Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Institution code: R72
Campus: Central London
UK fees: £12,200
International/EU fees: £20,000
Engineering Management (MSc)
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 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.
In this module you will develop an understanding of the critical issues and application of project management. You will look at the tools, techniques and body of knowledge involved in each stage of the project management life cycle, including project initiation, planning, execution, control and closure. You will consider how project management is applicable to all types of organisation and essential to the corporate strategy.
In this module you will develop an understanding of the key aspects and practices in the management of operations and processes, including scheduling of activities, procurement and the supply chain. You will look at the concepts and theories of quality management, including planning, control and assurance, and learn how to apply these as part of the project management process. You will consider the historical evolution of operations and production management concepts, from craft production, through to mass production, lean production, agile manufacturing, modular manufacturing and mass customisation. you will also examine the totality of the tools comprising lean methods of production and kaizen continuous improvement activities.
In this module you will develop an understanding of the importance of linking technology to corporate strategy. You will look at the tools and techniques that will enable middle and senior managers to develop, implement and manage technology, strategy and innovation at the business and corporate levels to meet the new competitive challenges of the knowledge-driven world economy in the 21st Century. You will examine the key characteristics of the converging scientific and technological revolutions, their impact on technological trajectories, convergence and discontinuities, and their implications for technology and corporate strategy in existing manufacturing and service sectors.
In this modules you will be introduced to the concept and definition of supply chain management, how it is increasingly recognised as a competitive strategy and the influence of supply chain management and other major functional activities to a firm's success.
In this module you will develop an understanding of the common quantitative and qualitative methodologies used when conducting business research. You will look at relevant analytical, theoretical and contextual research, and learn to use software tools to analyse and critically interpret empirical findings and data. You will consider how to prepare a research proposal and examine relevant frameworks for research ethics, reliability, and validity.
This modules provides you with an understanding of the theory and principles of risk management, the role of risk management in the successful running of the supply chain and the impact on supply chain performance. Examples of supply chain risk management in global organisations will be discussed as well as the approaches for risk mitigation and supply chain resilience.
In this module you will develop an understanding of the evolution and characteristics of the modern industrial corporation over the last two centuries. You will examine the principles of organisational design, including specialisation, coordination, cooperation, and the role of incentives and control. You will consider the practical significance of rigidities and costs associated with hierarchical, authority-based approaches to the coordination of people, and recent moves towards team and project-based structures. You will look at the importance of systematic strategic planning processes, typical of corporations with separate business units, and evaluate the practical managerial importance of information systems, administrative layers, and feedback loops for decentralised coordination within an organisation.
In this module you will develop an understanding of the fundamental management concepts, tools and steps involved in successful entrepreneurship in high tech start-ups. You will look at the operating principles of frontier electronics, materials, components and devices, and how new materials and component technologies are transformed into final products. You will examine how highly successful tech entrepreneurs have developed technology, and consider the role of intellectual property protection, new product development, and commercialisation.
In this module you will develop an understanding of the various types of power generators, focussing on renewable technologies. You will look at the main benefits and drawbacks of different generation types and examine why a generation mix is desirable. You will consider the technical, environmental, sustainability, cost and political factors driving engineering and commercialisation decisions, and evaluate the objectives and constraints that are involved in optimisation procedures for power system applications, such as optimal wind farm layout.
- Project by Dissertation
Teaching & assessment
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.
If you choose to study part-time the programme usually takes 2 years. However part time students may complete their programme of study over a period of up to 5 years.
Science, Engineering, Technology or Management subject or background.
Normally we require a UK 2:2 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects. Relevant professional qualifications and experience in an associated area will be considered
International & EU requirements
English language requirements
All teaching at Royal Holloway is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.
The scores we require
- IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 5.5.
- Pearson Test of English: 61 overall. No subscore lower than 51.
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III.
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.
For more information about country-specific entry requirements for your country please see here.
Your future career
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
- Government Departments
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.
Fees & funding
Home (UK) students tuition fee per year*: £12,200
EU and International students tuition fee per year**: £20,000
Other essential costs***: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course
* and ** These tuition fees apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis. Students studying on the standard part-time course structure over two years are charged 50% of the full-time applicable fee for each study year.
All postgraduate fees are subject to inflationary increases. This means that the overall cost of studying the course via part-time mode is slightly higher than studying it full-time in one year. Royal Holloway's policy is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information, please see our terms and conditions. Please note that for research courses, we adopt the minimum fee level recommended by the UK Research Councils for the Home tuition fee. Each year, the fee level is adjusted in line with inflation (currently, the measure used is the Treasury GDP deflator). Fees displayed here are therefore subject to change and are usually confirmed in the spring of the year of entry. For more information on the Research Council Indicative Fee please see the RCUK website.
** The UK Government has confirmed that EU nationals are no longer eligible to pay the same fees as UK students, nor be eligible for funding from the Student Loans Company. This means you will be classified as an international student. At Royal Holloway, we wish to support those students affected by this change in status through this transition. For eligible EU students starting their course with us in September 2022, we will award a fee reduction scholarship equivalent to 60% of the difference between the UK and international fee for your course. This will apply for the duration of your course. Find out more
*** These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2022/23 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing, have not been included.