MSc in Engineering Management

This Program is accredited by the MFHEA

Degree Overview for Engineering Management

The MSc in Engineering Management is designed for graduate engineers aspiring to advance into management careers within technological organizations. In a global economy, it is vital for companies to hire and develop new talent that can bridge communication gaps in many contexts. Students are trained to lead multi-disciplinary teams and translate customer needs into new engineering technologies. In a global context, our students are adept at finding common ground and fostering international ties to create new ideas and perspectives. Our students gain an understanding of project management, finance, technical sales & marketing, law for engineers, decision-making under uncertainty. Our program focuses on creating leaders who are able to adapt to dynamic business environments.


Entry Requirements for this Program

Applicants for the AUM undergraduate programs need to submit the following:

  • Official AUM application: to be submitted online (website page).
  • Scanned copies of Secondary School qualifications certificates and transcripts in the original language, as well as certified English translations, if necessary.  If admitted to AUM, all original documents must be presented to the Admissions Office in order to be permitted to officially enroll. Details of acceptable Secondary School qualifications are provided below.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • The English language proficiency requirement may be waived if you are a native speaker of English and you have completed your secondary education in a country where English is the official language and English was the language of instruction where you graduated.
  • AUM reserves the right to request English test results from any applicant.


English Language Examining Boards recognised by AUM and minimum scores required:

UndergraduateIELTSTOEFL ESB Certificate
6.065 B2

Note: all score reports will only be valid if issued within 2 years from the date of matriculation at AUM.

For candidates following the Maltese education system:

  • A Matriculation (MATSEC) certificate, with two subjects at an Advanced level, three other subjects at Intermediate level and Systems of Knowledge, and a pass at Grade 5 or better in the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) examinations in English Language. If you are not in possession of a SEC certificate in English, you might be asked to carry out an Institutional English diagnostic test. OR

Program length:

24 Months

GPA needed to earn the degree:

3.0 or higher

Credits needed to earn the degree:

45US Credits / 90 ECTS 

Degree level:

MQF Level 7

Pass Rate:


The MSc Engineering Management degree program is intended to produce graduates who are able to assume management responsibility in technology based organizations. This Program is in response to student and employer demand for a Program to teach management skills to graduate engineers with little or no background in business related knowledge.

Students completing the program are expected to be able to apply the methodology and tools of this engineering discipline to further their careers into increasing responsible management positions. Most engineers graduate with limited business related skills which limit advancement opportunities in technology based companies. Students are expected to learn technology management skills including financial modeling, technical marketing, law, decision-making under uncertainty, and project management.

By completion of the MSc program in Engineering Management, a student will:

(a) acquire in-depth knowledge within a particular area of study and complementary knowledge from a related area in Systems and Industrial Engineering

(b) conduct an original research (formulating a problem, developing a model, and finding a solution based on the analysis)

(c) effectively communicate ideas and results via written and verbal communication.

Learning Outcomes for Communication Skills for the whole course,

The learner will be able to:

(a) prepare professional proposals and reports

(b) competently deliver oral presentations to technical and lay audiences

(c) develop and use effective audio/visual aids

(d) write effective professional communications such as email and memorandums

(e) communicate within the engineering disciplines through plans and drawings

Learning Outcomes for Learning to Learn Skills for the whole course

The learner will be able to:

(a) understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(b) recognize the need to engage life-long learning

(c) be capable of developing a career plan including options for advanced education or specialized training to enhance career

(d) have the ability to autonomously initiate and engage in life-long learning

General Assessment Policy and Procedures


Engineering disciplines require strong mathematics skills.  Assessments (in-class examinations, homework and individual and team projects) will focus on those skills.  In general, grades will be assigned based on performance on those assessments.

Students with learning disabilities will be addressed by AUM.  Additional time or quiet settings will be provided for examinations for those students as determined appropriate.

Cheating and Plagiarism

Exams will be administered in classroom settings.  Appropriate identification will be required.  Class notes or limited sets of materials may be available to students during exams.  Only simple calculators without memory cards will be permitted to avoid students bringing additional materials to assessments.  The plagiarism tool, Turn-it-in, will be applied to document reports and papers are not copied from other sources without proper citation.

General Pedagogical Guidelines and Procedures for this course

The method of teaching is lecture/seminar, and guided projects. The modules will be taught by AUM faculty members. Students will be offered a range of pedagogical experiences, including readings and discussion, lectures, case studies, critical analysis, writing assignments, and projects. The emphasis will vary depending on the subject matter of the module. The vast majority of modules at AUM are taught by full-time faculty, who are available to students outside of class hours through formal office hours, scheduled tutorials, and informal engagement


Engineering management graduates have unlimited career options. The list of positions for which the Engineering Management program prepares students includes quality engineers, technical sales & marketing professionals, project managers, construction managers, and reliability engineers. You will also find them developing and launching successful startup companies and technical consulting firms.