University of Technology Sydney

C04274v1 Master of Engineering Management Master of Business Administration

Award(s): Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

CRICOS code: 081096E
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
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
Other information

Overview

This course has been developed by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and the UTS Business School to provide professional engineers with the advantages of a generalist Master of Business Administration alongside a focused program in engineering management. The course follows an integrated approach to professional practice through engineering management/professional engineering subjects, business administration subjects, and an independent project in engineering management.

The program allows students to complete the Master of Engineering Management and Master of Business Administration in two years of full-time study.

Career options

This course is suitable for professional engineers who want to upskill in engineering management and business administration with the aim of taking up leadership roles.

Course intended learning outcomes

BUS 1.1 Research and analyse complex information and concepts to support business decisions.
BUS 2.1 Apply critical thinking to address strategic business issues.
BUS 3.1 Communicate information clearly and fluently in a written form appropriate for stakeholders.
BUS 3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently with others in a professional context
BUS 3.3 Interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome.
BUS 4.1 Evidence understanding of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice and accountability for related personal outputs.
BUS 4.2 Critically evaluate and apply sustainability principles to decisions in business contexts
BUS 5.1 Apply broad technical and professional skills effectively within business administration
BUS 5.2 Execute a substantial research-based or professionally focused project
FEIT A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically well informed, able to co-design projects as respectful professionals when working in and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
FEIT B.1 Socially Responsible: Master of Engineering Management graduates engage and influence a broad range of diverse stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of values, needs, and priorities. They identify and evaluate performance requirements (such as social, environmental, capital expense, safety, operational, maintenance, and reliability, quality and cost effectiveness) of novel problems.
FEIT C.1 Design Oriented: Master of Engineering Management graduates apply design thinking, decision making methodologies and leadership practices to propose management solutions and implementation strategies. They exercise judgement to evaluate and respond to system sustainability, constraints, risks, conflicts and uncertainties (social, economic and environmental).
FEIT D.1 Technically Proficient: Master of Engineering Management graduates research and evaluate concepts and theories and synthesise concepts in Management and its different areas of practice (Business, Organisational, Project, Quality, and Human Resource). They predict and judge the impacts of management solutions using ethical, social, commercial and environmental metrics of success.
FEIT E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Master of Engineering Management graduates communicate in a variety of ways (accurate and active listening, dialogue, reading, writing, negotiating and contractually) to coordinate, manage and lead diverse teams and projects. They collaborate formally and informally to engage, influence and manage.
FEIT F.1 Reflective: Master of Engineering Management graduates self-review their own competence to practice proficiently, anticipate consequences of intended actions or inaction and identify ethical dilemmas when they arise. They seek and provide constructive reviews to improve themselves, their teams, and management practice.

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 be in engineering and that one of the following conditions is met:

  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 out of 4 and less than 10 per cent fail grades, or
  • a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) minimum overall score of 550, with verbal 25, quantitative 35 and AWA 4.0, or
  • a minimum of four years' (full-time equivalent) engineering-related work experience.

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

Due to the reduced duration of this course (two years full-time rather than the usual three years required to complete the courses individually), there is no provision for recognition of prior learning based on undergraduate studies.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time or four-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 in block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject).

Course structure

Students are required to complete 96 credit points, comprising 48 credit points in engineering management and 48 credit points in business administration. The project component consists of a preparatory subject and a project (in engineering management) which must be undertaken in successive sessions, typically the final two sessions of the course.

In order to receive the two qualifications within two years, students are required to remain enrolled in the course for the entire two years of full-time study. Students cannot exit the course after one year with a Master of Engineering Management, nor complete the Master of Engineering Management (C04275) (totalling 72 credit points) and expect to complete 24 credit points in this course to receive a Master of Business Administration.

Course completion requirements

STM90865 Professional Engineering stream 24cp
STM90866 Core subjects (Engineering Management) 24cp
STM90345 Core subjects 48cp
Total 96cp

Course program

The sample program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for a full-time student commencing the course in Autumn session. The program is intended as a guide only and does not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

Note: The project subjects, 42908 and 42003, must be undertaken in successive sessions, typically the final two sessions of the course.

Year 1
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM90865 Professional Engineering stream 24cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM90345 Core subjects 48cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90965 Choice (MEM) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90865 Professional Engineering stream 24cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM90345 Core subjects 48cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90865 Professional Engineering stream 24cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM90345 Core subjects 48cp  
Spring session
42003 Engineering Graduate Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90965 Choice (MEM) 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM90345 Core subjects 48cp  

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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