Taught course

Project Management (Mechanical Engineering)

Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

You will have at least a 2:2 UK undergraduate honours degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, computing or equivalent. Applicants with relevant and extensive professional experience in the relevant fields will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The combination of digital and physical technologies that’s driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is changing our world. It’s transporting us to an era of increasing self-optimisation and automation – with the likes of smart buildings that can monitor and reduce their own carbon footprint. Our MSc Project Management (Mechanical Engineering) is your opportunity to get on board. It’s a chance to develop new engineering and technical skills along with management of projects capabilities to succeed in this new world.

It’s one of our new project management courses – bringing vital management skills together with specialist expertise in engineering. You’ll start off by studying the fundamentals of project management. You’ll then look at the key principles and techniques associated with the successful delivery of multidisciplinary projects. You’ll then specialise in mechanical engineering, exploring the systems, materials and manufacturing techniques of the Industry 4.0 era.

Our teaching staff are professionals from a range of backgrounds, from engineering and environmental industries, to railways and digital forensics. With their support, you’ll become a rounded professional, ready to apply for project management roles in organisations globally.


Strengthen your skill set by spending time in real-life situations, applying the skills you’ve learned throughout your academic studies in a practical industry environment. This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set.

Learning things that can’t be taught or experienced in a classroom, you’ll gain hands-on experience and an inside knowledge of industrial practice. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

The University’s Careers Service will assist students in finding suitable placements. There will also be plenty of help and advice from University staff within the School of Engineering. After finding a placement, your tutors will be on hand to ensure this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations, to make sure that you get the most from your time in industry.

A placement fee of £1850 applies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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