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Master of Engineering Project Management

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

120 credit hours

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

A career-focused qualification that brings together coursework and a project designed to prepare students for careers in international project management and leadership of major projects.

Programme overview

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.

Study the Health Projects specialisation

The New Zealand Ministry of Health needs your leadership to successfully implement critical health projects. The Auckland District Health Board will provide four University of Auckland students with paid internships while they study for a Master of Engineering Project Management, Health Projects specialisation. Learn more about the Health Projects specialisation in the tab below.

Study this programme online

The Master of Engineering Project Management is also available through Auckland Online. This will allow you to complete the programme through a set of 100% online courses. Learn about the Master of Engineering Project Management Online.

The Master of Engineering Project Management (MEPM) is globally accredited by the Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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

Project 30 points

ENGGEN 792/794

Core 60 points

ENGGEN 730 Management Skills for Project Professionals

ENGGEN 736 Research Implementation and Dissemination

ENGGEN 731 Agile and Lean Project Management

ENGGEN 742 Project Management

ENGGEN 740 Project Management Bodies of Knowledge

Electives 30 points

ENGGEN 705 Engineering Product Development

ENGGEN 732 Systems Thinking and Project Business Case

ENGEN 734 Engineering Contracts for Project Managers

ENGEN 737 Engineering Risk Management

ENGGEN 739 Cost Engineering

ENGGEN 741 Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

ENGSCI 755 Decision Making in Engineering

ENGGEN 769 Research Methods for Engineers

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

Master of Engineering Project Management

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

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

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.

Taught 180 points:

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.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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