Manufacturing Engineering and Management

Master of Engineering Science
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Siaham Si – Master of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

I chose to undertake a postgraduate degree at UNSW to be exposed to new technologies, cultures and an entirely different academic system where I could truly test myself. My time as a postgraduate student certainly proved to be a great challenge.

Siaham Siraj

Manufacturing engineers are involved in all facets of production and have a broad knowledge of the design and operation of machines and systems, which means they often manage multidisciplinary teams. This program integrates engineering, technology and management, providing students with a grounding in everything from product design to manufacture, sales and distribution.

This program covers a range of essential topics in product and process design, manufacture and delivery. It’s aimed at achieving quality, timely arrival, minimum costs and flexible manufacturing with courses suited to management roles.  

The Master of Engineering Science program promotes flexible learning as a keystone of the program – it is designed for students who already have a four year accredited engineering degree and who now wish to broaden their job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation.  This program takes two years to complete (students may be granted credit for some courses. Those with a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area can apply for credit of up to 50% of a program); it is a non-accredited program, and industrial training is not required.

The typical program structure comprises 16 courses, broken down into: four Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, three Research Courses and four Engineering and Technical Management Electives.


Required Background

Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 70% average in one of the following:

- Aerospace Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronic Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Naval Engineering

Sample Program Outlines*

Choose 4 or 5 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MANF4100Design and Analysis of Product-Process Systems
MANF4430Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
MANF4611Process Modelling and Simulation
MANF6860Strategic Manufacturing Management
MMAN4400Engineering Management
ZEIT8231Test and Evaluation (Distance Only)

Choose 4 or 5 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MANF9400Industrial Management
MANF9420Operations and Supply Chain Management in Engineering
MANF9472Production Planning and Control
MANF9543Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacture
MANF9544Concurrent Product and Process Development

Choose at least 1 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreEngineering and Technical Management Elective
ZEIT8031Reliability Engineering Fundamentals (Distance ONLY)
ZEIT8226Systems Engineering Practice (Distance ONLY)

Choose up to 3 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Courses can be chosen from Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge course list
Courses can be chosen from Engineering and Technical Management course list
Students can also choose other courses from across the Faculty if they meet the requirements for the course

Choose 2 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN9001MEngSc Project A
MMAN9002MEngSc Project B

Choose 1 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
GSOE9010Engineering Postgrad Coursework Research Skills
GSOE9011Engineering PGCW Research Skills (online)
GSOE9220Launching a startupGSOE9220 can be taken if student is exempt from completing the masters thesis project.

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

† Minimum 70% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 75% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.