About the course

Final validation pending*

If you’re a graduate engineer aspiring to a senior management role –this degree provides in-depth knowledge into the strategic management of businesses to compliment your technical skills. The programme is suitable for engineering graduates from all disciplines, including chemical, electrical, mechanical and medical engineering, as well as computer science.

In the complex, competitive world of technology driven industry, skilled engineers who understand the essential principles of business and law have a competitive edge in the career market. You’ll benefit from teaching from academic experts from the Business School, as well as the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Successful completion of this degree fulfils the education requirements to support registration as professional engineer at CEng level.

*What does final validation pending mean?

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any new courses or changes to courses go through a validation or re-validation process. ‘Final validation pending’ means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn’t received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

Key facts

Tuition fees

UK/EU: £7,275 full-time

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,280 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £16,000 full-time

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

Generally, we require applicants to hold a Bachelor Honours degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) in an engineering, computer science or related numerate discipline. Applicants with atypical qualifications but with relevant industrial experience will also be considered.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Admissions status

Open for admission in 2018/19

Mode of study: Hull Campus

Duration: 1 year full-time

Study information

The programme will equip you with the tools and techniques to effectively manage teams, projects, departments and companies and will cover the following themes.

Strategic thinking

Develop an advanced understanding of key strategic issues involved in developing and implementing engineering projects and solutions.  Learn to consider the implications of organisational structures, manpower, logistics, risk management, employment law and finance alongside technical feasibility during decision making. 

Lean thinking

Develop the ability to identify key factors that influence operational costs and delivery. Through the application of techniques such as Lean, identify opportunities for improving efficiencies and eliminating waste as a means of improving competitiveness and business efficiency.

Quality Management

Quality is one of the significant factors throughout engineering. Understanding measures, philosophies, cultures and improvement methods is critical to improving business performance.  It is essential for executives to have a sound understanding of what is involved in quality improvements from a technical perspective.

Project planning

Understanding constraints and requirements of projects such as implementing a new production process or product development.  The selection and use of appropriate project management techniques such as Agile, Prince2 and ITIL is a key factor in success. 

Supply Chain Management

Developing an awareness of relationships within the supply chain and implications of pricing and purchasing policies along with the logistical challenges related to the flow of raw materials and goods. 

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

Designed for engineering graduates from all disciplines – this MSc is especially suited to those aspiring to a senior management role. You’ll develop the desired skills to enter a career in business management in the engineering, technology or industrial sectors.

The University of Hull has strong direct links with industry, and is ideally situated in an area with a vibrant and growing industry, hosting major players in aerospace, chemical, engineering design, pharmaceutical, transport, marine and energy industries. This makes the city the ideal location to study engineering management.