Master of Engineering Project Management

Engineering Project Management is designed to meet the needs of engineers in disciplines requiring an advanced understanding of the theoretical and practical principles of the project management function.

You will learn the key competencies required to manage a project from start to finish, including skills in risk management, communication and how to work with a client. This includes understanding the whole process of project procurement, project team leadership skills, establishment of staff employment conditions and development of appropriate mechanisms and styles for project management. The program has been designed in conjunction with industry practitioners and is taught by staff and guest lecturers with extensive experience in industry, offering a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field.

Career Outcomes

You will be equipped to tackle leadership roles in project delivery function, across the full scope of a project, from conception to completion. Project Management is a highly-paid career choice and you will find employment opportunities in companies such as SKM, KPMG, Grocon, Arup, Worley Parsons, the World Bank and Asia Bank.

Engineering Project Management Career Pathways brochure 757kb pdf

1 year full-time
Available part-time.
Semester 1, Semester 2
Australian Fee: $29,216 per annum ($3,652 per subject) (2015)
International Fee: $35,936 per annum (2015)

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Entry Requirements

A four year undergraduate degree in Engineering or an appropriate discipline with an average grade of 65% (or University of Melbourne equivalent).


A three-year undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline with an average grade of 65% (or University of Melbourne equivalent) with at least two years of full-time, relevant and documented work experience since graduation.

English Language Requirements

All students studying at the University of Melbourne must satisfy the University’s English language entry requirements. For graduate entry, Engineering offers an alternative.

Engineering English Language Entry Requirements

Course Structure

Students will complete a one year (100 point) full-time (or part-time equivalent) program, consisting of eight subjects of 12.5 points each. Students take two core subjects (totaling 25 points), at least two project management electives (totaling 25 points) and a maximum of four other electives (totaling 50 points).

Themes covered include: initiation of projects, methods and techniques to control time, cost and quality, resource management and long-term stewardship of assets.

For further information on course structures and subjects:

University Handbook listing

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Sheyam Gunaratnam

A course with positive career impact

Civil engineering graduate Sheyam Gunaratnam chose the Master of Engineering Project Management to further his studies in a field that was relevant to his profession as an engineer. His studies have had a positive impact on his career in the resource industry.

“I have been fortunate to undertake my studies part-time whilst working full-time. This has been incredibly beneficial to me as it has allowed me to immediately apply learned theories to practice. In addition, the interaction I’ve had with industry- experienced lecturers and students in the course has been a real advantage.”

Sheyam Gunaratnam

Graduate Civil Engineer

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