Taught course

Engineering Management

Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

At least a second-class UK Honours degree in engineering or science is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent usually professional qualifications, or unclassified degrees in engineering or science with relevant professional experience are also accepted. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on merit.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

An exciting collaboration between the University’s Business School and School of Engineering, this course aims to give engineers a deeper understanding of business issues. You will study a number of engineering units to help keep your business skills and knowledge in an engineering context. The flexible nature of the course means you can choose any advanced engineering units. The business units cover the key components of business management and give engineers valuable knowledge and insights into how people and organisations behave, an understanding of financial issues facing business and know-how to improve your management skills. You will carry out a research project which can be academic or industry-based.

This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018. Please note that January starters will have a course duration of approximately 15 months.

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.

You will be assessed through a combination of written reports, oral presentations, practical assignments and written examinations. There is a dual start date of September (main intake) and January available for this course.

Career prospects

Our engineering Masters programmes are designed to meet the needs of an industry which looks to employ postgraduates who can learn independently and apply critical thinking to real-world problems.

Engineers with a strong grasp of modern management techniques as well as technical expertise are highly sought after by industry. They can work high up in the operational level of a company to implement lean, best value manufacturing techniques. The industries you will be able to enter are wide ranging and include production, process, transport, power, consumer goods, media, leisure, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.

You will also be well-placed to pursue further study such as a PhD or an Engineering doctorate.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the School of Engineering and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time UK/EU £8,460. Part-time UK/EU £1,410 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.
International students
Non-EU international £14,400.

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6249