The Brunel Engineering Management MSc gives graduates and professional engineers seeking to move into management the technical skills and understanding of business, operations and strategy to pursue successful careers in engineering management.
You'll get a solid grounding in managerial essentials within engineering including logistics and supply chain management, manufacturing and production systems design, product development, quality assurance and project management.
You’ll also study how finance and assets are managed within a business, the principles of marketing and customer care, and effective teamworking and motivation techniques. Additionally, with an eye on the future, you’ll examine the challenges new technologies pose to management in the engineering sector.
We offer two study options. You can choose one-year full-time or three-to-five-years via our distance learning programme.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) which means your degree will put you on course to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status in the UK.
Throughout your studies you’ll have 24-hour access to industry-standard specialist software for engineering design at dedicated computer clusters on campus, so you’ll have the opportunity and equipment to explore ideas and tackle problems.
With the increasing complexity of the engineering sector, job candidates with expertise in business and management as well as engineering are increasingly in demand. Your Brunel postgraduate engineering degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills that will make you a sought-after prospect across the industry.
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The course is designed to give graduates and professional engineers the managerial skills and understanding of business operations need for careers in engineering management.
Coursework for your engineering management degree consists of compulsory and optional modules and a 20,000-word dissertation.
Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
- Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management
- Manufacturing Systems Design and Economics
- Quality Management and Reliability
- Managing People and Organisations
- Project Management
- Systems Modelling and Simulation
- Advanced Manufacturing Measurement
- Sustainable Design and Manufacture
- Global Manufacturing
- Robotics and Manufacturing Automation
- Financial Management
Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel
and what you will learn on the course.
Careers and your future
As a Brunel Engineering Management MSc graduate, there's the opportunity to enter a broad range of careers in the manufacturing, service and government sectors.
Our graduates are employed in industries ranging from metal cutting to process. They are working for such companies as Atkins, Canon Europe, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce and Unilever. Others have developed their own consultancy companies.
At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.
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Entry criteria 2019/20
- A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering, science or technology subject.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
International and EU entry requirements
If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions
This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
- Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
- BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.
We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.
Teaching and learning
Our staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. Many carry out much of their research in collaboration with major oil companies, plant and equipment manufacturers, leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. This means that your education will be at the forefront of scholarship and practice, covering the most up-to-date industry knowledge.
Your course will consist of combinations of lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory and practical sessions, coursework and group work.
Distance learning students are supplied with a study pack of text books and CD-ROMs.
MSc dissertation projects are normally carried out over four months for full-time students or one year for distance learning students.
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.
Modes of study
The taught element of the course takes place from September to April. From May to September you’ll conduct an individual project and prepare your dissertation.
Three-to-five-years distance learning
The self-study distance learning programme enables you to conduct most of your studies at home, in your own time and at your own pace.
You have up to five years to complete the course, though the average is three years, with students taking four modules in the first year, four modules in the second year and writing their dissertation in the third year.
You should allow about twelve hours each week for study.
You can sit your examinations either at Brunel University or in the country where you are resident. We have an extensive network of organisations (universities, colleges and British Council offices) throughout the world that can provide invigilation services.
Assessment and feedback
Modules are assessed by combinations of formal examination and written assignments. Examinations are normally sat in May.
Distance learners have the option of sitting their exams at an authorised invigilation centre in the country where they live.
Successful completion of the taught modules allows you to proceed to the dissertation stage. To qualify for the award of the MSc degree, you must submit a satisfactory dissertation.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.
Fees and funding
Fees for 2019/20 entry
Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.
Distance learning students September 2019 and January 2020: £845 per 15 credit module, plus £3,380 for a 60 credit dissertation
Distance learning students January 2019: £815 per 15 credit module, plus £3,260 for a 60 credit dissertation
Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students.
UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.
Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).