College of Leadership and Management

Engineering the success of products, projects and organisations.

About the College of Leadership and Management

The College of Leadership and Management strengthens Engineers Australia's strategic priority to provide a 'professional home for life' for all engineers in Australia.

The College will be the home for engineers who are leaders in their roles in the community, have management positions in their organisation, or who are technical specialists in an area not already covered by existing Colleges.

The College will:

  • Promote expectations of excellence in engineering leadership and management.
  • Encourage and Empower engineers to transfer their professional engineering disciplines across to management and leadership roles.
  • Attract and Retain members of Engineers Australia whose careers encompass broader disciplines and responsibilities.
  • Provide Opportunities for personal development and recognition of achievements.

Addressing economic, environmental and social imperatives and realising the opportunities that lie ahead requires innovation and the implementation of new technologies. Engineers contribute to this through leading change and engaging with other professions in the management of our institutions and organisations.

The College of Engineering Leadership and Management strengthens and promotes the value of engineers as leaders.

Engineers in a changing world

Addressing economic, environmental and social imperatives and realising the opportunities that lie ahead requires innovation - the implementation of new technologies. Engineers contribute to practical implementation of new technologies through leading change and engaging with other professions in the management of our institutions and organisations.

The College of Engineering Leadership and Management strengthens and promotes the value of engineers as leaders.

The situation facing society

Economic, environmental and social imperatives are emerging from interconnected trends such as the ones identified by Stefan Hajkowicz in his book 'Global Megatrends: Seven patterns of change shaping our future', CSIRO Publishing, Australia, 2015:

  • Increasing demand for limited natural resources
  • Threats to environment and climate
  • Rapid economic growth in the developing world
  • Aging population
  • Information and communication technology
  • Societal expectations
  • Technological advancement

Technological developments

The technological aspects of megatrends mean that the world is going through a technological revolution:

“ . . . a major upheaval of the wealth-creating potential of the economy, opening a vast innovation opportunity space and providing a new set of associated generic technologies, infrastructures and organisational principles that can significantly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of all industries and activities."

(Pérez, C. Technological Revolutions and Techno-economic Paradigms. The Other Canon Foundation, Norway and Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia 2009).

This technological revolution is part of the wherewithal to address the complex economic, environmental and social imperatives. Engineers contribute to the practical implementation of new technologies, infrastructures and organisational principles.

The role of engineers

The ability of engineers to lead change and to engage with other professions is heightened through the Engineers Australia’s College of Leadership and Management. The College will:

  • Promote expectations of excellence in engineering leadership and management.
  • Encourage and empower engineers to transfer their professional engineering disciplines across to management and leadership roles.
  • Connect engineers in leadership and management.
  • Voice issues of importance to engineering leaders.
  • Attract and Retain members of Engineers Australia whose careers encompass broader disciplines and responsibilities.
  • Provide opportunities for personal development and recognition of achievements.

Leadership in Engineering Lessons Learned by David Singleton

Join The College of Leadership and Management

If you are already a member of Engineers Australia and are interested in joining the College of Leadership and Management, please complete the expression of interest form which can be accessed via the following link:

Expression of Interest form

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I’m already a member of another College. Can I be a member of more than one College?
A. Yes you can be a member of more than one College. You can also apply to be chartered in more than one College.

Q. What is the cost to join the College of Leadership and Management?
A. There is no cost involved to become a member of the College. You just need to be a member of Engineers Australia.

Q. Who would benefit from membership of the College?
A. College membership is targeted towards both current and aspiring leaders and managers, as well as complementary technical specialists not already covered by existing Colleges.

Chartered Membership in the College of Leadership and Management

The College of Leadership and Management has been established as the College for engineers who have transitioned to management roles within their organisation and have advanced to become leaders in the engineering community.

The College of Leadership and Management is focussed on supporting and promoting engineers in leadership and management roles. The College also provides engineers in some broader technical areas of practice with a pathway to chartered status. These areas of practice may include:

  • Asset Management
  • Cost Engineering
  • Risk Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Project Management

These areas of practice are aligned with the 'management' competencies applicable to the College; in addition the technical competencies for each area of practice will be considered.

This College is a home within Engineers Australia for leadership and management specialists who can show that they are engaged in professional activities which call on their engineering qualifications and experience, either directly or indirectly, and which place demands on acquired management skills, knowledge and judgement comparable in complexity to those required for Chartered status in a technical area of practice.

Members of Engineers Australia can now apply for Chartered Status in the College of Leadership and Management, dependent on their current membership status.

To find out how to apply for Chartered Status in this College, please follow the table options below:

  1. Are you currently EngExec credentialed? Yes
  2. If not, are you currently Chartered in another College Yes
  3. If not, are you still wishing to apply for Chartered Status in this College? Yes

EngExec Credentialed

If you are currently EngExec credentialed, to apply for Chartered Status in the College of Leadership and Management please send a cover email to memberservices@engineersaustralia.org.au attention Membership Assessment, stating that you would like to become Chartered in the College of Leadership and Management.

Please include your first name, surname and Membership number in the email, or date of birth if you do not know your Membership number.

If any further information is required, the Membership Assessment Team will get back to you.

Chartered in another College

If you are currently a Chartered Member of Engineers Australia in another College, to apply for Chartered Status in the Leadership and Management College you will be required to complete the Application for College Membership form under the 'Change or Add College section here' section.

When complete, please send your documents to:

Registration Team
Engineering House
11 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600

Applying for Chartered Status in the College of Leadership and Management via eChartered

To apply for Chartered Status in the College of Leadership and Management via a Stage 2 Assessment, you will be required to apply through eChartered, Engineers Australia’s online application and assessment system for Chartered status and Registration.

To apply, select ‘Leadership and Management’ at the Enrolment stage of eChartered.

Applicants who select the College of Leadership and Management will need to address the specific competencies for the college that can be found here.

If the college is selected along with a Discipline-based College, both sets of competencies will need to be addressed for each claim. Participants can split each claim into two segments to complete this task. A maximum of three segments can be created for a claim.

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