Taught course

Strategic Engineering Management

University of Derby · College of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

You’ll normally need an appropriate engineering or science undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent, an equivalent professional qualification or significant industrial experience following an initial qualification. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Meeting the demands of industry

Across many sectors there is an increasing global demand for expertise in engineering operations management, logistics and supply chain, sustainable development and continuous improvement techniques such as lean and Six Sigma.

Today’s employers are seeking graduates who can demonstrate a strong understanding not just in the technical disciplines but also in areas such as operations and supply chain management, strategic business issues, process improvement, system modelling and simulation, enterprise resource planning and project management.

Our MSc delivers the high-level skills, knowledge and strategic insights you need to make the most of these opportunities.


Students from this MSc programme have been involved in funded research projects at the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE), and Rail Research and Innovation Centre (RRIC) within the College of Science and Engineering covering subjects of high-value manufacturing technologies such as Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, composite materials design, simulation, testing, optimisation and application, and circular economy business model and sustainable organisational change design and development.

Tailored to match your needs

This course offers flexibility so that you can choose the areas of technical and management advancement you would like to focus on. Specialist options will enable you to match your studies to your career aspirations and to contribute effectively to improving your company’s performance in priority areas.

A vibrant learning experience

You will benefit from a variety of teaching methods, including real case studies, work-based learning, research-based learning, laboratory work, guest lectures, individual and group projects, and interactive online materials.

Fees and funding

UK students
£875 per 20 credits
International students
£14,700 for the full programme

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 591044