The online Engineering Management MSc equips you with the leadership skills you’ll need to progress into management level roles and become an effective industry leader. Offering much more than a generic MBA, the course has been designed by engineers, for engineers. It is a result of an in-depth collaboration between high profile academics from four of the faculty’s leading engineering schools. 


Your Engineering Management Masters will begin with a two-week online induction designed to prepare you for online learning at the University of Leeds. It will introduce the study skills you will need to successfully complete your degree.

Delivered online, the course offers a flexible schedule of modules which are structured to be accessible to working professionals. There are nine individual 15-credit taught modules and you will typically spend eight weeks studying each module, plus a 45-credit project module over 24 weeks.

The modules cover a variety of subject areas to provide you with fundamental engineering management skills and knowledge, including strategic management, project management and managing the impact of emerging technologies. You will also explore continuous improvement and innovation management in organisations.

The Engineering Management Project module gives you the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge to the resolution of a live business problem, or to investigate an academic research topic in-depth.

You can take the course at your own pace and adapt your studies to fit around your work and life commitments. To give you flexibility, it is possible to pause your studies and take them up again at a later point. This means you can choose to complete the Engineering Management Masters in a minimum of two years or up to a maximum of four years.

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This comprehensive distance learning Masters degree in Engineering Management will be delivered online via our Virtual Learning Environment, Minerva. You’ll be led by our module tutors in face-to-face sessions, both alone and with a group, joining a global learning network of like-minded engineers from all over the world.

Collaborate, share your knowledge and learn directly from our experienced module tutors. You can even develop your academic relationships and network with peers in our virtual social spaces, giving you a global business advantage.


This award is accredited by the Chartered Management Institution (CMI) and is equivalent to a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Innovation, Design and Creative Engineering (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy for Engineers (15 credits)
  • Enterprise and Business Planning (15 credits)
  • Managing Major Engineering Projects (15 credits)
  • Continuous Improvement in Engineering Supply Chains (15 credits)
  • Decision Making for Engineering Managers (15 credits)
  • Emerging and Dispruptive Technologies (15 credits)
  • People and Organisational Performance in Engineering (15 credits)
  • Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Engineering Management Project (45 credits)


If you’re looking to accelerate your career opportunities and transition into an enterprise-level leadership role, this course is for you. It’s ideal if you are:

  • In the early stages of your career and looking to fast-track your progress.

  • An ambitious professional with substantial industry experience.

  • Have some management experience or new to a management role and looking to build your skills.


You’ll be taught by experienced online learning tutors, drawing on expertise from our Faculty of Engineering.

Each week, you’ll have live face-to-face time with your module tutors in a mixture of structured and open-ended learning sessions. 

Our faculty team are engaged with industry, private companies and public research bodies, so that the skills you learn are the skills employers need.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Nov 19 start: deadline 15 Oct 19

    • Jan 20 start:  deadline 10 Dec 19

    • Mar 20 start:  deadline 11 Feb 20

    • May 20 start: deadline 14 April 20

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      24 months distance learning
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A 2:2 (hons) bachelor degree in engineering, physical sciences or a related engineering or technological discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied.

All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. 

Work Experience

If your degree is in an unrelated engineering discipline or in a managerial or economic discipline, we’ll consider your application if you have at least three years of relevant work experience in an engineering environment. Exceptionally, we will also consider applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates who don’t meet the formal requirements.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!


Graduates of the University of Leeds (or an affiliated institution) are entitled to a 10% bursary towards tuition fees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

UK and EU students may be able to apply for a UK government-backed loan of up to £10,609 and there may be specific terms and conditions for online courses. Applications should be made through the Student Loans Company. 

Scholarship awards are available to applicants for the course who wish to start studying in September or November 2019. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic and/or professional excellence.

For more information about the scholarship criteria and how to apply, speak with one of our Enrolment Advisors.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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