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Why should I do an MSc in Engineering Management?

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Published: 21 August 2020

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At the University of Sunderland in London, we’re known for our high-quality management degrees. You could study one of our MBA courses, or do an undergraduate in business management.

But what if you want to specialise even more? Our MSc in Engineering Management is for people with a passion for engineering who want to use their skills to become leaders in one of the biggest industries in the world.

What is an Engineering Manager? 

Simply put, an Engineering Manager solves problems. Like any manager, they oversee projects, coordinate resources and make sure the work is done on time, to a high quality and, hopefully, without costing too much!

You’d be working on technical problems, controlling budgets, training new employees and working across departments.

Engineering is a very broad term, which means you’re degree could be the gateway to a huge range of different industries. 

It affects science, economics and social science along with the more known industries like design, construction and maintenance of buildings, machines, devices.

There are a few main kinds of engineering. Which you choose to work in will be decided by what you’re most passionate about. It could be: 

  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Electrical engineering 
  • Mechanical engineering

Take a look at each of these areas if you’re not sure which is best for you. Reach out to engineering companies in each field and maybe even get some voluntary experience. 

If you want to talk to someone about volunteering, get in touch with the Careers and Employability team on 020 7531 7333 or email them at

What do I need to study Engineering Management?

A lot of Engineering Managers start out as Engineers in their own right. You might have practical knowledge of the specific area you want to work in and are ready to take on more responsibility.

That’s not the only route in though. On our MSc Engineering Management course, you need either a minimum of a 2:2 in an Engineering undergraduate subject, professional qualifications or work experience. 

At the University of Sunderland in London, we have a huge diversity of students from many different backgrounds. The MSc Engineering Management course in particular includes people with years of experience in their fields and recent graduate who haven't had their first role yet. 

We’re looking for passionate people who are excited to take their next steps. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply. 

If you’re not sure whether you meet the criteria, get in touch with our Recruitment team on +44 (0)20 7531 7333 or email them at

There is so much more to know about Engineering Management. If you’re thinking about applying for this subject, take a look at our course page

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