Middlesex University

Course Introduction

The career of an engineering project manager is an exciting and challenging one - overseeing complex projects, taking charge of teams and delivering on time and on budget. Yet there's a worldwide shortage of graduates who have the elusive combination of technical knowledge and the management capability that such a demanding role needs. This Masters degree was created to meet that demand. This in-depth, technical and practical course is designed specifically for those students who have studied engineering at university level and are looking to develop an advanced mastery of the subject. This course offers an extensive hands-on experience, with practical work incorporated into every module. You will work alongside professionals on industry-sponsored projects, go on site visits and attend lectures by guest speakers. Instead of a thesis you'll work on a team project designed to resemble a real-life industry scenario. You will have access to technology, software, studios, laboratories and workshops which are well-equipped with specialist and industry standard software. You will also have the opportunity to work towards a Prince2 Certification as part of your studies. If you do not wish to study the full MSc, you can apply to the PGDip where you study only four modules or a PGCert where you study only two modules.

Lectures will introduce you to to key information, theories and concepts, which you will explore further through seminar discussions; site visits will allow you to observe industry practice first-hand. You will also attend computer sessions, where you will learn to use simulation software and management games, and carry out mock interviews to hone your interviewing skills. The specialised skills you will develop during this course are highly sought-after worldwide, and will equip you to take on a variety of managerial roles. These could include engineering manager, project manager, production manager, operational manager, site manager or technical manager; and there are opportunities in almost any sector, ranging from the engineering or automotive sectors to food processing, pharmaceuticals, health, construction, IT, marketing, energy, manufacturing or the public sector. You could work either in-house with a company or for a firm of project management consultants,or for yourself as a freelance. As well as in-depth knowledge of your subject, our course will provide you with many transferable skills. It will improve your your research, numeracy, data collection and interpretation, teamwork and presentation skills, as well as your confidence and your ability to work under your own initiative and manage your own time.

Start Date:

3 months placement..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,600 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,600 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £14,400 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in an engineering or a numerate discipline. We also consider students with other relevant qualifications who can demonstrate relevant work experience in an appropriate field. Students without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.