Taught at our Warrington Campus this course aims to enhance knowledge and skills in project and supply chain management including broader business management aspects.
The MSc is designed to reflect the expectation that candidates joining the award will have some suitable technical education, knowledge and/or expertise.
A key educational aim will be to further develop this knowledge and expertise and augment it with broader, business based management knowledge and skills.
This reflects a broader professional practice based recognition that for those people who wish to progress a management career within a technical field or environment, ‘on the job’ managerial experience gained is insufficient to support their effectiveness and specific management education is required.
Why Study Engineering Management with us?
Project and People Management, Innovation, Supply Chain Management and Finance are the key knowledge aspects of this award and address broadly the requirements of the benchmarks in these key areas.
The award is also designed to have a strategic viewpoint and with that a market-facing perspective embedded across the modules delivered.
The practical nature of learning, teaching and assessment uses extensively case-based approaches, which consistently consider both the strategic and operational aspects of the operations of business within the international context, and hence highlight the link between strategy and operations and the delivery of strategy through operations.
In this respect then stakeholder perspectives are considered extensively and the realisation of strategies incorporates many aspects of key functional and operational concerns for businesses. Warrington Business Centre
What will I learn?
Content has been selected to fit within the University Framework (Masters modules in multiples of 20 points), to utilise strong existing provision where available and to reflect a generic need for management capabilities.
This will be complemented by and interlinked with the development of further progression specifically related to professional and contemporary capabilities within technology-based industries.
The programme consists of six (20 credit) taught modules and a (60 credit) Management Research Project, all at level 7 and existing (approved) modules.
How will I be taught?
Learning and teaching will be class-room based: lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations and tutorials constitute examples of the ways in which the tutor/student contact time may be utilised. Additionally, it is anticipated that learning and teaching will take place through analysis of live case studies, and use of video. Learning opportunities such as this should enable students to apply elements of their academic learning to a real-life context. They should also serve as valuable integrative experiences, enabling students to enrich and extend their knowledge, skills and understanding.
Usually 8-10 hours per week for full-time students and pro-rata for part-time but no more than 6 hours per semester.
How will I be assessed?
For each 20 credits module, students will undertake two pieces of assessment. One will be administered approximately one-third to half way through the taught component of the programme, and the other at the end of the taught component. The Management Research project will be in the region of 12000-14000 word count. A diverse diet of assessment including presentation, exam, essays, report and portfolio is used throughout the course of the programme.