We’re in the era of smart technology. Self-optimising systems that learn from their environment and adapt accordingly are already with us – and they’re here to stay. Our MSc Project Management (Electronic Engineering) is your chance to get involved. Study with us and you’ll build a combined set of management and engineering skills that’ll put you front and centre of Industry 4.0.

It’s one of our new project management courses – bringing vital management skills together with engineering expertise in other areas. Developed in line with the Association for Project Management (APM) and Project Management Institute (PMI) Body of Knowledge, it’s fully in sync with what professionals around the world want. Put simply, these are qualifications designed to get you ready for work.

So you’ll start off studying the management of projects fundamentals, what it takes to drive complex projects forward and bring them to a profitable conclusion. From there, you’ll specialise in cyber-physical systems, power electronics and drives, and the key electronic engineering principles underpinning Industry 4.0.

Our teaching staff are professionals from a range of backgrounds, from engineering and environmental industries to railways and digital. With their support, you’ll leave us well placed to apply for project management roles in a wide variety of sectors.

Features and Benefits

  • Professional skills – We deliver the project management principles from both the Association for Project Management (APM) UK and Project Management Institute (PMI) the USA. The course content is also designed to deliver outcomes recognised by The Engineering Council as further learning for your professional registration.
  • Excellent facilities – We’ve got industry-standard facilities, giving you the latest tools and equipment to help you hone your practical skills.
  • Experienced teaching – We have more than 60 highly respected academic staff members and post-doctoral researchers working at the forefront of their field. You’ll also be supported by an experienced technical team.
  • Cutting-edge research – Our researchers are addressing the biggest challenges facing society today, from combating the adverse effects of climate change to seeking a sustainable future and giving Industry 4.0 the tools it needs to succeed.
  • Additional qualifications – If you want to boost your computer-aided engineering experience, we’ll help you sit the exam to become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA). We’ll also support you to undertake the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ) or Prince 2 Foundation as an additional qualification.
  • Friendly atmosphere – Our social learning spaces, with plenty of opportunities to mix and share experiences with colleagues, offer a warm, open environment for your studies.
  • Thriving technology sector – Being in Manchester puts the largest centre for science, healthcare and engineering outside the capital on your doorstep. It’s the perfect place to pursue your career.

Career Prospects

Graduates with a mix of theoretical and practical engineering skills and a good grasp of modern management techniques are in high demand across the industry.

We’ve developed this course aligned with APM and PMI Body of Knowledge to meet the requirements of international industry and professional project management institutes. As such, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a variety of project management roles within electronic engineering and the wider sphere of Industry 4.0.

Entry Requirements

You will have at least a 2:2 UK undergraduate honours degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, computing or equivalent. Applicants with relevant and extensive professional experience in the relevant fields will be considered.

English: IELTS 6.5 with reading 6.5 and writing 6.5, no-subset below 6.0 is required. This applies to all non-English speaking nationals.

Course Details

You’ll study nine core units, covering areas including Management of Projects, Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart Systems for Industry 4.0, as well as an in-depth masters project.

Core units

  • Management of Projects Fundamentals
  • Management of Projects Professional Practice
  • Project Delivery 1: Project Scheduling, Finance and Resource Management
  • Project Delivery 2: Managing Risks, Quality & Benefits
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Smart Systems for Industry 4.0
  • Systems Engineering for Industry
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Individual Research Project


UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in the study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in the study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in the study).

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Last updated November 16, 2018
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