Engineering Management MSc

Course overview

Entry requirements

  • Entry requirements
    A good UK honours degree or equivalent
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Key Dates

Particularly suited to those aspiring to go into senior management positions

Professionally recognised and accredited by the Chartered Management Institute

Strong international content will teach you about industry abroad and enhance your global employability

The Aston Logistics and Systems Institute is a centre of excellence in its field

Course summary

This programme is perfect for those seeking a career in the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors, particularly those who aspire to a senior management role. 

Entry requirements

Duration of programme: 1 year full-time: six months of taught modules on campus and a six month individual project. 
Start date:
Intake: Up to 30 per year (including Management students)

Entry Requirements:

  • A minimum of a good UK Honours Degree. Two years experience in an appropriate engineering post is an advantage.
  • Qualifications from outside the UK will also be considered: the course administration office will advise as to whether these qualifications are the equivalent of the level of Honours degree required. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.

Application details: Apply for this course online 

Information on visas for international students

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Fees and scholarships

Fees (Full Time): 

  • UK and EU students: £9,350 (2020/21 fee)
  • International students: £18,350 (2020/21 fee)

Scholarship Information:                                                                                                                         

You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students here.  If you are a UK or EU student, please email for information on funding.

Course outline and modules

The Engineering Management MSc provides knowledge and understanding of the principles underlying the strategic management of businesses. The course enables the student to use the techniques required for the analysis of strategic business issues.  

The programme requires the student to undertake 9 taught modules and to complete a major project of approximately 15,000 words. Each taught module involves 22 teaching hours, which may include tutorials, case studies, and guest lectures. The course will run from October to September with examination weeks in December and March/April. The project occupies the final six months.  


Core modules:

  • Strategic Management and Finance
  • Customer Engagement in an Engineering Enterprise
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources and Change Management
  • Product Introduction Processes
  • Operational Effectiveness, Lean and Agile Manufacturing
  • Research Methods
  • Management in Engineering and Enterprises
  • Dissertation 
Learning, teaching and assessment

Assessment methods are designed to meet the particular requirements of each module. These methods vary from 100% examination to 100% continuous assessment. Currently the balance for the taught element of the Programme is approximately 65% examination and 35% continuous assessment. The major project accounts for 60 of the 180 credits required for successful completion of the degree.

Career opportunities

This programme is suitable for candidates seeking a career in the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors, particularly those who aspire to a senior management role.

Teaching staff

Programme Director: David Carpenter
After his first degree, David qualified as a Chartered Accountant, subsequently specialising in acquisitions, mergers and takeovers. He has many years’ experience in teaching Supply Chain and Engineering Management subjects at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. David’s research interests lie in the fields of financial mathematics and jurisprudential aspects of the accounting-legal interface. He is published in several international journals. 

Dr Ming K Lim

Lecturer – Logistics Management      

Dr. Lim's research domains are in the areas of logistics & supply chain management and manufacturing systems & management. His research interests include Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, lean & agile manufacturing, responsive & reconfigurable manufacturing/supply chain, multi-agent systems, cost & system optimisation, and system modelling & simulation. Dr Lim is actively consulting companies from manufacturing and logistics industries in the implementation of RFID in their operations, as well as in enhancing production and supply chain competitiveness. 

Dr Louise Knight
Senior Lecturer in Management, Engineering Systems and Management Subject Group

Dr Knight joined the ESM team in late 2007 to teach strategic management and strategic purchasing. She came to Aston from the University of Bath where she was Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply, and before that held various roles in human resource management and purchasing and supply at London Underground Ltd.  Her research interests include supply networks, network learning and leadership, collaboration and public procurement. 

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Contact us: 

Tel: +44 (0)121 204 4910


What's the teaching like at Aston?

Aston's teaching staff are highly skilled in their respective fields and have a vast range of industrial experiences. This practical approach helped prepare me for the industry in which I aspire to work. This experience changed my thinking and improved my perspective towards my life goals.

Waris Idrees
MSc Engineering Management

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