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Engineering Business Management

Please note that new student recruitment to this course has been suspended for the September 2019 intake. Applications for 2020 should be made from October 2019. If you would like information about our alternative course, please visit the Msc Engineering Management course page.

About this course

Entry year:
Course code:
Engineering Design and Mathematics
One Year
Programme leader:
Dr Ashraf Afifi
Key fact:
This is a professional interdisciplinary course, providing all the ingredients for you to advance your career as a leader or into a senior position of leadership of technology and/or engineering businesses. The content is research-informed, industry-focused with strong leadership development.

Page last updated 11 October 2018


Industry relevant experience

Business, and the part it has to play, is shifting at an unprecedented rate - with global challenges, technology revolution, fast innovation and a range of related issues demanding ever greater skills, awareness and agility from today's business leaders.

MSc Engineering Business Management offers a unique opportunity for those who are eager to equip themselves with the essential capabilities and industry-relevant skills to excel as a future leader in an increasingly globally connected environment.

Exceptional interdisciplinary experience

The Masters is taught jointly by the Department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics and the Faculty of Business and Law - giving you exposure to expertise perspectives in both fields. You will have the unique opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and additionally work with leading academics and externally-recognised industry speakers.

The focus is on management within technology and engineering organisations, with a strong emphasis on the modern strategic challenges facing multinationals and SMEs, and the part that technology and engineering businesses have to play in addressing them.

Tailor the course to suit your interests

Importantly, you will have the opportunity to tailor the course towards your own area or areas of interest - whether that is technical strengthening in either engineering or advanced manufacturing or business widening in change management - ensuring the content you study offers you the strongest possible skill-set and preparation for your future career.

Learn from a diverse cohort

Highly relevant for graduates from diverse backgrounds who want to develop themselves as leaders of technology and/or engineering businesses, and for anyone with industrial experience looking to accelerate their career into a senior position of leadership.
As such, you will engage with, and learn from, people from a diverse range of backgrounds and interests - adding further to the richness of debate and learning experience you can expect on the course.



The full Master's course comprises 180 credits divided into three 60 credits stages: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Engineering Management for Global Challenges
  • Managing Finance
  • Meeting Customer Needs
  • Strategic Analysis of Technical Operations
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Process Design and Management
  • Postgraduate Dissertation.

In addition, you will study one of the following optional modules:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Principles of Lean Engineering
  • Managing Change.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The curriculum is delivered through a range of teaching and learning activities, encompassing lectures, seminars, small group work and workshops. We place an emphasis on project-themed, practice-based learning, with extensive use of real-life case studies from industry; and use workshops to instigate debate and develop critical thinking skills. We also encourage you to do your own investigation, by referring to latest core texts, academic and practitioners' publications.
The course is taught by leading academics, who all work as consultants with many of the region's engineering and technology businesses. Several of us sit on industry committees, as well as publishing high profile research in this field.

For more details, see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

For each 15 credit module, it is recommended you allocate 150 hours of time - made up of 35 hours of tutor-led contact and 115 hours of independent learning, including assimilation and development of knowledge, and preparing coursework. Weighting varies with research-based modules, to reflect the learning objectives.


A range of assessments are used across the modules to enhance and develop your learning. There will be an emphasis, in particular, on developing and assessing your professional skills, through essays, reports, oral presentations and your research dissertation.

For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.


Study facilities

You will have access to a range of facilities to enhance your learning experience. This includes the University library, which is open 24 hours a day and includes computer facilities. The library is well stocked with electronic and print books, newspapers, journals, government publications, statistics, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, company information, market reports and DVDs.

You will also have access to the new Faculty of Business and Law building. A £55m project, the building includes interactive social and learning spaces, where you can work with other students, staff and business people, and make useful connections.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE Bristol has to offer.

Developing your academic skills

If you are an international student, the teaching and learning methods we use may differ slightly from what you are used to. For this reason, we offer support at the start of the academic year with orientation activities, and training focussed on developing your academic skills to help you on your way to success in your Masters.

This is also open to non-international students, and is a good opportunity to understand and appreciate the expectations of Masters-level study, in terms of assessment, critical thinking and professional reporting. The week isn't assessed but we encourage all accepted students to attend.


Careers / Further study

This courses is designed to help students with high potential accelerate their career towards senior management in the engineering and technology sectors - whether in a multinational, small and medium enterprise, or as an entrepreneur.

Depending on the subjects you focus on, you will be equipped to move into a broad variety of roles, including innovation and technology management, project and programme management, management consultancy, supply chain management, operations management, and product management, as well as general management roles.

We provide the opportunity, not just to gain knowledge in a range of relevant topics, but also to develop the necessary skills needed to apply that knowledge effectively in an increasingly challenging business environment.

Award-winning careers service

Our award-winning careers service is there to help you develop your graduate employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, graduate jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity, plus support for entrepreneurs and access to employer events.


Full time course

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Award Fee7500
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)625
International-Full Time-Award Fee13500
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1125
Offshore-Full Time-Award Fee13500
Offshore-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1125

Supplementary fee information

Further information about fees and funding.


Entry requirements

We normally require a honours degree at 2:2 or above in a related discipline.

We would strongly encourage applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirement, but who do have relevant qualifications or professional experience to apply. In your application, you should describe in detail your professional experience and qualifications.

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