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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.

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.



Study Level


Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Semester 1, Semester 2

Academic Calendar

UNSW Canberra Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Capability Management - MCapMgt

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Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

1. Core courses - 18 to 24 UOC
2. Prescribed elective courses - 24 to 30 UOC

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Prescribed Electives

Prescribed Electives description.

Students must take at least 24 UOC, up to a maximum of 30 UOC of the following courses.

Capability and Technology Management College

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.

Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements

Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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