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MSc Engineering Management

Operate effectively within this strategically important part of professional engineering

Year of entry: 2024 (September)


1 year full-time

Start date

September 2024 (semester dates)

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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. 


Accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

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

Professional development

Our Engineering Management Masters course follows a carefully designed Professional Development Framework, created in collaboration with key contributors from industry, research and academia. The framework will help you develop transferable skills and professional behaviours, which will support your studies and future career. 

Through an intensive induction programme and ongoing masterclasses, workshops and activities, you will become:

  • a more personally effective individual
  • a more confident communicator
  • a stronger team leader
  • a more effective user of IT
  • adept at research, reporting and managing data.

Research excellence

97% of our research in Engineering is rated as 3* or 4*, the highest levels, according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).

Fantastic facilities

Specialised teaching spaces, laboratories, workshops and a range of other exceptional facilities.

Course content

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.


Core modules:

Option modules

You will also study one option module.

Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff, and in line with Department/School academic planning.

Research project

In the group project, you will explore a real engineering problem from both technical and management perspectives. 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 and you'll undertake a range of assessment including reflective progress reports as part of your project coursework.

Recent examples of projects undertaken by students on this course have included:

  • Enhancing waste management using Advanced Technologies
  • The application of intelligent medical technology in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Security and Sustainability Challenges with Smart Transportation
  • Robotics in the future
  • Management and Implementation of Sustainable Technologies in Smart cities
  • Photovoltaic manufacturing: Effect of regional shift in production on cost and new technologies
  • Wearable technologies and their impact in the Sports industry

The York approach

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.

Students who complete this course will be able to:

  • Subject Knowledge: Conduct research in business management that takes the full breadth of management and applied engineering to advance the state of knowledge in organisations, systems, algorithms, and devices.
  • Engineering Analysis: Extract and critically evaluate literature and other data about complex business systems through analytical and computational methods and modelling.
  • Engineering Design: Create innovative and optimised business solutions to address real-world opportunities in industrial management and technology by synthesising novel research-based ideas into business models.
  • Practical Skills: Apply professional skills of project management, personal management, team working and communication combined with an understanding of business systems and components, to solve and independently propose innovative critical business solutions to technically challenging problems.
  • Technical Communication: Debate, defend and contextualise information in a succinct and technically accurate manner for business people, engineers and non-technical audiences, and to write and interpret business documentation.
  • Management & Personal Development: Proficiently manage themselves, teams and complex projects in preparation for technical careers as reflective leaders in engineering management.

Fees and funding

Annual tuition fees for 2024/25

Study modeUK (home)International and EU
Full-time (1 year) £12,480£29,400

Students on a Student Visa are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.

Fees information

UK (home) or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status.

Find out more information about tuition fees and how to pay them.

Additional costs

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.

Funding information

Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs.

We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2024/25 throughout the year.

If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.

Funding opportunities

If available, subject-specific scholarship opportunities for our taught MSc courses will be advertised on the School funding information page.

Living costs

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

Teaching and assessment

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.

Teaching format

You'll learn through a range of teaching formats:

  • lectures
  • intensive guest lecture sessions
  • small group working
  • masterclasses
  • workshops


You will have the use of laboratories equipped with dedicated computing equipment.

Teaching location

The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology is based on Campus West. The majority of teaching takes place within Campus West.

About our campus

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.

Assessment and feedback

You'll be assessed via a range of assessment methods, the summative methods (assessments that count towards your final grade) include:

  • Closed book examinations
  • Open book examinations
  • Assignments (business reports, research-led reports, case study analysis, reflective essays)
  • Group and individual oral presentations

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:

  • Posters
  • Quizzes
  • Case study analysis
  • Peer public speaking assessment
  • Short (New Scientist style) magazine article
  • Group and individual oral presentations

Careers and skills

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.

Career opportunities

  • Electronics engineer
  • Engineering manager
  • Signalling designer
  • Management consultant
  • Product engineer
  • Technical engineer

A number of our Engineering Management alumni are now in senior positions in companies around the world. These have included:

  • Huawei
  • Samsung
  • Nissan
  • Amazon
  • PWC
  • Infosys
  • National Highways
  • Nestle
  • Ubisoft
  • Alten Ltd
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • Jaguar Land Rover

Transferable skills

  • Problem-solving
  • Effective communication
  • Teamwork
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • Research design
  • Digital literacy
  • Creativity

Entry requirements

Typical offer
Undergraduate degree Typical offer: 2:2 or equivalent in an Engineering programme (such as Electronics/Electrical, Computer Science, Civil, Mechanical, Automation) or an Engineering Management programme. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with high marks in relevant modules or appropriate industrial experience.
International pre-masters programme Pre-masters from our International Pathway College
Other international qualifications Equivalent qualifications from your country

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement
IELTS (Academic and Indicator) 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each component
Cambridge CEFR B2 First: 169, with no less than 162 in each component
Oxford ELLT 6, minimum of 5 in each component
Duolingo 105, minimum 95 in all other components
LanguageCert SELT B2 with 33/50 in each component
LanguageCert Academic 65 with a minimum of 60 in each component
KITE 426-458, with 396-425 in all other components
Skills for English B2: Pass with Merit overall, with Pass 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.

If you haven't met our 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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