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MSc Engineering Business Management (EBM)

Progressive, technology-led companies are looking for people with both the practical engineering skills and the management skills to drive productivity and profitability.

Designed for

Our Masters degree in Engineering Business Management 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 will this course provide?

This engineering management course delivers a broad education in 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. The course 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 our Masters in Engineering Business Management.

Course modules
Financial Analysis & Control Systems Logistics & Operations Management
Organisations, People and Performance Project Planning Management & Control
Product Design & Development Management
Operations Strategy For Industry
Quality, Reliability & Maintenance
Manufacturing Technology*

* Compulsory only for students with a non-engineering background

If you gain exemption from some of the core modules because of prior experience or qualifications, then you may choose more electives.

Elective modules

You will need to choose up to two elective modules from the module list*, which should be chosen to supplement your core modules above (subject to availability). *Important, 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 at Master's level.


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 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, and how they are applied in engineering companies, or technology-led organisations.

Learning style

Taught material is a blend of lectures, seminars, syndicate activities, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. See here for more information about the course structure.

What can I do with an Engineering Management degree?

As a graduate of Engineering Business Management 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, 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 have been listed here: 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, and SupplyChain Consultant.

Contact us

Admissions Office,, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

Christina Liaskou

"The whole learning experience was completely different from anything I had come across before. We were not just taught theories, but how to apply those theories to real situations that businesses face."

Christina Liaskou
MSc Engineering Business Management, 2013/14

Start Date:
1st October 2018

One year, full time

Tuition Fees
Overseas: £24,640
Home/EU: £13,440

Online £55 application fee

Entry Requirements
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Application Deadline
31st July 2018

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This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering
and Technology, subject to renewal in 2018.