CC74 - Master of Management for Engineers

Overview

Course Overview

This course is designed specifically for engineers who wish to complement their technical or engineering qualification with business management skills. It is ideal for those seeking professional development or who want to enhance their career opportunities and improve employability.

In this course you will develop knowledge and skills useful for the management of projects, programs and organisations in and beyond the context of engineering. You will research and analyse complex management issues and communicate complex ideas with business colleagues. The units you study will be sourced from professional disciplines, including management, business and marketing, and you will use real-world engineering examples to develop your skills.

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 - 2022

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2022

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2022

Brisbane
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Term 1 - 2022

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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must have:

  • 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.


English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.


Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ‐ Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) ‐ Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub‐score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

There are no specific security requirements for this course.

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 and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 433
2020 1143
2019 1976
2018 1724
2017 1280
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.
Reflective Skills
Examples are:
  • Engaging in personal reflection as a way of increasing self-awareness regarding how individuals interact and affect others.
  • Reflect on contemporary situations and consider how relevant theories and concepts may be applicable.
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. Solve management problems in engineering and professional practice in global context
  • 2. Identify, research, and analyse complex management issues and develop appropriate creative solutions that take into account ethical, environmental and sustainability issues in and beyond engineering contexts
  • 3. Plan and execute a research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship
  • 4. Effectively communicate complex ideas and information to technical and managerial audiences
  • 5. Participate collaboratively and responsibly in teams and exercise leadership and initiative to achieve desired outcomes
  • 6. Exhibit a high level of personal autonomy, ethical, legal, social and civic responsibility, and behaviour consistent with the professional practice of a management professional in and beyond the engineering context.
  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: 14 Total credit points: 84

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
MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
COIT20275 Systems Science and Engineering
BUSN20016 Research in Business
MGMT20130 Operations Management and Business Analytics
MGMT20147 Professional Practice and Career Development
MGMT20148 Strategic Solutions for Sustainable Organisations
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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 to complete their course of study.

Following the application and selection process, students placed with a host organisation will undertake their work placement for 10 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 complete 12 credit points from the nominated elective pool below.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
BUSN20020 Business Internship
BUSN20021 Business Research Project
FINC20018 Managerial Finance
MRKT20057 Global Marketing
HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management
HRMT20028 Organisational Change Management
MGMT20134 Business Ethics and Sustainability
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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.