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This programme is designed for the engineering managers and leaders of the future.

Engineering professionals with strong technical expertise as well as excellent management abilities are highly sought after, and this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to fulfil a variety of exciting international roles.

You will develop the techniques and analytical tools to enhance business operations, paired with a thorough understanding of the processes and practices of the engineering industry; a truly powerful combination.

Taught in partnership by the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and the Business School, you will have an exceptional learning experience, access to world-leading academics, and the chance to build an outstanding personal network to enhance your future career.

The programme’s emphasis on management is specifically focussed for engineering professionals to allow them to move into high-level management roles. Graduates can expect to enjoy careers as leaders of business and product development, project management, customer services, human resources, and a wide variety of other areas, particularly related to the engineering industry.

Programme structure

This programme is modular and flexible, carrying 180 credits in total and offering flexibility in choice of modules studied.

MSc Engineering Business Management consists of seven core engineering, business and management focussed modules totalling 150 credits, which includes the 60-credit Engineering MSc project, and two 15-credit option modules.

The programme begins in September each year and the taught elements are concluded by May. The Engineering MSc project, under the personal supervision of a research expert in the chosen area, continues until September.

Core modules

The compulsory modules can include:

  • Manufacturing Supply Chain Management
  • Management of Product Development
  • Management Concepts
  • Multinational Finance for Managers
  • Professional Skills
  • Project Management
  • Agile, Lean and Competitive Enterprise
  • MSc Dissertation
  • Management Science
  • International Finance Management

Optional modules

Some examples of the optional modules are as follows:

  • service Innovation and Marketing
  • Marketing Analysis and Research
  • Marketing Strategy

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, industrial presentations, case studies, industry visits, computer simulations, project work and a dissertation.

You will develop transferable skills such as management and communication skills, computational techniques, data handling and analysis, problem solving, decision making and research methodology. Many of these will be addressed within an industrial and commercial context.

You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies, along with support and mentoring from graduates who are now placed in industry. There is also a Postgraduate Tutor available to help with further guidance and advice.

A research- and practice-led culture

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field and you will become actively involved in a research project yourself. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

Maths support

Throughout your studies you will have access to support materials designed to refresh your knowledge of engineering mathematics. Mathematics for Engineers is a non-credit bearing online resource that covers the mathematics needed to undertake an MSc. It is an invaluable revision tool for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of common mathematical topics.

Read more at https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/engineering/engmanagemsc/#J3VosXpM6M7BeysC.99


Visit the MSc Engineering Business Management page on the University of Exeter website for more details!

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