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MSc Engineering Management

1 year 2 years School of Engineering Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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The MSc Engineering Management degree is designed to build upon a prior engineering background and focus on enhancing managerial understanding in the engineering domain. This course aims to provide an extension beyond undergraduate study for those embarking, changing or advancing their chosen career.

Informed by the needs of industry, this degree will provide students with the opportunity to develop the strong communication skills and capabilities that employers are looking for in addition to leadership, negotiation and influencing, presentation and self-awareness skills.

You will have the opportunity to study modules including energy fundamentals, finance, economics, energy systems, entrepreneurship and risk management. Delivered by both the Lincoln Business School and the School of Engineering, the programme maximises on the specialist knowledge within each School whilst ensuring both areas meld into a coherent delivery.

Teaching includes the use of real-life case studies, with the aim of enabling you to relate theory to practice across a range of business situations. You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops led by business experts, visit companies to view current practices (costs of which are covered by the School of Engineering) and engage in company based projects. To support these activities, you will have access to a set of career events that are designed to help to build a CV, deal with psychometric tests, and formulate effective applications.

A key feature of this course is the dedicated careers support available. Students are provided with the chance to graduate with a bespoke career plan tailored to their background and aspirations, and we will keep in contact with you to offer assistance as you establish your career in the first two years after graduation.

How You Study

Students will have the opportunity to study a range of topics to develop a critical understanding of engineering and management theory. MSc Engineering Management incorporates engineering and management core modules which every student must study. Students then choose four optional modules, providing them with the chance to tailor their learning to their background and career ambitions. Finally, a project based dissertation, usually industry based, builds on the theoretical knowledge delivered to example and extend the concepts of the application of knowledge, valued by the modern employer.


  • Decision Analysis for Managers
  • Engineering Research Project
  • Machines in Power Generation
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Research Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics


  • Applied Thermo-fluids Systems
  • Combustion and Sustainable Fuels
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Industrial Turbo-machinery
  • Procurement and Supply Chains
  • Product Risk Analysis
  • Project and Contract Risk Management
  • Teams and Leadership

Teaching is informed by real-world examples and students will be expected to participate in lectures, seminars and workshops to examine, research, discuss and debate topics.

This course aims to equip students with the skills needed to successfully manage the variety of business situations they may encounter during their career, ranging from small meetings and negotiation situations to presenting to large audiences.

Contact and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of study.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, research and one-to-one learning.

For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, based primarily on open coursework, in which students are able to access the resources that would be available to them after graduation.

Students will be expected to display a high level of understanding of the fundamentals of their subjects, but also how to apply and extend these to advance understanding.

Formative assessment in the form of problem based learning, will allow students the chance to assess and develop their own understanding in an individualised way with the aim of meeting their own personal learning needs and style.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

2:2 Honours degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience. Applicants with a 3rd Class Honours degree will be considered and invited to attend an interview.

This programme is aimed at graduates from a wide breadth of engineering disciplines and no previous experience in business and management studies is required. For those who have already studied a related discipline, this course offers the opportunity to progress your knowledge to an advanced level.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Key Contacts

Richard Allarton
01522 83 7923


Master's Level

Applied Thermo-fluids Systems (Option)

In this module, students will have the opportunity to develop and expand their fundamental knowledge of thermodynamics, and apply this to further their understanding of energy systems. It is expected that students will be able to better identify the opportunities that exist to increase the efficiency of energy machines, systems and devices. Students will have the chance to build models of mass and energy flow through existing and proposed machines. These models are then used to pinpoint the most efficient and least efficient steps of device operation.

Combustion and Sustainable Fuels (Option)

The use of fuels as the major source of energy production is examined in some detail, with particular emphasis on combustion mechanisms and emissions formation processes from a fundamental standpoint. The barriers and opportunities to the use of alternative fuels within power generation applications are considered as well as the environmental impact of different fuel sources.

Decision Analysis for Managers (Core)

The aim of this module is to enhance the students’ decision capabilities when confronted with strategic or operational choices. Students will have the opportunity to learn how decision analysis tools can be used to structure and analyse decision problems and how a mix of data and judgement can help decision makers to better achieve their objectives.

Engineering Research Project (Core)

In this module, students have the chance to create design concepts relating to an engineering artefact, process or topic that is related to mechanical engineering. This module aims to provide a learning experience that enables students to carry out independent research and integrate their engineering and scientific knowledge within a realistic and substantial project of immediate engineering value. Students can gain experience of working in a research or industry based design environment.

Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and initiative in carrying out a demanding investigation or design project. As individuals, students will be expected to negotiate with their 'client', be it an academic supervisor or an external sponsor, plan their project, and present their work through meetings, reports and oral presentation. Students will also be expected to integrate knowledge from disciplines other than engineering, and demonstrate a profound understanding of relevant environmental, ethical, social and sustainability issues.

Finance and accounting (Option)

This module is designed to introduce concepts and techniques for costing and break-even analysis and brings in the notion of pricing from a larger viewpoint in the market as well as from a strategic management view. Later, the module aims to cover the topics of financial analysis, budgeting and planning, and the sources of finance.

Industrial Turbo-machinery (Option)

The purpose of this module is to explore the details behind the equipment required to support and facilitate usable energy provision through applied turbomachinery. A whole systems approach is used in the evaluation of turbomachinery equipment so that opportunities for intensive exploitation of resources and efficiency savings can be identified. Maintenance and availability will feature significantly to cover the lifecycle of the described systems.

Machines in Power Generation (Core)

The aim of this module is to provide the students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the machinery used in power generation applications. The module builds on fundamental thermodynamics, discussing the technicalities of power generation from a series of recognised energy source viewpoints.

Procurement and Supply Chains (Option)

This module is designed to introduce fundamental concepts and techniques in the area of supply chain management, logistics, and operations, building upon the variety of students' prior work experience and studies. The module places operations within the wider context of business networks with a particular focus on the supply side. The approach taken to this module is interactive, with a focus on industry case studies and insights from managers.

Product Risk Analysis (Option)

This module aims to provide an introduction to the analysis of product safety and develop a basic understanding of safety processes and of certification required for products of a safety critical nature. Basic concepts of risk will lead to available tools and techniques available in the development life-cycle. Consideration will also be given to products in the operation domain, and finally their disposal.

Project and Contract Risk Management (Option)

Projects are managed in dynamic environments where prospects for risk and uncertainty need to be appraised and controlled. The module covers the topics of contract law and protection, dispute resolution, uncertainty and risk, complexity as well as risk perception and cognitive biases.

Sustainable Energy Systems (Core)

This module deals with current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. The course includes the review of various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quali-quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals.

Teams and Leadership (Option)

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how to create highly performing teams. Through a review of theories of leadership, team formation, motivation and identity, students have the chance to gain a theoretically sound understanding of team behaviour and effectiveness. Practical class exercises will aim to enable students to develop their skills as team leaders and members.

Level 4

Research Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics (Core)

This Research Methods module prepares you for undertaking the research for their Independent Study. It reviews core principles of the research methods that you likely to utilise in your research. The chosen method should form the basis of their research design, and the structure of the of Independent Study submission.

Special Features

With the potential to work closely with our industrial partners or your own sponsoring companies, the programme aims to provide practical experiences which encourage students to engage and achieve.


Projects may include consultancy work and start-up ventures. Students will be assisted in finding projects by the School. Projects will not incur a cost to the student with the exception of potential travel costs.


The purpose-built Engineering Hub was created in collaboration with Siemens and, as a hub of technical innovation, houses industry-standard machinery, turbines, and control and laser laboratories. Work is currently underway to extend and enhance facilities for engineering students.

The Lincoln Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building was completely refurbished in 2010 and provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

Career and Personal Development

Careers Services

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional, you will normally be required to pay your own transport, accommodation and general living costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Tuition Fees

Postgraduate Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master's courses has been introduced in the UK. Find out if you are eligible.

  2018/19 Entry*
Home/EU £7,300
(including Alumni Scholarship 25% reduction)**
International £15,700
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)**
 Part-time Home/EU £41 per credit point
 Part-time International £87 per credit point

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility


As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

Guidance for Part-time Postgraduate Fees

To complete a standard Master's Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.