Interested in managing engineering projects and teams? The Master of Engineering Science (Management) will sharpen your business acumen and develop your understanding of complex engineering problems, so you can lead your company or industry into the future.

  • This two-year program is designed for applicants with an approved bachelor's degree in engineering. You also need to have completed your undergraduate degree in one of the fields offered in this program. For details, check the Program Rules.
  • Complete a range of advanced engineering courses from one of the following fields: Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Undeclared (chemical, civil, materials, mechanical, and mechatronic engineering).
  • Study your choice of business courses covering topics from international business, marketing, management, communication, innovation, entrepreneurship, and more. In total, there are nearly 50 business courses to choose from.
  • Undertake a supervised research project relevant to your engineering field. You'll be expected to systematically plan and manage all aspects of your project, and to clearly explain your findings and what they contribute to your field.

Develop advanced engineering skills along with key business management competencies, so you can take the next step in your engineering career.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The Faculty of Engineering was ranked 40th in the world by faculty in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings. Our engineering academics also scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA Outcomes, which means our research is internationally significant.

  • State-of-the-art facilities

    During your studies, you'll learn in the $135 million Advanced Engineering Building – a state-of-the-art facility and "living laboratory" that combines teaching and research spaces. We've also got a dedicated Extension Learning Centre for engineering students.

  • Employability

    Industry engagement

    You need to complete a minimum of 60 days professional practice during your engineering studies. We maintain a strong engagement program with organisations including Boeing, Deloitte, Energex, Ernst and Young, Google, Lend Lease, the Queensland Government, and Rio Tinto.

  • Diversity

    We're a diverse bunch

    UQ is the leading choice for women in engineering in Australia and hosts more than 1000 international students from 120 different countries.

Fields of study for this program

Fields of study for this program

There are 3 fields of study available in the Master of Engineering Science (Management).

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Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Engineering Science (Management) have developed the advanced knowledge needed to cross disciplinary boundaries and undertake sophisticated and complex engineering work.

Graduates not only have technical expertise, but also have a combination of business, problem-solving and interpersonal skills to understand markets and develop productive relationships with customers, suppliers, business partners and colleagues.

Because the program has a strong emphasis on research and research skills, other students work in research or advisory positions, or choose to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program.


Entry requirements


Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in Engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Engineering Science (Management) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Engineering Science (Management). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Engineering Science (Management) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Engineering Science (Management).

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Electrical Engineering

Courses in this field of study cover traditional areas of electrical engineering – including power systems, electronics and signal processing – as well as more specialised areas such as biomedical technologies, computer systems, software, and telecommunications. This field of study is intended to extend graduate career opportunities in areas including telecommunications, electronics, computer hardware, control systems, or power systems.

Software Engineering

This field of study consists of an extensive menu of intermediate- and advanced-level courses, which are designed to build on your existing engineering skills. In total, there are nearly 40 courses to choose from. Specific topics include operating systems, artificial intelligence, information systems, implementing compilers and interpreters for programming languages, and many more. Graduates typically work for global companies, state and federal government departments, and in many small, specialised and emerging companies.


The Undeclared field of study is intended to develop advanced skills in engineering analysis and problem solving. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in solving advanced technical challenges, managing projects and overseeing teams. As a student in this field, you'll develop greater understanding of complex engineering problems and gain practical experience and knowledge of advanced engineering tools and processes. You'll also acquire mathematical and experimental skills, and advanced materials knowledge. Engineering disciplines available in the Undeclared field include: chemical engineering, civil engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechatronic engineering.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

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