Our Engineering and Management MSc allows you to pick topics of study, with the aim of preparing you to manage an engineering company.
Through a blend of carefully selected management and technical learning opportunities, this master’s course in Engineering and Management is designed to help you prepare to begin or advance your career as a leader within an ever-changing, competitive international engineering environment.
Incorporating the critical perspectives of internationalisation, entrepreneurship and wealth generation, the curriculum addresses key areas of engineering and business management theory within an international context, grounding these in real-life practice through research, case studies and applied work.
If you are a part-time student already in employment, you can choose the optional modules that you require to match the skillsets necessary for more senior positions.
Balancing academic theory with practical considerations, this course aims to help develop your knowledge and capabilities in the core key areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, risk analysis, project management, leadership and consultancy.
Why choose this course?
With an emphasis on planning, directing and coordinating international operations in the engineering sector, this multidisciplinary course seeks to help prepare you to successfully manage an engineering company. This highly focused master’s course has been developed in consultation with our impressive network of industry partners, including Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, UNIPART, SAIC, Prodrive, Airbus, Tata, GKN, Ricardo and MIRA.
A distinct advantage of our course is its flexibility: the design is such that you should be able to tailor your studies depending on your interests or career aspirations by selecting four optional modules from a list of eight diverse subject areas. These include, for example, management of quality or global engineering strategy, global lean and agile operations or optimisation and simulation methods and techniques.
We aim to assist you in choosing the best topics to suit your goals – you may wish to develop a skill set to pursue a career within a specialist engineering and manufacturing field, for example, in supply chain management. Alternatively, if you already work within the industry, you may make your selections in line with your employer’s requirements.
Many of the topics adopt our activity-led learning approach, in which you investigate problems from industry and draw down the knowledge to solve them through research and analysis. This should also help to develop transferrable skills, including team work, which are essential in engineering management and for future leadership roles.
International experience opportunities
In addition to the international field trips and student mobility opportunities provided by our Global Leaders Programme (GLP), we are investigating the possibility of introducing Online International Learning (OIL) projects, which have proved highly popular across other courses within the University, providing the chance to collaborate on projects with students on similar courses throughout the world.
This master’s course can provide a route into senior management careers in a broad range of careers in the manufacturing, service and government sectors, as well as start-up companies within fields such as operations management, project management, logistics and supply chain management.