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Course content

About the course

Engineering Management MSc places an emphasis on those key areas of modern management required by engineers entering their first management role, and also offers opportunities for technical advancement through a choice of elective modules in specialist areas of engineering. The course is designed for ambitious engineers who aspire to a senior role involving technical and strategic management responsibilities. It is ideal for recent graduates hoping to make their first move into engineering management, or for established professional engineers who wish to make a switch into a management role and must extend their knowledge beyond their specific technical field into management and business.

Reasons to Study

• Learn best practice from professionals

students have the opportunity to study alongside industry managers and engineers to solve real engineering management problems

• Study a wide range of specialist modules from different faculties at DMU

linking business knowledge with engineering and sustainable development issues

• Course content developed in consultation with industry professionals

benefit from guest lectures delivered by practitioners from industry providing real-life examples and case studies throughout the course

• Academic and research Expertise

benefit from teaching by experienced academic and research-based staff, including those from DMU’s dedicated Institute of Energy and Sustainable development, who have more than 30-years’ experience as a leading research group

• Enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities

including a new dedicated Energy laboratory, Electrical and Electronic experimental facilities, Mechanical Engineering laboratories and a CAD design suite

• Industry placement opportunity

you can chose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further

• Excellent graduate career prospects

graduates of the programme are well-suited to either a management position within an engineering company or a more technically intensive role in a business setting

Course Modules

First semester (September to January)

• Critical Management in a Global Context

• Management of Information Systems

• Project Management

• Optional Module 1

You will choose an elective module from a range of subject areas most aligned to your area of interest. Current options include modules in:

◦Electrical Engineering/Electronics

◦Mechanical Engineering

◦Sustainability in the Business Context

◦Computer Networks and E-commerce Systems

Second semester (February to May)

• Low Impact Manufacturing

• People Management and Organisation

• Research Methods

• Optional Module 2

You will choose an elective module from a range of subject areas most aligned to your area of interest. Current options include modules in:

◦Electrical Engineering/Electronics

◦Mechanical Engineering

◦Sustainability in the Business Context

◦Computer Networks and E-commerce Systems

Third semester (June to September)

Individual Project – You will undertake an individual project that will link your technical specialism with a core aspect of the course.

Optional placement

You will have the opportunity to undertake your individual project in industry, working alongside managers and engineers to solve real engineering management problems.

Teaching and Assessment

Each module of the course is taught via lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and seminars. Teaching takes place in semesters of 15 weeks – the normal pattern will be 12 weeks of lectures and three weeks of revision examinations.

Taught modules are assessed either by coursework or by examination, or both. Assessment of the individual project will consider the management of the project, the written report and the formal presentation.

Contact and learning hours

You will normally attend two - four hours of timetabled taught sessions for each module per week during term time. You can also expect to typically undertake a further 10 hours of independent study and assignments for each module per week.

Academic expertise

Modules are taught by expert research and teaching staff from across the university, including the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), The School of Engineering and Sustainable Development and the Leicester Business School, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the course. This provides you with an unique opportunity to learn from scientists actively involved in associated subject areas.

To find out more

To learn more about this course and DMU, visit our website:

Postgraduate open days: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/open-evenings/postgraduate-open-days.aspx

Applying for a postgraduate course:

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply.aspx

Funding for postgraduate students

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-funding-2017-18/postgraduate-funding-2017-18.aspx


Visit the Engineering Management MSc page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

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