Master of Engineering Project Management

The Master of Engineering Project Management (MEPM) is the first of its kind in New Zealand. MEPM is intended to attract a range of engineering professionals for career development, including mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and chemical engineers etc. The qualification is delivered by the School of Engineering but can incorporate appropriate Business papers.

The programme has two aims.  Firstly to provide an exciting career development opportunity for practicing engineering project managers aspiring to senior positions. Secondly 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: 29 February 2016 and 18 July 2016

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.

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.

709400 Advanced Integrated Project Management (30 points)
709401 Economics and Finance for Engineers (15 points)
709402 Engineering Corporate Social Responsiblity (15 points)
709403 Project in Engineering Project Management (30 points)

ELECTIVE PAPERS, 30 points from:

709404 Specialist Readings: Engineering Project Management (15 points)
BSYS840 Information Technology Management (7.5 points)
EMPL840 Employment Relations (7.5 points)
ENBU812 Engineering Resource Efficiency (15 points)
HRMG840 Human Resource Management (7.5 points)
MGMT849 Operations and Management (7.5 points)
MGMT851 Supply Chain Management (7.5 points)

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.

Career opportunities

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

Last updated: 20-Nov-2015 11.28am

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