Engineering Management

Key Information


1 year (16 months if taken with Industrial Placement)


2 years

Start Date

September 2024

Typical Offer

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Brayford Pool

Academic Year

Course Overview

Informed by the needs of industry, this course provides students with the opportunity to develop the strong communication and leadership skills that employers are looking for, and aims to provide an extension beyond undergraduate study for those embarking on, changing, or advancing their chosen career.

Areas of study include combustion and sustainable fuels, finance and accounting, energy systems, and risk management. Delivered by both Lincoln International Business School and the School of Engineering, the programme maximises the specialist knowledge within each School while ensuring a coherent delivery.

Teaching includes the use of real-life case studies, with the aim of enabling students to relate theory to practice across a range of business situations. Students will have the opportunity to take part in workshops led by business experts, visit companies to view current practices and engage in industry-based projects.

Why Choose Lincoln

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An option to undertake an industrial placement during the research project

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How You Study

Students are able to study a range of topics to develop a critical understanding of engineering and management theory. The course incorporates engineering and management core modules which every student must study. Students can then choose four optional modules, enabling them to tailor their learning to their individual background and career ambitions. 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.

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. For every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Course composition and delivery is different for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, research, and one-to-one learning. In support of part-time delivery, where possible, each teaching contact takes over a minimum four hour period, with a minimum of 12 contacts expected across a single term.

Engineering Research Project

Following the taught element of the programme, students can complete either the Engineering Research Project or Engineering Research Project (Industry Placement). A research project is core to each pathway. For students with an industry placement the project will form part of this.

The Engineering Research Project provides the chance to complete an in-depth investigation of a specific topic within industry or academia, enabling students to apply new knowledge in a real-life setting. Students on the Engineering Research Project (Industry Placement) can undertake an eight-month work placement in industry with one of the University’s industry partners, or with an independently sourced organisation. Students successfully completing this route will receive the alternative award title of MSc Engineering Management (with Industrial Placement).

Students are expected to pay for their own travel, accommodation, and general living expenses while undertaking a placement. Please note that the option to undertake the Industrial Placement route will be subject to students’ performance during the taught element of the programme and students will be expected to identify and secure their own work placements. Students will be introduced to prospective employers and supported in this process.

Students who require a student visa to study this programme will be issued a CAS with a course length that should be sufficient to complete the course without the placement module. If you decide to undertake the module and find a work placement, this will add additional time to your course and a new student visa will be required before the work placement can begin to extend your stay in the UK.


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Decision Analysis for Managers 2024-25BUS9040MLevel 72024-25The 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.CoreEngineering Research Project 2024-25EGR9020MLevel 72024-25Students will undertake a major research or industrially based project, applying the management methods taught in their elective management module. Students are expected to solve an industrially relevant problem using a combination of analytical, experimental, and modelling skills. The specific content of each project will vary, but in general, the projects will contain both ‘research’ and ‘design’ components. Research will involve analytical, computational, and experimental aspects. Design work will contain specification, design, analysis, manufacture and test work. All project must be conducted with reference to environmental and sustainability issues, and account for commercial, strategic, and risk issues that would be involved in implementing their design solution within an engineering business.CoreManaging Projects 2024-25EGR9013MLevel 72024-25The aim of this module is to provide an overview of the management of projects throughout the project life-cycle, from concept to beneficial operation. Business has long recognised the imperative for good, integrated processes in order to extract best value from capital investments; this course explores the benefits and imperatives for adopting a Capital Value Process for selecting the right projects to deliver required business goals, and for establishing robust Project Execution Plans for delivering world class results, as well as facilitating executive control at all stages throughout the project lifecycle. The student will compare and contrast the differing emphases and approaches to project delivery for several professional bodies and will be introduced to ten key project principles which underpin world class project performance across a broad range of industry sectors. They will also practise using several strategic planning tools to aid objective decision making and option screening. Importantly, the course will establish the imperative of good health, safety and environmental performance as a business value. It is not the intention of this module to teach project technical skills, such as planning, estimating or contract administration, but more to equip future project managers with a broad range of skills and competences so that, armed with the core project principles they might harness the skills of a diverse team of project professionals in developing and executing major projects, programmes and portfolios of the future.CoreResearch Methods and Engineering Innovation 2024-25EGR9045MLevel 72024-25This research methods module aims to prepare students for undertaking the research for their Independent Study. It reviews core principles of the research methods that students are likely to utilise in their research. The chosen method should form the basis of their research design, and the structure of the of Independent Study submission.CoreSustainable Energy and Climate Change 2024-25EGR9014MLevel 72024-25This 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 are given the opportunity to 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.CoreApplied Thermo-fluids Systems 2024-25EGR9019MLevel 72024-25In 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.OptionalGlobal Procurement and Supply Strategy 2024-25LOG9705MLevel 72024-25In order to ensure organisational success, we must seek to manage relationships with upstream and downstream suppliers and customers to deliver increased customer value at less cost to the supply chain overall. It is often argued that an organisation is only as a good as its supply chain and that the global supply chain can be a key source of competitive advantage. In the age of globalisation, many organisations are only as good as their global supply chains. Global supply chains give the organisation access to strategic resources and enable them to compete in global markets. Procurement and Supply Chain Management as a discipline has changed considerably in many companies and organisations in the recent past. Considering the amount of money generally involved in the preparation and execution of procurement and supply decisions, this is not a surprise and it has been argued that an effective and efficient operating purchasing and supply function can make an important contribution to company results and also add significant value. Traditionally, the procurement department has acted as the intermediary which negotiates the agreements and contracts with suppliers and subsequently monitors their compliance to those agreements. However, this ‘traditional’ role is changing rapidly and procurement and supply chain managers are assuming more strategic roles within organisations, focused on achieving better performance from suppliers though approaches such as more active management of supplier relationships.OptionalGreen Fuel and Engines 2024-25EGR9011MLevel 72024-25The 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.OptionalPower Systems 2024-25EGR9017MLevel 72024-25The 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.OptionalProduct Risk Analysis 2024-25EGR9039MLevel 72024-25This module provides an introduction to the analysis of product safety. It is intended to provide 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.OptionalProject and Contract Risk Management 2024-25BUS9044MLevel 72024-25Projects 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.OptionalTeams and Leadership 2024-25MGT9645MLevel 72024-25This module provides students with an understanding of how to create high-performing teams. Through a review of theories and models of leadership, team formation, motivation, communication, power, and diversity, students will gain a theoretically sound understanding of team behaviour and effectiveness. Practical class exercises will enable students to develop their skills as team leaders and members.Optional

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

Industry Links

With the potential to work closely with our industrial partners or your own sponsoring companies, the programme aims to provide practical experiences. Teaching includes the use of real-life case studies, with the aim of enabling students to relate theory to practice across a range of business situations. Students will also have a range of opportunities such as taking part in workshops led by business experts, visiting companies to view current practices, and engaging in company based projects. To support these activities, students will have access to a set of careers events that are designed to help to build a CV, deal with psychometric tests, and formulate effective applications.

How you are assessed

A variety of assessment methods are used for this course, based primarily on open coursework, in which students are able to access the resources that would be available to them after graduation. Formative assessment in the form of problem-based learning 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.

How to Apply

Postgraduate Application Support

Applying for a postgraduate programme at Lincoln is easy. Find out more about the application process and what you'll need to complete on our How to Apply page. Here, you'll also be able to find out more about the entry requirements we accept and how to contact us for dedicated support during the process.

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Entry Requirements 2024-25

Entry Requirements

First or Second Class honours degree in an industrial engineering based subject, or equivalent industrial experience.

For those who have already studied a related discipline in engineering, this course offers the opportunity to progress your knowledge to an advanced level.

This programme is aimed at graduates from a wide breadth of engineering disciplines and no previous experience in business and management studies is required.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications:

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study:

Course Fees

You will need to have funding in place for your studies before you arrive at the University. Our fees vary depending on the course, mode of study, and whether you are a UK or international student. You can view the breakdown of fees for this programme below.

Course Fees

The University offers a range of merit-based, subject-specific, and country-focused scholarships for UK and international students. To help support students from outside of the UK, we offer a number of international scholarships which range from £1,000 up to the value of 50 per cent of tuition fees. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Funding Your Study

Postgraduate Funding Options

Find out more about the optional available to support your postgraduate study, from Master's Loans to scholarship opportunities. You can also find out more about how to pay your fees and access support from our helpful advisors.

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Career Development

MSc Engineering Management students are able to develop the strong communication skills and capabilities that employers are looking for in addition to leadership, negotiation and influencing, presentation, and self-awareness. The programme is aimed at those who wish to embark on, change, or advance their chosen career in engineering to management level.

Academic Contact

For more information about this course, please contact the Programme Leader.

Dr Nikola Chalashkanov

Postgraduate Events

To get a real feel for what it is like to study at the University of Lincoln, we hold a number of dedicated postgraduate events and activities throughout the year for you to take part in.

Upcoming Postgraduate Events
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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.