What will I learn?

This MRes in Engineering Management aims to meet industry’s urgent need for professional engineers with postgraduate knowledge and skills in research and problem solving, project management and engineering-focused business management. It’s an ideal choice if you’re currently working in industry, planning a career that involves research associated with engineering business and management, or pursuing Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Course Details

The engineering sector is key to the UK economy contributing over one quarter of the UK’s GDP – that’s over £420 billion*. In an industry founded on innovation and enterprise, the career opportunities are excellent for those with advanced research and problem solving skills. Moreover, the highly competitive, globalised market ensures that there’s a strong need for engineers with business acumen, and the project management skills that can support these enterprises to bring products to market. The University of Bolton’s MRes in Engineering Management skilfully brings these elements together, so if you’re an ambitious engineering or technology graduate seeking to develop research and business skills this master’s degree should prove an excellent investment in your future.

This MRes is designed to support you to gain the theoretical knowledge needed to solve technological problems by applying analytical techniques, along with the strategic and operational business management skills required for commercial success in the engineering sector. Our expert staff will guide you as you gain postgraduate research, problem solving, and critical thinking and evaluation skills. You’ll explore the essential elements of business management, including leadership, human resource management and marketing, and develop essential skills such as communication and time management. You’ll also have a choice between studying project planning and management or exploring integrated management systems and techniques for quality, sustainability, lean and innovation.

We’ll guide you as you attend work placements (either through existing employment or organised short duration placements) where you’ll collect the data and information that will form the basis of your dissertation. By focusing on the problem solving techniques, research methods and theories relevant to the investigation of complex engineering business and management problems, we aim to prepare you for success in engineering management roles in this essential industrial sector.

Career Opportunities

This course addresses contemporary issues in engineering and engineering management. Graduates of the course can explore management positions within engineering, or look to take a more technical role in a business setting, leading on change and strategy. In addition to developing your technical knowledge and experience, this programme will also give you greater confidence in your transferable and personal skills. These include project planning and management, leadership, HR management, communication and marketing.

Which department am I in?

Civil Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£12,450.00 (US$ 17,136) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Bolton

Deane Road,


BL3 5AB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Normally, you should have successfully completed an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject; for instance, engineering or science. If you have successfully completed a Level 6 apprenticeship in a relevant area, then you’ll normally be eligible for admission. If you have a Level HE5 qualification (such as a HND or Foundation Degree) and substantial experience in engineering at a senior level, then we’ll consider your application. We welcome your application if you hold a degree awarded by an overseas institution. The University will assess the equivalence of your qualifications. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work. If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). TOEFL with an overall score of 79 for Postgraduate including 17 in Listening, 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 18 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.