Taught course

Engineering Project Management

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content


The combination of digital and physical technologies that is driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is changing our world. Our MSc Engineering Project Management offers the opportunity to develop management skills to implement technical strategies in projects across the engineering sector. 

This course explores specialist challenges to the key objectives of innovation and sustainability in the delivery of new engineering systems, products, enterprises, and services for Industry 4.0. Throughout this course, you’ll develop specialist skills for the management of multidisciplinary projects along with techniques to manage the operational and developmental phases of product and system life cycles. 

Our teaching staff come from a range of professional backgrounds with active networks in various sectors, from manufacturing engineering and environmental industries, to railways and built environment. Together, this multidisciplinary group will help you to become a rounded professional, ready to apply for engineering management roles in organisations across the world.

Optional industry placement year

The optional industry placement provides the opportunity to apply academic knowledge in the workplace, as well as acquire additional specialist expertise and transferable skills through responsibilities and contributions to the employer’s business.  

Following the completion of the taught elements of your MSc course, you can gain additional practice credits by working for a minimum of 36 weeks and a maximum of 42 weeks (excluding paid and statutory holidays) in an industrial setting, relevant to your course. This optional placement year is only available if you start the course in the September intake.

You’ll be responsible for searching and applying for advertised placement opportunities, supported by a dedicated Placement Team at the University’s Careers and Employability Service, along with academic staff. All placements are approved and monitored in accordance with the University’s Institutional Code of Practice for Placement and Work‐Based Learning, including additional checks for international students on study visas. 

Once you have secured an approved placement, an academic tutor and workplace mentor will be identified. The academic tutor will provide support and progress checks.  

A placement fee of £1,850 applies. 

Career prospects

Graduates with a mix of theoretical and practical engineering skills and a good grasp of modern management techniques are in high demand across the industry. 

We’ve developed this course aligned with the Association for Project Management and Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge to meet the requirements of international industry and professional project management institutes. As such, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a variety of project management roles within engineering and the wider sphere of Industry 4.0. 

Some of our graduates have gone to work in a variety of industries from leading global technology companies to sustainable construction consultancy, and global healthcare facilities management to digital transformation services. We have supported them to secure roles such as assistant project planner, project manager, building services engineer, net zero assessor, and site engineer, to name a few.  

Fees and funding

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969