Master of Professional Engineering Leadership
Progress into senior engineering and management
Designed for Chartered Engineers to transition into management, this course will help you boost your established engineering career. Study a combination of engineering and business for leadership. Become a Chief Engineer or Engineering Executive.
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What you'll learn
Graduates of the Master of Professional Engineering Leadership will be able to:
- Demonstrate in-depth and complex knowledge of engineering solutions to current and emerging issues related to their chosen discipline.
- Demonstrate holistic specialist knowledge in leading and managing engineering organisations complex engineering projects.
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge on the significance of ethics in the context of managing and leading engineering projects and organisations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of complex social systems in organisations and projects, and be able to apply effective leadership knowledge and tools to deliver desired outcomes.
- Critically analyse, debate and evaluate the viability of ideas considering the values of responsible engineering leadership, sustainable business practices and a global orientation.
As you will already be a Chartered Engineer with extensive industry experience prior to your enrolment in this degree, it will help you in your transition to senior engineering, management and leadership roles such as Chief Engineer, Engineering Executive, Engineering Manager, Project/Porfolio Manager and other Corporate Executive roles in the engineering sector.
Applicants for the Master of Professional Engineering Leadership must:
- possess an accredited or recognised four-year Bachelor degree in Engineering from a recognised university (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) AND
- have been awarded Chartered Professional Engineer Status (CPEng) by Engineers Australia.
Upon acceptance, students will be granted 40 credit points of advanced standing on the basis of their current Chartered Status through Engineers Australia.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5 and
- English test results must be no more than two years old.
The Direct Entry Program (DEP) pathway is not accepted for this program.
Credit for previous study or work
No further credit in addition to the 40 credit points of advanced standing will be approved for this 80 credit point Masters program. Students are required to complete 40 credit points in the Griffith program to meet requirements.
The Master of Professional Engineering Leadership is designed for Engineers Australia Chartered Members. Gain a competitive edge with a degree that has been specially tailored to recognise the experience of Chartered Engineers, automatically granting credit for four courses, leaving just four courses to complete. This degree will suit the professional development needs of engineering managers in industry and government, enhance existing practice and prepare you for more senior leadership roles.
The Master of Professional Engineering Leadership is offered online. You will be able to access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. There is no requirement for on-campus attendance and access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential.
This program comprises four courses to be completed over eight months. The program is taught over four teaching periods. Each course is taught over a six-week period. Students will complete one course in each teaching period.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
• Organisational and Project Leadership in Engineering
• Advanced Ethics in Engineering
Plus there’s a selection of electives to choose from. As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible for the award of Master of Professional Engineering Leadership (MProfEngLead), you must successfully acquire 80 credit points as prescribed below:
- 40 credit points of advanced standing;
- 20 credit points of core courses;
- 20 credit points of listed elective courses.