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Course summary

Our Engineering Management MSc degree has been developed to meet the demand for professionals who combine technical and engineering skills with business and management knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. This postgraduate degree is designed specifically to extend and deepen your knowledge of engineering principles and their application to business practice, to help you progress your career in your chosen field. You will study advanced modules covering engineering management and supply chain management, including the opportunity to study alongside students from our School of Business and Law. The course also offers option modules which will allow you to focus on renewable technologies or environmental impact assessment, with the potential to combine with data management. Alternatively you can develop an engineering-related competence of your choice. The group project enables you to work in a team, in a consultancy role, on a real-world problem set by industry. Option modules give you the opportunity to focus on your preferred specialism, and include areas such as renewable energy, environmental impact assessment, and data analysis. You will learn alongside academics who are experts in their field and have established connections and experience in industry and in research including our Centres of Research Excellence, the Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and the Advanced Engineering Centre. As part of your degree you also have the opportunity to undertake a one-year placement to help build your technical and managerial skills as well as the soft skills business look for.


Core modules Engineering Management This module uses a real time and problem based approach to develop the capabilities required to evaluate and apply management and professional techniques which support the development of new and innovative products and services. Supply Chain Management You build your knowledge of the complexities of logistics and supply chains and their management, providing a broad strategy view of supply chain management. Major Team Project Small teams of students work to produce a solution to a complex engineering problem. Leadership, management, and team working skills are developed. The teams investigate the field in which their problem is set, produce outlines for a number of possible solutions, and select the most appropriate in terms of technical and business viability. They will then need to develop the selected solution to prove its validity. Masters Dissertation The dissertation project allows students to engage in independent research in civil engineering and to demonstrate their capacity for critical thinking and development of innovative solutions through understanding and application of advanced engineering concepts. Industrial Placement This module provides the student with an opportunity to undertake work experience for an extended period within an organisation relevant to their possible future career, enabling them to reflect and develop their general skills. The student will spend a minimum of 40 weeks in an organisation that is likely to be relevant to their future career. Option modules* Semester 1 Data Visualisation and Analysis This module is designed to provide students with the knowledge of statistical foundations and computer programming underlying data analysis. Computer simulations in R will be used to explore the nature of random processes. Students will apply their new knowledge to complete a realistic data analysis project. Environmental Impact Assessment Through examining the principles behind, and the practice of, environmental impact assessment (EIA) you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the EIA process and appreciation of the theoretical and practical process of EIA in engineering scenarios. Renewable Energy Technologies This module will prepare students in subjects related to renewable technologies in industry. The module will major on both PV and Biomass technologies as this is where the department has strongest industrial links and experience. Semester 2 Professional Development The aim of this module is to support your development as independent learners within the engineering profession; to select, plan and study for a project or career-related design subject on a topic of your choice. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Data In this module students learn to understand, select and apply a range of data analysis and machine learning methods for turning raw data into useful information and ultimately knowledge that provides a solid basis for operational and other decisions that arise within diverse professional contexts.

How to apply

International applicants

English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept. International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through our Extended Masters programme.

Entry requirements

Degree and experience Normally a 2.2 and above in an engineering subject. If you have a degree in another numerate technical discipline including physics and chemistry your application will be assessed individually. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9100 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9100 Whole course
Scotland £9100 Whole course
Wales £9100 Whole course
International £15800 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Engineering Management at University of Brighton - UCAS