Professor Duncan Campbell
Head of School: Engineering
Programme Name: Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) (Top-Up)
Institution: University of South Australia(UniSA) at Kaplan

What is this programme about?
The Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) programme provides indispensable engineering management skills for emerging and future leaders in industrial engineering sectors. Students are equipped with the skills and up-to date knowledge needed to strive in the highly competitive global market.

As industrial engineering undergoes increasing digital transformation, products, production and systems become increasingly complex and the supply chain shifts towards globalisation and spans multiple sectors.

Students will be provided with opportunities to integrate their knowledge and skills and apply them to a practical industry project on a topic of interest, which is identified from their workplaces with systematic and integrated support from academic and industrial supervisors.

Who should take the programme?
UniSA is one of the world’s youngest Universities, ranked 25th in the World’s Top 50 Under 50 (QS university ranking 2019) and 1st In Australia for Quality Education (2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings).

Engineering Management is a multidisciplinary discipline that combines the technological problem-solving skills of engineering with the organisational and planning abilities of management to effectively manage operational performance for any engineering forms. This programme is designed to provide an integrated professional education pathway for senior engineers seeking further enhancement of their knowledge and skills in engineering management.

Talk about an interesting module.
“Lean Six Sigma” presents the use of Six Sigma through analysing its concepts, tools and processes, and how they can be applied in improvement and design projects. It is contextualised within a case study and exposes students to recent research into Lean Six Sigma within supply chain, operations and engineering management.

In “Operations Management Systems”, students will understand the major principles in operations management, develop a strategic framework for competitiveness, apply appropriate techniques in the planning and management of operations covering process selection and facility layout selection processes, work design and measurements, and aggregate schedule and master scheduling and the principles of Just-In-Time and Lean operations.

Students can apply and integrate skills learnt in the programme to complete a practical industry project from their own workplaces.

How will the programme help me in my career?
Students will learn essential principles and advanced practical skills in the core areas of engineering management: production management, operations management, project management, total quality management, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and engineering economic analysis.

Hence, completion of the programme will position graduates competitively for the next phase of their career progression, where they can apply their engineering and technology management skills. Various career opportunities including management roles in engineering operations, quality assurance, project management, business development and energy are open to graduates.

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