Master of Capability Management

Capitalising on Capabilities

In an increasingly competitive business environment, there is a need to structure, combine and leverage internal and external resources for the purpose of creating value for stakeholders and maximise competitive advantage. Capability management balances the sustainable use of these resources and the development of future capabilities with current operational requirements to meet strategic business objectives.  

The Master of Capability Management at UNSW Canberra is designed for students 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. 

This program will provide you with a high level of understanding of the issues associated with the development and management of capability and capability systems. You will explore the technical and management factors that influence the design, performance, employability, logistic supportability and technical integrity of materiel systems to achieve capability requirements. 

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You can find more information on this degree on the UNSW Handbook.

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Students undertaking Master of Capability Management are required to complete 48 Units of Credit (UOC) by completing eight 6-UOC courses from the list in the Handbook entry for the program (see the list in Course Availability below). 

In the Master of Capability Management program, students must complete three of the core courses and five elective courses. Not all elective courses will be available in a particular year. 

The courses in the program may be taken in any order but it is recommended that the three core courses are completed first, followed by the five elective courses. 

With the approval of the Program Coordinator, students may take up to two elective courses (12 UOC) from other coursework programs. 

*Please Note: Program rules are subject to change, students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the year they were admitted into the program.

Core Semester 1 - 2023 Semester 2 - 2023
Business of Managing Projects Distance Mode Distance Mode
Logistics Management  Distance Mode Not Offered
Systems Engineering Practice Distance Mode Not Offered
Requirements Practice Distance Mode

Distance Mode


Electives Semester 1 - 2023 Semester 2 - 2023
Strategic Management Distance Mode Distance Mode
Finance and Investment Appraisal Not Offered Distance Mode
Change Management  Distance Mode Not Offered
Strategic Procurement and Outsourcing Distance Mode Not Offered
Commercial Skills in the Public Sector

Not Offered

Not Offered
Asset Management  Not Offered Distance Mode
Leadership Change & Innovation  Not Offered Not Offered
Cyber Operations Not Offered Not Offered
Reliability Engineering Fundamentals Distance Mode Not Offered
Software Project Management Distance Mode  Not Offered
Reliability Program Management Distance Mode Not Offered
Test and Evaluation Distance Mode Not Offered
Project Administration  Not Offered Distance Mode
Project Management Body of Knowledge Distance Mode Distance Mode
Evidence-based Decision Making Distance Mode Not Offered
Capability Option Analysis Not Offered Distance Mode
Decision Making Analytics  Distance Mode Not Offered
Simulation  Not Offered Distance Mode
Simulation Applications Distance Mode  Not Offered


Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements.