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Engineering Management MSc

UCAS code
Year of entry 2018
Course Length
1 year full time
Department Professional Studies »
Electronic Engineering »

The Engineering Management MSc programme is designed to help you master current and emerging engineering management issues and the management principles that underpin effective business strategies and outcomes.

Balancing academic theory with practical opportunities, this course provides tools to manage sophisticated large, complex and multi-disciplinary projects and supply-chains.

The course will provide you with the understanding and tools to manage financial budgets and understand the bigger picture faced by the wider company.

You will also be exposed to Practical Knowledge from the science behind renewable energy through to the diverse new world of modern consumer technology design for the home.

A strong emphasis is placed on the scientific and technological revolutions underway and the process of technological convergence underway which have had a major impact on both the older established engineering industries and the younger electronics, wireless, computer, media and creative industries and internet-based start-ups.

Core modules

Introduction to Project Management

An introduction to the fundamentals of the project life cycle and the intricate role of the project manager.

Operations and Quality Management

A detailed exploration about how quality is achieved throughout business process and looking into ways in which operations can be improved to make a difference to both profit, productivity and quality of product.

International Accounting and Finance

This module is an introduction to the world of accounting and finance which will leave students with a clear understanding of the financial principles needed for running businesses, managing budgets and gaining finance.

International Supply Chain Management

An introduction to managing material flow (the physical distribution and control of goods); the role of information systems (eCommerce) in developing and enhancing supply chain management; supply chain relationships; the customer service dimension; time based competition; the global supply chain; managing the supply chain of the future.

International Strategic and Technology Management

Senior management within large organisations develop strategies for the deployment of new technologies, internal innovation, changes in the market place as well as disruptive competition. This course explores the design and deployment of these strategies through case studies.

Business Research Methods

A detailed explanation of research methodology and statistics which is designed to improve research quality in the final projects/dissertations.

Risk and Resilient Supply Chains

A  study of the complications in Risk Management within the supply chain and the tactics and techniques used by modern industry to minimise risk and provide business continuity.

Managing People and Organisations

Main topics of study: nature of organisations and their development and effectiveness; the role of the engineering manager and the contingency theory of management; learning organisations and the role of innovation; managing innovation including organisational culture in a global business environment; motivation and managing high performing teams; managing change and designing organisations that support creativity and innovation.

Renewable Energy

This course considers at a high-level the principles behind renewable energy sources (tidal, wind, hydro, nuclear) and how they can be harnessed to provide electricity in a practical manner. It will outline the key stages in their operation, the energy conversion process and its optimisation, specific issues around electricity storage at times when low output load coincides with high input opportunity, an overview of the operation of the national grid and future trends.

Wearable Technology

This course considers technology and materials that can be used in electronic wearable applications along with their advantages and disadvantages in terms of durability, cleaning, power source, programmability for various applications, principles of operation, manufacturing issues and standards and future trends. The module will include group practical exercises in creating wearable technology that takes into account the aesthetics as well as the technological solutions to desired designs.


You will learn from highly experienced practitioners, and the course will include input from executives with experience across a range of industries including manufacturing, electronics, finance, media and major consultancies (such as PwC and AD Little Inc). These industry connections have informed the content and design of the course.

Uniquely, the course integrates Technology Strategy with Business Strategy of project-based organisations.

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Entry criteria:

UK 2:2 (Honours) degree or equivalent in a Science, Engineering, Technology or Management subject or background.

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 5.5.  For equivalencies, please see here

If you require Royal Holloway to sponsor your study in the UK, your IELTS must be with a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway offers a Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.

International and EU entry requirements

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Students from overseas should visit the International pages for information on the entry requirements from their country and further information on English language requirements. Royal Holloway offers a Pre-Master’s Diploma for International Students and English language pre-sessional courses, allowing students the opportunity to develop their study skills and English language before starting their postgraduate degree.

Study a Masters in Engineering Management and lay the foundations for a rewarding career in your chosen field.

You’ll develop a strong transferrable skillset including verbal and written communication skills, team work and commercial awareness, preparing you for a career in a range of professions and industries, making substantial contributions to multidisciplinary project teams and the financing, execution and delivery of projects thereby progressing higher up in the organisation and into senior management positions of the firm or change career paths. The MSc Engineering Management programme is designed to prepare students for successful careers across several project-based institutions and businesses in, amongst others:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Software, Wireless and Internet based ventures
  • Information Technology
  • Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Industries
  • Finance and International Banking
  • International Project Finance
  • Manufacturing, Heavy Engineering and Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Government Departments
  • Consultancy

Royal Holloway is located within the South East regional hub of electronics businesses, meaning you'll benefit from links to some of the top UK-based electronics companies.

  • Develop theoretical and creative practical skills to take into your future career.
  • Equip yourself for employment opportunities in the fast moving world of electronic engineering as well as other sectors.

Home and EU students tuition fee per year 2018/19*: £10,400

International students tuition fee per year 2018/19*: £17,500

Other essential costs**: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course

How do I pay for it? Find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

* These tuition fees apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis. Students studying part-time are charged a pro-rata tuition fee, usually equivalent to approximately half the full-time fee. Please email student-fees@royalholloway.ac.uk for further information on part-time fees. All postgraduate fees are subject to inflationary increases. Royal Holloway's policy is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see tuition fees and our terms and conditions.

** These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing, have not been included.

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