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Engineering Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Engineering Management

Course type


Course Summary

This course will enable you to become effective as a manager within an engineering firm. All new technologies, products and services require careful management to take them from the concept stage to commercial success. This course will enable you to operate within a strategically important part of professional engineering, irrespective of the technical area. You will develop your innovation and analytic skills and ability to assess the engineering and business implications of ideas, and a range of generic skills to effectively convert innovation into commercial success. The course is taught by internationally leading experts and practising managers to ensure you master not only the theory of management tools and techniques, but also how they are applied in real engineering situations. You will develop a thorough grounding in aspects of management relevant to the technical manager, creative and innovative thinking, and a deep understanding of how to apply management thinking to state-of-the-art technology issues. A major group project towards the end of the course will help you gain practical experience of skills applicable to management of engineering functions within companies, and to develop your research, team working, problem solving, personal effectiveness and communication skills for academic and professional purposes. This course is Accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. You will leave equipped to follow one of three broad career paths: working in industry as a first or second line engineering manager; starting your own technology or engineering based company; or progressing into a research focussed career. Some of our previous students have also progressed into consulting-related careers. Skills you will gain which will make you more attractive to employers include: Undertaking group projects which simulate project work within a company; Experience of working with industry standard tools; Training in research methods and project management; Opportunities to develop your presentation skills and report writing; Exposure to cutting edge methods from acknowledged experts.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module explores the general issues associated with engineering and business decision making where new information is required to inform those decisions - this is created through research. The module will enable students to build on existing data analysis knowledge or to learn the fundamentals of data analysis to equip them with the knowledge to undertake and evaluate research. The module assumes some prior knowledge gained from undergraduate study and so is taught through lectures to help set the scene. Lectures will cover data analysis (including statistical aspects), evaluation and writing up.

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

Applicants will need the equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree or above from a university recognised by the University of York. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with a good 2:2 degree (or equivalent) and at least two years relevant work experience. This degree should be in a subject with a significant electronics, computing, engineering, mathematics or physics content.