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Start Date
February
July

Duration
2 year(s) full-time

Program Code
LMEB

SATAC Code
4CM122 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Degree overview

  • Specialise in Engineering Management focusing on automation, operations, resource planning, quality, and supply chain and project management.
  • Complete a practical, industry-relevant project in your final year.
  • Undertake a thesis or research project in your area of interest.
  • UniSA is rated well above world-class for research in engineering.1

1 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Snapshot

Snapshot

In Engineering Management you will learn the latest engineering theories and apply them to areas such as operations, quality, supply chain and project management, resource planning and automation. You’ll be immersed in real-world challenges and study elective courses to suit your personal professional development needs.

As part of your studies you’ll develop skills in engineering research methods and project management. In your final year you will use these skills, working on a major industry project in your area of interest, or completing a minor thesis.

This postgraduate degree is offered as part of a suite of three programs (graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master). Each qualification extends to the next, so you can easily transition to a master level qualification. 

If you decide to exit this degree having completed the first four courses, you will receive the Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Engineering Management). If you have completed the first eight courses, you will receive the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Engineering Management)

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In your first year of study you’ll learn about managing the operations of an engineering organisation. Through a choice of electives, you can study quality management, project planning and control, intelligent production systems (including robotics and automation), and energy management.

In your second year you’ll explore the strategic management of engineering operations. This includes supply chain, enterprise resource, and economic management.

Key to this degree is the development and application of research methods and skills. These will be invaluable when you begin work on your Research Project or Minor Thesis. You can choose to work on these as part of a substantial work-based project with a local organisation.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Engineering Practice E EEET 3033 4.5
Elective 4.5
Elective 4.5
Elective 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Engineering Research Practice EEET 5004 4.5
Elective 4.5
Elective 4.5
Elective 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Engineering Economic Analysis MFET 5011 4.5
Enterprise Resource Planning MFET 5037 4.5
Minor Thesis 1 (Eng) MFET 5034 9 Note(s): 2
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Supply Chain Management G MFET 5043 4.5
Operations Management Systems MFET 5024 4.5 Note(s): 3
Minor Thesis 2 (Eng) MFET 5035 9 Note(s): 2

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include: 

  • reports and project documentation 
  • essays and assignments  
  • examinations 
  • group projects and presentations 

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Research

Our research centres provide a dynamic teaching and research base for students. All have state-of-the-art facilities, with world renowned links and associations. Through your studies you may become involved with the:

Through our research concentrations, we conduct a wide range of research activities, including in:

  • autonomous and unmanned systems
  • systems integration and engineering
  • sustainable agriculture and energy
  • low energy housing
  • nanotechnology and nano-manufacturing
  • photonics and lasers
  • minerals and resources engineering
  • energy and advanced manufacturing
  • environmental science and engineering
  • biomaterials engineering
  • nano-medicine

We have active connections with Australian and international institutions and industry through research and collaboration. Our innovative research projects are funded by Australian and international industry and government bodies and contribute to the global progress of science and technology.

Why Master of Engineering (Engineering Management)

Why this Degree

UniSA is one of Australia’s leading universities for Engineering research and our research is rated well above world-class.1

This master degree closely aligns learning to professional practice. You will apply the theory and skills you develop to a practical industry project in your own area of interest, or to a minor thesis related to a research institution affiliated with the School of Engineering.

You will gain advanced knowledge and skills in operations management, total quality management, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, automation, energy and society, and project management.

Incorporating strong theoretical teaching, experience-based learning and contemporary facilities, we offer the ideal academic blend for graduates to meet the challenges of modern enterprise. Learning is supported by world-class engineering research and industry experience to help advance your expertise and career opportunities.

1 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide – we offer our students plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience and make industry connections.

We also have very strong research concentrations that provide a dynamic learning and research base for students. All have excellent facilities, with world renowned links and associations.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Career outcomes

Your career

There are a wide range of career options for highly qualified engineers and project managers, with employment opportunities in engineering consulting firms, construction companies, and local, state and federal government. You could consider:

  • energy manager: monitoring and reducing energy usage; understanding where and how energy is used; highlight energy reduction across business, projects and work sites
  • engineering operations manager: supervising and leading teams of engineers, scientists and technicians who work on projects; overseeing production and quality control; directing operations, testing and maintenance; planning and scheduling, client consulting, budgetary responsibilities
  • quality assurance manager: working with management and staff to establish procedures and quality standards and to monitor these against agreed targets; writing management and technical reports; determining training needs; promoting change and improvement in performance and quality
  • business development engineer: developing and maintaining excellent client relationships; working with new and existing clients to create new business and identify new markets; proposing business ventures, providing project details, writing business proposals, meeting business revenue targets

You could also continue with a PhD through one of our dynamic research concentrations.

Industry facts

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Employment for Engineering Professionals is projected to increase by 5 percent by May 2023.1

1 Australian Government, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupational Employment Projections 2018

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Employment for Engineering Managers is projected to increase by 15.2 percent by May 2023.1

1 Australian Government, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupational Employment Projections 2018

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UniSA is rated well above world-class for research in engineering.1

1 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support. 

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student support services can make your life at university easier. We provide a full range of support services including academic and personal counselling. You can also access a range of services through our students association, USASA. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

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Your program director

My diverse research interests include machine vision systems and digital image processing, discrete-event systems, engineering management, supply chain management, robotics and automation. I have published over 100 international journal and conference papers.  

AsPr Sang-Heon Lee

Program Director

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What others are saying

I worked as an industrial engineer in my home country, Jordan, in an international consultancy firm for around 2 years.

I chose the University of South Australia (UniSA) after doing extensive research on postgraduate courses offered in Australia. I looked for a course that would help me progress in my career and I found UniSA’s Master of Engineering Management. I thought this would be best suited to build on my background in Industrial Engineering. Moreover, UniSA is known to have great connections with the industry and I’ve undertaken a work placement in Liebherr as part of my degree.

Diana Dababneh

Master of Engineering Management

Diana Dababneh Master of Engineering Management

Diana Dababneh

Master of Engineering Management