menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
Engineering Management MRes

Different course options

Full time | University of Bolton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Engineering Management

Course type


Course Summary

This MRes in Engineering Management aims to meet industry’s urgent need for professional engineers with postgraduate knowledge and skills in research and problem solving, project management and engineering-focused business management. It’s an ideal choice if you’re currently working in industry, planning a career that involves research associated with engineering business and management, or pursuing Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Course Details

This MRes is designed to support you to gain the theoretical knowledge needed to solve technological problems by applying analytical techniques, along with the strategic and operational business management skills required for commercial success in the engineering sector. Our expert staff will guide you as you gain postgraduate research, problem solving, and critical thinking and evaluation skills. You’ll explore the essential elements of business management, including leadership, human resource management and marketing, and develop essential skills such as communication and time management. You’ll also have a choice between studying project planning and management or exploring integrated management systems and techniques for quality, sustainability, lean and innovation.

We’ll guide you as you attend work placements (either through existing employment or organised short duration placements) where you’ll collect the data and information that will form the basis of your dissertation. By focusing on the problem solving techniques, research methods and theories relevant to the investigation of complex engineering business and management problems, we aim to prepare you for success in engineering management roles in this essential industrial sector.

Course Highlights:

  • This MRes in Engineering Management expertly combines study in our vibrant higher education environment with practical and focused work-based learning and experience.
  • The course is designed to meet professional institution standards in the UK, and supports your achievement of Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Career Opportunities

This course addresses contemporary issues in engineering and engineering management. Graduates of the course can explore management positions within engineering, or look to take a more technical role in a business setting, leading on change and strategy. In addition to developing your technical knowledge and experience, this programme will also give you greater confidence in your transferable and personal skills. These include project planning and management, leadership, HR management, communication and marketing.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

As a graduate of this MRes, you’ll be able to progress to a management role in an engineering-based organisation and be able to undertake independent research at the forefront of the engineering management field. You could pursue a career with a large international organisation or government department and work in sectors such as software, integrated systems, mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical, fluid power components/systems or materials.

Typical occupations include research and development engineer, design and development engineer, system integration engineer, quality assurance/compliance engineer, test/qualification engineer, manufacture/production engineer, maintenance/test engineer, product support engineer, decommissioning/disposal engineer, supply chain/procurement engineer, and engineering business manager. It’s likely that you will seek to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, and this master’s is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to this professional registration.


Business and Management in Engineering
Work-based Poject 1
Work-based Project 2
Project Management
Research Skills and Methods
Integrated Management Systems

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally, you should have successfully completed an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject; for instance, engineering or science. If you have successfully completed a Level 6 apprenticeship in a relevant area, then you’ll normally be eligible for admission. If you have a Level HE5 qualification (such as a HND or Foundation Degree) and substantial experience in engineering at a senior level, then we’ll consider your application.