MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Operations Management in Engineering
Operations management is critical to the success of delivering customer satisfaction.
This course gives you the theories, concepts and tools to be able to analyse and implement solutions to operations management issues in an engineering environment.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding in operational issues related to engineering industries worldwide.
The course is aimed at graduates wishing to broaden their expertise from a technological undergraduate degree, or who want to work within the engineering industry.
The course focuses on the wider strategic and global issues facing engineering organisations. It examines the use and application of techniques that enable operations effectiveness. The final focus is on operational areas.
The course structure and content are based on the operational needs of 21st century engineering organisations. Much of the content also applies to some service organisations.
You'll undertake a research dissertation related to operations management. This is an opportunity to showcase the skills acquired in classes during the year and to apply research practice. Supervised by a member of academic staff, you'll conduct a literature review and carry out an appropiate study.
You'll also undertake an industrial team project with a business organisation. A company representative is appointed to liaise with the team. Teams are allocated a Department academic mentor who provides support and guidance throughout the project. The final project solution typically includes:
- a report which should be of strategic benefit to the client organisation
- supporting models and information
- a presentation at the Department industrial projects event
The Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art rapid prototyping and manufacturing tools and machinery. This helps you to design, prototype, manufacture and perform research on a broad range of items.
We’ve one of the UK's only digital design suites to combine virtual and physical design and prototyping.
Successful completion of eight instructional modules and a group project leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.
Successful completion of eight modules, a group project and individual project leads to the award of an MSc.
- People, Organisation & Technology
- Strategic Technology Management
- Industrial Group Project
- Postgraduate Individual Project
- Engineering Risk Management
- Management Of Total Quality & Continuous Improvement
- Advanced Project Management
Choose one from this list
- Supply Chain Operations
- Fundamentals Of Lean Six Sigma
- Systems Thinking & Modelling
Learning & teaching
This course is delivered through a balanced mix of lectures, tutorials and project works. Emphasis is placed on the industrial team project that brings you in contact with industry. Industrial contacts are regularly invited to present based on their experience.
Assessment is by assignments, individual and group projects, presentations and examinations.
For the Master project, you'll have the opportunity to select a thesis topic.
MSc - You'll need a first or second-class UK Honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering, technology, business or a similar discipline. Industrial experience is valued and exemptions based on work experience or other similar courses may be possible.
PgDip - Degree, or good HND plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. Depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the Diploma to the Master’s course.
English Language Requirement
IELTs 6.5 or equivalent
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Last updated July 1, 2016