Engineering managers combine management expertise with engineering knowledge to lead teams of specialists who may work on highly technical tasks.
An engineering manager’s role may focus more on the processes and procedures of project realisation and on budgets, rather than technical input. They may also be involved at the beginning stages of a project to determine project feasibility.
Engineering managers commonly have postgraduate education and tend to work in offices, though they may conduct site visits.
This course provides a balance between engineering and business skills. It is jointly taught by staff from the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Business and Law.
The format of the course has kept up with industry needs and trends since its inception, and the coursework is relevant to all engineering disciplines. It integrates the functions and skills needed by engineers in management, and successful completion prepares you for high-level leadership in engineering and technology companies across Australia and around the world.
Evening classes allow you to tie in education and ongoing work commitments.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
In Australia, it is expected there will be 2,600 job openings for engineering managers each year, until 2023.
- IT and computing
- Transport and infrastructure
What you'll learn
- integrate knowledge from a range of Engineering and Business sub-disciplines to coordinate and manage projects that require practicable, cost-conscious, sustainable solutions.
- acquire, evaluate and extend through post-graduate study, information to facilitate the coordination and management of engineering works.
- communicate effectively to all stakeholders using appropriate (engineering project) management tools and techniques in the control of engineering works
- identify and use suitable and appropriate (engineering project) management tools and techniques in the control of engineering works
- practice engineering management with a global perspective, apply appropriate international standards, and ensure project realisation embraces cultural and environmental diversity
- demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practice in the context of managing engineering projects