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University of Portsmouth: Engineering Management

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught



Guide businesses effectively through the rapid changes in engineering technology, scientific development and management practice. On this MSc Engineering Management, you'll strengthen your skills and expertise so you can respond effectively to innovation across the engineering sector.

You'll study management and engineering, focusing on the ways the disciplines can relate to each other, and learn to bridge the communication gap between engineers and managers. On the managerial side, you'll look at themes like supply chains and strategic management, and combine this with engineering topics including renewable energy use and system ability.

By combining both aspects, you'll make yourself appealing to a broader range of senior roles in engineering and beyond. You'll work alongside expert lecturers and a truly international group of fellow students as you learn, drawing on live engineering sector issues from case studies and collaborating organisations, and can further specialise through a final project exploring an engineering challenge that matters to you. You'll graduate with the demonstrable ability to take your next step in a career in design, product systems or other engineering roles.

You can start this course in September (full time or part time) or January (full time only).


This course accepts UK, EU, and international students.

Course highlights - Develop an understanding of engineering management techniques, giving you the capability to take on technical and managerial roles within an environment of continual change

  • Use our multi-platform suites of industry-standard software and hardware, and develop your skills in tools such as Advanced Excel Modelling and Microsoft Project

  • Apply your expertise to real problems through partnerships with local and global organisations, and focus your Master's project on a current engineering management issue that matters to you

  • Attend guest lectures from managers in engineering companies, with past speakers from organisations including IBM and an international bioplastics firm

  • Study material resource use and recovery, learn how to minimise waste in manufacturing, and grasp the way management skills can support engineering goals

  • Graduate with an accredited degree that demonstrates your readiness for senior engineering roles

Accredited by:

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for meeting the further learning requirement for Chartered Engineer registration.

Careers and opportunities You'll finish this course with an accredited degree, and complementary skills in engineering and management that show you're ready to respond to change in the rapidly-developing engineering sector. This means you'll be equipped for roles in engineering – or beyond – involving project management, quality assurance or production.

You'll have a network of professionals drawn from your fellow students, lecturers, and their industrial contacts. You'll also have explored a professional aspect of engineering management in your project; previous examples of project topics include cost projections of going independent of the national grid with renewable power, and a cost/benefit analysis of setting up solar farms in Nigeria.

Graduates of this course can go onto roles such as: - business operations specialist

  • project manager

  • production engineer

  • creative director

  • quality assurance engineer

  • production engineer

Graduates from similar courses have also set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

During your course you'll have expert career support from your tutors and our Careers and Employability Centre – which you can access for up to 5 years after you graduate.


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