Your Engineering Management Postgraduate Certificate will begin with a two-week online induction designed to prepare you for online learning at the University of Leeds, and to introduce the study skills you will need to successfully complete your degree.
The course will then cover the three foundation modules that you’ll find on our Engineering Management Masters course plus a crucial project management module, providing an excellent groundwork for future growth. Learn about the significant role of innovation in engineering and build practical skills in business strategy, planning and project management specifically for the engineering sector.
Your foundation modules will introduce you to the strategic importance of innovation and help to lay the groundwork for your engineering-specific management skills. Our Managing Major Engineering Projects module will then expose you to strategic-level thinking, helping you to understand the broader business benefits of specific project management frameworks.
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. You can complete the Postgraduate Certificate online in a minimum of eight months or a maximum of 16 months.
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 Postgraduate Certificate in the course catalogue
Innovation, Design and Creative Engineering
Business Strategy for Engineers
Enterprise and Business Planning
Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
Managing Major Engineering Projects
Continuous Improvement in Engineering Supply Chains
Decision Making for Engineering Managers
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies
People and Organisational Performance in Engineering
Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility
Learning and teaching
Join our powerful learning network
This comprehensive distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering Management will be delivered online via our Virtual Learning Environment, Minerva. You’ll be led by our module tutors in face-to-face sessions, both alone and with a group, joining a global learning network of like-minded engineers from all over the world.
Collaborate, share your knowledge and learn directly from our experienced module tutors. You can even develop your academic relationships and network with peers in our virtual social spaces, giving you a global business advantage.
Social learning is at the heart of your learning experience, with interactive and collaborative activities embedded into every module of this course. It’s what brings your online learning experience to life through:
synchronous and asynchronous video lessons
interactive surveys, tests, polls and exercises
weekly live tutorials with classmates and academics
group projects and discussion boards
individual access to reading and study resources
flexible study sessions to allow you to join at any time that suits you
Minerva can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection and is mobile friendly, so you can study on the go around your existing work and life commitments. You can also benefit from downloadable PDFs on course content for offline reading when required.
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 the ability to view PDF documents and work in Microsoft Office (software provided).
Learn from industry-experienced engineers
You’ll be taught by experienced online learning tutors, drawing on expertise from our engineering schools.
Each week, you’ll have live face-to-face time with your module tutors in a mixture of structured and open-ended learning sessions. Every session will be offered twice, so you’ll be able to fit your study around your schedule.
Our faculty team are engaged with industry, private companies and public research bodies, which helps ensure the skills that you’re learning are the skills employers need.
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
multiple choice exams for formative learning feedback (no more than 5% of assessment)