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Engineering Management

An exciting collaboration between the University’s Business School and School of Engineering, this course aims to give engineers a deeper understanding of business and management.

You will study a number of engineering and management units that will develop your business skills in an engineering context. The flexible nature of the course means you may select any advanced engineering units to study from a large suite of approved units.

The business theory covers the key components of business and management and gives engineers valuable knowledge and insights into how people and organisations behave, an understanding of the financial issues facing business and the know-how to improve management skills. You will carry out a research project which can be academic or industry-based.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:2 UK Honours degree in Physics, Mathematics, or a branch of Engineering is normally required. Equivalent EU/international qualifications are also accepted.  Other professional qualifications or unclassified degrees in Engineering or Science disciplines may be considered on merit and/or with relevant professional experience.

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Course modules

This course can be taught full-time over 1 year, or part-time over 2 years. If taught full-time all units will be taken within 1 year.

Core units

  • Management Practice
  • MSc Engineering Project
  • Option units
  • Digital Signal Processing (30 credits)
  • Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Dynamics
  • Bioengineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Engineering and CPU Design
  • Embedded Systems and Systems on Chip
  • Engineering Structural Integrity
  • Manufacturing Systems Management
  • Sensing and Imaging
  • Industrial Communication Systems
  • Advanced Control and Instrumentation
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Smart Technologies for Power Management
  • Rail Infrastructure and Engineering Strategy

Optional units listed in the following curriculum structures are all approved for delivery, but may not all run/be available in any one academic session.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of written reports, oral presentations, practical assignments and written examinations.


Students often choose to buy a laptop or tablet for use on campus (approx. £800), however there are PCs on campus and students can also borrow laptops. Students may need a smart phone or wireless device to participate in interactive class quizzes, etc. All personal protection equipment (PPE) for labs and a basic toolkit is provided by the School. Laboratory and workshop consumables are also provided. All reports, etc. for assessment are submitted as electronic files except the Level 6 7 Project Report for which printing and binding costs (up to 50 pages) will be borne by the students. Costs of all materials for prototype building and the printing of posters for Employability events and graduate year books will be paid by the School.

Students may have to contribute to the cost of optional social trips organised by Student Societies. The costs of compulsory industrial visits (if any) are paid by the School or by sponsorship secured from the Professional bodies (PSRBs). Students are expected to cover the costs of attending placement interviews and any additional travel/accommodation costs incurred to take up optional short term or sandwich placements.

The School of Engineering will cover the costs associated with student/affiliate membership of one PSRB. Students will be expected to contribute to the cost of any additional memberships or enhanced PSRB membership status and to the cost of any optional professional accreditation courses in the use of software packages, etc.

Costs for student-led projects will be paid subject to approved business cases submitted by the students under the supervision of academic staff. Artefacts built for projects normally remain the property of the School, but students may be offered the opportunity to purchase them for the cost of the materials used.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc £ 9,250 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc £ 15,500 (Whole course) International 1 Years

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