MSc Engineering Leadership and Management

Course Overview

MSc Engineering Leadership and Management

It is a well-known fact that engineers and technical graduates have the potential to reach the very pinnacle of management and leadership within business and industry.

This MSc programme, through consultation with business and industry (both large and small), is set to establish the key graduate skills and attributes required to succeed in a management and/or leadership role in the engineering sector.

Key Features

The content of this multidisciplinary course will be very much informed by industry. Key modules will deliver a broad introduction to management, alongside detailed engineering specific modules on:

  • Foundations of Management
  • Strategy 
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Assets Management
  • Compliance
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Enterprise, Innovation and Intellectual Property
  • Smart Manufacturing 
  • Virtual Systems
  • Project/Dissertation

The programme will incorporate traditional classroom teaching, online learning, interactive workshops and seminars. Multidisciplinary group work will be a key component of the course, along with industry-focused projects. All of the modules will be delivered on an “intense” basis, i.e. in isolation over 2-week periods.

Accreditation will be sought with key Engineering and other relevant professional bodies.

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Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGSM24Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Smart Manufacturing
EGSM25Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Virtual Systems
EGSM26Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Strategy
EGSM28Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Leadership, Team Development, Communication and Engagement
EGSM29Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Analysis
EGSM30Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Compliance
EGSM31Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Project Management
MN-M043Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Operations Management (Engineering Leadership and Management)
MN-M044Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Asset Management
MN-M050Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Foundations of Management
MN-M581Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Enterprise, Innovation and Intellectual Property

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-D09Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Engineering Leadership and Management Project


As a student on the Master’s course in Engineering and Leadership Management, you will gain and build upon the key skills and knowledge required for a management and/or leadership role in the engineering sector.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirements for the MSc Engineering Leadership and Management are a first or second class honours degree in Engineering, or a relevant science discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:


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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £10,000 £17,950

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Engineering Leadership and Management course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student, such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.


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