Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
City
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

We will be offering the Master of Engineering Project Management from Semester Two 2018.

New Zealand is recognised as a global leader in innovative project management approaches, delivering world-class projects across all engineering disciplines. Develop your skills and credentials as a professional project manager, able to lead and direct multi-disciplinary engineering projects.

This programme provides students with the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to succeed in project management in a variety of industries. Focusing on two key project management practices, Waterfall and Agile, this programme enables students to work towards industry-recognised professional certification.

Students will gain sound fundamentals in project management concepts and application, whilst completing a spectrum of elective courses that broaden acquisition of knowledge and skills within the engineering project management specialisation.

A project towards the end of your programme enables you to apply your theoretical skills to real-world industry projects, and consolidates your learning.

Programme structure

This programme is offered in two forms, to suit the existing qualifications and experience of candidates.

  • 120 points for candidates with a four-year bachelors (honours) degree.
  • 180 points for candidates with a three-year bachelors degree.

You will complete four 15-point core courses, and either two 15-point electives for the 120-point programme or six 15-point electives for the 180-point programme. You can view what selections are available in the 'courses' tab.

For both programmes you will also complete a 30-point project, which will consolidate your learning and allow you to apply your skills in a real-world setting.

120 point programme

Project 30 points

  • Name:
    Compulsory project course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    30 pts

Core 60 points

  • Name:
    Core course
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Core course
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Core course
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Core course
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

Electives 30 points

  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

180 point programme

Project 30 points

  • Name:
    Compulsory project course
    Type:
    Compulsory degree component
    Points:
    30 pts

Core 60 points

  • Name:
    Core course
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Core course
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Core course
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Core course
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

Electives 90 points

  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or relevant honours degree

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Relevant bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A BE or BE(Hons)
  • An honours degree in a relevant discipline
  • A postgraduate diploma in a relevant discipline

You will need a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III.

Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, applied science, architecture, commerce, construction, information technology, science and technology.

You will also need at least two years’ relevant professional experience.

You must have completed a bachelors degree in a relevant discipline with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage II.

Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, applied science, architecture, commerce, construction, information technology, science and technology.

You will also need at least two years’ relevant professional experience.

Other pathways to study

In some circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have not completed a relevant bachelors degree but have a GPA of at least 4.0 and two years' relevant professional experience.

In exceptional circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have not completed a bachelors degree, but have attained extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience in the engineering profession deemed equivalent to the entry requirements. An interview may be required.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a four-year bachelors degree in engineering at a recognised university (or similar institution) that includes:

  • Broad coverage in your first year of the foundational science topics that underpin engineering disciplines: mathematical modelling, chemical and materials science, electrical engineering theory, mechanics, programming, and engineering design
  • One year of postgraduate-level study
  • A research project or dissertation comprising at least one-quarter of the final year

You will need a GPA of 4.0.

Alternatively, you must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, in a relevant discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPA of 4.0.

Relevant disciplines include applied science, architecture, commerce, construction, information technology, science and technology.

You will also need at least two years' professional engineering experience.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0.

Relevant disciplines include applied science, architecture, commerce, construction, engineering, information technology, science and technology.

You will also need at least two years' professional engineering experience.

Other pathways to study

In some circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have not completed a relevant bachelors degree but have a GPE of at least 4.0 and two year’s work experience in engineering.

In exceptional circumstances, we will consider you for entry if you have not completed a bachelors degree, but have attained extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience in the engineering profession deemed equivalent to the entry requirements. An interview may be required.

How much does a Master of Engineering Project Management cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$10,124.40*

International students
NZ$39,584.40*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: Amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018
Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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Project course options

  • ENGGEN 792 Research Project (Semester One and Two)
  • ENGGEN 794 Research Project (Semester One and Two)

Core course options

  • CIVIL 703 Project Management (Semesters One and Two)
  • ENGGEN 731 Agile & Lean Project Management (Semester One) 
  • ENGGEN 730 Management Skills for Project Professionals (Semesters One and Two) 
  • ENGGEN 736 Research Implementation & Dissemination (Semesters One and Two; offered from 2019)

Elective course options

  • CIVIL 708 Work Based Learning (Semesters One and Two)
  • CIVIL 716 Engineering Risk Management (Semester Two)
  • CIVIL 704 Advanced Topics in Project Management (Semester Two)
  • CIVIL 709 Cost Engineering (Semester Two)
  • ENGGEN 705 Advanced Innovation & New Product Development (Semester Two)
  • ENGGEN 732 Systems Thinking & Project Business Case (Semester One)
  • ENGGEN 733 Organisational Strategic Management of Projects (Semester One)​
  • ENGGEN 734 Engineering Contracts for Project Managers (Semester Two)
  • ENGGEN 735 Project Management Case Studies (Semester One)
  • ENGSCI 755 Decision Making in Engineering (Semester Two)
  • MECHENG 752 Technology Management (Semester One)

Where could this programme take you?

You will gain competencies in all aspects of portfolio, programme and project management, and will be familiar with a broad range of tools, techniques and methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall. Our graduates will have the skills needed to succeed as a project manager in the engineering sector.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Engineering manager
  • Portfolio manager
  • Programme manager
  • Project director
  • Project manager

Kickstart your career in Engineering Project Management with our new Masters programme, starting in July 2018.

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