MSc Engineering Management

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.

Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Years February Treforest A
Full-time 1 Years September Treforest A
Study Mode
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Years February Treforest A
Full-time 1 Years September Treforest A

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.

Teaching

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

Assessment

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.

To be admitted for the MSc Engineering Management course, candidates will normally be required to have a minimum UK 2nd class honours degree or recognised international equivalent qualification in an engineering related subject. Relevant work experience can also be taken into account and all applicants would be considered on an individual basis.

In all cases, the University will satisfy itself that a candidate is of the required academic standard to complete the programme of study proposed and is able to meet University’s English Language requirements. English language requirements for international students are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or equivalent TOEFL score, or other evidence of English language abilities at this level.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU:  £6000 
  • Full-time International:  £12600 

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

* Obligatory

Item Cost
Other : Text books
No compulsory textbooks to purchase.

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Admissions statement 

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.

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