Coventry University

MSc Engineering Management

The Engineering Management MSc seeks to prepare you to be a successful senior manager for engineering companies operating in highly competitive international environments. It is open to full-time and part-time students.

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The course incorporates three alternative pathways, allowing you to select a route that is clearly focused on your anticipated or current career path in a manufacturing company. The selection of one of the three pathways (Engineering Business Management, Technical, or Operations) adds specific career-focused content to the core modules.

Successful completion of The Engineering Management MSc can provide you with a route into senior management in a broad range of careers in the manufacturing, service and government sectors, as well as start-up companies in functions such as operations management, logistics and supply chain management, engineering research and development and project management.

Work placement pathway

This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity during your first semester with us. The 'work placement' is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000, payable on completion of your placement. Find out more about the work placement pathway.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Entry Requirements

An applicant for the programme will normally be expected to possess at least one of the following:


A minimum of a second class honours degree in any engineering related subject or management studies.


A relevant professional qualification of an equivalent level.


A lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level.


Satisfactory, independent evidence of working for several years in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate, in a relevant area, which would lead to gaining benefit from the course.


This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Career Prospects

This master’s course can provide you with a route into senior management in a broad range of careers in the manufacturing, service and government sectors, as well as start-up companies in functions such as operations management, logistics and supply chain management, engineering research and development and project management.

The majority of students on the course have been international, and according to the 2017 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey organised by the Higher Education Academy, the two most popular reasons for undertaking a Masters are to enhance career progress (58%), and to improve employment prospects (54%).

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Where our graduates work

Recent graduates have gone to work for companies including Tata, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Severn Trent Water, and Volvo.

Course Details

Balancing academic theory with practical considerations, this course aims to help develop your knowledge and capabilities in the core key areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, risk analysis, project management, leadership, and consultancy.

We aim to introduce you to the key aspects and challenges of managing a company across a wide range of sectors, to enable you to develop an integrated understanding of strategic and operational management. For example, using strategic decision making, risk analysis and environmental impact tools, we will consider the importance of business decisions and the leadership skills that influence business success.

To help deliver this, a very important distinguishing feature of this course is that it has been designed to incorporate three alternative pathways that allow you to select a route that is clearly focused on your anticipated or current career path in a manufacturing company. The selection of one of the three pathways (Engineering Business Management, Technical, or Operations) aims to add specific career-focused content to the core modules that all students take.

You have the opportunity to gain a range of management, intellectual and personal skills – including communication, cultural awareness, team working, objective setting, leadership, consultancy, presentation skills and digital literacy – required for operational effectiveness and success. We will also introduce you to a range of analytical tools and techniques, such as data gathering and analysis, problem solving, critical evaluation and structured report writing, so that you will be well-placed to research, analyse and solve complex problems.

Semesters without work placement pathway

Semesters 1 and 2
Financial decision making
Engineering project management
Global engineering strategy
Digital engineering and industry 4.0
Research methods and project introduction

Plus one of the following pathways and its associated modules:
Engineering business management pathway
Entrepreneurship and innovation for engineers
Supply chain management
Sustainability and the environment
Technical pathway
Design principles and practice
Future and advanced manufacturing materials and technologies
Automation and robotics
Operations pathway
Global lean and agile
Management of quality
Optimisation and simulation

Semester 3
Masters dissertation
Leading strategic change through creativity and innovation

Semesters with work placement pathway

Semesters 1 and 2
Financial decision making
Engineering project management
Global engineering strategy
Digital engineering and industry 4.0
Research methods and project introduction

Plus one of the following pathways and its associated modules:
Engineering business management pathway
Entrepreneurship and innovation for engineers
Supply chain management
Sustainability and the environment
Technical pathway
Design principles and practice
Future and advanced manufacturing materials and technologies
Automation and robotics
Operations pathway
Global lean and agile
Management of quality
Optimisation and simulation

Semester 3
Work placement (part one)

Semester 4
Work placement (part two)

Semester 5
Work placement (part three)

Semester 6
Masters dissertation
Leading strategic change through creativity and innovation

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