Skip to main content

Postgraduate Taught

MSc Engineering Business Management

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code None
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year September 2024 January 2025
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Engineering

Web: Enquire online

+44(0)1392 724061

Programme Director:
Dr Shuya Zhong

Typical offer

View full entry requirements

A good degree (normally a 2:2)

Contextual offers


  • This programme brings together knowledge and skills from engineering, business and management, with a high level of applicability in your future career.
  • Our students benefit from hands-on experience in Exeter Digital Enterprise Systems (ExDES) laboratory, a cutting edge facility training students to generate and implement multi-disciplinary, advanced, and smart engineering solutions in student-centred and competence-orientated ways.
  • Learn a basis in management specifically adapted for engineers, allowing you to progress quickly into management roles in your chosen field
  • The programme is focused on the application of latest Industry 4.0 digital technologies to industrial and supply chain processes.
  • Taught in partnership with the University of Exeter Business School, you’ll receive an exceptional learning experience and the chance to build an outstanding personal network to enhance your future career.

Apply online

View 2024 Entry

Apply for January 2025 entry

Fast Track (current Exeter students)

Get a prospectus

Open days and visiting us


Programme Director: Dr Baris Yuce

Web: Enquire online

Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

A snapshot of Engineering Business Management MSc at the University of Exeter.

Top 10 in the UK for Engineering

10th for General Engineering in The Complete University Guide 2025

Specialist facilities include microscopy suite, aerodynamics and fluids laboratories, additive manufacturing workshop and vibration testing rigs

£6.5million investment in our teaching labs, workshop spaces and equipment


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/CEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with the full CEng registration requirements.

The University of Exeter doesn't just offer you a place in your chosen programme; it offers a whole new experience. They provide the tools, mentors, experts, labs, resources, networking opportunities, and a supportive environment with like-minded people. They'll do their best to support any idea you have, whether it's related to your programme or not – a startup idea, a research topic, an initiative, anything really! 


MSc Engineering Business Management

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a science, engineering, management or numerate discipline.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B3. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

This programme is modular and flexible, carrying 180 credits (240 credits for the Engineering Business Management with Industrial Placement variant) in total and offering flexibility in choice of modules studied.

MSc Engineering Business Management consists of seven core engineering, business and management focussed modules totalling 180 credits. This includes the 60-credit Engineering MSc project, and two 15-credit optional modules.

The programme begins in September each year and the taught elements are concluded by May. The Engineering MSc project, under the personal supervision of a research expert in the chosen area, continues until September.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Compulsory modules

ECMM112Manufacturing Supply Chain Management15
ECMM113Agile, Lean and Competitive Enterprise15
ENGM021Smart Production Systems15
ENGM023Sustainable Manufacturing15
ECMM164MSc Dissertation60
ENGM039Modelling, Simulation and Machine Learning for Operations Management15
ENGM040Research Ethics and Methodology15

Optional modules

Select 2 from the below:
BEMM069Marketing & New Product Innovation15
BEMM786Service Design and Innovation15
BEMM118Strategic Innovation Management15
BEMM178Innovation Management15

Year 1

Compulsory modules

ECMM112Manufacturing Supply Chain Management15
ECMM113Agile, Lean and Competitive Enterprise15
ENGM023Sustainable Manufacturing15
ENGM039Modelling, Simulation and Machine Learning for Operations Management15
ENGM040Research Ethics and Methodology15
ENGM021Smart Production Systems15

Optional modules

Select 2 from the below:
BEMM069Marketing and New Product Innovation15
BEMM786Service Design and Innovation15
BEMM118Strategic Innovation Management15
BEMM178Innovation Management15

Year 2

Compulsory modules

ENGM028MSc Industrial Placement60
ECMM164MSc Dissertation60

For my placement year I worked at Taylor Hobson as a Purchasing Graduate, working in the supply chain department to improve their purchasing processes. I was able to work on key projects like improving ABC analysis, creating KPIs to measure vendor performance and a special project where we tried to reduce the cost of equipment in the Asian market.

Your placement year can be an opportunity to prove yourself to the company. While working for Taylor Hobson I’ve been offered a full-time job and will continue working there after I finish my course.

Read more from Nirav


MSc Engineering Business Management with Industrial Placement

Course variants

  • Combine your masters in Engineering Business Management with work experience in the UK, putting your learning into practice while studying
  • Studied over two years, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience by completing a 9-12month work placement in a role relevant to your degree
  • Become a sought-after engineering professional with strong technical expertise, as well as excellent management abilities, allowing you to move into high-level management roles
  • Career opportunities include product development, project management, customer services, human resources, and a wide variety of other areas, particularly related to the engineering industry.


2024/25 entry (including January 2025 entry)

UK fees per year: 

  • £15,900 full-time
  • With industrial placement (second year) £3,180 full-time (not available for January 2025 entry)

International fees per year:

  • £32,500 full-time
  • With industrial placement (second year) £6,500 full-time (not available for January 2025 entry)

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This includes over £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*.

For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

During my studies, what I have enjoyed the most is how the professors treat you like friends, answering your questions. I have also enjoyed the impressive hands-on experience we get in the practical lab sessions, where theory meets practice in simulated factory environments. 


MSc Engineering Business Management

Teaching and research

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, industrial presentations, case studies, industry visits, computer simulations, project work and a dissertation.

You will develop transferable skills such as management and communication skills, computational techniques, data handling and analysis, problem solving, decision making and research methodology. Many of these will be addressed within an industrial and commercial context.

Personal Tutor

You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies, along with support and mentoring from graduates who are now in industry. There is also a Postgraduate Tutor available to help with further guidance and advice.

A research and practice-led culture

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field. Plus, you’ll become actively involved in a research project yourself.

All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

Maths support

Throughout your studies you will have access to support materials designed to refresh your knowledge of engineering mathematics. Mathematics for Engineers is a non-credit bearing online resource that covers the mathematics needed to undertake an MSc. It is an invaluable revision tool for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of common mathematical topics.

Sample mathematics test

Unsure whether your maths is good enough for an MSc? Take the short test below to find out. This has been developed in conjunction with the Mathematics for Engineers module and covers many of the topics listed above.

Read more


Employer-valued skills

There is considerable demand in the workplace for graduates with knowledge in both a specialist technology area and in management, particularly in the modern tools and techniques to support the management of a dynamically changing engineering business.

We have an established reputation of training tomorrow's great minds, so when it comes to life after graduation you can be confident that you are starting your next professional adventure in a prime, leading position.

Dedicated careers support

You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.

Graduate destinations

The professional destinations of our graduates reflects the quality of this programme. Our graduates have gone on to enjoy prosperous and successful careers in several areas after graduation. Graduates of this programme have gone on to enjoy careers such as analysts and research fellows, and work at companies such as Procter & Gamble, Deloitte, Maersk, Network Rail and National Space Development and Research Agency in Nigeria.

Read more

I loved the structure of my course; there was a great mix of engineering, business and project management modules to choose from meaning that I got to build both my technical and soft-skills; after all, great engineers need to be able to sell and communicate the innovative ideas they develop!


Graduated from MSc Engineering Business Management