Engineering Management MSc

Year of entry

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Start dates
May 2023
July 2023
September 2023
November 2023
January 2024
Delivery type
Online exclusive
24 months part time
Entry requirements
A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in engineering, physical sciences or a related engineering or technological discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied.
Full entry requirements
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component
Online learning fees
See fees section below

Course overview

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The online Engineering Management MSc will equip you with practical and theoretical knowledge of modern engineering, alongside a grounding in management. Offering much more than a generic MBA, the course has been designed by engineers, for engineers. It aims to meet the needs of a changing engineering environment and expand your engineering management job options upon graduation.

There has never been a more crucial time for businesses to have technically competent senior engineers, and our specialised curriculum brings a modern, technology-focused perspective to tried and tested management strategies. Modules like Business Strategy for Engineers, Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, and Decision Making for Engineering Managers are aligned with market needs to help you gain high-demand skills and enhance your opportunities in engineering management.

Use your knowledge to influence company strategy and impress employers, helping to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with innovative technologies, management techniques and market approaches.

Why engineering management?

If you are looking to transition into an enterprise-level leadership role, this course is for you. The distance learning Masters in Engineering Management will help you grasp advanced management techniques used by industry leaders. It is ideal if you are:

  • In the initial stages of your career and looking to fast-track your progress.
  • An ambitious professional with substantial industry experience.
  • Looking to build your skills as a senior engineer.

Learn more about the Masters in Engineering Management

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The University of Leeds

We are one of the top 100 universities in the world and ranked in the top 15 in the UK (QS World University Rankings, 2023) with a global reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

Through links with various industry partners worldwide, we provide you with a strong combination of higher education and careers support. Our team of high-profile academics create an exceptional study experience guided by industry-leading knowledge and research.

You will also benefit from our links with the industry and private companies to build market-ready expertise, ready to apply the latest management thinking.

Learn from multiple engineering schools

The distance learning Engineering Management MSc is a result of an in-depth collaboration between high profile academics from four leading engineering schools:


Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

This award is equivalent to a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

CMI’s qualifications sit on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Frameworks) and are recognised by the European Credit Framework. You will benefit from:

  • Access to exclusive CMI networking events.
  • Attending lectures from top level CMI industry-expert members.
  • CMI Affiliate member status, giving you a host of additional benefits to support your development and employability.
  • Opportunity to fast-track into the next stage of training to become a Chartered Manager.

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Course details

Engineers working on a construction projectOur online Engineering Management MSc offers a flexible schedule of modules. There are nine individual 15-credit taught modules and you will typically spend eight weeks studying each module, plus a 45-credit project module over 24 weeks.

The distance learning course will begin with a two-week online induction designed to prepare you for online learning at the University of Leeds. It will introduce the study skills you’ll need to successfully complete your Masters.

The modules cover a variety of subject areas to provide you with fundamental engineering management skills and knowledge, including strategic management, project management and managing the impact of emerging technologies. You will also explore continuous improvement and innovation management in organisations.

You can take the course at your own pace and adapt your studies to fit around your work and life commitments. To give you flexibility, it is possible to pause your studies and take them up again at a later point. This means you can choose to complete the Engineering Management MSc in a minimum of two years or up to a maximum of four years.

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Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Engineering Management MSc in the course catalogue

Year 1 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Innovation, Design and Creative Engineering 15
Business Strategy for Engineers 15
Enterprise and Business Planning 15

Year 1 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

Module Name Credits
Managing Major Engineering Projects 15
Continuous Improvement in Engineering Supply Chains 15
Decision Making for Engineering Managers 15
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies 15
People and Organisational Performance in Engineering 15
Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility 15

Year 2 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Engineering Management Project 45

Year 2 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

Module Name Credits
Managing Major Engineering Projects 15
Continuous Improvement in Engineering Supply Chains 15
Decision Making for Engineering Managers 15
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies 15
People and Organisational Performance in Engineering 15
Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility 15

Learning and teaching

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Studying online

Each week you will study through live interactive sessions with our module tutors in a mixture of structured and open-ended learning techniques. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

You’ll join a global learning network of like-minded engineers from all over the world. Collaborate, share your knowledge, and learn directly from others. You can even develop your business relationships and network with worldwide peers in our virtual social spaces.

We recognise that professionals have busy lives, so with a 100% online delivery mode, you can manage your learning around personal commitments and full-time employment, without disrupting your life. You will study with a world-leading UK institution without the additional cost of overseas living. We will also provide many tools, including study planners, to help you track your progress and better manage your time.

Learn more about online learning with the University of Leeds


Your learning will be delivered by Leeds online via our award-winning virtual learning environment, Minerva.

Minerva can be accessed on different devices, whenever and wherever it suits you. The platform has been designed by a team of experts to ensure your online learning experience is of the highest quality and prepares you for success, both academically and professionally. Watch our preview of Minerva.

You’ll have access to:

  • The Pathways to Success induction course designed for online learning students.
  • In-course communication tools, such as discussion forums and announcements, to facilitate collaboration with peers and module tutors across the globe with ease.
  • Webinars to engage in real time with module tutors and peers to learn about a range of contemporary subject areas.
  • Online advice and support services for Minerva.
  • Tools to help self-monitor progress.

You will also be able to submit assessments and receive feedback from module tutors during their office working hours.

We recommend a high-speed broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps. You will need regular access to a desktop computer, tablet, or laptop, with a webcam. You will also need to view PDF documents and work in Microsoft Office (software provided)

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.


Assessment methods will emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. They will typically include:

  • mini project reports
  • group discussions and assignments
  • live and/or pre-recorded presentations
  • practical exercises based on real-world scenarios
  • essays
  • literature reviews
  • multiple choice exams for formative learning feedback (no more than 5% of assessment).


Entry requirements

A 2:2 (hons) bachelor degree in engineering, physical sciences or a related engineering or technological discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied.

Non-standard entry requirements

If your degree is in an unrelated engineering discipline or in a managerial or economic discipline, we’ll consider your application if you have at least three years of relevant work experience in an engineering environment.

Exceptionally, we'll also consider applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates who don’t meet the formal requirements.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information, please contact our Enrolment Advisors at

All applicants will need to have GCSE English language at grade C or above, or an appropriate equivalent English language qualification.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

How to apply

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Begin your application today

Applications for this degree programme are handled by our Enrolment Advisors. Please contact them to find out more about the programme and to start the online application process. Email:

Proof of identity

The Digital Education Service requires all applicants to provide proof of their identity at the point of application. Accepted forms of ID are:

  • Passport photo page, or
  • Driving licence, or
  • National identity card


The deadline for applications to join each intake are outlined below:

  • July 2023 start: application deadline is 13 June 2023.
  • September 2023 start: application deadline is 8 August 2023.
  • November 2023 start: application deadline is 3 October 2023.
  • January 2024 start: application deadline is 5 December 2023.

All suitably qualified candidates will be interviewed by telephone or online as part of the selection process.

Applicants for Digital Education Service programmes should contact their Enrolment Advisor to find out more about the course, how to start the online application process and if applicants wish to change their start date after submitting an application.



Admissions policy

University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023

Contact us

Enrolment Advisor team

Telephone: +44 (0)113 341 1262


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Associated fees for Engineering Management

The following fees apply to those starting their course between September 2022 – August 2023:

  • UK/EU and International: £15,500

The fee, which can be paid on a module-by-module basis*, is composed of:

  • nine taught modules (15 credits each): £1,500 per module
  • research project module fee (45 credits): £2,000

*If you are receiving a student loan or your fees are being paid directly to the University of Leeds by your employer or sponsor, you will not be able to pay on a module-by-module basis. Please check with our Enrolment Advisors

Additional cost information

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.

Scholarships and financial support

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Funding opportunities for the Masters in Engineering Management

Graduates of the University of Leeds (or an affiliated institution) are entitled to a 10% bursary towards tuition fees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

UK students may be able to apply for a UK government-backed loan. Applications should be made through the Student Loans Company. Find out more.

Career opportunities

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Engineering management jobs you can go into

Whether you are looking for progression within your company or simply to improve your management competency within your current role, you’ll progress to a leadership level in engineering.

With this qualification, you’ll be ready for a range of engineering management jobs such as:

  • Chemical Engineering Manager
  • Civil Engineering Manager
  • Electrical Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Business Analyst
  • Mechanical Engineering Manager
  • Project Manager

Learn more about the top careers in engineering management

Graduates of the distance learning Engineering Management MSc will be perfectly equipped to step into roles as senior engineers, with previous alumni going onto positions with companies including AECOM, Arup, BP, KPMG, Laing O’Rourke, Rolls-Royce, and TATA Steel.

Support from an employability lead

The University of Leeds has an employability lead for postgraduate taught courses, and as an online student, you’ll benefit from:

  • A range of events on careers and employability run throughout the year that include CV preparation and engineering job applications.
  • Alumni focused events with recent and past graduates talking about their career journeys.
  • Career networking opportunities at industry events.

We are committed to supporting you to get the most out of your postgraduate study so that you graduate with excellent career prospects in engineering management. Our career support will help you in both approaching companies and throughout the application process.

Careers support

As a Leeds student, you will also have access to extensive online resources from the University of Leeds Careers Service including:

  • Access to a database of employer events.
  • Career planning guidance.
  • CV writing tips.
  • Engineering job application support.
  • Key interview skills advice.
  • Tailored one-to-one support via an e-Guidance service which provides advice by appointment via telephone, or virtual meeting.

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