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Engineering Management PGCert

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Start date


Subject area

Mechanical Engineering

Mode of study

4 months full-time

16 months part-time



UK / EU £4,580 (part-time)

International £7,870 (part-time)

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The Brunel Engineering Management PGCert pathway provides a strong foundation to develop your leadership and management skills. If you’re looking for a short course that will help enhance your engineering management techniques then this is the perfect option for you. 

This on-campus course can be studied either full-time or part-time. You'll learn about manufacturing systems design and economics, project management, systems modelling and simulation, and quality management and reliability. Additionally, with an eye on the future, you’ll examine the challenges new technologies pose to management in the engineering sector.

Throughout your studies you’ll have 24-hour access to industry standard specialist software for engineering design in 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 PGCert in Engineering Management will equip you with the knowledge and skills that will make you a sought-after prospect across the industry.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

The course is designed to provide graduates and professional engineers with specialist knowledge and skills necessary to apply key engineering management techniques in the workplace.

This course can be studied 4 months full-time or 16 months part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Careers and your future

You have the opportunity to enter a broad range of careers in the manufacturing, service and government sectors.

Our graduates are employed in a wide range of industries including Atkins, Canon Europe, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce and Unilever. Others have developed their own consultancy companies.

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UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an Engineering, Science or technology subject.
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EU and International entry requirements

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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 77 (min R18, L17, S20, W17) 

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

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 through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 entry


£4,580 part-time


£7,870 part-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Scholarships and bursaries

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Teaching and Learning

How the course will be delivered

Required equipment

How you'll learn on your course

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Assessment and feedback

Modules are assessed by combinations of formal examination and written assignments. Examinations are normally sat in January.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.