Progressive, technology-led companies are looking for people with both the practical engineering skills and the management skills to drive productivity and profitability.
Our Master's degree in Engineering Management is designed for graduates who want to become managers or leaders of technology-based organisations.
The course delivers a broad education in engineering management and business, and will equip you with the analytical tools and techniques to improve internal and external operations.
During the course of the year, you will develop skills in the research, analysis, and evaluation of complex business problems, and gain a methodical approach to problem solving and decision making.
You will learn about the processes and technologies used by engineering businesses, and will develop an understanding of the functional relations between business divisions that can optimise efficiency and competitiveness.
Engineering Management focuses on the key value adding activities of: market, product and process development; operations, logistics and supply chain management; and core and emerging technology.
The focus on value creation for technology-based organisations is a key differentiator of Warwick's MSc in Engineering Business Management.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology
You'll be required to take the following modules as part of this MSc programme:
* Compulsory only for students with a non-engineering background
If you gain exemption from some of the course modules because of prior experience or qualifications, then should then choose more electives.
You will need to choose two elective modules (or one elective if you are required to take Manufacturing Technology) from the full module list, which should be chosen to supplement your course modules above. Elective modules are subject to availability and restrictions apply.
Please note: the list relates to modules available in 2017/18 academic year, and should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.
You are required to pass nine modules in total for this MSc course.
Your project is worth 50% of your final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills.
This should cover the broad area of Engineering Business Management and can be related to the management of companies in a wide range of different industrial sectors. Various aspects of business management can be addressed such as operations, financial, human resources, supply chain, or strategic management issues.
The taught component of the course is a mixture of lectures, seminars, syndicate/group work, practicals, online learning and forum activities. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.
The taught component of the course is assessed primarily through written assignments, although some modules include assessed in-module exercises. There are no written exams.
Each module usually lasts one week. See here for more information about the course structure.
In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the equivalent of a UK first or good second class honours degree in a variety of disciplines including engineering, science or business.
EBM is designed for graduates who want become managers or leaders of technology-based organisations. It is particularly suited to students with an engineering, scientific or other technical background, who are looking to understand and develop management expertise. It is also appropriate for students who have a business or even a social science background and are looking to move into an engineering related sector.
What you will need to apply
- A completed application form and application fee.
- A Personal Statement, which can be included in the online application.
- A scan of your transcript (marksheet). If you are still studying, send us your transcripts to date. NB: if you are made an offer, we will then require your original degree transcripts and certificate in hard copy format to clear your conditions.
- English test result (if applicable) - this can be submitted after you have an offer.
- One reference. If you completed studies less than 2 years ago, this should be an academic reference. If you graduated more than 2 years ago, we will accept professional references. We contact your referee directly, so please include their valid professional email address on your application form.
You can read more about the application process on our how to apply page.
What our students say...
"You learn how everything aligns with everything else in an organisation – how logistics connects with purchasing, how operations strategy connects with HR and so on – and how it all works together to drive a company’s success. Now I’m actually working in industry, I see these connections all the time. Before my course, I simply didn’t have that awareness." ~ Read more from Lefteris
"Guest lectures were all very valuable and gave us all a good insight into industry and how companies are meeting today’s challenges. I loved the fact that we could ask questions, get into conversations and learn as much as possible from them.” ~ Read more from Nehir
"During the EBM course there was a good deal of group work, which meant collaborating in teams with other students who all came from different cultures and brought different outlooks and experiences. You learn what it takes to be a really good leader – to understand what people need and how to motivate and empower them to be part of the team and give their best." ~ Read more from Mareike
Employability and career prospects
As a graduate of EBM you can expect to be employed as a leader of business development, manufacturing, quality assurance, human resources, or customer service in a wide variety of manufacturing or service organisations, particularly where technology plays a significant part in business success.
Recent graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of companies from manufacturing through to finance and consultancy. There are many different career paths open to you as an EBM graduate.
A few recent job titles of graduates from this course include:
- Customer Operations Manager
- Project Controller
- Trade Analyst, Consultant Analyst
- Engineering Project Manager
- Head of Assembly for an automotive manufacturer
- Senior Procurement Manager
- Investment Strategy Engineer
- Product Marketing Engineer
- Technology Analyst
- Supply Chain Consultant
WMG: a department embedded in industry
You'll be studying in an environment surrounded by professionals from a range of industries and sectors; including hearing directly from industry experts and guest speakers in many of our modules.
Throughout the year, we also host activities and events that will help you to understand potential career pathways including; seminars; external speakers; industrial visits; alumni talks and more. We encourage our students to make the most of the opportunities available to learn about career options for the future.
Warwick Careers Service
The University of Warwick's Careers Service offers specific careers support to WMG students, through a dedicated Careers Advisor, Siobhan Qadir. The service provides practical workshops and 1-1 appointments for our students covering many aspects of career choice and development, including: how to build a strong CV and write job applications; effective career planning and guidance; and how to enhance your interview and networking skills.
Additionally, each year, employers have a presence on campus, with careers fairs, presentations and guest lectures happening on a regular basis; meaning you'll have lots of exposure to potential employers.
We hope that your relationship with WMG and the University of Warwick will continue long after your graduate. The university and the department both have vast alumni networks and, upon graduation, you'll be a member of this ever-growing community of professionals working in countries around the world. You'll have access to our alumni support; events; e-mentoring scheme; amongst many other opportunities.
You can read about more about the careers and experiences of our alumni on our alumni profiles web pages.
English language requirements