Develop your innovation and analytical skills to become an effective manager with an engineering firm.
All new technologies, products and services require careful management to take them from the concept stage to commercial success. This course will enable you to operate within a strategically important part of professional engineering, irrespective of the technical area.
The course is taught by internationally leading experts and practising managers to ensure you master not only the theory of management tools and techniques, but also how they are applied in real engineering situations.
Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
All I can say is the courses have exceeded my expectations. The lectures are not merely delivering content that we can read in books, but interactive activities also help us to develop critical thinking skills.Ann, MSc Engineering Management
We hold a bronze Athena SWAN award for our commitment to gender equality in science
In the latest REF assessment (2014), 87 per cent of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
You'll develop a thorough grounding in aspects of management relevant to the technical manager, creative and innovative thinking, and a deep understanding of how to apply management thinking to state-of-the-art technology issues.
A major group project towards the end of the course will help you gain practical experience of skills applicable to management of engineering functions within companies, and to develop your research, team working, problem solving, personal effectiveness and communication skills for academic and professional purposes.
We take care to ensure our courses are relevant to your future career. Our professional development framework, designed in consultation with expert external advisors, will help to prepare you for industry, research or further study.
Your modules will cover topics such as:
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Our course structures are changing in September 2023. Find out more about how this course may be affected.
In the group project, you will explore a real engineering problem from both a technical and business perspective. You'll produce an individual report which gives an in-depth account of your specific areas of exploration, but also an overview of the whole group’s work.
Throughout this process you will be supported by an academic supervisor, you'll submit weekly progress reports to support your progress and you'll also complete an online eLearning log.
Recent examples of projects undertaken by students on this course have included:
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|Study mode||UK (home)||International and EU|
|Full-time (1 year)||£10,800||£24,500|
Students on a Student Visa (formerly Tier 4 Visa) are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
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All course text books and materials are available in the library or via the VLE. Depending on how you work, you may wish to pay for printing of notes and other material.
Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2022/23 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
We offer some departmental scholarship opportunities for our taught MSc courses.
We also offer Greville Bloodworth Engineering Management Scholarships
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
The MSc was a great experience and set me up well for work life. Not only did I have the chance to learn from very experienced lecturers from different fields of management science, I was also able to work with students from all over the world. To sum it up, I had an incredibly good year on the MSc Engineering Management programme.Patrick, MSc Engineering Management
Programme Operations Manager, Amazon
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You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
You'll learn through a range of teaching formats:
You will have the use of departmental laboratories equipped with dedicated computing equipment.
The Department of Electronic Engineering is based on Campus West. The majority of teaching takes place within Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
You'll be assessed via a range of assessment methods, the summative methods (assessments that count towards your final grade) include:
We also use a range of formative assessment methods (assessments that do not count towards your final grade but which provide you with useful information about how you are progressing) including:
You'll leave equipped to follow one of three broad career paths: working in industry as a first or second line engineering manager; starting your own technology or engineering based company; or progressing into a research-focused career. Some of our previous students have also progressed into consulting-related careers.
A number of our Engineering Management alumni are now in senior positions in companies around the world. These have included:
|Undergraduate degree||2:1 or equivalent in a subject with a significant electronics, computing, engineering, mathematics or physics content. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with a 2:2 or equivalent and at least two years' relevant work experience.|
|International pre-masters programme||Pre-masters from our International Pathway College|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||6.0, minimum 5.5 in each component|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||169, minimum 162 in each component|
|Duolingo||100, minimum 90 in all other components|
|LanguageCert||B2 Communicator High Pass with 33/50 in each component|
|PTE Academic||55, minimum 51 in each component|
|TOEFL||79, minimum 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing|
|Trinity ISE III||Pass in all components|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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