As the holder of a degree in engineering, you can enhance your career development by establishing a broad knowledge of contemporary management. The MSc Engineering Management 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.
This course is subject to validation.
2021/22 update: Blended learning approach for USW courses.
[Update excludes online-only courses].
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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:
- 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.
Optional modules include:
- 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.
Subject to revalidation from 2021
This course is subject to revalidation, this means it is under review as part of the University’s standard quality assurance and enhancement processes. Course and module content is indicative and may change through the revalidation process. As soon as the course is revalidated, the details will be confirmed and published on the University website.
In the unlikely event the course does not go ahead as planned, or is significantly amended, we will write to inform you. If this happens, we’ll help you to find a suitable alternative course either at USW or at another provider.
There is a varied lecture and seminar programme, with extensive group work, case studies and guest speakers from a range of backgrounds.
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.