MSc Engineering Management

Engineering Management

MSc

Summary

Study level
Award
Part time
1 year+
Location
Berlin or Online
Faculty of STEM

What makes Arden University special?

Education
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Whether you're constrained by location, cost, time, or other life commitments, we're passionate about giving you access to higher education that fits into your busy, modern life.
Where to study
You decide how and where to study
We offer a wide range of flexible undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in both our online and blended study modes.
Support
Full support both online and on-site
We're also proud to offer non-standard entry, meaning your work experience and previous qualifications are taken into account when assessing your application.
Employability
Strong focus on employability
You will gain in-depth subject knowledge and transferable skills that employers from a huge range of industries will value. Many of our courses at Arden are also accredited by leading professional bodies in the UK.

Course Overview

Study your master’s in engineering management with Arden and inspire change in your organisation. Learn how to spearhead innovative projects with the latest leadership and management skills. 

Want to scale up your managerial know-how and secure your place at the top levels of engineering management? There is currently a huge demand across industries for professionals with engineering management expertise. Our CMI-accredited MSc Engineering Management degree examines the most vital and contemporary areas in the field, all while helping you develop the leadership skills today’s employers are looking for.

The course provides an entry route into engineering management across all engineering disciplines.  It is suitable for managers without an engineering background as well as qualified engineers looking to break into management roles. With a strong focus on how to manage modern engineering projects in a global context, you’ll cover areas of pan-sector relevance such as agile methodology, supply chain management, Big Data, working in cross-disciplinary teams, stakeholder engagement, and much more.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). That means you’ll be awarded a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and Foundation Chartered Manager status upon graduation, giving you a fast-track route to Chartered Manager status.

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This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, supporting your career and connecting you with likeminded professionals. 

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Course details and modules

We’ve recently refreshed your modules to provide you with the practical, real-world, and most up-to-date skills needed to deliver successful engineering projects and make a positive impact on the structure and success of an organisation.
Simon Henry

I’ve found that studying my degree online with Arden has given me a much more comprehensive foundation of knowledge around the topics I don’t often encounter in my work role, including financial decision-making, ethics and strategy. This knowledge will enable me to progress to more strategic roles in the future.

Simon Henry
MBA Online

Modules

Before earning your master’s in engineering management, you’ll study 180 credit hours divided over the following 7 modules:

  • Management of Traditional Engineering Projects (20 credits)
  • Competitive Strategy within Engineering Management (20 credits)
  • Agile Methodologies in the Business Environment (20 credits)
  • Developing People, Leadership and Capabilities (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
  • Analysing big data (20 credits)
  • Engineering Transformation Project (60 credits)

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our masters students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths and abilities. That’s why we choose a range of methods to keep track of your progress. These include:

  • Portfolio development
  • Case study reports
  • Risk assessments
  • Business Transformation Project

Study options

This course is available to study full time through our blended learning study mode at our campus in Berlin, Germany.

The course is also available to students via online learning. This gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere in the UK or worldwide, providing you with the same high standards of teaching but with lower tuition fees.

Clare Gillon

The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this course. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.

Clare Gillon
MA Strategic Marketing - Online

Full-time blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at the Arden study centre of your choice. This is combined with around 25 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud.

Blended learning is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face to face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who live within commuting or driving distance of one of our UK study centres.

If you're a student from England who is enrolling on a blended learning course with Arden (based in one of our UK study centres) then you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan to help pay for your living expenses. You can find more information on our fees and funding page. If you're a student from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you can find information about obtaining a student loan to cover your costs from your student finance body.

This course is also available to study full-time at our campus in Berlin, Germany.

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Part-time online learning

How does it work?

Studying your degree online with Arden means you can earn your anywhere in the world without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. Our online students study their degree through iLearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.

Online learning students resident in the UK can apply for a Maintenance Loan if they cannot attend their course in person because of a disability. Please find more information on our fees and funding page. If you're a student from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you can find information on Living Cost Loans from your student finance body.

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Ilearn

Our online students study their degree through iLearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  iLearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and access to our Library Portal.

Library portal

The library portal includes an extensive digital library including thousands of journal titles, eBooks, and academic and industry databases which you can use to research your assignments and projects. All of these materials are provided to you free of charge, and contain all the research information you’ll need to complete your degree with us.

Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this MSc in Engineering Management, we need to see that you have: 

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this engineering management course. 

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

Funding and Scholarships

UK students can apply for up to £11,836 funding from Student Finance England fund your studies.  

If you’re an international student, we have a number of Regional Offers that can help you save money on your tuition fees.

Refer a Friend

When you help a friend or family member to study with Arden through our Refer a Friend programme, both you and the person you refer will receive a £500 Amazon e-voucher or £500 tuition fee credit.

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Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

Meet the faculty

Professor Dilshad Sheikh

An engineering course from Arden University will help you achieve your ambitions. We are dedicated to guiding you towards successful and rewarding career paths through challenging and informative courses. Our engineering programmes are based on modern practices and give you skills that can be applied to a range of job roles and industries. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Professor Dilshad Sheikh
Dean of the Faculty of Business 

Career prospects

The ability to handle data and manage operations is in huge demand among modern business, giving you the competitive edge when it comes to career progression. After completing the course, you may decide to continue with your current employer or embark on a fresh challenge. Thanks to the flexibility of the skills you’ll have learned, the choice will be in your hands.

What can an MSc in Engineering Management do for me?

Graduating from an MSc Engineering Management course will give you an opportunity to develop leadership skills within the engineering arena, either to upskill into management or reskill from another specialism. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Gain an advanced understanding of engineering management and its real-world applications.
  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills at a strategic management level.
  • Learn how to deliver successful engineering projects that drive organsational success.
  • Develop the leadership skills today’s employers are looking for.
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to engineering challenges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use data and risk assessment in your decision-making.
  • Develop confident communication skills and adapt these to a variety of contexts.

What can I do after Arden University?

Skilled engineering management graduates are in high demand in today’s job market due to an increase in emerging innovations calling for large-scale engineering projects. This degree will provide you with the specialised knowledge and skills to design, plan, direct, and oversee projects across diverse industries, helping you fill growing skills gaps in the field. The type of roles you might look into after graduation include:

  • Management of Technology
  • Management Engineering Consultant
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Engineering Manager in a variety of disciplines
  • Operations Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager

Industry skills

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

This course awards a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice and offers CMI Foundation Chartered Manager Status *

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. With 140,000 members, the institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect like-minded professionals.

As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline. 

Upon completion of this CMI-accredited course, you will be awarded CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice and gain CMI Foundation Chartered Manager Status. This recognises you have the skills needed to be an effective manager, helping you stand out from the competition and start your management career journey - with a CMI qualification and a clear pathway to full Chartered Manager status.

*Upon completion of your course, the CMI award and level of chartered status awarded will depend on your level and length of study, whether you entered your course with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) or if any compensation is applied on your modules throughout the duration of study. If this criteria applies to you, you may receive one of the 2 different levels; an Award or Certificate.

Career Development Resources

Career development resources

Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway. 
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:

  • CV360, which analyses your CV and provides instant feedback for improvement
  • Interview360, helping you practise your interview technique in a stress-free environment and tackle some of the most common interview questions - as many times as you need to
  • Aptitude tests to help your improve your critical thinking, numeric, and logical reasoning skills
  • 100s of interactive courses focused on giving you the skills and confidence you need to excel in your professional life. 
  • My Jobs, where you can search employment vacancies, browse employer profiles by location and, or connect with other employees on LinkedIn. 

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) membership.

Arden University is a member of the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide.

This membership reflects the fact that Arden University has successfully matched the high standards required by the AACSB, and enables the sharing of ideas and the exchange best practises between global business schools. Membership also gives our faculty members access to in-depth data and research to support the development of our courses and teaching methods, ensuring that we are able to provide you with the best possible university experience.

Business Graduates Association

The BGA is a membership and quality assurance body. As a member, Arden University have signed up to the BGA Charter, committing their institution to responsible management practices and lifelong learning, positively impacting their students, communities, and the economy. This shows our students that we are demonstrating responsible management ourselves, as well as it being a central theme that runs through our own courses.

As Arden University is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), students will receive complementary BGA student and graduate membership. Through this membership, current students will have access to the BGA Career Development Centre, packed with interactive tools, e-learning content, partner discounts and the latest job opportunities. This is a lifetime access, which means students will continue to have access to these services even after they graduate.