Master of Management for Engineers

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Online and
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCC74
First-year fee
$29,058 (Indicative) (FFP)


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 qualification 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 or on-campus, with full-time and part-time study options available. Plus, take advantage of CQUni’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.

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.


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

Indicative first-year fee (FFP)

The Indicative First-Year Fee for a Full Fee Paying (FFP) Place is the approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one full-time academic year (this is usually eight units studied over two terms). Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. 

Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Part of your course costs will include Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). SSAF is charged in addition to your student contribution or tuition fees and is used to help enhance your study experience. There may also be other costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

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