Project Management - CVENFT8338

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 8338 - Engineering Science


Master of Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

This specialisation is designed for graduates who intend pursuing a professional career in project management in either the public or private sector, at various levels of responsibility ranging from strategic issues through to detail. The courses cover both fundamentals and applications in project management including planning, risk, contracts, people, equipment, materials, legals, finances and economics. The specialisation is designed as a professional qualification for practitioners, and is the result of extensive consultation with industry. The specialisation aims to provide participants with the skills and information to enable them to take a leading role in industry.


Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 65% average*.

* NOTE: Minimum 65% average is determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. For entry details (particularly for South Asian students) please click here.

Stream Structure

MEngSc students must complete a total of 96UOC of courses. Students can apply for up to 48UOC of credit in accordance with the UNSW Admission to Coursework Program Policy and Procedure. (For example, students who have completed the 4 year Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree at UNSW or an equivalent qualification would be entitled to the maximum advanced standing.)

Please note that the availability of the courses may vary from semester to semester and courses may be offered in alternate years.

Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - minimum 24 UOC (4 courses) chosen from the following:

Note: Disciplinary knowledge courses can be substituted with Advanced Disciplinary knowledge courses unless a specific Disciplinary knowledge course is prescribed in your offer letter or is listed as a compulsory component of the program.

Advanced Specialisation Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - minimum 24 UOC (4 courses) chosen from the following:

Research-based Courses - 18UOC:
Students may substitute:
for GSOE9010 Eng PG Coursework Res Skills if they have advanced standing for their undergraduate research project.

Electives - 24UOC

Students may choose any course for which they are eligible to enrol, as electives, including any of the courses listed above.

At least 6 UOC must be taken from the Engineering & Technical Management Courses. For the Project Management specialisation we recommend the following Engineering and Technical management courses:
In addition, students may select any ETM elective in the consolidated Faculty list with approval.

Electives - Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses

Exemptions or Advanced Standing

Exemptions and advanced standing rules for the stream follow the program rules. A student may apply for exemptions. Students with a four year honours degree (for example in Civil Engineering) can obtain a maximum of 48 UOC of exemptions. Full details are noted on the program handbook page.

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