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Engineering Management MSc

Course Description

About the course

Engineering Management is aimed at 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.

The course 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.

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:

Funding for postgraduate students

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

(Student Profile)

Abdul Rehman Dastaguir

Studied MSc Electronic Engineering

Why did you decide to study at De Montfort University?
I decided to study at De Montfort University (DMU) because I was attracted by the facilities which were available and the prospect of building on my Electronic knowledge I gained.

What attracted you to the course and why?
The course offered varied subjects within the field, rather than focusing on one or two elements which really interested me as I knew it would open up greater opportunities when I graduated. Being flexible and having the ability to grasp varied subjects is something employers looked for in engineers, hence why I signed up for the course in order to aim to become a more accomplished engineer.

What did you enjoy most about the course?
I believe the people I met from across the globe, different cultures and backgrounds was probably the best experience I had at university. I always thrived on challenges and I like to think working with such talented people had a great impact on my studies.

Please tell us about your career since leaving DMU. What are you doing now?
After completing my MSc degree, I took a short break for a few months whilst I applied for jobs. I then started a role at Rolls-Royce PLC as a Controls Engineer, within the ‘Nuclear Sector’ where I work on HM Naval Submarines.

What does a typical day for you involve?
I am currently in the ‘in-service’ area of the Electrical Controls & Instrumentation department, where we support all in-service submarines and deal with any technical issues that occur

How do you see the future? What are your plans for the next few years?
I am intending to stay at Rolls-Royce PLC for a foreseeable future as it was always a dream to work there whilst I was studying. Over the next few years I intend to get involved on bigger projects as I continue to develop my knowledge and possibly try out different roles within the company to test myself further.

Would you recommend your course to others? If so, why?
Yes, definitely! The course is an amazing experience and you will gain a broad knowledge of the field . The MSc courses are designed to push you to your limits and you will learn a lot about yourself as an individual as well becoming an engineer.


Entry Requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application individually.

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