Engineering Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

OVERVIEW Are you aiming to advance into senior roles within the field of engineering? On our Engineering Management postgraduate course, you will develop a wide array of both engineering and managerial skills and competencies, enabling you to lead effectively on engineering projects as well as managing across other sectors. The UK stands to benefit significantly from adopting Industry 4.0 technologies and processes, while the country needs a skilled engineering workforce to reach a national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Studying our engineering master’s course will arm you with the essential knowledge to meet this need, enabling you to develop an advanced understanding of innovative and exciting technologies such as cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), nano and bio technologies and sustainable engineering. In addition, you will learn core business and management principles and how to utilise technical, financial and human resources effectively. As part of our postgraduate engineering course, you will be able to develop your practical skills in our outstanding engineering facilities on campus. University College Birmingham is also a partner of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT), providing a wealth of additional resources and facilities to support your studies. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Practical application – Apply engineering management concepts in a practical environment within our engineering facilities, including our Cyber Physical Lab
  • Industry links – You will have access to the Learning Factory at GBSIoT with facilities to support your research and projects
  • Expert tuition – Learn from our highly qualified staff with extensive knowledge and experience in engineering and sustainable practice
  • Award-winning university – Study at the highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023)
FACILITIES You will study in our real-world training facilities at our Camden House campus building, including equipment for process manufacturing, electronics and materials testing, as well as Industry 4.0 equipment. You will also have access to the Learning Factory at GBSIoT. Students on our postgraduate courses also have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS University College Birmingham is a partner of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT). CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Engineering manager
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Process manufacturing engineer
  • Process design engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Electrical/electronics engineer
Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course


  • Engineering Business Management
  • Engineering Operations Management
  • Sustainability
  • IR 4.0: Technologies and Management
  • Project Management
  • Technological Innovation and Change Management
- Masters Research Project

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: TEACHING Example of a typical teaching week (up to 12 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 10 hours (in lecture rooms/specialist engineering facilities)
  • Smaller group teaching – 1 hour
  • Tutorials – 1 hour
  • Subject advice sessions – 1-3 hours
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course:
  • Coursework – 45%
  • Practical assessments/projects – 45%
  • Exams/tests – 10%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

Entry requirements

**Entry requirements** - Masters Entry Requirements - A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any/relevant subject. - We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience (3-5 years) with degree-equivalent professional qualification. - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2MA/MSc/PGDip - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)6MA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Institution's Own TestMA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8750 Whole course
Scotland £8750 Whole course
Wales £8750 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £8750 Whole course
EU £14500 Whole course
International £14500 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

UK Students English students studying a full master's degree are eligible for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance. Please note, if you are planning on studying the Postgraduate Diploma, these courses will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan. For more information please visit EU and International: A £500 discount is applied if the fees are paid in full at enrolment. For more information please visit
Engineering Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS