Engineering management


Extend your understanding of the principles you’ll need for a successful engineering career, both locally and further abroad. Learn what it takes to lead, manage and support a diverse range of engineering activities and products throughout their life cycles.

Get work-ready

Deakin's innovative engineering management courses provide the technical and problem-solving skills to enter the workplace with confidence. You will focus on practical experience and industry-led projects that provide the knowledge and networks required to open up exceptional career opportunities in this high-growth sector.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

Our graduates get jobs. With an international engineering industry skills shortage, Deakin graduates are in demand both here in Australia and further abroad. Not only that, employers seek out Deakin graduates for their forward thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities. 

As a engineering management graduate, you can gain employment in:

  • power generation and distribution
  • electronic design
  • factory control
  • local government
  • public works
  • consulting.

Focusing on leadership

We've long-recognised the industry need for engineering graduates with strong management and leadership skills, able to devise solutions to today's challenges. As a result, our unique engineering management specialisation was developed.

Leading the way in engineering

Deakin engineering is ranked highly by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), a national research evaluation framework. ERA awarded Deakin the highest ranking possible of 5 in the categories of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering was awarded a ranking of 4 (classed above world standard), highlighting Deakin’s strength in engineering related research.

Our research excellence helps to inform our teaching curriculum to ensure undergraduate students are aware of the developments that will shape the engineering industries of the future.

Research with us

If you’ve got an interesting idea that could add a new dimension to management in engineering, why not take on a higher degree by research? We’re associated with strategic research centres including the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation and the Institute for Frontier Materials.

Learn more about researching with us

Deakin's 10% postgraduate bursary

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

Learn more about Deakin's 10% postgraduate bursary

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