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Engineering Management


The closing date for applications to start this course in September 2024 is 31 July 2024. Further detail here.

Key information

Duration: 1 year full time

Institution code: R72

Campus: Central London

UK fees*: £13,200

International/EU fees**: £21,700

The course

Engineering Management (MSc)

Our MSc Engineering Management is designed to address the growing global demand for postgraduate engineers and scientists with management expertise and capabilities to address effective business strategies and outcomes.  

The course has a strong emphasis on scientific, technological, and digital advancements with the convergence of established and modern engineering, manufacturing and service focused industries.

You will explore the strategic focus of developing multi and intra disciplinary characteristics of modern business enterprises while bridging the 'communication gap' between engineers and managers. You will develop your understanding of the role that management plays in the investigation, implementation and operation of service and manufacturing systems with a wider appreciation of resource utilisation and recovery. The course covers the importance of entrepreneurship, innovation, and the appreciation of core values of ethical and sustainable enterprises in global economies.

Our graduates are well equipped with the knowledge and transferable skill set to enable progression in all disciplines of management roles within both public and private sector organisations. Your skills as a numerate and scientifically trained thinker, along with project and teamwork, business, and enterprise skills, and a sound understanding of the exploitation and benefits of technology and digital tools within workplace will prepare you for a rewarding career.

You will enjoy studying at our well-equipped central London location and work with our supportive academic staff to realise your full potential. 

Our London base is located in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London. We have our historic base at 11 Bedford Square as well as a dedicated suite in the University of London's impressive headquarters, Senate House, opposite the British Museum. New for 2022 is the opening of our exclusive-use, modern teaching spaces in Stewart House. These three buildings, just a few minutes apart, provide an inspiring and vibrant environment to stimulate creative and critical thinking.

From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

Core Modules

  • This module provides an advanced and comprehensive review of current and future technological trends. Individual competence in enabling the processes of innovation and implementing change are essential for leaders and managers in today’s technology organisations. This module provides you with an opportunity to understand technology innovation and change – its drivers, risks, consequences, and people’s responses – and manage the interlinked processes of creativity, learning and critical thinking in the context of product and process innovation.

  • The module aims to enable you to develop in critically assessing, reflecting, and taking appropriate decisions in the broad area of effective interpersonal skills and the personal commitment to professional standards, their obligation to society, the profession, and the environment. Some of the areas of professional practice development will include – effective interpersonal skills; professional standards and ethical conduct; health and safety at workplace; sustainable development goals and practices; continuous professional development (CPD); and developing and critically reviewing business proposals.

  • This module is intended to provide you with the key critical knowledge necessary for your successful employment within international and global technology-based organisations. The module aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the general issues that guide global industrialisation and economic development, thus building your confidence and skills, at a managerial level, and facilitating your mobility within the global professional marketplace.

  • This module aims to extend, and enhance your knowledge in the derivation, from corporate strategy, of business change programmes and their comprising projects, and then the chartering, structuring, and governance of those collections of projects and programmes within businesses. There is a strong emphasis on understanding the context of the project and programme and the extent to which this can be influenced or shaped by the initiation and agreed planning processes and outputs.

  • The module examines the development of engineering supply chains and logistics as a set of practices and methods, aimed at managing, coordinating, and implementing entire supply chain and logistics network within a business. This includes sourcing of raw materials, to the production, manufacturing, packaging, and delivery to the eventual end user. The module enables you to analyse emerging challenges within the competitive markets and the role of Engineering Supply Chains and Logistics in meeting these challenges.

  • This module precedes the dissertation and is aimed at allowing you to develop a plan for your research, resulting in a detailed proposal. As such, work done on the module contributes towards the first three chapters of your Dissertation. In this module you will acquire an understanding of the research context. You will learn how to develop feasible research objectives and an appropriate conceptual/analytical framework for your research.

  • You will identify a significant subject area and problem faced by businesses and senior management in engineering. You will deploy business research methods, collect and analyse data, and produce a substantial written report of around 15,000 words to a professional standard.

  • This module will describe the key principles of academic integrity, focusing on university assignments. Plagiarism, collusion and commissioning will be described as activities that undermine academic integrity, and the possible consequences of engaging in such activities will be described. Activities, with feedback, will provide you with opportunities to reflect and develop your understanding of academic integrity principles.


Over the 12 months of this course, you’ll take six taught course units, attend various seminars and workshops and complete a final project by dissertation. Term 1 is made up of three taught course units, term 2 comprises three taught course units. The dissertation will be on an engineering management topic.  

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.

Teaching and learning are delivered by a mix of academic and professional practice staff supporting the course in research and commercial areas of businesses. This consists of lectures, small group seminars and debates, individual tutorial sessions, and where applicable company focused case studies and guest speakers from industries.

You will have access to a personal tutor, along with support from module tutors, and a final dissertation supervisor during your studies.

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods, including coursework, group and team projects, industry focused case studies, online tests, final written examinations, business case preparations and presentations. 



Science, Engineering, Technology or Management subject or background.

International & EU requirements

English language requirements

MSc Engineering Management requires:

  • 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.
  • TOEFL iBT: 88 overall, with Reading 18 Listening 17 Speaking 20 Writing 17.
  • Duolingo: 120 overall and no sub-score below 100.

Study a Masters in Engineering Management and lay the foundations for a rewarding career in your chosen field. The changing landscape and demand for Global Engineers is growing and will continue to grow. Our Engineering Management degree opens the possibilities of multiple routes of employment, re-deployment and advancing existing employment opportunities.

You will graduate with advanced project management knowledge, and develop as a numerate and project oriented thinker with skills that are immediately transferable to a diverse range of sectors.  Your independent project work, team projects, presentations, skills and learning experiences will help you acquire skills that are useful in a range of job roles. There are also opportunities through our business, technology start-ups, innovation and enterprise and professional practice modules to prepare for any industry or aim to venture onto a start-up business.

Our Engineering Management degree offers a practical and project-based approach to learning and follows a syllabus designed in partnership with national and global businesses to enable and apply the skills they are seeking, enabling our students to make an impact when they graduate.

Some of the industries our past graduates have secured employment are:

  • Electronics and Information Communication Technologies
  • Automotive industry
  • Manufacturing and Aerospace Industries
  • Transportation
  • Services and Oil and Gas Industries
  • Utilities and Service Sector Businesses
  • Banking and Investment
  • Venture capital and equity funding
  • Senior positions in public and government sectors relating to the national economic and industrial development

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.

Home (UK) students tuition fee per year*: £13,200

EU and international students tuition fee per year**: £21,700

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.

* and ** These tuition fees apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis in the academic year 2024/25. 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.

Royal Holloway reserves the right to increase all postgraduate tuition fees annually, based on the UK’s Retail Price Index (RPI). Please therefore be aware that tuition fees can rise during your degree (if longer than one year’s duration), and that this also means that the overall cost of studying the course part-time will be slightly higher than studying it full-time in one year. For further information, please see our terms and conditions.

** This figure is the fee for EU and international students starting a degree in the academic year 2024/25. Find out more 

*** These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2024/25 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing, have not been included.

Satya Shah

Professor of Engineering Management

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