the core requirements of their chosen stream. It is highly recommended that students consult a Course Advisor in order to plan their enrolment from the commencement of their course. Students must follow the approved planner and undertake the internship in their final term of study.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MGMT20144 Management and Business Context
BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources
MRKT20052 Marketing Management and Digital Communications
MGMT20132 Innovation and Sustainable Business Development
MGMT20143 Think Big
MGMT20140 Design Thinking for Managers
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
COIT20275 Systems Science and Engineering
BUSN20016 Research in Business
BUSN20019 Professional Project
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students may also apply directly to the Head of Course to undertake electives not listed above, providing they are at AQF level 9.

Students who meet the prerequisite requirements and choose an internship stream in order to apply the knowledge and skills gained in this course to a professional workplace will undertake the unit BUSN20020 Business Internship and two appropriate elective units to complete their course of study.

Following the application and selection process, students placed with a host organisation will undertake their work placement for 1- consecutive weeks, working standard office hours for four days per week - approximately 320 hours in total. International students should check their work rights on their individual visa to ensure they remain compliant with visa conditions at all times.

More information about visa conditions can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website. Please consult a Course Advisor as you will not be able to enrol in BUSN20020 yourself.

Students who choose, instead, to undertake the elective stream in order to enhance their career development through the study of a group of complementary units should enrol in units from the list provided below. Students may choose to undertake a 12 credit point BUSN20021 Research Project as part of this stream.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
ACCT20070 Accounting in Australia
BUSN20020 Business Internship
BUSN20021 Business Research Project
FINC20018 Managerial Finance
MRKT20057 Global Marketing
FINC20019 Money and Capital Market Analysis
HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management
HRMT20028 Organisational Change Management
LAWS20061 Management Law
MGMT20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability
MGMT20145 Business and Management in the Asian Context
MRKT20053 Advertising and Integrated Communication
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Work Experience Definitions

Managerial or professional work experience must have included direct, personal involvement in decision-making responsibility in a range of areas such as budgeting, marketing, staffing, project management, financial management, process management, or other relevant professional experience.

It is expected that students seeking entry to this course should have at least a three year, bachelor degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or equivalent; or have been working in an engineering or para-professional engineering position.