The Master of Engineering Management is a practical and unique course that equips engineers with the skills they need to reach management positions in their field. It focuses on resolving real industry problems with live data, meaning that the course material is always current and industry-relevant.
As an engineer, you already have strong technical skills. This masters degree is designed to build upon your skill set in crucial areas such as enterprise resource planning, data analytics, asset management and research-based problem solving.
With learning outcomes developed by practising industry experts, the Master of Engineering Management is suited to professionals from all streams of engineering, including civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as construction and IT.
You can gain entry into the Master of Engineering Management with a recognised four-year full time (or equivalent) bachelor degree (or higher) in engineering.
As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Queensland University of Technology will offer Women in STEM Leadership Scholarships to a number of women who enrol to study a Master of Engineering online.
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You can study full time, part time or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, depending on what is happening in your life at the time. Choose up to two units every teaching period, factoring in approximately 12–15 hours of study per week and unit.
Enterprise Systems are now essential infrastructure to both large as well as to small-to-medium (SME) organisations, as they realise the necessity of a single central database instead of a large number of separate databases. By integrating core business processes in one single application, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) helps companies maximise the efficiency of business processes across the entire organisation including increases in on-time delivery, productivity, forecasting demand and production capacity.
This unit aims to provide the fundamental understanding of various Enterprise Systems, functions and modules and how they can be integrated in a business context. You will be trained to develop a real life ERP system based on actual data from industry. This unit will also aims to help you to refine your communication and group work skills, and assist in the development of research-based skills. This is a core unit for Master of Engineering Management.
This unit introduces project management as a fundamental skill for all postgraduate coursework students of the built environment and engineering. It also supports other disciplines including Business, Health, and Law. The unit provides an overview of the project management methodologies, frameworks, processes and key knowledge areas.
This unit introduces knowledge management as an innovative process that needs to be closely aligned to organisation goals. The development of knowledge management systems requires a sound understanding of the various building blocks of knowledge management. The unit introduces critical building blocks such as knowledge identification, development, preservation, representation, distribution and sharing. All engineering managers must have the fundamental skills and knowledge to understand, design, develop and manage knowledge management systems in an organisation. This unit provides an understanding of the complex issues of knowledge management that are essential to the career advancement of engineering managers. In addition, the unit also introduces organisational culture and behavioral charges that are needed to transform a traditional organisation to a knowledge-oriented enterprise.
To grow in the highly competitive global marketplace, organisations must maximise customer value and product quality. Total Quality Management (TQM) advocates the enterprise make optimum use of resources, technology, equipment and the skills and knowledge of employees, suppliers and customers. The Total Quality Management unit provides an understanding of the underlying philosophy, theory and practice of modern-day quality-management process.
Quality management has evolved beyond its roots in statistics and the quality control functions. Many consider TQM to be a framework for excellent management. The main themes of TQM are: a data-based approach to problem solving, an emphasis on organisational and behavioural considerations, a customer-oriented market-sensitive approach to designing and delivering both products and services, and finally, a desire and system approach for continual improvement. TQM practice is a pathway to the achievement of world-class competitiveness.
Professionals are often involved in the management of infrastructure including transportation, water, energy, buildings and telecommunications. In today's business environment, the efficient maintenance and management of these assets and associated risks is critical. Professionals need to know how to manage the whole of life cycle of assets, organise maintenance based on condition and reliability assessments, and create as well as implement effective asset management and maintenance plans so as to meet the business objectives of the organisation.
In this unit, you will gain skills in problem identification, research design and planning, literature search and communication through reports and presentations, which are essential for engineers in all disciplines. This unit centres on developing areas that are in demand in contemporary engineering workplaces, such as practice-based research methods applied to solve discipline-specific, real-world problems.
This is the first semester of a two-semester project unit. It provides experience in solving advanced engineering management problems and the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained throughout the Master of Engineering Management.
Management approaches and tools can be used to solve problems that confront engineers. However, the management approach needs identifying and justifying before it can be implemented. The ability to frame a management approach to an engineering problem is essential to professional practice. From a learning perspective, one of the most effective ways of achieving this is to investigate an authentic engineering problem that is relevant to your profession.
This unit forms the second semester of the Master of Engineering Management project. Engineering management approaches and tools will be used to solve problems that confront engineers. The tools were identified and the project framed in Semester 1 and they are applied in this unit. The ability to frame an engineering management approach to an engineering problem is essential to professional practice. From a learning perspective, one of the most effective ways of achieving this is to investigate an authentic engineering problem that is relevant to the profession.
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