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This programme opens up the key issues of supply chain management and introduces you to the modern approaches to doing business.

It is designed for those who want to work in supply chain engineering, management and logistics. It provides the essentials of management theory and practice, whilst increasing the depth and scope of your technical engineering knowledge.

Why this course?

  • You will be taught jointly by the Business School and the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and will study alongside students from all around the world
  • It combines modern approaches to business, engineering, management and manufacturing with an international learning for a global market.
  • Gain a range of skills applicable to many areas, such as supply chain management, purchasing, logistics, procurement, materials and engineering management

Programme structure

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

MSc International Supply Chain Management consists of eight core engineering, business and management focussed modules totalling 165 credits, which includes the 60-credit Engineering MSc project, and one 15-credit option module.

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.

Compulsory modules

Some examples of the compulsory modules are listed here:

  • Manufacturing Supply Chain Management
  • Agile, Lean and Competitive Enterprise
  • Principles of International Business
  • Managing Operations
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Purchasing Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Dissertation

Optional modules

Some examples of the optional modules are listed here;

  • Service Innovation and Marketing
  • Global Sourcing and Logistics Management
  • Managing Competitive Strategy

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.

Careers

There is considerable demand in the workplace for graduates with knowledge in both a specialist technology area and in management, particularly in the modern tools and techniques to support the management of a dynamically changing engineering business.

Recent graduates have taken employment in a variety of sectors, including both large companies and small and medium sized enterprises.

The University of Exeter has an established reputation of training tomorrow's great minds to a high standard, so when it comes to life after graduation you can be confident that you are starting your next professional adventure in a prime, leading position. All programmes are designed so you not only get a second to none education in your area of choice, but you also are equipped with the correct vocational skills to achieve success in the working world or in further study.

All students, current and alumni, receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of the career planning cycle. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is the home of a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.


Visit the MSc International Supply Chain Management page on the University of Exeter website for more details!

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