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Course summary

This accredited course is designed for graduates and professionals who have already acquired expertise in their field of engineering, and now wish to develop engineering project management skills to provide strong leadership and contribute to successful project deliveries.

  • In today's rapidly evolving competitive environment, project management has developed from a specialist activity into a major process for managing change, innovation and securing commercial success.
  • Managers and engineers at every organisational level need an in-depth understanding of the concepts, techniques and tools required to manage multidisciplinary teams and project life cycles for new product development.
  • This course has been specifically developed with feedback from our current industry partners, including SAIC Motor Limited, formerly MG Rover, which also sends senior project management experts to share their experiences through guest lectures (subject to availability, industry partners are subject to change).
Work placement option This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity2 during your first semester with us. The 'work placement', which if secured, can be carried out in the second year 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 upon completion of the placement


This course aims to respond to the ongoing trend for project-based work within engineering organisations, and the fact that projects are becoming extensively and increasingly technically complex. It is designed to prepare you to manage and lead organisational change through projects and become effective change agents. We take a high level, critical and evaluative view of project management, providing you with an understanding of planning, monitoring and controlling techniques required to deliver a very successful project. We focus on projects involving major changes and complexities, such as issues related to new products and services, new plant, equipment, new operating systems, and look at how they can affect the lives of people both inside and outside the organisation. The course balances the technical side of project management with the soft side of project management, which focuses on behavioural excellence and people management. You therefore have the opportunity to learn about the human dynamics of project teams, developing your skills in leadership, communication and teamwork, as well as learning how to plan sophisticated projects by using commercial software packages and apply quality and good financial management. Year one Modules Project Management - 15 credits Project Management Information Systems - 15 credits Contract Management - 15 credits Management of Quality - 15 credits Advanced Experiential Project Management - 15 credits Engineering Project Management Frameworks (with Agile PM) - 15 credits Strategic International Project Management - 20 credits Masters Dissertation/Industry-based master’s Dissertation - 50 credits Leading Strategic Change through Creativity and Innovation - 10 credits Research Methods and Project Introduction – 10 credits

Assessment method

You will be assessed on this course using a variety of methods depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include exams, coursework, reports, presentations and group work elements. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have a minimum 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate engineering discipline, such as Mechanical, Automotive, Motorsport, or Aerospace Engineering. However, entry qualifications are flexible, and applications are welcomed from or other technical disciplines, as well as graduates in business, finance and management related degrees, mature candidates and those with industrial experience, these will be reviewed by the course director. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2023/24 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Engineering Project Management at Coventry University - UCAS