Engineering Management, MSc

Engineering Management, MSc

Evolution in the global employment markets for postgraduate engineers has led to a significant increase in the demand for MSc degrees in engineering with a solid management focus. This programme is a substitute for the traditional route of general management degree or MBA degree that historically helped build a successful senior management career in technology-based business.

The programme is primarily aimed at science and technology graduates who wish to extend and develop their skills to encompass a wider set of disciplines, as well as graduates who want to develop their careers towards managerial roles in engineering or manufacturing or in the commercial enterprise in which they have chosen to work.

The programme is also aimed at experienced industry practitioners who wish to complement their academic knowledge and obtain professional recognition in key management areas of private industry or the public sector internationally.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide postgraduate engineers with the current tools, knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in local and global engineering management
  • To support the progression of engineers of all disciplines to management roles in both private and public sectors
  • To promote the importance of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and the core values of ethical enterprise in modern economies.


Applied Engineering & Management


Medway Campus


1 year full-time
2 years part-time
September or January start

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A degree (2.2 or above or equivalent qualification) in an engineering or computing discipline.

* Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer or chartered engineer status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme.

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above with no skill less than 5.5.


Students are assessed through examinations, case studies, assignments, practical work and a dissertation.

Professional recognition

Chartered Institute of Management (CMI) accreditation.

Career options

Graduates for this programme can pursue management careers in the public and private sectors, including technology, engineering design and product development, manufacturing production, supply chain (particularly in the fields of engineering management) are all likely options.

Course content

  • Research Methodology (15 credits)
  • Strategy and Management (15 credits)
  • Technology Enterprise (15 credits)
  • Advanced Principles in Lean Manufacturing (15 credits)
  • Global Engineering: Theory and Practice (15 credits)
  • Advanced Principles in Supply Chain Management (15 credits)
  • Individual Project and Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Two 15-credit options from: Environmental Engineering; Quality Engineering; Operations Management; Process Improvement Techniques (30 credits)

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