Engineering Management MSc
MSc Engineering Management
Change happens quickly in commerce and industry. If a business doesn't respond rapidly to technological innovations, scientific developments and new management practices, it won't be able to compete effectively.
On this MSc Engineering Management course, you'll develop the expertise and skills to manage technology innovation across engineering industries, helping businesses respond to rapid change.
You'll get an understanding of the role management plays in the investigation, implementation and operation of manufacturing and service systems, providing you with a broad appreciation of material resource utilisation and recovery. You'll also get the knowledge you need to bridge the 'communication gap' between engineers and managers.
There's great demand in all industries for professionals with engineering management skills and expertise. After the course, you'll be able to take on technical and management roles in various industries.
You can start this course in September (full time or part time) or January (full time only).
What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
- Develop an understanding of engineering management techniques, giving you the capability to take on technical and managerial roles within an environment of continual change
- Get an understanding of the role of management in the investigation, implementation and operation of manufacturing and service systems
- Study material resource utilisation and recovery and learn how to minimise waste in manufacturing
- Apply your skills to real problems as part of the department’s partnership scheme with local and global organisations
- Use our multi-platform suites and computer labs to enhance your learning experience
- Relate your final project to a current issue in industry
Careers and opportunities
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.
You could work in roles such as:
- business operations specialist
- project manager
- production engineer
- creative director
- quality assurance engineer
- production engineer
Graduates from similar courses have also set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
What you'll study
Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits. You need to study units worth a total of 180 credits.
- Individual MSc Project
- Information Technology and Management
- Integrated Manufacturing Systems
- Operations and Quality Management
- Engineering Management, Economics and Risk Analysis
- Strategies For Resource and Environmental Management
- Supply Chain Management
There are no optional units.
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.
Work experience and career planning
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.
We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your CV.
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).
ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:
- academic writing
- note taking
- time management
- critical thinking
- presentation skills
- working in groups
- revision, memory and exam techniques
Teaching methods on this course include:
- laboratory sessions
How you'll spend your time
Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:
- September to December – teaching block 1
- January – assessment period 1
- January to mid-May – teaching block 2 (includes Easter break)
- Mid-May to early June – assessment period 2
Most teaching takes place during the day, Monday to Friday. You may occasionally need to go to University and course events in the evenings and at weekends.
There’s usually no teaching on Wednesday afternoons.
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:
- project work
- written coursework
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
- A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
- Full-time: £8,700 (may be subject to annual increase)
- Part-time: £2,900
- Full-time: £15,900 (subject to annual increase)
Additional course costs
These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.
You’ll study up to 6 units a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each unit.
You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.
We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.
If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.
Apply for this course using our online application form.
If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.