About the course
The Engineering Management MSc programme helps you master current and emerging engineering management issues and the management principles that underpin effective strategies and outcomes.
Balancing academic theory with practical opportunities, it equips you to handle the diverse management responsibilities that require knowledge in finance, systems thinking, operations, human resources and the design and management of the supply chain.
You will understand the way in which finance and assets are managed within the business, appreciate the concepts and principles of marketing and customer care and learn effective team working and motivation techniques – as well as a range of transferable skills.
Studying management within the MSc Engineering Management programme allows you to obtain an understanding of how an engineering organisation is managed internally and operates from a corporate perspective.
Increasingly employers are looking for students who can demonstrate a strong understanding, not just in the technical (your first degree), but also in managing people, processes, understanding business models especially in relation to the supply chain, and corporate strategy.
Most students choosing this programme are looking to demonstrate a broad range of management knowledge and skills that can be used together with their technical background to obtain management positions in their careers.
The course is intended to benefit a wide range of participants, in particular:
Engineering and technology graduates who aspire to management positions.
Established engineers working in industry and faced with the challenge of new areas of responsibility following promotion to management positions.
Managers working in engineering organisations who have the technical knowledge and skills but need to broaden their experience and update their expertise.
Others with engineering, technology or appropriate business backgrounds, working in advisory, consultancy or research roles, who need to familiarise themselves with engineering management principles and practices.
European and other overseas engineers who wish to broaden their education in the United Kingdom.
Modes of Study
1 Year Full-Time: The taught element of the course (September to April) includes eight modules; delivery will be by a combination of lectures, tutorials and group/seminar work. A further four months (May to September) is spent undertaking the dissertation.
3-5 Years by Distance Learning: The distance learning programme is designed to enable you to conduct most of your studies at home, in your own time and at your own pace. For more information regarding distance learning please see website http://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/Engineering-Management-MSc
Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing Systems Design and Economics
Quality Management and Reliability
Managing People and Organisations
Systems Modelling and Simulation
Optional Modules (choose two)
Advanced Manufacturing Measurement
Sustainable Design and Manufacture
Robotics and Manufacturing Automation
The course is underpinned by the current research still being carried out by the staff in the former academic unit Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering which promotes manufacturing as a discipline. Thus the academics teaching on the Engineering Management MSc which were part of this unit have strong research portfolios in manufacturing. This research has been judged world leading. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, academics teaching on the course were involved with Brunel’s General engineering submission, one of one of the largest in the UK. The area’s percentage of world leading research doubled, with a significant increase in our research judged as internationally excellent as well. The impact of over 75% of this research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. This placed the discipline in the top 20% in the UK terms of research power.
Women in Engineering and Computing Programme
Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.
The MSc Engineering Management is accredited by both the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK.
Students are supplied with a study pack in the form of text books and CD-ROMs which are supported by e-learning web based lecture materials.
Students can take between three and five years to complete the course, it is entirely up to you how long you take but usually the minimum is three years, with students taking four modules in the first year, four modules in the second year and the dissertation in the third year. However, depending on your other commitments you can take longer up to a maximum of five years.
Assessment is by a combination of assignments and examinations. Examinations can be taken either at Brunel University or in the country you are resident in (the latter on the Distance Learning mode only). We have an extensive network of organisations (universities, colleges and British Council Offices) throughout the world that will provide invigilation services. The cost of invigilation away from Brunel is your responsibility. The exams are held in May and September each year.