Choose Master of Engineering Management at LaTrobe

Equip yourself with the tools you’ll need to become a leader in the engineering industry, managing projects across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.

La Trobe University’s flexible degree will help you build your technical proficiency in electronics, telecommunications, or computer engineering and develop skills to manage innovation within your organisation.

You'll study the foundations of good management through accounting, finance and marketing subjects, and then go on to more detailed engineering and business subjects. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an independent design project to give you practical experience and deeper knowledge.

Led by a team of highly experienced teaching staff with expertise in both business and engineering, this course will equip you to integrate your technical and business knowledge in the engineering industry. La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations.

Career opportunities

Engineering managers integrate their technical and business skills to develop, implement and manage engineering strategies and operations and could find work in the following areas:

  • communication
  • defence organisations
  • design
  • electronics and microelectronics
  • manufacturing
  • medical
  • mining
  • professional, scientific and technical services
  • quality control
  • research and development
  • the automotive industry.

Course Description

The Master of Engineering Management degree is for students seeking to develop knowledge and skills in management and leadership in the engineering and related industries.Starting with the core foundation knowledge required of all managers whatever the context, the course then goes on to provide the opportunity for you to develop knowledge in more specialised areas of both management and engineering.

The primary objectives of the course are to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage organisational activities in the engineering industry, and to further develop your engineering expertise at a postgraduate coursework level.

Admissions Requirements

Minimum entry requirements

A four-year Australian Bachelors degree in electronics, telecommunications or computer engineering, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field, or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second-year level and basic programming skills in C or C++.

Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or relevant employment experience of at least 5 years.

Minimum advanced standing requirements

Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in the form of a four-year Australian Bachelors degree in an engineering related field, or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field, or an approved equivalent qualification and have completed management studies at an appropriate level may be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the first semester of the course. A minimum background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second-year level and basic programming skills in C or C++ is also required. In such cases, those students granted advanced standing will complete 180 credit points in the MEM, with 60 credit points of advanced standing for the management subjects.

Applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant and cognate business experience may be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.

Course Requirements

  • The degree requires the completion of 16 subjects totalling 240 credit points.
  • The duration of the course is 1.5 years of full-time study for cognate students and 2 years for non-cognate students.
  • The course can be commenced in semester 1, semester 2 or the summer semester.
  • Subjects denoted with an * are foundation subjects. If a student wishes to commence the course in the Summer semester, they must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit) for the four foundation subjects.
  • LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
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