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Engineering Management (MSc)

Course Description

As the holder of a degree in engineering, you can enhance your career development by establishing a broad knowledge of contemporary management. This course offers a detailed exploration of the theory and practice of key areas, which is ideal if you have a practical engineering background and are interested or active in management roles in the private or public sector.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/461-msc-engineering-management

What you will study

Theories of management will be discussed and applied to your sector and your organisation.

You will study 180 credits which will comprise of the following:

Modules include:

- Leadership and Management theories
Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of leadership and management theories and their contemporary application in a range of organisational settings.

-Managing Professional Development
Undertake personal and professional development for a business related professional career. You will personally manage and sustain employability through critical reflection to understand yourself and others.

- Issues in International Management
Develop a critical awareness of the complex interrelationships between developing issues in international and trans-national management.

- Innovation Management
Gain an understanding of the theory and practice of managing innovation in organisations. You will learn about the frameworks used by organisations to manage innovation and sources of innovation inside and outside the organisation.

- Strategic Operations Management and Operational Research
Gain an appreciation of operational processes, techniques, planning and control systems with reference to both manufacturing and service industries from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.

- Research Methods
Conduct a proper scientific investigation and present it in a written format. This will develop your understanding and research skills in a management and/or professional development context.

- Dissertation Project
A significant piece of research into an appropriate area of study.

You will also study two option modules fro m the following:
- Project Management and Techniques
- Quality Techniques and Analysis
- Workplace Evaluation and Control
- Business and Risk Management
- Other relevant engineering modules

Please note: You can choose the elective modules from any engineering discipline within the University portfolio, subject to agreement with the Course Leader and timetable compatibility.

Learning and teaching methods

There is a varied lecture and seminar programme, with extensive group work, case studies and guest speakers from a range of backgrounds.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

This course will provide you with the ability to see businesses holistically and the knowledge to successfully lead and manage in an engineering context. You will also have the opportunity to develop wider knowledge, skills, and understanding of management theory and practice, relevant to you and your organisation.

Studying the MSc Engineering Management will give those with some management experience the opportunity to put their organisational leadership practice into context. It will enhance the prospects of leaders and managers from the engineering sector, and help you take advantage of future career opportunities.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework-based assignments. The final assessment is a dissertation, in which you will examine an area of management that is of particular interest to you, or a company-based project. The subject of this dissertation must be engineering management.

Visit the Engineering Management (MSc) page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or an equivalent qualification in an engineering discipline, or in exceptional circumstances, three or more years’ significant managerial experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.International applicants will need a good command of English – the minimum equivalent of an IELTS score of 6.5, or IBT TOEFL 86, depending on the course you are studying.

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