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This course is based at our quality-assured partners around the world.

Course overview

This course will broaden the knowledge and experience of graduate and practicing engineers in engineering, technology and management. The successful integration and application of these elements will allow you to operate effectively in a wide range of engineering management roles and successfully deliver multi-million pound engineering projects.

The full potential of technological advances can only be fully realised if they are efficiently managed, using proven principles and methodologies. The focus of the programme is on equipping you to do this, within the context of today's engineering and manufacturing environment.

Supportive tutors will help you develop the ‘soft’ skills of working with others and leading projects. Examples include negotiation and collaboration, effective communication, handling conflict and politics and managing change.

Modules include ‘Engineering Operations Management’, ‘Project Risk and Quality Management’ and ‘Decision Support for Management’. Your Masters project will involve a real-world project that is supported by a sponsor. It will include both a research and a practical element and is an opportunity to impress not only your academic assessors but also potential employers.

Course content

The content of the course reflects the real-world needs of employers. It is structured to increase opportunities for gaining practical experience.

Modules on this course include:
-Research Skills and Academic Literacy
-Project Management and Control
-Engineering Operations Management
-Decision Support for Management
-Managing People and Project Leadership
-Project Risk and Quality Management
-Advanced Maintenance Practice
-Masters Project

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is provided by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, with the emphasis being on student-centred learning. Assessment methods include individual and group assignments, examinations, presentations and a viva.

Facilities & location

This course is available at partner Universities worldwide.

Employment & careers

This course equips you for a wide range of engineering management roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector. Employers recognise the value of qualifications from Sunderland, which has been training engineers and technicians for over 100 years.

As part of the course, you will undertake a project that tackles a real-world problem. These projects are often sponsored by external clients and we encourage and support you to find your own client and sponsor. This relevant work experience will enhance your skills, build up a valuable network of contacts and further boost your employability.

Potential management roles include:
-Project Manager
-Design Engineer
-Manufacturing Engineer
-Mechanical Engineer
-Electrical Engineer
-Product Engineer
-Maintenance Engineer

Engineering management provides good career prospects with salaries ranging from £30,000 up to around £80,000. A Masters degree will also enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.

Visit the Engineering Management via Study Centres - MSc page on the University of Sunderland website for more details!

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