This master’s programme was introduced in response to the growing importance of professionally-managed purchasing and supply chains, as well as recognising the strategic value of skilled operations managers.
These topics have been high on the political agenda for several years and as companies have become more aware of the strategic value of supply chain management, salaries have risen rapidly.
Throughout the programme there also runs the thread of sustainability and social responsibility.
The programme is taught by staff from the School of Engineering and Technology which was recently awarded an excellent grading in the HEFCE auditors' report.
Why choose this course?
This MSc programme has been specifically designed to equip students for a career in Supply Chain Management and / or Operations Management. It offers a dual focus on these areas, incorporating subjects which employers seek in prospective graduates.
Supply Chain Management is a growing field as internationalisation and global outsourcing continues to gain momentum. Students will be given the tools to excel in this field, both through completing the coursework and practical assignments as well as through completing their own thesis project in this area.
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply reports that “Global membership has continued to increase [in 2011/12] and the number of people taking CIPS qualifications is at an all-time high”.
Operations Management is central to the successful running of any organisation, regardless of its size. It enables organisations to provide products and services in every area. Good operations managers are an invaluable asset to any organisation.
Students are taken through the various key aspects of operations management and through a combination of theory and assignments are given the tools for success in this area, culminating in a thesis project.
Accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Graduates of this programme will be highly sought after given the demand for well known companies to find graduates with this training.
The School of Engineering and Technology has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all MSc modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's StudyNet web based facility.
StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources, and conduct electronic discussion's with staff and other students. A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and AADE has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. The School of Engineering and Technology also operates an open access laboratory, and computer policy, that will help students complete coursework and assignments, at a scheduled pace and on time.
Modules -Financial Control -Human Resource Management -Legal Aspects of Supply Chain -MSc Project -Manufacturing Information Systems -Manufacturing Strategy -Operations Management -Operations Research -Procurement & Supply Chain Management
“Great combination of practical sessions and theory from experienced staff and resources. Not just a degree, I gained great satisfaction and confidence.”
MSc Mechanical Engineering University of Hertfordshire School of Engineering and Technology
''I knew I would be studying at Masters Level. What I never knew was that I would learn so much in just a space of a year. I feel so proud of myself and of UH because it's worth more than the price compared to what colleagues from other institution in UK experience.''
MSc Aerospace Engineering University of Hertfordshire School of Engineering and Technology
“You will improve yourself studying at the UH from highly experienced and helpful lecturers.”
MSc Radio and Mobile Communication Systems University of Hertfordshire School of Engineering and Technology
"Working with incredibly enthusiastic staff that provide students the dexterity to pursue their future ambitions”
MSc Embedded Intelligent Systems University of Hertfordshire School of Engineering and Technology
An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) in an engineering discipline or an appropriate science or any other related discipline where the subject content does not overlap with this programme to any substantial extent. International qualifications will be considered on the basis of their equivalence to UK qualifications, typically guided by a resource such as the National Academic Recognition Information centre (NARIC). Candidates will be required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) would typically be required from candidates whose first language is not English.
Recipient: University of Hertfordshire
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