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MSc in Engineering Management

Three start dates per year: January, May and September

Next course start date: 31 January 2022

Next welcome week: 24 January 2022

Application deadline: 10 January 2022

Duration: two years (part-time)

Format: online, with optional face-to-face events

Total fees: £10,300 (payment by instalment and funding options available)

Additional costs: due to the nature of the subject, and copyright restrictions placed on institutional libraries by some publishers, students will need to purchase some core texts.

Why this MSc?

We recognise that to succeed in a competitive engineering environment, managers and aspiring leaders require practical knowledge of emerging management concepts, commercial awareness, and the management tools necessary to deliver impressive, high-quality results.

By studying our MSc in Engineering Management, you will develop an advanced understanding of the management principles and practices needed to progress in an engineering organisation.

Our online learning model allows you to apply your new knowledge of best practices and techniques such as; Lean thinking, quality enhancement, project management, pricing and purchasing directly to your current profession.

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What you learn

Today’s consumer-led market is entirely dependent on the ability to manufacture interchangeable components at high volumes. As a result, the engineering sector requires leaders and strategic thinkers with an advanced understanding of management principles and the ability to oversee and analyse management processes and enterprise systems as a whole. 

  • develop the ability to strategically identify and implement management principles and best practices to the operation of a forward-thinking engineering organisation

  • apply techniques such as Lean to improve efficiencies, eliminate waste and improve your organisation’s competitiveness and business efficiency as a result

  • understand how measures, philosophies, and cultures impact company performance and develop quality improvements from a technical and financial perspective

  • build awareness of relationships and logistical challenges within the supply chain and deal with the implications of pricing and purchasing policies

  • learn proven project management techniques and strategies such as Agile, Prince2, and ITIL to develop new production processes

  • gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful Engineering Manager.

MSc Engineering Management videos

Watch our Q&As with current students and Programme Director Angeliki Papasava to find out how the MSc can boost your career prospects




You can also watch Course Founder and former Programme Director Nathanial Brown's introduction to the MSc

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Course modules

You study the following compulsory modules.

Engineering for Quality and Business Improvement (30 credits) Grey

Principles such as Lean or agile thinking have their origins in the manufacturing world and have proven invaluable in reversing the fortunes of countless businesses. In this module, you will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin the need for benchmarking along with the tools, techniques, and strategies to ensure successful implementation. This module connects engineering and management and is critical to the success of all businesses.

Project and Financial Management (30 credits) Grey

Learn how to apply financial theories and frameworks with an international perspective. Discover how to measure business performance using financial statements and develop an understanding of corresponding aspects such as risk and return, asset valuation capital valuation, investment appraisal and the management of working capital.

Management of People and Organisations (30 credits) Grey

Explore the complexities of managing people and organisations. This module covers topics such as organizational structure, analysis of the boundaries of organisation, the role of technology and what practices constitute the process of organisation. Managerial challenges such as motivation, leadership and decision-making processes are discussed. You will also learn specific techniques developed to manage change within an organisation.

Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (30 credits) Grey

Learn how to manage logistics and supply chains to ensure successful customer service levels and operating cost compressions are met. Study best and worse practices which have been employed within manufacturing and service organisations. Gain a comprehensive understanding of demand management principles, sourcing and procurement strategies, transportation, distribution, and technology solutions.

Individual Project (60 credits) Grey

This module provides students with the experience of conducting an independent advanced research project in the field of Engineering Management. Studying a topic of strategic importance to your organisation and related to your academic background, you will have an opportunity to identify and apply learned management techniques to make significant improvements within a commercial environment.

Angeliki Papasava

Programme Director

Dr. Angeliki Papasava SFHEA, is an academic and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in teaching Management related courses at various university levels both face-to-face and online, at a number of European, Asian, African and American institutions. She has completed a PhD at the International School of Management, started her own companies and worked for ICT multinationals. Her teaching and managerial roles include dissertation supervision, responsibility for curriculum development and partnership initiatives with a number of universities.


Dr Xavier Pierron

Online Tutor
Dr Pierron specialises in sustainability for the business environment, applying his knowledge to procurement, operations, logistics, supply chain and business strategy. His research focuses on transforming current business practices to design out waste and pollution and achieve a circular economy.

Dr Kieran Patrick Mervyn

Online Tutor
Dr Mervyn is a research and management consultant and Co-Director of Finncara Consulting.  He's Visiting Professor at London South Bank University where he undertakes clinical programme evaluation work. His projects include innovation-based research for the Innovation and Knowledge Centre's Regenerative Therapies and Devices (IKCRTD). This has led to a successful bid for funding, cumulating in plans for an innovation programme for senior leaders.

Antonis Grigoropoulos

Online Tutor
Antonis is a Mechanical Engineer with over 15 years' experience in various roles related to Design Project and Engineering Management, as well as teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has a MEng Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Materials Science, an MBA in Industrial Management and a Diploma Supplement in Technical Training of Adults. His experience is focused on structuring, developing and leading multidisciplinary engineering teams in multinational environments.

Dr Konstantinos Samiotis

Online Tutor
Dr Samiotis is known for his knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm for online business and management education and learning. During his academic career he has managed programmes, led and taught modules and supervised students’ work spanning several business disciplines, including Oganisational Development, Project Management, Strategic Human Resources Management, Information Systems and Strategic Management of IT (MIS), Innovation and Change, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management and E-Business.

Grigoris Grigoropoulos

Online Tutor
Grigoris is an Electrical Engineer with over 18 years' experience in roles related to Zero Defect, Design Project and Engineering Management, as well as teaching undergraduates and postgraduates. He has an MEng Diploma in Electrical Engineering, an MSc in Project Management from the HOU-GR focusing on Total Quality Management, Zero Defect and Lean Applications in Engineering Ecosystems and a Diploma Supplement in Technical Training of Adults. His current research interests focus on Lean Tools and Methods in Industry 4.0.

How you're assessed

All assessments for the course are based on coursework and submitted online. Your performance on the course will be assessed through a range of methods including

  • ongoing tutor and peer feedback

  • challenge activities and group discussion forums

  • written work, including case studies, reports and essays


"I wanted to develop the leadership abilities that are vital in the global economic environment."

Claudia Rusenescu, Research Assistant


"It's just a joy to be taught by people who enjoy teaching. The lecturers are all very responsive to any questions."

Simon Bromyard, Project Director


"This MSc will give me the opportunity to understand the functions of engineering management."

Eleftherios Mentes, Production Planner


What are the entry requirements?

A minimum 2:2 BEng degree in an engineering discipline or related subject (for example Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, Manufacturing etc.) or international equivalent. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may still be considered but will need to present:

  • Evidence of highest qualification achieved
  • Evidence of any relevant professional qualifications or memberships
  • Your current CV, highlighting relevant experience in detail (including managerial responsibilities within the context of an engineering organisation)

You may also be required to complete an admissions test and online interview.

If you're unsure whether you're eligible to apply, please get in touch with our friendly course adviser team for advice:


"There’s plenty of information on how to use the tools and techniques you’re taught in the workplace, so there’s a practical benefit from what you learn."

Danny Lee Louth, Development Engineer

"It's not only the dissertation or the assignments that help, it's talking to each other. You get to engage with so many different people at the same time."

Nikos Thermos, Senior Instrument Engineer

Career prospects

This distance learning degree aims to prepare graduates from technical disciplines such as Engineering and Technology and other numerate degrees with advanced skills in Engineering Management and an emphasis on industrial applications.

Throughout the programme, there is a focus on team-based approaches, written and oral communication skills, management of technology and continuous improvement. You will gain the global mindset needed to succeed within the engineering industry.

Roles open to MSc Engineering Management graduates could include

  • systems engineer

  • production engineer

  • R&D engineer

  • project engineer

  • quality engineer

  • business development executive

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