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C04275v1 Master of Engineering Management

Award(s): Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
CRICOS code: 081088E
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) is an opportunity for engineers, technical specialists and non-technical professionals to build and stretch their managerial skills and integrate their business and technical knowledge.

The duration of this course is one and a half years; however, applicants with a recognised bachelor's degree are eligible for recognition of prior learning of up to four subjects and are thus able to complete the course in one year on a full-time basis.

The MEM has been specifically designed to emphasise the interface between engineering, technology and management. The integration of carefully tailored coursework and an independent project delivers graduates who understand the professional, societal and environmental context and have developed a range of management and engineering capabilities to respond to it.

Career options

The MEM program provides an opportunity for those who aspire to excellence to challenge themselves at the master's level, deepen their skills and knowledge and gain a competitive edge in the industry.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business, etc)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business, etc).
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solutions
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.1 Manage their own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree was completed with no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

All applicants are assessed individually for recognition of prior learning, up to a maximum of 24 credit points, based on relevant tertiary qualification(s). Applicants given maximum recognition of prior learning complete the course in one year, full time or two years, part time.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time basis for applicants with a UTS-recognised bachelor's degree in any field. For applicants without recognised qualifications, it is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in standard mode (weekly attendance) or block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject).

Course structure

Students complete coursework subjects and an independent engineering graduate project, totalling 72 credit points of study. The project component consists of a preparatory subject and a project (in the area of engineering management) and is typically undertaken after completing one session's worth of coursework. Elective subjects are to be chosen from postgraduate subjects offered within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology; some subjects may require prior approval based on access conditions.

Course completion requirements

STM90861 Professional Engineering stream 18cp
STM90860 Major stream 42cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical program is shown below.

Year 1
Autumn session
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90861 Professional Engineering stream 18cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90957 Major choice 30cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90861 Professional Engineering stream 18cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90957 Major choice 30cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42003 Engineering Graduate Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90861 Professional Engineering stream 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90957 Major choice 30cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management (C11239), the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management (C06110) and the Master of Engineering Management.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222
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