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Engineering Project Management MSc (Eng)
Engineering spans many different industries, and the career opportunities are vast. However, the success of any large or small-scale engineering project not only relies on technical skills alone. It needs specialists with a scope of skills and competency in areas like strategy and finance to ensure the project meets the brief’s requirements.
Studying our Engineering Project Management MSc will build your knowledge of the entire project management process, from inception and feasibility, engineering, procurement and implementation through to commissioning and operation. Particular emphasis is placed on financial, planning and management aspects of the project life cycle, to equip you with the range of skills you’ll need to make a major contribution at every stage of a project.
You’ll study in the School of Civil Engineering which ranks highly globally and is actively involved in developing ‘internationally excellent’ research — much of which shapes the course.
This means you’ll be learning industry-relevant knowledge and developing a professional skill set sought after by almost every industry worldwide, opening the door to many career paths in areas like engineering, construction, energy, transport, education and environment.
During your studies, you’ll also have access to specialist facilities that will enhance your learning and be taught by experts who have industry experience in a range of relevant fields.
Why study at Leeds:
- Learn the latest innovations in civil engineering from the impactful, world-leading research conducted right here in our School which feeds directly into the course.
- Advance your knowledge and skills in critical areas sought after in industry such as project management, strategic management in construction, procurement knowledge and current methods of financing major national and international projects.
- Conduct your own individual research project as part of your course and gain industry experience in managing a project, whilst building professional skills in research, decision making and planning.
- Access research-grade equipment and specialist facilities including laboratories, a design studio and extensive computing equipment.
- Experience excellent practical and theoretical teaching delivered by a programme team with a wealth of expertise and industrial experience across many relevant areas such as client-led business and project processes, business strategy and value management.
- Enhance your career prospects and join our successful alumni who have pursued careers in related positions, working for companies like Mitsubishi Power Europe Ltd., Royal HaskoningDHV and AmcoGiffen.
- Master the most up-to-date practices and techniques recognised in industry on a course that has been directly informed and advised by the Industrial Advisory Committee and the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Join our online taster course
Learn about the key phases of a project lifecycle and develop knowledge in project financing and governance in our free taster course. Join today on Coursera.
This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.* See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
*It should be noted that candidates completing the MSc who hold an underpinning accredited IEng degree or a non-accredited bachelor's degree will need to apply for an academic assessment to determine whether they will meet the educational base for CEng registration.
This course is also accredited by EUR-ACE, the European quality label for engineering degree programmes at bachelor's and Masters level.
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You’ll gain a thorough understanding of a range of topics affecting how construction and engineering projects are managed. In addition to the tools and techniques that are used by project managers, you’ll examine the issues and challenges they currently face and consider them in a “whole life project” context. You’ll look at topics such as project cash flow, risk management, project appraisals and stakeholder relationship management among many others.
You’ll also focus on key topics such as project funding, especially for major infrastructure projects, as well as procurement management and supply chain issues. The methodology of value management, including the concepts of value engineering, as well as risk management will also be covered in depth.
Over the summer months, you’ll work with your supervisor to complete your independent research project which is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It’s a chance for you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained, focusing on a real-world problem that explores your specific interests and/or relates to your career ambitions.
Most projects are industry based to ensure the topic of research is relevant to the field whilst also addressing current engineering problems.
Example projects for MSc Engineering Project Management students have included:
- Uncertainty management
- Relational contracting and alliances
- Management of multiple projects
- Financing of public private partnerships
- Integration of risk and value management
- Iconic and complex projects
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Engineering Project Management MSc (Eng) in the course catalogue
- International Construction Management and Engineering/ Engineering Project Management Dissertation 60 credits
- Project Management 15 credits
- Advanced Project Management 15 credits
- Strategic Management in Construction 15 credits
- People, Organisation and Funding 15 credits
- Risk Management 15 credits
- Management of Human Resources and Communications in Projects (MSc) 15 credits
- Procurement Management 15 credits
- Value Management 15 credits
Learning and teaching
Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll be taught by staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines. You’ll have regular contact with the team through lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and project meetings. Throughout your studies, you’ll also benefit from a structured support system, with a personal tutor who will offer help and advice about your approach to studying and how to become adept at independent learning.
You’ll also have access to all relevant specialist software required for your studies.
Independent study is also important to the programme, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.
Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.
You can also benefit from support to develop your academic skills, within the curriculum and through online resources, workshops, one-to-one appointments and drop-in sessions.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams.
Applying, fees and funding
A bachelor's degree with a 2:1 (hons) in civil engineering or a related construction management/engineering management subject.
Applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates will also be considered. A bachelor's degree with a 2:2 (hons) will be considered for candidates with at least three years’ relevant project management experience.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Civil Engineering (6 weeks) and Language for Science: Civil Engineering (10 weeks).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. You could study a part-time online course starting in January, or a full-time course in summer. Find out more about online pre-sessionals.
You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.
How to apply
We operate a staged admissions process for this course with selection deadlines throughout the year.
Please read our Staged Admissions page for full details, including application deadlines and what to include with your application.
The ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023
- UK: £13,000 (total)
- International: £28,000 (total)
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For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
Studying an MSc like this will complement the technical skills you have, helping you develop a holistic professional skill set that is largely transferable across almost every industry and sought after by corporations worldwide.
From construction to manufacturing, engineering to energy — the career opportunities open to you with the experience you’ll learn on this course are wide-ranging and will give you a lot of options when you graduate.
Plus, the University of Leeds is in the top five most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters, according to High Fliers’ The Graduate Market in 2022 report.
Our graduates from this course have secured positions at companies such as:
- Field Service Engineer, Mitsubishi Power Europe Ltd.
- Project Manager, Faisal Sharaf Construction
- Analyst, Perusahaan Listrik Negara
- Project Manager, Royal HaskoningDHV
- Assistant Consultant, BMT Group
- Principal Fire Safety Engineer, Aman Fire Protection Consultants
- Project & Operations Manager, Carillion
- Planning Manager, Komatsu Mining Corp
- Site Agent, AmcoGiffen
- Senior Project Engineer, CDD Society
At Leeds, we help you to prepare for your future from day one. Our wide range of careers resources — including our award-winning Employability team — are on hand to offer guidance and support, ensuring you are prepared to take your next steps after graduation and get you where you want to be.
- Employability events — we run a full range of events including careers fairs in specialist areas and across broader industries — all with employers who are actively recruiting for roles.
- MyCareer system — on your course and after you graduate you’ll have access to a dedicated careers portal where you can book appointments with our team, get information on careers and see job vacancies and upcoming events.
- Qualified careers consultants — gain guidance, support and information to help you choose a career path. You’ll have access to 1-2-1 meetings and events to learn how to find employers to target, research before interviews and brush up on your interview skills.
- Opportunities at Leeds — there are plenty of exciting opportunities offered by our Leeds University Union, including volunteering and over 300 clubs and societies to get involved in.
Find out more about career support.