Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) - 2017

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Course summary - 2017

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Masters Degree
Number of units: 7 units to complete

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This course teaches engineering management to the future leaders of the industrial engineering sectors, equipping them with the skills they need to compete in the fierce global market. It provides graduates with essential principles and advanced practical skills in the areas of engineering management covering operations management, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, and energy management. In addition, it provides students with opportunities to develop and apply those skills whilst integrating knowledge to complete a practical industry project in their own area of interest.

Graduates of this program will:

  1. possess the knowledge, skills and understanding of the principles, current practice and technologies within relevant engineering management disciplines;
  2. have acquired a combination of technical knowledge within a specialist area covering operations management, total quality management, enterprise resource planning, energy management and supply chain;
  3. understand that learning is an on-going process in an environment where technology and theories are constantly being updated;
  4. have developed intellectual and professional independence through information literacy and research skills in doing project work;
  5. have developed their knowledge and skills of problem solving skills and methodology through various aspects of engineering management area covered by the program;
  6. have enhanced their ability to integrate and apply the developed knowledge and skills to identify, evaluate, justify and solve engineering problem;
  7. have developed the ability to work independently and in teams through individual and teamwork assignments and project work;
  8. use appropriate communication, teamwork, and leadership skills;
  9. have a demonstrated understanding of areas of engineering management with specific understanding of relevant cultural, social and ethical issues;
  10. be well equipped with a variety of communication skill practices throughout the program including group and individual assignments, projects, case studies and presentations; and
  11. have an understanding of engineering in an international global environment with specific understanding of cultural, social and ethical issues.


Bachelor Degree with Honours, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in engineering or equivalent from a recognised University;


Bachelor Degree in engineering or equivalent from a recognised University and at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

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Required IELTS Score of 6.5 (with IELTS Reading and Writing each with a minimum score 6).

The course consists of six units (0.125 EFTSL each) and a thesis unit (0.25 EFTSL). All units are taught by the School of Engineering at UniSA. Students must complete all units listed to obtain the Master of Engineering (Engineering Management).

Total number of units to complete: 7 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Engineering Economic Analysis
LSCM5011 USA Sess 1 - -
Supply Chain Management
LSCM5043 USA - Sess 2 -
Lean Six Sigma
LSCM5053 USA Sess 1 - -
Enterprise Resource Planning
LSCM5037 USA Sess 1 - -
Energy Management for Sustainability
MEMG500 USA - Sess 2 -
Operations Management Systems
MEMG5101 USA Sess 1 - -
Minor Thesis 1 (Eng)
MEMG5202 USA - Sess 2 -

1 The course Operations Management Systems is regarded as a integrating course for the content of this program. Where possible students should undertake this course at the end of their program along with the completion of their thesis.
2 Minor Thesis 1 can only be undertaken following completion of at least 4 other courses in the program.

Credits will be administered as per University of South Australia's policy. A maximum of one third of the course can be credited based on previous external studies. Students wishing to claim credits should apply prior to enrolling. Please contact the University of South Australia for further information on applying for RPL.

Once you have enrolled:

Once your enrolment has been confirmed, your details will be sent through to the University of South Australia (UniSA). Your details will then be used to send out your UniSA log in details. If you enrolled two weeks before (or earlier) to the start of the study period your log in details for the UniSA student portal will be sent out two weeks prior to the start of the study period. If you enrol during the last two weeks before the start of the study period the email will be sent the following Monday after you enrol.

If you have not received your log in details by the start of the study period date please contact UniSA directly on 1300 361 450.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

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You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001

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