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Engineering Management

Coventry University
On campus
 1299 Points
1 Year

Program Description

The Engineering Management MSc seeks to prepare you to be a successful senior manager for engineering companies operating in highly competitive international environments. It is open to full-time and part-time students.

The course incorporates three alternative pathways, allowing you to select a route that is clearly focused on your anticipated or current career path in a manufacturing company. The selection of one of the three pathways (Engineering Business Management, Technical, or Operations) adds specific career-focused content to the core modules.

Successful completion of Tthe Engineering Management MSc can provide you with a route into senior management in a broad range of careers in the manufacturing, service and government sectors, as well as start-up companies in functions such as operations management, logistics and supply chain management, engineering research and development and project management.

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Program Benefits

  • The course can be tailored to meet your career aspirations in terms of a business, technical or operations focus.
  • The course incorporates the critical perspectives of entrepreneurship, wealth generation, and internationalisation.
  • The syllabus includes a current and industrially relevant module dealing with Industry 4.0 and the engineering digital environment, which aims to address key areas of engineering and business management theory within an international context, grounding these in real-life practice through research, case studies and applied work.
  • There is an emphasis on planning, directing and coordinating international operations in the engineering sector.
  • Research informed teaching is the norm. An Activity Led Learning (ALL) approach (student centred) is promoted within the course, with group work introduced to develop transferable skills helping you to be industry-ready.
  • It provides you with an opportunity to apply for a variety of roles in manufacturing companies.
  • It does not require several years of prior experience in your chosen field as an entry qualification.
  • Access to modern facilities in our High Performance Engineering Centre.
  • Opportunity to attend exciting industry visits, including companies such as Coca Cola, Prodrive, Jaguar Land Rover and BMW via our Global Leaders Programme (GLP). Please note these opportunities may subject to availability and additional costs.
  • Opportunity to attend international field trips, which in recent years have included one or two-week subsidised study trips to Europe, India, China, Dubai and USA via GLP. International trips may be subject to availability, additional costs, application and meeting visa requirements.
  • Study in our two modern Engineering and Computing buildings, which include simulation facilities.
  • Regular programme of guest speakers via our optional Global Leaders Programme (GLP), which in recent years has included the Group Strategy Director of Jaguar Land Rover, a NASA Astronaut and a Vice President of Telefonica Europe. Application process and membership fees apply.
  • You can benefit from the industrial experience of academics who have worked as operations managers, project managers and supply chain managers in companies such as General Electric, Ford and Rolls Royce, and who truly understand engineering management issues.


At the beginning of your course, you will asked to select one of three pathways (Engineering Business Management, Technical, or Operations) that are in addition to the core mandatory modules. This key benefit adds specific and valuable career-focused content to your course, and is based on your anticipated or current career path in a manufacturing company.

Your degree course culminates with a master’s dissertation, supported by a research methods topic. Past dissertation topic examples have included: The Introduction of a Product Development Process; Industry 4.0 and its impact on AB Volvo and Change Management Strategies to be Used by Engineering Companies Undertaking Mergers and Acquisitions.



Semester 1 & 2

Financial decision making

Engineering project management

Global engineering strategy

Digital engineering and Industry 4.0

Research methods and project introduction


Plus one of the following pathways and its associated modules:

Engineering Business Management Pathway:
Entrepreneurship and innovation for engineers
Supply chain management
Sustainability and the environment

Technical Pathway:
Design principles and practice
Future and advanced manufacturing materials and technologies
Automation and robotics

Operations Pathway:
Global lean and agile
Management of quality
Optimisation and simulation

Semester 3

Masters dissertation

Global Professional Development - Consultancy


This master’s course can provide you with a route into senior management in a broad range of careers in the manufacturing, service and government sectors, as well as start-up companies in functions such as:

  • operations management
  • logistics and supply chain management
  • engineering research
  • development and project management

Recent graduates have gone to work for companies including Tata, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Severn Trent Water, and Volvo.


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