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Engineering Management MSc

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this course is designed for ambitious engineers who aspire to a senior role with technical and strategic management responsibilities.

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Overview

This course is designed for both recent graduates hoping to make their first move into engineering management and for established professional engineers who wish to work in a management role and need to extend their knowledge beyond their technical field into management and business.  

Linking business knowledge with engineering and sustainable development issues, this course emphasises key areas of modern management required by engineers and develops your skills in project management, information systems management and people management.  

You will choose from a range of optional modules, which offer opportunities for technical advancement in areas such as mechanical engineering, sustainability, and computer networks and e-commerce systems. Our technicians and academics will support you in your individual project – a substantial piece of work in your final semester that will link your technical specialism with core aspects of management.  

You will be taught by expert research and teaching staff from across the university, including from the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development and Leicester Castle Business School, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the course. 

The broad and challenging content will help equip you with the knowledge needed to work in management positions within engineering companies and in technical roles in business settings. Our graduates are working for companies including Rolls-Royce, Network Rail and Airbus UK.

Key features

  • Accredited by the IET* to CEng level, offering a streamlined route to professional registration. 
  • Learn best practice from professionals by working on real-world engineering management problems with industry managers and engineers. You will also gain industry insights from guest lectures delivered by practitioners throughout the course. 
  • Benefit from the academic expertise of our experienced teaching and research staff, including those from DMU’s dedicated Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, which has three thematic areas of expertise – low-carbon energy systems and infrastructure, sustainable communities and sustainable living, and solutions for the base of the pyramid population. 
  • Develop your skills in our dedicated facilities, which include an energy laboratory, electrical and electronic experimental facilities, mechanical engineering laboratories and a CAD design suite.
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement** where you can gain industrial experience in your area of interest. Previous Engineering Management students have landed roles with Caterpillar, Network Rail and Siemens. 
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on engineering experience by joining our student societies, including DMU Racing, where students design and build a car to race at Silverstone. 

*Due to delays relating to the pandemic, we are currently undergoing the process of renewing our accreditation and expect to have this in place for the start of the 2022/2023 academic year.

**Country restrictions apply


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Scholarships

International Scholarships

Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

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  • UK
  • EU/International

Programme code: H1N171

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one-year placement available), 18 months for January starts or 30 months part-time.

Start Date: January and September

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 fees for UK students: tbc

2022/23 fees for UK students: £8,375. Part-time fees will be £700 per 15 credit module

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Apply for the DMU Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

 

Programme code: H1N171

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available) or 18 months for January starts.

Start Date: January and September

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 full-time tuition fees for EU and international students: £16,100 per year.

2022/23 full-time tuition fees for EU and international students: £16,600 per year.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Entry criteria

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an engineering-related subject.

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications. Applicants with academic qualifications that do not meet the standard entry criteria may be considered if they have significant relevant work experience

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Whilst the university tries to ensure that all of its programmes run as advertised it is sometimes necessary to make significant changes to the structure of the programmes or to discontinue a programme entirely if for instance there are insufficient student numbers or staff changes. This will sometimes happen between an offer being made and enrolment.

Where changes are made the university will endeavour to inform applicants as early as possible to minimise the potential disruption to the application process. Where possible an alternative programme will be offered in a similar subject area.

In cases where programmes are changed or discontinued the university will send a communication to you electronically and/or by hard copy outlining your options.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Academic expertise

 

 

First semester (September to January) 

  • Critical Management in a Global Context 
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Research Methods
  • Optional Module 1

 

Second semester (February to May)

  • Low Impact Manufacturing
  • People Management and Organisation
  • Project Management
  • Optional Module 2

Third semester (June to September)

  • Dissertation
  • Optional placement

 

 

Each module of the course is taught via lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and seminars. Teaching takes place in semesters of 15 weeks – the normal pattern will be 12 weeks of lectures and 3 weeks of revision examinations.

Taught modules are assessed either by coursework or by examination, or both. Assessment of the individual project will consider the management of the project, the written report and the formal presentation. 

 

 

Contact and learning hours
You will normally attend 2-4 hours of timetabled taught sessions for each module per week during term time. You can also expect to typically undertake a further 10 hours of independent study and assignments for each module per week.

Modules are taught by expert research and teaching staff from across the university, including the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), The School of Engineering and Sustainable Development and the Leicester Business School, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the course. This provides you with an unique opportunity to learn from scientists actively involved in associated subject areas.

 

 

Facilities and features

Facilities

Students will have access to our laboratories and workshops which include; Electrical and Electronic experimental facilities in general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering. Each area is equipped with latest experimental equipment appropriate to the corresponding areas of study and research. An additional CAD design suite shared with the Mechanical and Design programmes provides access to computing facilities with specialist electronics CAD tools including Microsoft Office, OrCAD and PSpice.

A specialised area incorporating a spacious radio frequency reverberation chamber and Faraday cage allows for experimentation in radio frequency engineering and electromagnetics, while our digital design suite is equipped with the latest 8 and 32-bit embedded microprocessor platforms together with high speed, programmable logic development environments. Power generation and conversion, industrial process control and embedded drives are provided, while our communications laboratory is additionally equipped for R.F. engineering.

Listen to Professor Rick Greenough, Energy Systems explain the importance of heat pumps and how they work in our Energy Lab.

Library and learning zones

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

During this course you will have the option to complete a placement year, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career.

Previous Engineering Management students have taken up placements with companies such as Caterpillar, Network Rail and Siemens.

Our careers programme DMU Works can help to hone your professional skills with mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and an assigned personal tutor will support you throughout your placement.

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DMU Global

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

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Graduate careers

Graduates of the programme are well-suited to either a management position within an engineering company, or a more technically intensive role in a business setting, contributing to leadership in innovation and operations, as well as helping set and implement strategic business decisions.

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