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Engineering Business Management MSc

University of Surrey
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
October 2021
Application deadline: 21 July 2021

Program description

Engineering Business Management MSc

At the end of 2019, there were more than 700,000 engineering businesses in the UK, worth an estimated £1.2trillion. This accounted for more than 20 per cent of all gross domestic UK turnover. So engineering is big business and managers who understand that business remain in demand.

Our MSc in Engineering Business Management uniquely combines the development of business acumen and management skills with the knowledge of industry-relevant science and technology. Jointly run by world-leading experts from Surrey Business School and our Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, it’s aimed at technical graduates and professionals who aspire to a career in engineering business management.

The course teaches students how to apply proven conceptual business frameworks from multiple disciplines to the management of engineering-driven enterprises, and prepares them for managerial roles in engineering-related sectors.

What you will study

Our unique multidisciplinary course gives you advanced knowledge of complex operational engineering processes and develops your analytical business skills, enhancing your critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making.

This program puts particular emphasis on management for value-adding activities, and the use of emerging technology and engineering principles to optimise efficiency, sustainability and competitiveness.

It also offers the opportunity to focus on areas in management, business, engineering and technology within a specialised industry that you find interesting – with a view to assuring sustainable economic benefit to an organisation.

Talks from guest speakers and visiting academics are a key feature of the course, too.

Admission requirements

UK 2.2 degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following subjects: Engineering, Business Management, Business Economics, Economics, Maths, Chemistry, Physics.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your program, we offer intensivepre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Students will focus on developing their knowledge of:

  • State-of-the-art engineering and technology applications
  • Inter-disciplinarity in engineering, technology and business
  • An in-depth theoretical study of management concepts
  • Technical and business marketing practice
  • Finance.

Compulsory modules that all students must take are:

  • Business Process Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Operations Management and Digital Services
  • Optimisation and Decision Making
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology, Business and Research Seminars

Optional elements that students can select include:

  • E-Business
  • Environmental Law
  • Global Strategy Implementation
  • Lifecycle Thinking & Circular Economy
  • Process Modelling & Simulation
  • Solar Energy
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Technology Knowledge Based Systems & Artificial Intelligence

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The course is offered in both full-time (1-year) and part-time (2-years) study options.

Tuition fees

October 2021


  • UK students: £13,100
  • Overseas students: £20,200


  • UK students: £6,600
  • Overseas students: £10,100

Career opportunities

You’ll be well prepared to help engineering organisations make important decisions in view of vast amounts of information by adopting, combining, implementing and executing the right management strategies in terms of technological, economic and environmental aspects and impacts.

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University of Surrey

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford, Surrey

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