UQ’s Master of Engineering Science (Management) Program Overview

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Introduction to MeM at UQ

This technical postgraduate program is for engineers wanting to combine further studies in their field, with management or business. This program can be taken in 2 years.

The Master of Engineering Science (Management) is designed for applicants with a background in engineering. You will have an engineering degree and be looking to expand your skills in leadership and/or management. You may also be looking to broaden career options to a career beyond engineering. With a commitment to producing highly skilled and adaptable professionals, UQ’s program opens doors to a broad range of career opportunities, making its graduates sought-after contributors to the rapidly evolving field of engineering management.

Why Study MeM at UQ?


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  • Benefit from a program that offers a flexible study plan. Tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.
  • Students will develop professional engineering skills and technical expertise in their discipline through advanced and master’s level courses. Graduate with the skills required to solve complex engineering challenges in a changing world.
  • Undertake a supervised research project relevant to your engineering field. You’ll be expected to systematically plan and manage all aspects of your project, and to clearly explain your findings and what they contribute to your field.

Program Costs + Living Expenses : MeM at UQ

AUD 51,200

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AUD 15,600

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students are program-based. This means you’ll pay the same tuition fee for each course you study in your program during one academic year.

Tuition fees increase annually. The increase is usually fixed 12 months in advance, so you can plan your finances ahead of time.

To help you estimate your costs, check our indicative fees. The list shows the average annual cost and estimated total cost of tuition fees for full-time study in each of our programs.

Non-tuition fees

Non-tuition fees are other fees you may need to pay to UQ. This includes costs like:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • administrative fees.

This can also include costs for any equipment, accommodation or health insurance organised through UQ.

To help you estimate your non-tuition fees, check our indicative fees.


Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Most Australian universities charge a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

The SSAF is used to fund non-academic services for students, including sports and recreation, employment and career advice, child care and food services.

The maximum annual fee for 2023 is $326. This fee increases annually. The amount you have to pay will depend on whether you’re an internal or external student, and whether you study full-time or part-time.

Learn more about the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Administrative fees

Under certain circumstances, you may have to pay additional administrative fees for things like:

  • cancelling your enrolment
  • paying your fees late
  • adding or substituting courses.

For a full list of administrative fees, see our fee schedules.

Other expenses

There’s a range of other costs you may need to pay for, including student visa fees, accommodation, textbooks and transport. Our living costs guide can help you budget for common expenses.

Learn more about the cost of living in Brisbane

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Graduates emerge with a strong foundation in technical proficiency, complemented by critical skills in leadership, project management, and business strategy. UQ’s extensive industry connections, coupled with a focus on practical applications through industry projects and internships, ensure that students are well-prepared for the workforce. Alumni of the Master of Engineering Science (Management) program at UQ have gone on to secure rewarding positions in diverse sectors such as energy, infrastructure, consulting, and technology.

Eligibility Criteria for MeM at UQ

To be eligible for entry, you’ll need:

  • a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline (see below), or
  • a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering which includes all of the relevant discipline content.

 You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification
* Please note that if a graduate certificate (or graduate diploma) from the same program suite is used as the basis of entry into the program and you do not have a degree in the relevant discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Master’s program.

GPA equivalent

Select where you studied and your qualifications to see the GPA equivalent you need to be considered for this program.

Use the GPA equivalent as a guide. When you apply, we’ll calculate your GPA using the UQ grading scale. Any failing grades will be included. Entry requirements are subject to change.

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
  • TOEFL IBT – Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
  • TOEFL PB – Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.
  • Pearsons – Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all subbands.
  • BE – A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
  • CES – Overall 176 and 169 in all subbands.
  • OET is not accepted.

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Engineering Science (Management) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are several requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Documents required : MeM at UQ

  • Online Application: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • Application Fee: Students need to submit their application fees.
  • Statement of Purpose: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required; one letter must come from an academic source, although Stanford prefers at least two. Recommendations must be submitted online. 
  • Official GRE Test Scores: Students have to submit their GRE Test Scores.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

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Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 – May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 – November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

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Scholarships Available : MeM at UQ


Scholarships can help make your university experience more affordable. We offer more scholarships than any other university in Queensland, so it’s worth taking some time to research and apply.

Application opening and closing dates vary, so search for scholarships as early as possible to ensure you don’t miss application deadlines.

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

Financial aid

You may be eligible to apply for student loan programs offered by your home country to cover some of your educational expenses.

Learn more about financial aid programs

Specializations & Electives Offered

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering

To know more about the electives and the rest of the specializations Click here.

FAQs About MeM

You are eligible to apply if you have earned a Bachelor of Science in a similar science discipline, but you may be at a disadvantage compared to engineering majors who have applied. Please thoroughly review the requirements of the program in the MSME Graduate Handbook to help you decide if you are prepared for our program.

 Yes. Students with a BS degree are eligible to apply to the PhD program.

You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detailing these experiences on your CV (Resumé).

The deadline to submit an admission application for Engineering Science (Management) at The University of Queensland is Application deadline Term 1 (Standard Deadline) – date – 30/11/2023 ,Application deadline Term 2 (Standard Deadline) – date – 31/05/2024

One can apply for scholarships to pursue their international education at The University of Queensland by 1. Looking for country-specific scholarships by contacting the specific scholarship institutions. 2. Applying to or finding out if any subject-specific scholarships are available from the university website/ department.

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