This degree equips students with the skills to enable them to operate effectively in the e-business environment and to manage or lead either the transformation of existing business processes or creation of new e-business activity; the programme is suitable for graduates from information technology, engineering or science backgrounds and also management students with a keen interest in technology and how it can be used effectively to promote competitiveness. The course will provide the techniques to manage the strategic development of e-business based organisations and appropriate enabling e-business technologies. Students learn how to evaluate, manage and improve the operational functions of an organisation and apply the concepts of systems integration to the design and development of products and services through market analysis.
The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 9 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment. The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%. An oral examination is held upon completion. The core modules are:
Two elective modules from an extensive list of elective modules can be chosen in addition to the core modules.
Please note:Our course and module content and schedule is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick, so it is therefore very important that you check the website for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer.
The project is worth 50% of the final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills. For e-Business Management the project should normally be related to management or technology-related issues in companies involved in e-Business and e-Commerce. Examples of some projects are:
Graduates can be expected to go on to work in information technology and software related companies or enterprises with existing or developing online e-business initiatives, particularly, but not exclusively, those in the engineering and/or manufacturing sector. Many recent graduates have gone into e-business consultancy roles and positions such as Business Information Manager (HP), Quality Assurance Lead (IBM), Global Application Specialist (Mars) Business Amalyst (PWC) Consultant (SAP China) Audit Assistant (KPMG).
This degree is designed for those wishing to develop careers as leaders or managers in technology-led organisations. The MSc in Engineering Business Management focuses on key value-adding activities such as: marketing; product and process development; operations, logistics and supply chain management; and exploitation of competitive technology. The skills and techniques introduced in this course give new impetus to businesses and help individuals to get the best from themselves, their team and their company. This course is an IET Accredited Programme and can also lead to membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, subject to suitable project and choice of modules.
The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 9 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment.
The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%. The taught element of the course includes 8 x core modules and 1 x elective modules to be chosen from an extensive list.
The below module information shows how the course is taught in the current 2017/18 academic year, and is illustrative of modules which might be offered in future years. For the latest information, please review: warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/courses/ebm
Plus two elective modules
The project is worth 50% of the final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills. For Engineering Business Management the project can be related to the management of companies in a number of different industrial sectors and can address many different aspects of business management such as operational, financial, human resource, supply chain or strategic management issues.
The MSc in Engineering Business Management (EBM) is currently accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as fulfilling the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme (or equivalent prior learning). Note that in all cases your MSc project must be suitably technical in nature and specific modules must be undertaken within the course. Please see our website for details and conditions.
Graduates can expect to go on to work as leaders of business development, manufacturing, quality assurance, human resources or customer service in a wide variety of manufacturing or service organisations, particularly where technology plays a significant part in business success.
What is Humanitarian Engineering?
‘Humanitarian Engineering’ is defined as the use of science and engineering to invent, create, design, develop, or improve technologies which promote the well-being of communities which are facing grand humanitarian challenges (fast growing populations, poor, disaster-hit, marginalised, or under-served communities).
The postgraduate course in Humanitarian Engineering is an interdisciplinary innovative educational programme for Humanitarian Engineers which promotes appropriate, sustainable, and holistic solutions to global challenges by integrating science into a broader practical scheme. This unique and cutting-edge programme will enable you to tackle global problems (energy, water, natural disasters, humanitarian logistics, conflict and wars, global health, mixed in with overpopulation, poverty and underinvestment in low-income countries) in an interdisciplinary way and equip them to address causes, consider preventative approaches, and implement suitable responses.
It is a flexible programme that provides students with an academically rigorous postgraduate level interdisciplinary training in the fields of Humanitarian Engineering, spanning from international development to humanitarianism and disaster emergencies. It involves a strong practical component with exposure to the ‘real world’ of organisations and practitioners and experience that boosts employability.
Who is it for?
The course is - by its nature - not a ‘just for Engineers’ course, instead it is for people with background in any of the following subjects: Science (e.g. Chemistry, Physics), Social Sciences (e.g. History, Politics, Sociology), Law, Health, Management, Business and Economics as well as Engineering.
The programme spans a broad range of disciplines and is ideal for students who are looking to explore all the professional and disciplinary facets of humanitarian challenges.
What will you study?
The course develops enterprising, outward-looking graduates who are both equipped to meet society’s newest and pressing challenges, and employers' demands for advanced skills and knowledge, while translating these skills into your chosen arena. Different stakeholders, beneficiaries and users (e.g. industry, policy-makers, and local communities) are involved in the programme, so that knowledge is orientated towards real world problems and challenges.
Those of you who are less tied to the bounded nature of a particular discipline are able to develop and seek learning between, beyond and across disciplines. The programme brings together an exciting group of European and International students with a diversity of academic and professional backgrounds who establish an international alumni network involved in humanitarian engineering research and practice.
At the point of application, you will choose one of three variants. Each variant offers different core and optional modules tailored to one of three pathways: general Humanitarian Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering with Sustainability, and Humanitarian Engineering with Management.
If you are having keen interest in Engineering might wish to pursue the MSc in Humanitarian Engineering with Sustainability, which focuses on renewable energy, and sustainable cities, operations, and infrastructures.
If you wish to pursue Business-related issues might prefer the MSc in Humanitarian Engineering with Management, which offers opportunities to explore project management, communication and leadership, and management of sustainable supply chains.
Your choice of optional modules will help you to further tailor the programme to your interests.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Each module will run intensively over one week and will be taught by a variety of methods: seminar, lecture, field research.
The core modules are assessed in a variety of ways: essay, poster, presentation, student-devised assessment.
Graduates of this programme will work across a broad range of areas. Students are expected to come from a broad array of international and professional backgrounds and go on after graduation into a wide variety of professional positions. Many Humanitarian Engineering graduates will work with the governments of developing countries managing the development process (e.g. central banks, ministries of finance, rural development, and education). Others will go on to multilateral development institutions like the World Bank, the IMF, or the United Nations; others to NGO Leaders of all sizes and descriptions; and still others will go on to work in the private sector, in jobs as diverse as professional services, manufacturing, and investment banking, to name just a few. Some students may decide to pursue PhD studies.
Work Experience Opportunities:
During the programme, students will have the opportunity to get involved in projects managed by organisations and professional services in developing and transitional countries.