Engineering Management MSc

If you want to build an exciting career in engineering management, this could be the course for you.


Location: Aston University, Birmingham

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No placements


12 months full-time

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Why explore Engineering Management at Aston University

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“All of the lecturers were outstanding, they became like friends with great support on the topics studied. The culture and diversity of Aston plays a huge part too. Teamwork is a great way to learn and with such a varied student background you learn a lot off each other.”

John O Sullivan, Design and Development Engineer


“All of the lecturers were outstanding, they became like friends with great support on the topics studied. The culture and diversity of Aston plays a huge part too. Teamwork is a great way to learn and with such a varied student background you learn a lot off each other.”

John O Sullivan, Design and Development Engineer

Course outline and modules

Engineers and engineering skills are in very high demand across a range of sectors around the world. Our Engineering Management masters course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to develop an exciting career in advanced technology.

We aim to equip you with the specialist strategic and operational knowledge you’ll need to become a future leader. We also develop your understanding of sustainability and environmental issues, important skills for any senior leader.

Our team has close links with businesses across the region and internationally, making Aston a great place to learn and develop the skills you’ll need.

What you’ll learn

You’ll gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and applied perspectives of engineering management and leadership. You'll also have the opportunity to develop your areas of interest through a range of specialist modules and completion of a major project.

You’ll undertake real-life projects throughout your course with modules taught using industry-related case studies and current research in the field. We're uniquely positioned, in the heart of UK engineering and manufacturing, to be able to welcome guest speakers from leading companies to share their experiences with you. Field trips to regional businesses will give you a real insight into industry.

Successful completion of the programme leads to the automatic award of the CMI certificate. 

Entry requirements

  • A 2:2 or higher UK Honours Degree or overseas equivalent, with some quantitative content (e.g. engineering or science) or evidence of quantitative abiltiy i.e. A Level Mathematics. Two years experience in an appropriate engineering post is an advantage.
  • Qualifications from outside the UK will also be considered: the course administration office will advise as to whether these qualifications are the equivalent of the level of Honours degree required.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.
  • For International Students intending to do a foundation year. Click here to find out more.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Learning will be through a combination of lectures and practical projects.

Core modules:

  • Strategic Management and Finance
  • Customer Engagement in an Engineering Enterprise
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources and Change Management
  • Product Introduction Processes
  • Operational Effectiveness, Lean and Agile Manufacturing
  • Research Methods
  • Management in Engineering and Enterprises
  • Dissertation

You’ll be assessed by exam and assignments with your major project accounting for a third of the total credits required to complete the course successfully.

Fees and scholarships

UK students (2023/24)

Annual tuition fees: £11,000

EU/International students (2023/24)

Annual tuition fees: £20,700

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.

UK postgraduate loans are now open

If you’re starting a masters course on or after 1 August 2022, you can apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,570 to help with course fees and living costs.

UK postgraduate loans are now open


At Aston University we are committed to supporting the most talented and hardworking students to achieve their potential by providing a range of scholarships to help lower tuition and living costs. Find out more about our scholarships here.

20 per cent postgraduate alumni scholarship

You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students here. If you are a UK or EU student, please email for information on funding.

Career prospects

Graduates from our Engineering Management masters course have moved on to build successful careers internationally across energy, utility, manufacturing and other technology-based businesses. They have taken on a range of roles with many working as part of multidisciplinary teams including in product design, procurement, supply chain and quality activities.

International students

Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students on many of our postgraduate programmes. Students from over 120 different countries chose to study with us every year and Aston is not only a great place to study, based in the centre of Birmingham it’s also a great place to live.

Post-study work visa

Aston University welcomed the creation of a new immigration route which will enable international students to remain in the UK for two years after they have completed their studies to find work. The new post-study work visa will apply to international students starting undergraduate and postgraduate courses from 2020. Click here for more information on post-work visas.

Languages for All

Learn a language for free with Aston University's Languages for All programme...

First year students at Aston have the opportunity to learn one of the following languages for free at beginners, improvers or intermediate level:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish

Fancy learning French?

Hear from one of the Languages for All tutors, Dr Nathalie Mrgudovic...

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Give German a go!

Hear from one of the Languages for All tutors, Dr Stefanie Kreibich...

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Make the most with Mandarin!

Hear from one of the Languages for All tutors, Dr Qiaochao Zhang...

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Strengthen your prospects with Spanish!

Hear from one of the Languages for All tutors, Elena Cancelas-Rodriguez...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why study Engineering Management at Aston? 

This course will give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to move into senior management roles in the engineering or manufacturing sectors.  

What will I be doing on the Engineering Management course at Aston? 

You’ll be covering the key elements that underpin strategic management. This will include the management of financial, physical and human resources, project management and agile manufacturing. You’ll then put this learning into practice through the final project, which will take the final six months of the course. 

Does accreditation matter? 

Yes. Gaining an accredited masters will give you the experience and skills you need to develop a successful career, potentially at the highest levels in the industry. 

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