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Key Programme Information

  • Degree PgDip Engineering Management
  • Language English
  • Awarding Body University of Plymouth
  • Start Next start date is 9th September 2024
  • Cost £7,500
  • Duration 18 Months
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Welcome Aboard

This programme is specifically tailored for experienced engineers who aspire to boost their career opportunities by honing their leadership and management skills, in addition to enhancing their technical expertise. Through a curriculum that encompasses a diverse blend of advanced engineering principles and business management concepts, students will develop a distinct skillset that sets them apart in their industry, positioning them for success.

Course Description

Students will be introduced to the concepts of management, leadership, communication and teamwork, and the importance of organisational culture, before exploring the cutting-edge challenges in the context of sustainable production in the 21st century. This is supplemented by a contemporary understanding of data and decision analysis, optimization and simulation and the use of Industry 4.0 technologies. From there, students choose their own pathway by selecting two from four options in topics that range from strategy and finance, supply chain management and logistics, project management, and / or operations management and lean and agile principles.

Programme Modules

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Application Information

  • A copy of your CV
  • A suitable English language certificate, for example an IELTS. A full list of certificates accepted can be found here. (For International students only)
  • Copies of academic certificates and/or transcripts
  • A copy of your passport (photo page only)
  • A 200-300 word personal statement explaining your motivation for wanting to join this programme. You may find our Guidance document helpful.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

A Higher National Diploma / Foundation Degree (HND/FdSc) in a relevant subject.

A relevant Bachelors degree.

Significant work experience at a senior level. 


English language GCSE Grade C or above, or international equivalent.

*Course is subject to validation and approval

Suggested Pre-Reading List

Cameron, K. S., & Quinn, R. E. (2011). Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Taha, H. A. (2013). Operations research: an introduction. Pearson Education India.

Atrill, P., & McLaney, E. (2021). Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists (12th edition). Pearson Education.

de Wit, B. (2020). Strategy: An International Perspective (7th edition). Cengage.

O’Brien, C. (1999). Sustainable production–a new paradigm for a new millennium. International Journal of Production Economics, 60, 1-7.

Chopra, S. (2021). Supply chain management: Strategy, planning, and operation. (7th edition). Pearson.

Moreira, M. E. (2017). The agile enterprise: Building and running agile organizations. Apress Berkeley, CA. US.

Meredith, J. R., Shafer, S. M., & Mantel Jr, S. J. (2021). Project management: a strategic managerial approach. (11th edition). John Wiley & Sons.

MLA College and the University of Plymouth use Harvard style referencing and it is advisable to pre-study on the importance of referencing on all academic coursework and how to do it, which is available here.

University Degrees validated by the University of Plymouth


Graduate testimonials

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I think this course is thoroughly planned and presented to a high standard. Overall, a high quality course throughout.

BSc Sustainable Maritime Operations Student
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