Master of Management for Engineers

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Brisbane and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCC74
First-year fee
A$34,200 ifyf
Two men in hard hats standing on the edge of an industrial shipping port, the ocean and a silo are in the background.


Whether you are a qualified engineer with management experience or an aspiring leader, the Master of Management for Engineers is the ideal course to advance your career.

This course is designed specifically for engineers who wish to complement their technical or engineering qualifications with business management skills. It is ideal for those seeking professional development or who want to enhance their career opportunities and improve employability.

During the course, you will develop knowledge and skills in management and business by studying units in human resource management, marketing and digital communications, managing people, and business analytics. You will examine contemporary business issues, practices and processes including regionalisation, emerging new world markets, global governance and globalisation, underpinned by sustainable business development. You will also complete a capstone unit focusing on strategic solutions for sustainable organisations, to prepare you for employment in a world where sustainability plays a critical role in organisations.

Designed to cover a broad range of core units, you will also have the flexibility to choose electives from a pool of management-related units, and project management, allowing you to design your degree around your career aspirations and interests.

Throughout the course, your learning will be enhanced through practical learning opportunities. Gain exposure to real-world examples of engineering and other technology companies through case studies, guest speakers from industry and capstone units to contextualise your learning to your career. You can also choose to complete a 10-week business internship, to gain real-world work experience in an Australian organisation.

Enjoy the flexibility to study online from your home country or on-campus. Plus, take advantage of CQU’s three terms across the year to study the Master of Management for Engineers, when and how it suits you.

Study the Master of Management for Engineers at CQUniversity


The Master of Management for Engineers degree is aimed at people who have a previous qualification in engineering or any other sort of technical area, but it basically gives them a management understanding so they can move into leadership and management positions in any kind of industry, and it really nicely complements the technical qualifications from before.

In the Master of Management for Engineers, the students will study a few engineering subjects but the majority of the subjects are in the Business School, so they will study anything from business communications over marketing to human resource management.

They learn about career development, they'll study innovation, entrepreneurship and then they get a chance to choose electives of whatever area they are interested in.

We have a good connection with industries across the country. We send our students to internships with various different companies.

The international students find the internship very important. They get to experience managerial roles, they get to work with managers and companies. They get to network so they meet people that might give them opportunities later on and a lot of our students actually get offered a full-time job before they've even finished their internship.

The internship host organisations generally really like our graduates. They always find them very polite. They find them very well prepared. They obviously have areas to improve because they’re brand-new employees, but they get given feedback and our students are pretty good at dealing with that feedback and improving.

The University found me a perfect host company based on my CV and my skills. I got interviewed by them once and then I got selected for the company.

The internship program offered by this course made me choose this University because the internship in Nepal, it's not like here. After my graduation I would plan to be managing a company, an engineering company.

A lot of our staff are currently still also working in industry, so they also bring in their experience and their examples and their expertise from industry into the classroom.

Sometimes we have guest lecturers. Yes, sometimes we have guest speakers that have been sourced from contacts that we know from our industry networks.

For someone like me who is thinking to study in CQUniversity, I would advise them to study the Master of Management for Engineers because the course and the course content and the opportunities that's given to you from CQUniversity will help you achieve your career ambitions.

It is a great course. It is a Business School qualification so that complements probably the more technical engineering school qualification that students might have had previously.

It gives a really broad understanding and knowledge of business and management. Very transferable skills, excellent opportunities for getting a good job afterwards, so yes, do it.

  • Bijay Bhattarai
    CQUniversity found me a perfect internship in mechanical engineering. I communicated with the workshop employees, technicians and ensured everything was delivered on time. CQU provided the knowledge and I was able to apply the learning, in particular within the area of production improvement.

    Bijay Bhattarai

    Master of Management for Engineers I Nepal

Career Opportunities

On completing a Master of Management for Engineers, you will be qualified to manage engineering projects in industry and government. The acquired knowledge and developed skills may also be applied to areas other than engineering.

Structure & Availability

You are required to complete a total of 14 core units and two electives.

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Business Internship - BUSN20020

This is a 12cp unit. You will be placed in a company for a 10-week internship requiring 4 days per week working within the host company (approximately 290 hours over 10 weeks). You will also undertake an applied research project based on a particular issue within your host organisation. You must undertake this unit in the final trimester of your course.

CQUniversity and our internship partners will find a suitable internship for you. Find out more about our internship program.


Recommended study

No information is available at this time.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must have:

  • A completed three year bachelor degree in engineering, engineering technology, or in a Technology (Specialisation) related discipline, from an Australian university or college, or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ‐ Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) ‐ Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub‐score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

There are no specific security requirements for this course.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$17,160
International Indicative First Year FeeA$34,200

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.