Master of Engineering Project Management

button for easy access to information about this qualificationLeaders of 21st century engineering companies need to be technically proficient individuals understanding design, funding, engineering and assembly processes. They also need advanced communication skills and the ability to manage and motivate the people delivering engineering products.

The Master of Engineering Project Management is the first of its kind in New Zealand. It’s intended to attract a range of engineering professionals for career development. The qualification is delivered by the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences but can incorporate appropriate business papers. The programme has two aims – to provide an exciting career development opportunity for practising engineering project managers aspiring to senior positions, and to provide recent graduate engineers with business and project management skills for modern engineering companies.

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK1317
Level: 9
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Career opportunities

  • Project managers
  • Engineering managers
  • Process management
  • Managers/leaders of engineering business units

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the Master of Engineering Project Management an applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:

(a)    a relevant four-year bachelor’s degree or
(b)    a relevant bachelor’s degree with honours or
(c)    a relevant postgraduate diploma
(d)    relevant project engineering or managerial professional experience approved by the dean (or representative).

An applicant must normally have completed the admission qualification in 1(a), (b) or (c) above with a B grade average or higher.

Guidelines to entry


This qualification is designed to be flexible and fit in with a working professional’s life while providing full time students with structured teaching to facilitate study. Many papers are delivered as block courses. Professionals who will find this qualification ideal include: engineering managers; process engineers; manufacturing managers; technical managers and their organisations.

ENGE813 Advanced Integrated Project Management (15 points)
ENGE814 Economics and Finance for Engineers (15 points)
ENGE815 Engineering Corporate Social Responsiblity (15 points)
ENGE986 Project in Engineering Project Management (45 points)

SELECT 30 points from:

BSYS840 Information Technology Management (7.5 points)
ENBU812 Engineering Resource Efficiency (15 points)
ENBU821 Supply Chain Management for Construction (15 points)
EMPL840 Employment Relations (7.5 points)
ENGE816 Specialist Readings: Engineering Project Management (15 points)
HRMG840 Human Resource Management (7.5 points)
MGMT849 Operations and Management (7.5 points)

Master of Engineering Project Management

Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.

Additional course information can also be found here.

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers (not all papers listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year).

Please contact the Programme Administrator, Shirley Liew for programme information and availability of papers.

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.39pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.