University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Engineering Business Management

This course aims to advance academic and professional excellence for both newly qualified and practising engineers who wish to enhance their business and management knowledge and skills alongside their engineering specialism, with a view to a career in engineering management. You combine the study of advanced topics in business, management and finance with further study in specialist engineering topics and the opportunity to undertake an advanced engineering project. Your studies benefit from company visits, simulations, case studies and a guest lecture series featuring international speakers and industry leaders. Depending on your prior qualifications, you follow one of 3 engineering pathways: Advanced engineering pathway: You can choose to study a range of specialist modules, which do not require specific prior experience; advanced mechanical engineering pathway: You can choose to study advanced mechanical engineering modules and benefit from the excellent experimental and computational facilities in this area; communications pathway: You can choose to take modules from our highly successful digital communications MScs.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in engineering, mathematics or physics.

Course modules

The course structure includes 5 core modules in business and management topics: Accounting and finance for managers; global business; management innovation and organisational performance; managing complex projects and systems; strategic management. In addition, you choose 4 options from a range that depends on the pathway chosen, for example: Advanced engineering pathway options: Advanced digital signal processing; advanced manufacturing technologies; advanced topics in control of electromechanical systems; cybernetics and neural networks; image processing; managing intellectual property; marketing analysis and financial strategic planning; satellite and space systems. Advanced Mechanical Engineering pathway options: 2 options from the Advanced Engineering pathway, above, and 2 options from: Advanced thermo fluids; advanced turbo machinery; computational fluid dynamics; finite element analysis; gas turbine cycles and turbocharging; heat transfer applications; mechanical dynamics; testing and modelling for auto power systems. Communications pathway options: 2 options from the advanced engineering pathway, above, and 2 options from: Advanced digital communications; advanced microprocessor systems; advanced networks; fibre optic communications; mobile communications; RF circuit design. Following the summer examinations, you work full time on your MSc project based on a real-life problem to which you apply the knowledge and skills acquired across your studies of business management and engineering.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a range of methods, including laboratory reports, essays and unseen examinations. The MSc project is assessed typically by an interim report, a presentation and a substantial dissertation. Some projects are undertaken in groups and replicate the type of professional teamwork expected in industry. Topics are generated from the academic research and industrial collaborations in the Department, and the project is supervised by a member of faculty.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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