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Manufacturing is at the heart of engineering, as everything in our daily lives needs to be made. Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in the creation of wealth and in sustaining and improving the living standards of society. Read more
Manufacturing is at the heart of engineering, as everything in our daily lives needs to be made. Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in the creation of wealth and in sustaining and improving the living standards of society. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Systems Management course is one of the most well-established of its kind in the UK, and it aims to provide our students with the tools, knowledge and understanding of this broad based discipline that demands expertise in many diverse topics.

This course is one of the most well-established of its kind in the UK, having evolved from the very successful MSc course in Machine Tool Technology, and is regularly updated in line with subject developments and changing industrial practices. Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management has developed into a broad based multi-disciplinary field, demanding expertise in many diverse topics. The structure of the course reflects this by requiring in-depth study of a number of topics ranging from the fundamentals of manufacturing processes to the management of manufacturing systems. More specialised study takes place during the dissertation project where students undertake individual research projects of industrial relevance. The MSc course has a strong practical orientation and it aims to produce engineers with the theoretical and practical experience which will enable them to analyse and investigate problems and to engage in design, development and research involving manufacturing technology. The course also prepares graduates for the management of manufacturing systems. Whilst the course is intended primarily for those wishing to pursue an industrial career, it is equally relevant as preparation for research in advanced manufacturing technology and systems management.

Teaching and learning

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc is a full time course which is studied over 12 months and there is one start date each year in September.

Throughout the course you will develop advanced technical skills in both manufacturing technology and systems management, as well as soft skill such as team working, presenting and report writing, all of which will enable you to pursue a career in both general and specialised engineering industries or develop an in-depth knowledge for a career in research in industry or academia.
During the course you will visit a number of companies, such as Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover, and have the opportunity to attend industrial guest lectures, which will not only further enhance your understanding of manufacturing but also to give you an insight into the practical application of many of the subject areas you will be studying. Moreover, many of the dissertation projects, one of which you will be working on as part of this course, originate from and are run in collaboration with industry.

Career opportunities

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc has a strong focus on employability, which will give you the best chance of securing your ideal job after graduation. Most academics who teach on this course have strong links with industry, which you will benefit from, not only by having the opportunity to visit a number of companies and attend industrial talks but also to work on a dissertation project that is closely related to an industrial problem.

Each year Manchester careers fairs, workshops and presentations attract more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors illustrating how employers target Manchester graduates.

After graduating with an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management you will be in a strong position to seek employment with companies such as: Rolls Royce, Airbus, BAE Systems, Siemens, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, Nissan Motor Company, Bombardier Transportation, to name just a few.

Destination of Leavers Survey
Every year our The University of Manchester conducts a destination of leavers survey with students six months after they have graduated. A small selection of these destinations since 2010 is listed below:
-Rolls Royce (Design Engineer)
-The University of Manchester (PhD Researcher)
-University of Sheffield (PhD Researcher)
-BAE Systems (Design Engineer)
-Airbus UK (Research and Technology Engineer)
-Siemens
-Tata Steel

Accrediting organisations

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has accredited the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc course under license from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. This allows satisfactory completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management MSc to contribute towards the academic requirements for registration with the Institution as a Chartered Engineer.

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This programme produces engineers who are highly skilled in the techniques of manufacturing management and its related technologies, providing the basis for effective careers as managers who can meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global manufacturing industry. Read more
This programme produces engineers who are highly skilled in the techniques of manufacturing management and its related technologies, providing the basis for effective careers as managers who can meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global manufacturing industry.

Core study areas include manufacturing system and process modelling, lean and agile manufacture engineering management and business studies, product information systems - product lifecycle management, the innovation process and project management, sustainable development, advanced manufacturing processes and automation, additive manufacturing and a project.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/mechanical-manufacturing/advanced-manuf-eng-mgt/

Programme modules

- Manufacturing System and Process Modelling
The objective of this module is to provide an understanding of manufacturing and its management that recognises breadth and depth of required resources and information. This is done through developing an understanding of the hierarchy of computer based modelling relevant to manufacturing, ranging from the detail of material behaviour in processed parts, through macroscopic process models to the integration of processes within manufacturing systems and higher level business processes.

- Lean and Agile Manufacture
This module allows students to gain an understanding of lean and agile concepts in the manufacturing business, including its distribution chains. Students will learn to specify, design and evaluate an appropriate lean or agile business system.

- Engineering Management and Business Studies
The aim of the module is to introduce the concepts of management techniques that are applicable to running an engineering company. Students will learn to evaluate commercial risk, plan and organise engineering activities for improved company effectiveness and communicate technical and business information to ensure maximum impact.

- Product Information Systems – Product Lifecycle Management
The objectives of this module are for students to understand and critically evaluate the emerging product information systems for designers in the form of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. Students will learn to use modern information and process modelling techniques to define the information integration and workflow requirements of a PLM configuration.

- The Innovation Process and Project Management
Students will establish a clear overview of the innovation process and an understanding of the essential elements within it. They will learn strategies for planning and carrying out innovative projects in any field.

- Sustainable Development: The Engineering Context
This module provides students with an understanding of the principles and practices of sustainable development and to provide them with an understanding of how engineers can help manufacturing businesses develop into more sustainable enterprises.

- Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Automation
Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, processes and technologies. They will learn to understand and critically evaluate advanced manufacturing processes and technologies, assessing their advantages and disadvantages.

- Additive Manufacturing
The module will introduce and develop the concepts of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and demonstrate the different AM techniques available at Loughborough University. The module will emphasise the strengths and weaknesses of the various technologies and highlight applications and case studies from the AM industry.

- Projects
In addition to the taught modules, all students undertake an individual major project. Part-time students normally undertake a major project that is based on the needs of their employing company.

How you will learn

You will learn through a carefully balanced combination of lectures, in-class guided workshops, hands-on computer modelling and independent research. Following eight taught modules, students pursue an individual project typically based on the diverse range of industrially focused manufacturing research strengths within the School. Part time students may base their projects on particular needs of their current employer.

Examinations are in January and May / June with coursework throughout the programme. The project is assessed by written report, presentation and exhibition.

Careers and further study

Within national or multinational manufacturing industry companies working as a Manufacturing Engineer, Project Engineer, Systems Analyst or Software Development Specialist. Graduates may also study for an MPhil or PhD with the School’s research groups.

Scholarships

The University offers over 100 scholarships each year to new self-financing full-time international students who are permanently resident in a country outside the European Union. These scholarships are to the value of 25% of the programme tuition fee and that value will be credited to the student’s tuition fee account.
You can apply for a scholarship once you have received an offer for a place on this programme.

Why Choose Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough?

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is a leader in technological research and innovation, with extensive national and international industrial links, and a long standing tradition of excellent teaching.

Our Industrial Advisory Committee, comprising of engineers at senior levels in the profession, ensures that our programmes contain the optimal balance of subjects and industrial relevance, with our programmes accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology and Institution of Engineering Designers.

- Facilities
The School has laboratories devoted to disciplines such as; dynamics and control, automation, fluid mechanics, healthcare engineering, internal combustion engines, materials, mechatronics, metrology, optical engineering, additive manufacturing, sports engineering, structural integrity and thermodynamics.

- Research
The School has a busy, multi-national community of well over 150 postgraduate research students who form an important part of our internationally recognised research activities.
We have seven key research centres (Electronics Manufacture, Intelligent Automation, Regenerative Medicine Embedded Intelligence, High Efficiency SCR for Low Emission Vehicles and High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centre) and we are a lead governing partner in the newly formed UK Manufacturing Technology Centre.

- Career prospects
90% of our graduates were in employment or further study within six months of graduating. Our graduates go on to work with companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Caterpillar, EDF Energy, Ford, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Millbrook Proving Ground, Rolls Royce and Tata Steel.

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/mechanical-manufacturing/advanced-manuf-eng-mgt/

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Manufacturing and engineering are thriving sectors at the heart of the UK economy. They generate jobs, promote economic growth and increase global trade. Read more

Why this course?

Manufacturing and engineering are thriving sectors at the heart of the UK economy. They generate jobs, promote economic growth and increase global trade.

Manufacturing engineers therefore play a vital role in integrating technology and management within the sector to achieve added value and deliver superior performance.

This popular MSc programme is based within the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, the only department in the UK combining end-to-end expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacture and management of the entire system.

This course is designed for:
- graduates with experience in manufacturing, engineering, design or business who wish to develop their manufacturing expertise. This course is ideal for graduates wishing to transfer smoothly and effectively to a career in the manufacturing sector of industry

- established manufacturing engineers, designers and managers working in the industry who are facing new challenges and increased areas of responsibility. New disruptive technologies also present a significant opportunity for existing professionals to further develop their career in advanced manufacturing technology systems

This course will prepare students for industrial careers within a reinvigorated global manufacturing sector. Students will develop specialist skills in areas such as:
- manufacturing automation
- advanced production techniques
- micro/nano-manufacturing
- materials and production technology
- strategic technology management

At the end of the course you'll have a greater understanding of the methods, tools and techniques relating to advanced manufacturing technology and systems.

You'll be able to apply your knowledge and skills by taking part in projects to solve some of the technological problems currently faced by industry.

The course is run jointly with the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), a £35 million facility developing forming and forging technologies to support the development of high integrity components. The AFRC is one of seven elite centres that form the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult which is the catalyst for the future growth and success of manufacturing in the UK.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/advancedmanufacturingtechnologysystems/

- Funded places
There are a limited number of funded places (fees +£3,000 scholarship) available for this programme for students with home status for fees purposes (Scotland & EU). As these are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

You’ll study

You'll take a combination of compulsory and optional taught modules.

Major projects

During the programme, you'll undertake an individual and group project.

For group projects, you'll have the opportunity to work with fellow students and an industrial client to address a practical problem. You'll gain direct industry experience, develop skills and manage a project through to completion. Previous students have worked with organisations such as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Weir Group.

For individual projects, you'll have the opportunity to combine the skills learned in other course modules and apply them to an industry-involved or funded project within a specific area of manufacturing.

Facilities

Our facilities provide you with a large range of rapid prototyping and manufacturing tools and machinery. These will help you to design, prototype, manufacture and perform research on a broad range of items.

The AFRC has invested £35M in equipment for the development of forming and forging technologies.

Teaching staff

Some of the key course content will be taught by leading experts in manufacturing technology and product design and engineering management. High-profile teaching staff include:
- Professor Yi Qin, internationally leading expert in Micro-Manufacturing and Forming technology
- Dr Andrzej Rosochowski, a leading expert in Ultra-fine Grained Metals and Processing
- Professor Alex Duffy, Editor of the Journal of Engineering Design and past President of the Design Society
- Professor Jonathan Corney, leading expert in CAD/CAM and Rapid Manufacturing
- Mr Gordon Mair – a pioneering researcher in Telepresence Research
- Dr Xiu-Tian Yan - Vice Chairman of the Mechatronics Forum

Learning & teaching

Lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories.

Assessment

Major assessment formats are written assignments. There is also a group project and an individual Master project.

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/

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This course is designed to respond to a growing shortage of workforce in manufacturing sector. Read more

Why take this course?

This course is designed to respond to a growing shortage of workforce in manufacturing sector. It intends to equip our students with relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills of advanced design tools, materials, manufacturing processes and systems in conjunction with developing efficient operation and effective management skills. Integrating these will ensure our students to develop the technological and practical ability to meet manufacturing demand for product, company and market needs.

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

Use simulation and modelling application software for virtual design and manufacturing
Utilise our strong links with companies and investigate real industrial problems to enhance your understanding of the profession
Tie in the topic of your individual project with one of our research groups and benefit from the expertise of our actively researching academics

What opportunities might it lead to?

This course has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) meeting the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). It will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

Design
Research and development
Product manufacture
Project management

Module Details

This course aims to provide you with the inter-disciplinary knowledge, attributes and skills necessary to apply the principles of advanced manufacturing systems within the manufacturing industry. You will study several key topics and also complete a four-month individual project tailored to your individual interests that can take place in our own laboratories or, by agreement, in industry.

Here are the units you will study:

Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Systems concepts and techniques are developed in logistics and manufacturing areas with a strong emphasis on simulation techniques and practical case study analysis.

Operations and Quality Management: A strategic approach is used with modern inventory and supply chain management and logistics tools and techniques. Management strategies are developed for quality, including quality systems and quality control.

Advanced Materials: This unit is designed to deal with a wide range of advanced materials for engineering applications. Teaching will address analytical and numerical methods to assess the strength, stiffness, toughness, non-linearity behaviours, vibration and failures of engineering materials for component and structure design.

Supply Chain Management: Supply chain management involves the coordination of production, inventory, location and transportation, among participants in a supply chain. This unit considers the principles and tools of supply chain management, with an emphasis on lean six sigma methods.

Virtual Systems Design and Simulation for Production: This unit is particularly designed to enhance students’ analytical knowledge and practical skills focusing on a sustainable development of systematic approaches and lean production methods to support manufacturing systems analysis, design and performance evaluation with an aid of using advanced computer design and modelling simulation tools.

CAD/CAM Systems: An integrated approach is used towards CAD and CAM. Significant practical hands-on experience is given with commercial level software. Emphasis is placed on case study analysis and system selection and evaluation.

Individual Project: A strong feature that comprises a third of the course. You will be encouraged to undertake projects where possible in industrial companies. However, we also use our extensive resources and staff skills to undertake them within the University.

Programme Assessment

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials (personal and academic), laboratory sessions and project work. The course has a strong practical emphasis with a significant amount of your time spent our laboratories. We pride ourselves on working at the leading-edge of technology and learning practices.

A range of assessment methods encourages a deeper understanding of engineering and allows you to develop your skills. Here’s how we assess your work:

Written examinations
Coursework
Laboratory-based project work
A major individual project/dissertation

Student Destinations

The demand for more highly skilled manufacturing engineers is always present and it is generally accepted that there is a current shortage of engineers.

This course has a record of almost 100 per cent of our graduates gaining employment in relevant areas such as manufacturing and logistics management, systems engineering, production engineering, design engineering and project management. You could work for a large company, in the Armed Forces or in one of the many small companies within this sector. You could even start your own specialist company.

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

Manufacturing engineer
Product design engineer
Aerospace engineer
Application engineer

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This MSc programme is accredited by the IMechE and the IET. This course is designed to address the challenges of modern Manufacturing and Enterprise Systems. Read more
This MSc programme is accredited by the IMechE and the IET.

This course is designed to address the challenges of modern Manufacturing and Enterprise Systems. It covers a breadth of subjects that enable candidates to appreciate and deal with complexities of modern Industrial Environments. The AMS graduates will be equipped with the latest techniques in manufacturing and systems engineering for dealing with complexities in:

Efficient and economical performance of Industrial systems ranging from manufacturing, finance, transport, health, and public services;
Managing and providing solutions for advanced automated and semi-automated industries;
Application of advanced computer and mathematical modelling for improved performance, design and management of industrial systems;
The latest advanced material technology and micro/nano manufacturing to achieve highest manufacturing capabilities;
Management and implementation of Projects and Operations under time and resource constraints.

The Advanced Manufacturing Systems programme consists of three main schemes, Technology, Systems and Management.

The technology scheme: enables you to appreciate the technological challenges of modern industrial systems. The scheme provides you with the necessary skills to tackle issues in manufacturing methods, design, applied control, and precision manufacturing.

The systems scheme: deals with modern mathematical tools for measuring systems performance techniques such as, discrete event simulation, modelling, stochastic analysis, queuing theory, quality and reliability issues.

The management scheme: enables you to appreciate the necessary management skills to run and effectively manage projects, companies and large consortiums. You will acquire the necessary skills to design and manage supply chains.

In addition to a strong theoretical background, AMS will offer you the opportunity to acquire practical skills in the subject area with its state-of-the-art workshops and computer labs.

AMS is run by one of the strongest research groups in the University and within the UK. In the current Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of academics in the School achieved international standard, with 100% achieving this level in General Engineering. General Engineering at Brunel is ranked 5th in the country and Mechanical Engineering is ranked 8th in the country by Research Power.

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This course is for engineers or graduates who want to become technical specialists or managers in industrial and manufacturing companies. Read more
This course is for engineers or graduates who want to become technical specialists or managers in industrial and manufacturing companies.

It increases your career potential by improving your:
-Knowledge and experience of engineering.
-Technical and problem solving skills.
-Management skills.
-Ability to take on greater responsibility.

This course helps you understand concepts and theories behind developing, manufacturing and managing engineering products and systems. You learn to explore and apply developments in engineering and management academic thinking and industrial practice.

You study:
-Two management modules.
-Two technical modules.
-Four optional modules.

There is a wide range of optional modules including:
-Lean operations and six sigma.
-Advanced manufacturing technology.
-Applicable artificial intelligence.
-Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture.
-Advanced computer system architecture.
-Network applications.

The international product development module involves working in multidisciplinary teams to develop a new product in a global market. This allows you to develop much sought after advanced technical and business skills and improves your career prospects in engineering industry, and public service. This project also develops your particular interest in a supported environment.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-advanced-engineering-and-management

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MSc programme, who do not also have an appropriately accredited Honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualifications for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council; and will need to have their first qualification individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.

This programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with an CEng accredited Bachelors programme.

Course structure

Full time – 12 to 18 months.
Part time – typically 3 years, maximum 6 years.
Starts September and January.

Core management modules
-Finance and marketing
-Project and quality management

Core technical modules
-Group project – international product development
-Sustainability, energy and environmental management

Optional modules (two from)
-Lean operations and six sigma
-Management of strategy, change and innovation
-Manufacturing systems

Plus two from:
-Advanced control methods
-Advanced investigatory techniques for materials engineers
-Advanced manufacturing technology
-Advanced metallic materials
-Advanced vibration and acoustics
-Applicable artificial intelligence
-Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing
-Communication engineering
-Communication media
-Computer networks
-Competitive design for manufacture
-Competitive materials technology
-Control of linear systems
-Digital electronics system design
-Digital signal processing
-Embedded systems
-Equipment engineering and design
-Industrial applications of finite element methods
-Industrial automation
-Machine vision
-Microprocessor engineering
-Advanced computer system architecture
-Network applications
-Object-oriented methods
-Operating systems
-Robotics
-Software engineering
-VSLI

MSc
-Project and dissertation

Assessment: examination; coursework; project reports.

Other admission requirements

International 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.

India
-A first class BE in an relevant discipline, or a good second class BE with a strong performance in mechanical and manufacturing subjects.
China
-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.

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The Systems Engineering Management MSc has been specifically designed for the needs of engineering professionals working in the field of complex systems development. Read more
The Systems Engineering Management MSc has been specifically designed for the needs of engineering professionals working in the field of complex systems development. The programme encompasses not only the technical tools and approaches needed to build success in this area, but also the management dimension of the relevant processes.

Degree information

Students gain an integrated, interdisciplinary view of complex systems and an advanced understanding of the systems engineering process. They gain the ability to apply this process to a variety of real world situations and the management skills necessary to facilitate the development of complex systems on time and within budget.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core taught modules (60 credits) two optional taught modules (30 credits) and three research modules (90 credits). Modules are generally taught as intensive five-day 'block weeks' to minimise time away from the office.

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, or flexible study up to five years) is offered. A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time 12 weeks, or flexible study up to two years) is offered.

Core modules
-Systems Engineering Management
-Lifecycle Management
-Risk, Reliability, Resilience
-The Business Environment

Optional modules
-Defence Systems
-Environmental Systems*
-Project Management
-Rail Systems
-Spacecraft Systems
-Systems Design
-Systems, Society, Sustainability*

*These modules are delivered by UCL's Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering in ten half-day sessions over the course of a term instead of the usual intensive 'block week' format

Research modules - all MSc students undertake a structured research programme comprising the following mandatory modules:
-Systems Engineering in Practice (15 credits)
-Systems Engineering Project Concept (15 credits)
-Systems Engineering Research Project (60 credits)

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, discussion sessions, workshop activity, and project work. Each taught course will be separately assessed through a combination of course work and a written examination. The project will be assessed through written dissertation and subsequent oral examination.

Careers

Complex systems are commonplace in many branches of UK industry including rail, aerospace, defence, and manufacturing. The ability to create such systems effectively is crucial to the competitiveness of these industries and has a direct bearing on the wealth of the nation.

Recent graduates of the programme have the following careers:
-London Underground: Head of Railway Systems
-Accenture: Analyst
-Thales Aerospace: Design Authority Manager
-BAE Systems: Systems Design Authority
-Selex Sensors and Airborne Management: Engineering Lead
-Xerox: Engineering Manager
-QinetiQ: Marine Engineer
-BAE Systems: Senior Hardware Engineer
-British Aerospace: Software Engineer
-Orange: Principal Engineer
-Halcrow Group Limited: Design Manager

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Software Engineer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
-Analyst, Accenture
-Proposals engineer, Invensys PLC
-Engineering Manager, BAE Systems
-Systems Engineer, BIG

Why study this degree at UCL?

This MSc combines academic rigour with the practical expertise exemplified by our collaborators in UK industry and government. The flexible programme enables participants to structure their studies to suit their own career goals, and is accredited by the IET as a programme of further learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Lectures are presented by experts in the field, many of whom have engaged in the practice of systems engineering in industry.

Industry is operating in an environment where technology changes rapidly, and where global competition grows ever more intensive. The challenge to remain competitive means we must make the right thing at the right price. Our MSc equips graduates with the skills to meet this challenge.

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Are you keen to develop your existing engineering skills and knowledge to master’s level?. The MSc Engineering Management course has been specifically designed to allow you to update, extend and deepen your understanding of engineering and management. Read more
Are you keen to develop your existing engineering skills and knowledge to master’s level?

The MSc Engineering Management course has been specifically designed to allow you to update, extend and deepen your understanding of engineering and management.

You will build on your current knowledge of subjects such as solid modelling and prototyping, computer aided design and engineering data analysis, whilst developing management and entrepreneurial skills that will enhance your career opportunities within engineering and the broader business environment.

In the second year, for one semester, you’ll undertake an internship, study in another country or join a research group. This valuable experience will enhance your employability and further develop your theoretical and practical skills.

Internship

This option offers the opportunity to spend three months working full-time in one of the many companies/industries with which we have close links. You may be able to extend this over more than one semester in cases where it is adjacent to a vacation period. We will endeavour to help those who prefer this option to find and secure a suitable position but ultimately we are in the hands of the employers who are free to decide who they take into their organisation.

Research

If you take this option, you will be assigned to our Engineering, Physics and Materials Research Group. There is every possibility that you may contribute to published research and therefore you may be named as part of the research team, which would be a great start to a research career.

Study Abroad

We have exchange agreements with universities all over the world, including partners in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. If you take the Study Abroad option you will spend a semester at one of these partners, continuing your studies in English but in a new cultural and learning environment. Please note that this option may require you to obtain a visa for study in the other country.

With the increasing complexity of the engineering sector there is a requirement for engineering managers to be specialised not just in engineering, but also in wider business and management. This course has been specifically designed to meet the demands of today’s employers and provide a solid foundation for you to progress to management level.

Learn From The Best

You’ll be taught by tutors who have many years of experience in the various aspects of the engineering industry. Their experience, combined with their on-going active research, will provide an excellent foundation for your learning.

The quality of their research has put Northumbria University among the UK’s top 25% of universities for the percentage of research outputs in engineering that are ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2014.)

Our reputation for quality is reflected by the range and depth of our collaborations with industry partners. We’ve built up numerous industrial links during the 50+ years that we’ve been offering engineering courses. These links help ensure high quality placements and collaborative projects.

Northumbria has the advantage of being located in the North East of England, which is a centre of manufacturing and technical innovation. As well as Nissan, the region’s #1 company, there is a strong concentration of automotive, engineering, chemicals, construction and manufacturing companies.

Teaching And Assessment

The structure of this course has been designed to focus on engineering issues and processes, and how they apply to those in management positions.

This course incorporates six taught modules: research methods, project, programme and portfolio management; project change, risk and opportunities management; technology entrepreneurship and product development; engineering management data analysis and sustainable development for engineering practitioners.

Throughout the duration of this course you will build core skills in key areas such as management, business, finance and computing, providing you with a strong understanding of the day-to-day processes that underpin the smooth running of a successful organisation.

This course is primarily delivered by lectures and supporting seminars such as guided laboratory workshops or staffed tutorials. Assessments are undertaken in the form of exams, assignments, technical reports, presentations and project work. The Advanced Practice semester will be assessed via a report and presentation about your internship, study abroad or research group activities.

On completion of all taught modules you will undertake a substantial piece of research around a subject of particular interest to you and your own career aspirations.

Module Overview
Year One
KB7030 - Research Methods (Core, 20 Credits)
KB7031 - Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (Core, 20 Credits)
KB7033 - Project change, risk and opportunities management (Core, 20 Credits)
KB7040 - Sustainable Development for Engineering Practitioners (Core, 20 Credits)
KB7044 - Engineering Management Data Analysis (Core, 20 Credits)
KB7046 - Technology Entrepreneurship & Product Development (Core, 20 Credits)

Year Two
KB7052 - Research Project (Core, 60 Credits)
KF7005 - Engineering and Environment Advanced Practice (Core, 60 Credits)

Learning Environment

Throughout the duration of your course you will have access to our dedicated engineering laboratories that are continuously updated to reflect real-time industry practice.

Our facilities include mechanical and energy systems experimentation labs, rapid product development and performance analysis, materials testing and characterisation, 3D digital design and manufacturing process performance.

You will be given the opportunity to get hands-on with testing, materials processing, moulding, thermal analysis and 3D rapid manufacture to help you create the products and systems required for the projects you will work on during your course.

Your learning journey will also be supported by technology such as discussion boards and video tutorials. You will also participate in IT workshops where you will learn how to use the latest industry-standard software.

Videos of lectures will on many occasions be made available through Panopto video software to further support teaching delivery.

You will also have access to all Northumbria University’s state-of-the-art general learning facilities such as dedicated IT suites and learning areas.

Research-Rich Learning

When studying at Northumbria University you will be taught by out team of specialist staff who boast a wealth of multi-dimensional expertise. The programme is designed to be research-led, delivering up-do-date teaching that is often based on current research undertaken by our team.

Our teaching team incorporates a dynamic mix of research-active industrial practitioners, renowned researchers and technologists, whose combined knowledge ensures you leave with an in-depth understanding of key engineering management practice and research.

You will be encouraged to undertake your own research–based learning, where you will evaluate and critique scientific papers and write research-based reports based on the information gathered.

The department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering is a top-35 Engineering research department with 79% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK-wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA15). This places us in the top quartile for world-leading publications among UK universities in general engineering.

Give Your Career An Edge

With the increasing complexity of the engineering industry there is a requirement for managers to be specialised not just in engineering, but also the general business and management aspects of a company.

This course has been specifically designed to allow you to update, extend and deepen your knowledge to further enhance your career opportunities in both industry and entrepreneurship.

The MSc Engineering Management course will equip you with skills, tools, techniques and methods that are applicable to engineering companies and many other businesses in the UK and abroad.

The Advanced Practice semester will help you develop a track record of achievement that will help you stand out from other job applicants.

A two-year master’s course, like this one, will carry particular weight with employers. They’ll understand that you’ll have a deeper understanding of topics as well as more hands-on practical experience.

On completion of this course you will possess a deep understanding of engineering data analysis, research and project management, programme and portfolio management, project risk management and technology entrepreneurship.

Industry practice and subject benchmarking have strongly influenced the design of this course to ensure you will leave equipped with the skills that are required by today’s employers.

Your Future

The broad range of subjects covered on this course will prepare you for an array of careers within the engineering sector or a general business environment.

You may decide to pursue a career within general engineering, or a more specialised engineering sector.

This course emphasises entrepreneurship and enterprise, developing and enhancing the management and strategic skills that will prepare you for running your own business, should this be your aspiration. These core business skills will also prepare you for management jobs within engineering or another sector.

This course also sets a solid foundation for those wishing to pursue further study or a career within research or teaching.

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Enterprise Systems Management is an innovative MSc degree course designed for those who want to pursue careers as managers and leaders in implementing technology-based information systems solutions to achieve business excellence. Read more
Enterprise Systems Management is an innovative MSc degree course designed for those who want to pursue careers as managers and leaders in implementing technology-based information systems solutions to achieve business excellence.

What's covered in the course?

To understand the design of Enterprise Systems and the benefits, you will firstly gain a broader understanding of systems thinking. Case studies and live project briefs underpin reinforcement of the learning and teaching.

The modules studied in this highly rigorous course are directly relevant to industry's current and expected future needs. You will be challenged to think outside the box, and apply knowledge and skills to provide robust and innovative solutions to a range of business problems.

You will study at our Enterprise Systems Centre at the City Centre Campus, where you will learn how modern management information systems are structured, how they are managed and the issues in integrating them to support effective management of robust business processes.

You will also be given access to SAP systems based on a virtual industry. This practical element of your programme provides an applied learning experience to develop knowledge in enterprise systems.

The Master's Project module will give you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to practical problems and investigate an enterprise systems management research topic.

Why choose us?

-The course explores systems and activities within an enterprise that bring together processes, people and technology to help streamline operations to gain competitive advantages, improved performance and reduced operational costs, as well as implementing efficient business processes and improving real-time decision-making capabilities.
-Enterprise Systems Management students will have access to the University’s unique SAP Lab, providing an inspirational research and development space for you to use for creative thinking and design.
-You will participate in ERPsim to gain experience of enterprise systems, using virtual business scenarios to evaluate the impact of integration of processes on manufacturing and business analytics.
-The Faculty is a member of SAP University Alliance. This programme provides you with the opportunity to undertake SAP certification in a number of key areas including enterprise resources planning (ERP) and business warehouse (BW).

Course in depth

Our teaching philosophy revolves around you both ‘learning by doing’ and also transferring acquired knowledge to others. Activities will be conducted both individually and in teams, with tutors providing leadership and mentoring aimed at supporting your transition into independent learners. In this partnership, we will be encouraging you to become proactive, so that you can develop your confidence to undertake a range of progressively complex and challenging tasks.

We expect you to attend all teaching sessions, as well as to read and prepare before these sessions. Good preparation will enable you to get the most from your contact time and will help you become an autonomous learner. Advanced preparation is also a critical skill which you must develop if you wish to succeed in business or professional practice. Teaching sessions will include lectures and small group interactive seminars.

You will be assessed in a number of different ways, including coursework, patchwork assessment, examinations (seen and unseen, open and closed-book), presentations, practical assignments, vivas, online forums, podcasts and project work.

Semester One
-Enterprise Systems 20 credits
-Manufacturing Systems 20 credits
-Strategic Information Systems Planning 20 credits

Semester Two
-Technology Relationship Management 20 credits
-Business Intelligence and Technology Entrepreneurship 20 credits
-Principles of Project Management 20 credits

Semester Three
Postgraduate Project 60 credits

Accreditation

The Faculty is a member of SAP University Alliance. This programme provides you with the opportunity to undertake SAP Certification in a number of key areas, including enterprise resources planning (ERP) and business warehouse (BW).

Enterprise Systems Management students have access to the University’s unique SAP Lab, providing an inspirational research and development space for you to use for creative thinking and design.

Enhancing your employability skills

Birmingham City University programmes aim to provide graduates with a set of attributes which prepare them for their future careers. The BCU Graduate:
-Is professional and work-ready
-Is a creative problem solver
-Is enterprising
-Has a global outlook

The University has introduced the Birmingham City University Graduate+ programme, which is an extracurricular awards framework that is designed to augment the subject-based skills that you develop through your programme with broader employability skills, enhancing your employment options when you leave university.

The programme will help you with crafting your CV, personal statements, covering letters and presentations, and will also help you seek part-time work experience and voluntary placements.

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This new course will not only teach you about the fundamental and advanced concepts of modelling, simulation, control, optimisation and systems engineering, but also provides you with a range of management techniques, including. Read more

About the course

This new course will not only teach you about the fundamental and advanced concepts of modelling, simulation, control, optimisation and systems engineering, but also provides you with a range of management techniques, including: project management, risk management, professional skills and effective management of innovative development.

Our world-leading research and our partnerships with industry give you an advantage in a competitive careers market. You’ll learn about the very latest developments in systems, control, computational intelligence and robotics – effectively preparing you for a future in engineering.

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We have cutting edge facilities and technology, including: advanced control and systems software, modelling, simulation and controller design tools, robotics and a flexible manufacturing systems laboratory, evolutionary computing laboratory and clean facilities for the assembly of satellite instrumentation.

Make your mark

You could pursue a career with a large international organisation or government department. Our graduates work in sectors such as manufacturing, power generation and sustainable energy, with companies including British Airways, Jaguar Land Rover, NASA, IBM, Rolls-Royce and Unilever.

A masters from Sheffield is the mark of someone with the skills to apply their knowledge in industry, anywhere in the world. Our MSc in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Council UK, IET and InstMC. These marks of assurance mean our degrees meet the high standards set by the engineering profession.

A Sheffield masters is a strong foundation for a career in industry or research.

Industry links

We have strong links with industrial partners such as Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems. Our industrial partners help us to design our courses, making sure you learn the right skills.

Rolls-Royce has a research and development centre here, using our expertise to explore today’s challenges. Our masters students often work side by side with researchers at these facilities.

A stimulating environment

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us No 1 in the UK for research output, ahead of Oxford and Cambridge, and No 3 for overall research excellence. Our world-class reputation attracts highly motivated staff and students.

You’ll be taught by staff who work on real-world projects, developing new ideas – for submarines, robots, Formula One and even space exploration. Their approach to teaching is just as innovative: ideas like the award-winning take-home lab kit and e-puck mobile robotics activities help you develop the problem-solving skills you need for a trailblazing career.

Core Modules

Foundations of Control Systems; State-Space, Optimal Control and Nonlinear Systems; Signal Processing and Estimation; Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping; Managing Engineering Projects and Risk; Design Innovation Toolbox; Professional Responsibilities of the Engineer; Control Systems Project and Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules

Advanced Industrial Control; Robotic and Autonomous Systems; Intelligent and Vision Systems; Multisensor and Decision Systems; Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems.

Teaching and Assessment

There are lectures, tutorials, laboratory work and individual assignments. You will be assessed on examinations, coursework assignments and a project dissertation.

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This course combines value creation with strategic development in a manufacturing environment, providing you with up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes. Read more
This course combines value creation with strategic development in a manufacturing environment, providing you with up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes.

Designed for

MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management is designed for engineering graduates interested in manufacturing systems and operations management.

It is suitable for engineers working in industry who want to make the transition to engineering manager and is also suitable for graduates with little or no work experience.

The Course Provides

Up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes plus applications of technology & quality tools and techniques to improve operations in the organisation.

You’ll develop an understanding of the concepts of manufacturing engineering systems as well as the skills to analyse, design and implement these systems in practice. You’ll also gain experience in the application of technology and of quality tools and techniques in order to improve operations and develop skills in strategic and operational management.

Course Content

Core Modules:
1. Industrial Engineering
2. Manufacturing Process Technology
3. Operations Strategy for Industry
4. Problem Solving with Statistics
5. Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
6. Project Planning, Management and Control
7. Logistics and Operations Management

Plus one from:
1. Automation and Robotics
2. Machining Technology
3. Advanced Materials and Processes
4. The Virtual Factory

Plus one elective module from the full list of modules.

Learning Style

Taught material is a blend of formal lectures, seminars and practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments.

After Your Graduate

Our graduate career destinations include roles in the automotive, financial, energy and materials industries, at companies ranging from Jaguar Land Rover and ING Bank Turkey to Colgate Palmolive, AWE and Aruna Alloy Steels.

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Modern manufacturing is a growing industry worldwide and is continually challenging engineers for more effective use of technology, management systems, production techniques and processes. Read more
Modern manufacturing is a growing industry worldwide and is continually challenging engineers for more effective use of technology, management systems, production techniques and processes.

The Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology MSc has been developed in conjunction with the industry partners to develop industry ready engineers.

The programme is designed to provide advanced level knowledge, breadth and depth for modern manufacturing engineers and managers.

Fully accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers UK, this programme is constantly updated to reflect the latest developments in technology, management tools and methodologies.

This 12-month programme consists of compulsory and optional taught modules over two semesters and a major project starting in semester 2 and continuing through the summer.

Projects

Project work contributes 60 credits, which will be based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, and will be carried out in laboratories in the University or at an approved placement in industry. The project is examined by dissertation, and award of the MSc(Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques, ability to analyse assembled data, and assessment of outcomes.

Why School of Engineering?

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, our research was ranked 5th in UK for 4* and 3* research (world leading and internationally excellent research)

Our teaching programmes are also highly rated and this is underpinned by an extensive programme of research.

Outstanding facilities

The School of Engineering has a welldeserved and highly respected reputation for its excellent experimental and computational facilities. Our £32 million redevelopment includes the state-of-theart ‘Active Learning Labs’, a cutting-edge teaching facility, one of the largest and best equipped in Europe. We have two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique in the academic world), mechanical robotics, wind turbines, water flumes, additive layer manufacturing and many more facilities.

Career prospects

We equip our students for rewarding careers and our graduates have found jobs in a wide range of industries and organisations, both in the UK and abroad.

Programmes include a strong practical element and incorporate the latest academic and industry research, enabling you to work effectively at the forefront of engineering.

When you graduate you can count on the University's Careers and Employability Service to help you plan your future.

Employers

We've consistently achieved the highest grades in research assessments and many of our research programmes are supported by industrial companies such:-

- Agusta Westland
- Airbus
- BAE Systems
- QinetiQ
- Unilever
- Jaguar
- Ford
- National and international bodies such as EPSRC and the European Commission.

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Duration. 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time). Simple timetable information. Full-time. 2 days per week. Part-time. 1 day per week. Read more
Duration: 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time).

Simple timetable information
Full-time: 2 days per week
Part-time: 1 day per week

Non-standard entry requirements: Applications are also welcomed from mature students with other qualifications and relevant industrial experience that would make them suitable to study at this level.

Course units
The MSc course is composed of 5 core units, 3 specialist units and a Major Individual Project (4 units). PgDip students are required to successfully complete 5 core units and 3 specialist units.
Core Units:
– Advanced Manufacturing
– Engineering Product Design
– Mechatronics
– Quality Engineering Management
– Research Methods
Specialist Units:
– Operations Management
– Manufacturing Systems and Robotics
– Simulation and Quality Control
– Major Individual Project (MSc only)

Course description
The Manufacturing Management course offers the student an opportunity to study advanced
methodologies, concepts and strategies with a view to applying them to multidisciplinary areas of advanced manufacturing, product design, product quality, computer simulation, product data management and operations management.

The programme enables you to work effectively in an integrated product design/manufacture role, whether as product champion or manager. You will be able to assess the benefits of applying innovative manufacturing management technology as an integral element of the product development and manufacture cycle.

The programme teaches you how to determine the research, design and development route for the realisation of manufacturing management for both prototypes and final products.

Typical background of applicant
A good Honours degree (or equivalent) in a science, engineering or other relevant management/ technological discipline. We particularly welcome overseas and EU applicants with relevant qualifications.

Career opportunities
The course is designed to develop skills and knowledge of professional engineers and managers capable of working in a wide spectrum of companies, but particularly in manufacturing and related industry.

The ever-increasing importance of management of new product innovation and the need for the integration of manufacturing, design, IT and quality engineering technologies, means there are excellent job opportunities and career prospects.

Additional notes
The Individual Project is a major element of the course and involves a wider spectrum of research in design, manufacturing systems, quality management and IT, with due regard to the efficient exploitation of the technology, materials and marketing resources of industrial firms. Students are encouraged to work with industrial-based projects.

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The course covers a combination of the technical skills and management knowledge essential in the development of innovative solutions to complex technical business problems. Read more
The course covers a combination of the technical skills and management knowledge essential in the development of innovative solutions to complex technical business problems.

This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of:
- leading technological and engineering projects;
- managing teams, engineering functions and organisations;
- developing new products and services;
- designing and managing the supply chain; and
- the economic aspects and decision-making processes of engineering projects; and electromechanical systems.

The course will offer you the opportunity to acquire and develop the skills and tools necessary to progress to management positions within an organisation. It will also build on your existing technical knowledge, relating it to the management aspects of the course by means of case studies and projects. The course balances academic theory with practical opportunities to demonstrate engineering management capabilities, and deliver solutions to real problems through assignments and projects.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/masters-engineering-management

Modules

- Technology evaluation and commercialisation
In this module you'll deploy an algorithmic model to evaluate the business opportunity that can be created from a technology's unique advantages. You'll be guided towards identifying a technology project idea that you will evaluate for its business potential. To do this you'll conduct detailed research and analysis in order to evaluate the business potential of this technology idea. The outcomes from this will serve as the basis for implementation of the selected technology in the business sense. Through the module you'll develop the appropriate commercialisation strategy and write the business plan for your high-tech start-up company.

- Technical, research and professional skills
This module is taught to all our engineering Masters students; it provides training for the skills that are necessary for successful completion of Masters studies, as well as your professional development in the long-term future. More specifically, the module teaches how to search and gather relevant technical information, how to extract the essence from a piece of technical literature, how to carry out a critical review of a research paper, how to write a feasibility report, how to give presentations and put your thoughts across effectively, and how to manage a project in terms of time and progress in a group project environment.

- Economic aspects of engineering projects
This module focuses on economic management and viability appraisal. It develops the specific expertise that an engineering manager may need in order to construct and critically examine effective economic arguments. The module will arm you with sound economic assessment techniques and processes, as well as providing you with skills to produce effective economic appraisal documents. You'll critically evaluate the financial risks involved in engineering projects and economic decision-making processes. It will include a special focus on R&D and new technologies projects.

- Electromechanical systems and manufacturing technology
This module covers a broad range of conventional and advanced manufacturing technologies in the context of engineering management. You'll develop your understanding of the strategic significance of high value manufacturing, in terms of new and emerging technologies and the management of associated assets as contributory factors in achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. You'll appreciate the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems and understand how they are realised as mechatronics solutions to improve manufacturing processes, effectively manage time, waste and energy thus enhancing the competitive advantage of the business. The themes of globalization, concurrent engineering and related manufacturing strategies are explored through lectures, case studies and a combination of interactive workshop and laboratory sessions.

- Supply chain engineering and operations management
This module explores the concepts and strategies related to supply chain and operations management within an engineering context. It develops your understanding of the issues practising engineers can expect to encounter, so enabling you to make informed strategic decisions with respect to the management of activities associated with the creation of products and services. Whilst exploring these key themes the module will closely examine current, established and emerging procedures and processes related to the effective allocation of resources within a variety of engineering environments. A combination of lectures, workshops and case studies will be used to develop your ability to effectively apply a range of tools and methodologies associated with strategic planning, effective implementation and problem resolution.

- Energy, the environment and product life-cycle
This module is composed of three elements. The first concentrates on energy utilisation and management; the second on environmental issues; and the third on the Product Life Cycle. The module addresses the ethical, economic and socio/cultural changes in the society that will be influenced by (and have an influence on) engineering practice. This module will enhance your ability to think critically about future challenges and will also challenge you to explore alternative strategies and tools to develop new sustainable engineering solutions. This module will cover legislative issues, enabling you to work with current legislation, evaluate and possibly develop appropriate environmental legislation.

- MSc engineering project / dissertation
This module requires you to undertake a major project in an area that is relevant to your Masters course. You'll choose your project and carry it out under the guidance of your supervisor. At the end of the project, you are required to present a dissertation, which forms a major element of the assessment. The dissertation tests your ability to integrate information from various sources, to conduct an in-depth investigation, to critically analyse results and information obtained and to propose solutions. The other element of the assessment includes an oral examination (viva-voce). The Individual Project carries 60 credits and is a major part of a Masters program.

Methods of assessment

Assessment is through examinations and also practical work and assignments using case studies, group work, research projects and presentations.

Development of practical skills

You'll develop your practical engineering skills through work carried out in laboratories and workshops; in industry through supervised work experience; in individual and group project work; in design work; and in the development and use of computer software in design, analysis and control. Evidence of group working and of participation in a major project is expected.

Overview course structure

The course is based on two semesters per academic year with three modules being delivered and assessed in each semester on the full-time mode. The part-time curriculum consists of the same modules, set out over two years.

Employability

The Master in Engineering Management develops those areas of management that you'll require to progress in a management career, but firmly anchored in an engineering context.

Graduates will possess a unique set of technical and management skills which should make them very attractive to prospective employers, especially in technology or engineering led companies.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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This programme is idea for graduates from engineering, science or other relevant backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a successful career in research, technological change and the commercialisation of renewable-energy systems. Read more
This programme is idea for graduates from engineering, science or other relevant backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a successful career in research, technological change and the commercialisation of renewable-energy systems.

This programme will give you opportunities to learn about major renewable-energy technologies, energy-sector economics, supply-chain management and sustainable development.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Created in the context of the rapid advancement of the renewable-energy industry, this Masters programme investigates both renewable energy and systems technologies.

It is designed to build your competence and confidence in the R&D and engineering tasks that are demanded of scientific engineers in the renewable and sustainable-development sector.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation. The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
-Optimisation and Decision-Making
-Process Modelling and Simulation
-Technology, Business & Research Seminars
-Renewable Energy Technologies
-Refinery and Petrochemical Process
-Solar Energy Technology
-Advanced Process Control
-Energy Economics and Technology
-Process Systems Design
-Biomass Processing Technology
-Wind Energy Technology
-Process and Energy Integration
-Knowledge-based Systems and Artificial Intelligence
-Supply Chain Management
-Introduction to Petroleum Production
-Process Safety and Operation Integrity
-Economics of International Oil & Gas
-Dissertation

FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Modules related to the different groups are taught by a total of six full-time members of staff and a number of visiting lecturers.

As part of their learning experience, students have at their disposal a wide range of relevant software needed to support the programme material dissertation projects. In recent years, this work included the design of various knowledge-based and business systems on the internet, the application of optimisation algorithms, and semantic web applications.

Numerous laboratory facilities across the Faculty and the University are also available for those opting for technology-based projects, such as the process engineering facility, a control and robotics facility and signal processing labs.

The work related to the MSc dissertation can often be carried out in parallel with, and in support of, ongoing research. In the past, several graduates have carried on their MSc research to a PhD programme.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Engineers and scientists are increasingly expected to have skills in information systems engineering and decision-support systems alongside their main technical and/or scientific expertise.

Graduates of this programme will be well prepared to help technology-intensive organisations make important decisions in view of vast amounts of information by adopting, combining, implementing and executing the right technologies.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

This programme investigates both renewable energy and systems technologies in order to produce scientific researchers and engineers who are competent in the R&D and engineering tasks applicable to the renewable energy and sustainable development sectors.

Its primary aims lie in developing a global understanding of the major types of renewable energy technologies, in-depth knowledge of the technology for biomass-based renewable energy, and knowledge and skills in systems modelling and optimisation.

A balanced curriculum will be provided with a core of renewable energy and systems engineering modules supplemented by a flexible element by way of elective modules that permit students to pursue an element of specialisation relevant to their backgrounds, interests and/or career aspirations.

An integrated approach is taken so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme.

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and understanding
-State-of- the-art knowledge in renewable energy technologies, in terms of: the sources, technologies, systems, performance, and applications of all the major types of renewable energy; approaches to the assessment of renewable energy technologies; the processes, equipment, products, and integration opportunities of biomass-based manufacturing
-State-of- the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: modelling and simulation of process systems; mathematical optimization and decision making; process systems design
-Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: process and energy integration, economics of the energy sector, sustainable development, supply chain management

Intellectual / cognitive skills
-Select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level
-Collect and digest knowledge and information selectively and independently to support a particular scientific or engineering enquiry
-Develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies for analysing the issue, developing solutions, recommendations and logical conclusions, and for evaluating the results of own or other’s work

Professional practical skills
-Assess the available renewable energy systems
-Design and select appropriate collection and storage, and optimise and evaluate system design
-Apply generic systems engineering methods such as modelling, simulation, and optimization to facilitate the assessment and development of renewable energy technologies and systems

Key / transferable skills
-Preparation and delivery of communication and presentation
-Report and essay writing
-Use of general and professional computing tools
-Collaborative working with team members
-Organizing and planning of work
-Research into new areas, particularly in the aspect of literature review and skills acquisition

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

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