The MSc Engineering Management Masters course was designed to address the need for skilled engineering professionals worldwide by creating engineering professionals with strong business, management and leadership skills.
The course will provide you with experiences of current best practice with regard to human, financial and Total Quality Management (TQM) of an engineering enterprise. The course is ideal for graduates, ideally with some industrial experience, who wish to move into management positions within the engineering industry. The course will prepare you for this career by placing an emphasis on both professional and project skills.
The course is available both full-time and part-time.
- Year 1
- Engineering Management Group Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory
- Module aims to develop a student s team working skills in planning and execution of a group product development exercise, drawing on their acquired knowledge from other modules appropriate to their programme. In addition, the module aims to develop astudent s communication skills to enable them to communicate their findings in a written and group presentation.
- Engineering Project Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
- This module aims to offer a comprehensive account of project management, programme management and project portfolios, and focus on professional practice. Students will learn to apply a range of project management methods and techniques to achieve quality engineering solutions.
- Engineering Simulation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
- This module will enable students to understand the scientific methods underlying the modelling of real systems. It will further expand their understanding of a range of sophisticated mathematical techniques and simulation methods using the examples facilitated by engineering systems. Case studies will be used to illustrate how models can be validated against real measurements. Assessment procedures are designed to enable students to deliver academically significant modelling performances.
- Human and Financial Management in Engineering (30 Credits) - Compulsory
- To be able to apply management techniques as tools to achieve engineering solutions using human and financial resources
- Logistics and Supply Chains (30 Credits) - Compulsory
- To understand the operation of supply chains in an engineering enterprise and to be able to control the logistical operation
Full-time students will take two 30-credit modules each term and as a part-time student you take one module each term. Each term involves 24 weeks of teaching. You will start your project module/dissertation after completing the four taught modules.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, a project and unseen examinations.
You can find out more about teaching and assessment in the programme specification.
Minimum of 2.1 honours degree or an equivalent in an engineering or a numerate discipline. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications who can demonstrate relevant work experience in an appropriate field. Candidates without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the requirements from your country, see further information under support in your country. For details of other equivalent requirements that Middlesex accepts see entry requirements.
English language requirements
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all four components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).
Middlesex also offers an Intensive Academic English course (Pre-Sessional) that ranges from 5-17 weeks, depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements.
How to Apply
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the University using our online postgraduate application form.
Non-EU international students can apply using the online form, or use our network of regional offices across the world to assist you with your application. To find out more, see further information under support in your country.
What can you do with an Engineering degree?
Our Engineering graduates have taken senior positions in industry and it is expected that you will be in a strong position to enter a managerial career in many differing sectors. Possible career roles include Technical manager, site manager, operational manager and engineering manager.
Production Manager (Manufacturing) - A production manager ensures that manufacturing processes run smoothly, are cost-effective and deliver products on time. You can expect to find roles within automotive manufacturers and suppliers, food processing companies, pharmaceutical companies and engineering firms. A production manager's role involves production process, planning, control and supervision. You would also be expected to put together production reports for factory managers and clients. The role would also involve working closely with maintenance technicians, company buyers, suppliers, quality control, training departments, and health and safety managers.
Starting salaries* for production managers are between £18,000 and £24,000 a year. Average salaries fall between £25,000 and £40,000. Managers with overall responsibility for production can earn over £45,000.
Project Manager - A project manager plans and manages various business projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget. The work will involve planning and negotiation skills. Project managers work in most industries, including construction, IT, marketing, manufacturing and the public sector. You can expect to be employed directly by a company, or by a firm of project management consultants. Freelance contracts for the duration of a project are common, or you may work permanently for your employer.
Salaries* depend on experience, the industry and the size and type of project. There may be extra bonuses for meeting deadlines. A project manager can expect to earn between £25,000 and £50,000 a year. Top salaries can reach £80,000 or more. Freelance project managers may be paid around £300 to £400 a day.
Other roles you can expect to take up are, Technical Manager, Operations Manager, and Project Planning Manager.
(*These figures are intended as a guideline only)
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and get some valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business.
Profiles will be available shortly on this page.
Students on the MSc Engineering management and Project Management courses have recently completed the final part of their Masters with a group project. This year the project was to create a bid to build a wind farm in the Wash in Norfolk. This project was ably supported by Phil Golding, Project manager for VINCI PLC who contributed his skills and knowledge of the tendering process as well as being one of the final examiners. And Susan Gibson from the University Project Office who helped students understand the intricacy of project management, and also was one of the final examiners.
Students competed in two teams and the best team was awarded the ALTRO cup for Excellence in Engineering.
In their project, students were supported by Dr Jeremy Lewis, formerly of Rank Xerox; Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Michael Censlive, Programme leader; Professor Anthony White, programme architect.
Phil Golding was impressed by the way the students had presented their project, rating them as good as professional project managers. Professor David Harrison external examiner for these programmes, was impressed by the progress the students of this first cohort had made in the year long programme.
MSc Engineering Management
This course is offered full time or part time.
|Full time course fees 2014||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Part time course fees 2014*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|£50 per taught credit + £25 per dissertation credit (£7,500 in total)||£74 per taught credit + £37 per dissertation credit (£11,000 in total)|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.