The MSc in Engineering Project Management prepares students for a professional role in the management of engineering projects by providing students with an understanding of both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of engineering projects, as well as the organisational and strategic aspects. The programme also stresses the processes that are used to produce, process and service engineering-based innovation projects from idea through relevant analyses to launch, relate innovation to improvements in products, processes and competitive advantage and explain how intellectual property is protected and exploited.
This MSc is one of four MSc courses within the Management of Projects Group of Programmes. The other MSc courses are: Management of Projects, Commercial Project Management and Construction Project Management.
The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering has a long history of delivering project management related masters courses and the staff who deliver the programme are drawn for a wide variety of backgrounds and industrial experience.
The Engineering Project Management MSc is a full time course which is studied over 12 months, starting in September each year. The programme comprises eight taught course units, each worth 15 credits, and a research dissertation worth 60 credits. Students study four core units fundamental to project management, and which are shared by students on the other programmes within the group. In addition, the Innovation Management unit is programme specific unit where students will be required to collaborate in a project team to interpret information, make decisions, solve problems and overcome difficulties associated with teamwork and communication when managing an innovation project. Students must also select three option units and carry out an Engineering Project Management based dissertation.
Assessment of the taught part of the programme is via a combination of formal written examinations and coursework assignments, which will include group work and oral presentations. Some assessment is based on online material provided by the Association for Project Management (APM) and PRINCE2 (a process-based method for effective project management).
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The MSc Engineering Project Management Programme acquaints students with the basic processes of project management but focuses more specifically on the application of these in an engineering and innovation context. Practical skills in engineering-based innovation projects and protection and exploitation of intellectual property are developed. Successful graduates of this programme find employment in a wide range of organisations such as High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, Nissan Technical Center South East Asia, Worley Parsons India, Saudi Aramco.
The MSc in Engineering Project Management is listed by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as being Approved Further Learning Schemes for Chartered Engineer. The JBM represents the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers. This means that successful completion of the MSc will enable applicants with an accredited first degree at BEng level to become chartered engineers.
Students who successfully complete the unit MACE 60062 Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution optional unit are eligible for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Engineering project management is a dynamic profession and you’ll need to be up to date with new developments in the philosophies, methods and tools for planning and executing projects. These developments are particularly important to industries engaged in developing new products, systems or capabilities.
The MSc Engineering Project Management is designed to give you the understanding and knowledge to employ management and technical tools, and the skills and confidence to spearhead and manage the development of new products and projects within the technological industries. You'll learn to identify business issues and develop systematic, original and creative intellectual skills to formulate solutions. The research you undertake as part of your individual project will give you an opportunity to explore your particular area of interest in greater depth.
Students on the MSc Engineering Project Management degree have the option to take a work placement after they have completed all the taught units.
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The Masters in Mechanical Engineering & Management offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for modern engineering or technology management. The programme content includes design engineering and other mechanical engineering disciplines.
Aims of the programme:
There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation for MSc students. September entry students start with management courses and January entry students with engineering courses.
You will be based in the Business School, developing knowledge and skills in management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.
You will study engineering courses, which aim to enhance your group working and project management capability at the same time as improving your depth of knowledge in chosen mechanical engineering subjects.
You will undertake an individual project or dissertation work in the summer period (May–August). This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate the course material and enhance your ability to do independent work, as well as present results in the most appropriate format. Project and dissertation options are closely linked to staff research interests. September entry students have a choice of management dissertation topics in addition to mechanical engineering projects, and January entry students have a choice of mechanical engineering projects.
Career opportunities include positions in project management, engineering design, materials & mechanics, dynamics, control and desalination technology.
Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:
Technology Engineer at Procter and Gamble
Quality Engineer at Worcester Bosch.
Many engineering projects are now undertaken by multidisciplinary teams who are responsible for the whole project life cycle in a multi-project or programme management environment. Typically, these projects are becoming increasingly complex. As a result, team members are expected to have a range of project management skills, including contractual knowledge, financial engineering competency and strategic awareness.
This programme allows you to develop your knowledge of the entire project management process, from inception and feasibility, engineering, procurement and implementation through to commissioning and operation. Particular emphasis is placed on financial, planning and management aspects of the project life cycle, to equip you with the range of skills you’ll need to make a major contribution at every stage of a project.
We have all the specialist software you’ll need for your programme, and you’ll have access to a dedicated study suite for Masters students.
The demands on the modern professional engineer are varied. In addition to a general physical and technical understanding in your particular field, deeper specialist knowledge is usually required in areas such as communication, organisation and management.
Combining technical learning, provided from Engineering Department, with management and leadership skills, taught by the Management School, this module is designed for engineers wishing to advance to technical managerial positions. Your training will be supported by a series of case studies, workshops and local industry projects, before culminating in a substantial summer project. We will provide training in many areas of project management, including expertise in leadership, financial and risk management and, unique to this programme, we will address the commercial issues that form the foundation to most engineering projects.
Technical modules can be selected from a wide range of topics offered by the Department, subject to timetabling availability, ensuring that the degree is appropriate for a wide range of engineers. Here, you can learn engineering skills as diverse as renewable energy, embedded systems and electrochemical engineering.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
◾Dissertation (60 credits)
◾Principles of Project Management
◾Applied Project Management
◾Problem Solving in Teams
◾Business Planning and Strategy
◾High frequency electronics
◾Design and Modelling of Systems
◾Mechanics and Actuators
◾Intelligent System Control