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.

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This course is subject to validation.

2022/23 update: Blended learning approach for USW courses.

[Update excludes online-only courses].

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Study Mode
2022
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Year February Treforest A
Full-time 1 Year September Treforest A
Study Mode
2023
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Year 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.

 

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.

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. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

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 2021 - July 2022 Fees


  • Full-time UK:  £9000

  • Full-time International:  £14300 

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees


  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International:  £14500 

August 2023 - July 2024 Fees


  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future proofed.

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Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment. Below we’ve listed what types of additional costs are associated with this course:

* Obligatory

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

Funding

The University of South Wales is offering a 20% reduction in tuition fees for all University of South Wales* graduates starting a taught/online*** MA, MSc, LLM, MBA, DBA course or a PcET/PGCE course from September 2022 (this includes students starting their course in January/February 2023).

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. Graduates may also progress on to an engineering PhD or engineering research degree.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.