The Postgraduate Certificate pathway provides a strong foundation for further development of your leadership-level expertise. With this Level 7 qualification you’ll study the first four modules of the Engineering Management Masters and exit with the Postgraduate Certificate award, or continue to complete the full Masters degree.


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

The course will then cover the three foundation modules that you’ll find on our Engineering Management Masters course plus a crucial project management module, providing an excellent groundwork for future growth. Learn about the significant role of innovation in engineering and build practical skills in business strategy, planning and project management specifically for the engineering sector.

Your foundation modules will introduce you to the strategic importance of innovation and help to lay the groundwork for your engineering-specific management skills. Our Managing Major Engineering Projects module will then expose you to strategic-level thinking, helping you to understand the broader business benefits of specific project management frameworks.

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. You can complete the Postgraduate Certificate online in a minimum of eight months or a maximum of two years.

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This comprehensive distance learning Postgraduate Certificate 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)


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 8 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
  • 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: Pass

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Pass 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

Applicants should hold a bachelor degree in engineering, physical sciences or a related engineering or technological discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information please contact our Enrolment Advisors at

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Work Experience

We will also consider applications from non-graduates if they have adequate and relevant professional qualifications. We welcome enquiries and applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates (with at least three years work experience in an engineering environment) 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!


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