Taught course

Engineering Business Management

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Management and Business Systems

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level or equivalent in any aspect of engineering, science or a related discipline. Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (eg Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status) may be considered subject to demonstrating the potential to succeed. International applications will be assessed using UKVI and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language

Months of entry


Course content

Key features

  • Study collaboratively with postgraduate students from around the world in a stimulating and professional conference-style learning environment
  • Explore the building of future-focused engineering businesses such as technology management and production systems, and learn to take a lead role in analysing and planning engineering operations, applying appropriate methods and critically reviewing results
  • Develop specialist skills in engineering, manufacturing, operations and project management, and study the latest range of methodologies, tools and techniques such as JIT, TQM, Six Sigma and Lean
  • Gain the valuable PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner examination, which is extremely attractive to employers
  • Benefit from improved employability prospects, but should you wish to increase your knowledge and take a more academic route in the future, there is always the possibility to continue to Doctoral studies such as a PhD.

About the course

This specialist course takes a holistic view of engineering systems, and will enable you to become a knowledgeable and effective manager in a knowledge-based global economy. Our approach to teaching and learning is multi-disciplinary and international, and will help you to develop critical thinking and creativity in analysis, synthesis and appraisal. Covering critical areas such as operations management, risk and quality management and strategic technology management, you will also study a range of people management techniques.

Career opportunities

The design of the curriculum will support your skills and career development. You will gain relevant knowledge and practical skills that will include the latest developments in your course area.

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to enhance your communication and negotiation skills by working in groups, managing group projects, giving presentations, writing reports, debating and shaping decisions, with formative and summative feedback provided to enable you to develop communication effectiveness.

You will work on complex case studies with your fellow students and will be asked to solve business problems and issues, make decisions and anticipate future challenges. You will also have the opportunities to visit local companies, to see inside manufacturing and to meet the employers.

Areas of study may include:

  • Production systems management
  • Strategic technology management
  • Project management
  • Operations management
  • Contract and procurement management
  • Risk and quality management
  • Financial analysis
  • Human side of management
  • Business research methodology
  • Engineering business management project

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1582 743 500