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Engineering Management

Engineering Management combines the problem-solving and technical design ability of engineering and other scientific and technology focused disciplines with executive organisational skills and the planning power of business and management. Central to this are advanced project management skills (both for large-scale complex projects and for smaller-scale projects). Together they enable graduates to manage complex engineering driven enterprises across a range of discipline areas.

Engineering managers are required across of range of industry sectors from traditional engineering operations (such as construction, manufacturing and energy), though to managing complex defence acquisition and large-scale software engineering projects. They oversee teams of engineers and work closely with other professionals to oversee the successful delivery of complex engineering projects.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $39,500
Location: Adelaide Campus, Australia
CRICOS code: 103246K
Delivery mode: On campus

What you will study

The Graduate Diploma and Masters courses provide a structured pathway containing approximately equal amounts of business/management study and design/engineering study.

The Graduate Diploma contains study in human resources management, marketing strategy, decision making, accounting and engineering project management. It also has a focus on engineering design, design communication and systems engineering.

This then goes further and looks at commercial law, supply chains and operations, manufacturing design and sustainability in engineering. You can also choose electives including in managing negotiations, waste management and Industry 4.0. You will also undertake a major project which will bring together everything you have learnt over the course.

If you study the Master of Engineering Management with an accredited Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you will include the above elements throughout your study.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


This qualification helps you take the next step in your career. The course will build on your existing experience and stretch you to become an engineering manager capable of tackling large and complex problems.

Potential opportunities include:

  • chief technical officer
  • defence procurement manager
  • engineering project manager
  • innovation and research manager
  • operations manager
  • software project manager
  • supply chain manager.