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MSc in Engineering Management

Next start date: 27 January 2020
Application deadline: 20 January 2020
Duration: two years (part-time)
Format: online, with optional face-to-face events
Total fees for the two-year course: £9,400

Why this MSc?

We recognise that to succeed in a competitive engineering environment, managers and aspiring leaders require practical knowledge of emerging management concepts, commercial awareness, and the management tools necessary to deliver impressive, high-quality results.

By studying our MSc in Engineering Management, you will develop an advanced understanding of the management principles and practices needed to progress in an engineering organisation.

Our online learning model allows you to apply your new knowledge of best practices and techniques such as; Lean thinking, quality enhancement, project management, pricing and purchasing directly to your current profession.

Discover the practical benefits and positive impact an MSc in Engineering Management can have on your career today.

Student testimonial

"Studying online has given me flexibility, so I can fit my studying around my family and work. There’s plenty of information on how to use the tools and techniques you’re taught in the workplace, so there’s a practical benefit from what you learn."

Danny Lee Louth, Development Engineer, MSc in Engineering Management 

What you learn

Today’s consumer-led market is entirely dependent on the ability to manufacture interchangeable components at high volumes. As a result, the engineering sector requires leaders and strategic thinkers with an advanced understanding of management principles and the ability to oversee and analyse management processes and enterprise systems as a whole. 

  • develop the ability to strategically identify and implement management principles and best practices to the operation of a forward-thinking engineering organisation

  • apply techniques such as Lean to improve efficiencies, eliminate waste and improve your organisation’s competitiveness and business efficiency as a result

  • understand how measures, philosophies, and cultures impact company performance and develop quality improvements from a technical and financial perspective

  • build awareness of relationships and logistical challenges within the supply chain and deal with the implications of pricing and purchasing policies

  • learn proven project management techniques and strategies such as Agile, Prince2, and ITIL to develop new production processes

  • gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful Engineering Manager.

 

Hear from Programme Director Nathaniel Brown about what sets this masters degree apart:

 

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Course modules

You study the following compulsory modules.

Engineering for Quality and Business Improvement (30 credits)

Principles such as Lean or agile thinking have their origins in the manufacturing world and have proven invaluable in reversing the fortunes of countless businesses. In this module, you will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin the need for benchmarking along with the tools, techniques, and strategies to ensure successful implementation. This module connects engineering and management and is critical to the success of all businesses.  

Project and Financial Management (30 credits)

Learn how to apply financial theories and frameworks with an international perspective. Discover how to measure business performance using financial statements and develop an understanding of corresponding aspects such as risk and return, asset valuation capital valuation, investment appraisal and the management of working capital.

Management of People and Organisations (30 credits)

Explore the complexities of managing people and organisations. This module covers topics such as organizational structure, analysis of the boundaries of organisation, the role of technology and what practices constitute the process of organisation. Managerial challenges such as motivation, leadership and decision-making processes are discussed. You will also learn specific techniques developed to manage change within an organisation. 

Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (30 credits)

Learn how to manage logistics and supply chains to ensure successful customer service levels and operating cost compressions are met. Study best and worse practices which have been employed within manufacturing and service organisations. Gain a comprehensive understanding of demand management principles, sourcing and procurement strategies, transportation, distribution, and technology solutions.

Individual Project (60 credits)

This module provides students with the experience of conducting an independent advanced research project in the field of Engineering Management. Studying a topic of strategic importance to your organisation and related to your academic background, you will have an opportunity to identify and apply learned management techniques to make significant improvements within a commercial environment.

Nathaniel Brown

Programme Director
With over 15 years’ teaching experience, Nathaniel has led the development of several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in engineering. His extensive 20 years’ research and development experience covers areas including design, design synthesis, and design for manufacture and assembly. Nathaniel is currently researching novel methods of 3D printing with an emphasis on developing new technology that will increase the mechanical properties of plastic printed components.

How you're assessed

All assessments for the course are based on coursework and submitted online. Your performance on the course will be assessed through a range of methods including

  • ongoing tutor and peer feedback

  • challenge activities and group discussion forums

  • written work, including case studies, reports and essays

 

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 BEng degree in an engineering discipline or related subject or international equivalent. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may still be considered but will need to present:

  • Evidence of highest qualification achieved
  • Evidence of any relevant professional qualifications or memberships
  • Your current CV, highlighting relevant experience in detail (including managerial responsibilities within the context of an engineering organisation)


An IELTS 6.0 score (with minimum 5.5 in each skill) if your first language isn't English (or other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull).

If you're unsure whether you're eligible to apply, please contact our course advisers on +44 (0)1482 235569 or email enquiries-online@hull.ac.uk.

Career prospects

This distance learning degree aims to prepare graduates from technical disciplines such as Engineering and Technology and other numerate degrees with advanced skills in Engineering Management and an emphasis on industrial applications.

Throughout the programme, there is a focus on team-based approaches, written and oral communication skills, management of technology and continuous improvement. You will gain the global mindset needed to succeed within the engineering industry.

Roles open to MSc Engineering Management graduates could include

  • systems engineer

  • production engineer

  • R&D engineer

  • project engineer

  • quality engineer

  • business development executive

 

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