MSc Advanced Engineering and Management

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Advanced Engineering and Management

Full-time Engineering

Combine tailored technical expertise with business acumen – developing the specific skills you need to excel as a team or project leader in engineering and innovation.

Everything you need to know...

  • Pound sign

    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,310 for the course
    International/EU: £17,205 for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    1 Year

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024
    January 2025

Work Placement Route

For international students wishing to undertake a placement as part of this course, you must apply to MSc Advanced Engineering and Management (Work Experience) route. Transferring to the work experience route later will not be possible due to visa restrictions.

Course summary

  • Develop your management and leadership skills alongside your technical expertise. 
  • Enhance your employability with problem-solving, technical and personal skills. 
  • Explore best practices and leading-edge technologies and systems.
  • Study real-world live projects, applying theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
  • Choose modules that tailor the course to your goals and specific interests.

Our MSc in Advanced Engineering and Management is designed to help you expand your skills and knowledge across both disciplines. With the flexibility to customise the course to your aims, it’s well suited for people aspiring towards leadership roles within engineering teams or project management positions.

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

On this course, practical application is central to what we do – with hands-on, real-world project-based learning providing you with a deep understanding of the field. Our experts help you thrive by nurturing critical thinking and design skills while promoting lifelong learning for personal, cultural, and professional empowerment. 

You learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorial
  • Lab sessions
  • Problem solving
  • Assessments
  • Coursework
  • Critical reflection
  • Group project work
  • Independent study

Key Themes

Our MSc Advanced Engineering and Management course is designed to engage, challenge and support your academic journey. 

Throughout your studies, you'll develop management principles and advanced technical expertise. You’ll develop enhanced problem-solving abilities, stay current with industry practices, and explore cutting-edge technologies in engineering and management. You’ll also tailor your experience with a diverse range of elective modules.

Course support

You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate-level employment. This includes:  

  • Access to our student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-on-ones, webinars, and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Ningrong Lei
Dr Ningrong Lei
Associate Professor in Systems Engineering

Dr Lei is a Senior Lecturer in Systems Engineering in the Department of Engineering and Mathematics.

Applied learning

Live projects  

You’ll be able to engage in exciting live projects throughout the course. These projects allow you to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios, working on design challenges and problem-solving tasks. 

Collaborating with industry partners, you’ll gain practical experience in managing projects, working in interdisciplinary teams and delivering innovative solutions. These are great opportunities to develop your  creativity alongside a holistic understanding of the engineering and management field.

Networking opportunities  

You’ll have various opportunities to connect with professionals and experts in the engineering and management sectors. 

You’ll have access to guest lectures, industry conferences, workshops and alumni events – chances to interact with leading practitioners, researchers and thought leaders. Here you can expand your professional network, gain industry insights and explore potential career paths.

Field trips

To broaden your perspective and expose you to diverse engineering environments, our course includes field trips to relevant industrial sites, research facilities and engineering projects. You’ll witness the practical applications of engineering principles and management strategies – observing and interacting with professionals while gaining valuable insights into real-world challenges and innovative solutions. 

Field trips also provide networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with industry experts and build professional relationships.


Competitions are excellent ways to apply your skills, demonstrate your capabilities and gain recognition. You may be able to enter engineering and management competitions at regional, national, or even international levels – such as SHU Racing and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge. 

These competitions challenge you to solve complex problems, showcase your innovative thinking and collaborate effectively within a team. You’ll also gain confidence and further engage with industry professionals and potential employers.

Future careers

Completing our MSc Advanced Engineering and Management course opens a range of exciting career opportunities. You’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in: 

  • Engineering project management 
  • Technical consultancy 
  • Operations management 
  • Systems engineering 
  • Innovation strategy 
  • Research and development 
  • Postgraduate study 

With a strong foundation in both engineering and management, you’ll have the versatility to excel in various industries. 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for: 

  • JCB
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Motorsport
  • Nissan

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you’ll have access to the following facilities, resources and state-of-the-art laboratories:  

  • A computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing workshop 
  • Additive manufacturing  
  • Automation and robotics 
  • A design studio 
  • A modelling and simulation workshop 

You’ll study in our Adsetts Learning Centre, gaining teaching, academic skills and library research support, plus library resources and systems. You’ll also have access to IT support, facilities and all necessary software.

Entry requirements

All students

UK students

Normally one from

• an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a science or engineering subject

• suitable professional qualifications in an engineering field

• a degree in any discipline plus at least one year of relevant experience

• a diploma in a technological area plus at least three years of relevant experience

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.

Overseas students

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

You also need


• a first class BE in an relevant discipline, or a good second class BE with a strong performance in mechanical and manufacturing subjects


• a four year Bachelors degree in an relevant discipline, with an overall average of at least 80 per cent or equivalent

Other countries

• a good honours degree or equivalent in an relevant subject

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Final year

Compulsory modules

Finance And Marketing
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Project And Dissertation
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Research Methodology And Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Strategic Entrepreneurship & Innovation 
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
 Systems Engineering And Systems Thinking
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Exam(50%)

Elective modules

Artificial Intelligence Concepts And Applications
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Process Improvement Methodologies
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Robotics And Autonomous Systems
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Engineering courses (PDF, 190KB)

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We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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95% of our UK graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

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