The career of an engineering project manager is an exciting and challenging one - overseeing complex projects, taking charge of teams and getting them to deliver on time and on budget. Yet there's a worldwide shortage of graduates who have the elusive combination of technical knowledge and the management capability that such a demanding role needs. We've created two closely-related sister courses, Engineering Management and Project Management, aimed at filling that gap.
Why study MSc Engineering Management at Middlesex?
We are the only institution in London to offer a course in engineering project management. Our excellent links with industry, which we have built up over more than 20 years, have allowed us to develop a course which is highly relevant to the world of work and up-to-date with the latest research and practice. Our course offers an unusual amount of hands-on experience, with practical work incorporated into every module. You'll work alongside professionals on industry-sponsored projects, go on site visits and attend lectures by guest speakers. Instead of a thesis you'll work on a team project designed to resemble a real-life industry scenario.
Our studios, laboratories and workshops are exceptionally well-equipped with specialist software. All our technology and equipment is industry standard - a rarity in a university. You'll also have the opportunity to work towards a Prince2certification as part of your studies.
The department has a thriving research culture, and our teaching staff are internationally renowned for their research expertise in fields including supply chain dynamics and simulation of complex systems. They include course leader Stephen Burbidge, a former business analyst at BP International, and module leader Dr Andrew Tizzard, a former design engineer with Ministry of Defence contractor Rank Pullin Controls. We work with companies including Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi, BAE Systems, IBM, Siemens, Smiths Medical, National Instruments and Lanner. This course is almost identical to its sister course, Project Management – only one module is different. Engineering management is aimed more specifically at engineering graduates, whereas project management tends to attract candidates from a wider range of disciplines. Both are in-depth, technical, practicalcourses which will equip you with valuable transferable skills. The course is supported by the National Centre for Project Management, based at Middlesex. The centre carries out research into project management and provides training for professionals, working with organisations including BT, HBOS, Morgan Stanley and Fujitsu. You can start your studies in either September or January.