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Master of Engineering Management MEM

Master of Engineering Management MEM

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Full time | University of Leicester | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MIM - Master of Management

Subject areas

Engineering Management

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

The challenges facing engineering leaders of the future are immense. Cost, margin and 'value for money' pressures continue to grow and the pace of technology development continues to increase. Exploitation of the new design space enabled by advanced manufacturing methods such as additive layer manufacturing (ALM) is becoming a key advantage for firms, and there is a growing recognition that engineering functional performance strongly correlates to a company's overall rates of return.

There is a shortage of professionals who possess both the outstanding technical and management skills in equal measure; this course has been designed to create the engineering leaders of the future by addressing the core issue head-on.

Teaching and learning

This course is delivered using a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, work-shops and computer classes. Your project/dissertation will focus on the application of management practices in an engineering industry, process, discipline, case study or project.


This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Careers and employability

The course has been designed with significant industrial input which ensures a practical approach in equipping you with the skills necessary for a first junior leadership role as a robust foundation for a career in a management or a leadership position within an engineering or technology setting. The 'with industry' option adds credence to this by giving you direct exposure to a relevant industrial setting.


Cost engineering is an engineering practice dedicated to the management of all the aspects of product cost, and in this module we will gain an understanding of product cost (which covers both initial cost and lifecycle cost) and its drivers (any factors that cause a change in the cost of an activity). We will explore and use cost engineering methods to identify and optimise product cost drivers, and construct and use both parametric and generative cost models of components. You will use industry standard cost estimating software tools, and reflect upon them - critiquing their limitations and proposing improved approaches. We will identify and apply cost reduction opportunities by selecting from a number of analysis methods including Design for Manufacture (DFM) and applying them.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a Good second-class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).

University information

For a century, the University of Leicester has been home to great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking work of the university’s expert research groups, postgraduate students will tackle the emerging social, economic, political, and scientific issues head-on and set the agenda where others simply follow....more