Capability Management - 8399

Program Summary

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Contact: UNSW Canberra, Student Administrative Services

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 1 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 48


Capability Management

Capability Management (Specialisation)

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Program Description

The Master of Capability Management is a postgraduate award offered by the School of Engineering and Information Technology. It is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers with appropriate undergraduate qualifications in management or a related discipline and/or extensive relevant professional experience who wish to gain a more detailed understanding of the managerial and technical skills and expertise relevant to planning and acquisition of complex technology and systems.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The Capability Management program aims to allow students to develop a high level of understanding of the issues associated with the development and management of capability and capability systems; in particular, the technical and management factors that influence the design, performance, employability, logistic supportability and technical integrity of materiel systems to achieve capability requirements.

Program Structure

Students undertaking the MCapMgt are required to complete eight coursework courses (48 UOC). Students must complete at least three of the four core courses and draw on the list of scheduled courses below to complete the remaining program requirements.

Core Courses

Capability and Technology Management students only will replace ZBUS8302 and ZBUS8147 with:

Note: Courses ZBUS8306, ZBUS8912, ZBUS8310, ZBUS8911, ZBUS8913, ZEIT8010, ZEIT8205, ZEIT8213, ZEIT8503, ZEIT8704 and ZINT8301 are only available to Capability and Technology Management College (CTMC) students or other Australian Defence Organisation personnel on approval from the Director, CTMC.

With the approval from the Director, Postgraduate Studies, School of Engineering and Information Technology, students may:

* take up to two courses (12 UOC) from other coursework programs.

* complete a research project – ZEIT8006 Project Report (Full Year) (6 UOC per semester) or ZEIT8005 Project Report (Single Session) (12 UOC in one semester) - in place of any two of the elective courses.

Academic Rules

1. Entry Requirements

1.1 To gain entry into a Masters by coursework program an applicant must:

1.1.1 Have met the requirements of a four year Bachelor degree or a Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate area with a major in a same or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution;
1.1.2 Have met the requirements of a Graduate Diploma from UNSW in a same or related discipline or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution;
1.1.3 Have met the requirements of a three year Bachelor degree at pass level, which includes a major in a same or related discipline, from a recognised tertiary institution, and have completed at least three years relevant full-time work experience;
1.1.4 Submit evidence of academic and/or professional qualifications and/or related work experience which is determined by the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree.

2. Enrolment and Progression

2.1 An application to enrol as a student for the degree shall be made on the prescribed form and lodged with Student Administrative Services by the advertised date.

2.2 A student for the degree must undertake courses and pass assessment as prescribed by UNSW.

2.3 The program of study shall total a minimum of 48 UOC.

2.4 The Academic Standing of a student shall be reviewed at the end of each session. Movement between levels of academic standing is based on progress, measured by cumulative number of failures.

3. Exit Arrangements

3.1 Students who do not complete the full Master program requirements may exit the program with a Graduate Certificate in Capability Management (7358) qualification (24 UOC). Of the four courses, students must complete a minimum of two core courses and two other courses (core or elective) from the 8399 program.

3.2 For any advanced standing granted on entry into the Masters program, a maximum of 12 UOC advanced standing can be applied to the Graduate Certificate. It is still a requirement that the student complete at least one core course at UNSW.

4. Fees

A candidate shall pay fees as determined by the UNSW Council.


For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

Faculty Regulations for Postgraduate Study via Coursework

These regulations apply to all postgraduate degrees and are to be used in conjunction with Academic Rules and Program Information. All rules in this Handbook apply to each student who enters an UNSW Canberra of ADFA postgraduate program in 2018. The rules remain applicable until the student exits their program, either by discontinuation or graduation. Students who entered a program in another year should consult the rules and regulations for that year.

Please refer to Faculty Regulations information
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