MSc Engineering Project Management

General

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Program Description

Available with optional placement year

The combination of digital and physical technologies that is driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is changing our world. Our MSc Engineering Project Management offers the opportunity to develop the management skills to implement technical strategies in projects across the Engineering industry sector.

This course explores specialist challenges to the key objectives of innovation and sustainability in the delivery of new engineering systems, products, enterprise and services for Industry 4.0.

Throughout this course, you’ll develop specialist skills for the management of multidisciplinary projects along with techniques to manage the operational and developmental phases of product and system life cycles.

You’ll have one optional unit that can be aligned to previous experience, e.g. mechanical or electronic engineering, and will be guided to choose an individual engineering project that supports your career ambitions.

Our teaching staff come from a range of professional backgrounds with active networks in various sectors, from manufacturing engineering and environmental industries to railways and the built environment. Together, this multidisciplinary group will help you to become a rounded professional, ready to apply for engineering management roles in organisations globally.

Optional placement year

This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill-set. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

Features and Benefits

  • Professional skills – We deliver the project management principles from both the Association for Project Management (APM) UK and Project Management Institute (PMI) USA. The course content is also designed to deliver outcomes defined by The Engineering Council.
  • Additional qualifications – If you want to boost your computer-aided engineering experience, we’ll help you sit the exam to become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA). We will also support you to undertake the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ) professional qualification.
  • Excellent facilities – We’ve got industry-standard facilities, giving you the latest tools and equipment to help you hone your practical skills.
  • Experienced teaching – We have more than 60 highly respected academic staff members and post-doctoral researchers working at the forefront of their field. You’ll also be supported by an experienced technical team.
  • Cutting-edge research – Our researchers are addressing the biggest challenges facing society today, from combating the adverse effects of climate change to seeking a sustainable future and giving Industry 4.0 the tools it needs to succeed.
  • Optional placement year – Boost your career prospects and put theory into practice with an industry placement.
  • Friendly atmosphere – Our social learning spaces, with plenty of opportunities to mix and share experiences with colleagues, offer a warm, open environment for your studies.
  • Thriving technology sector – Being in Manchester puts the largest centre for science, healthcare and engineering outside the capital on your doorstep. It’s the perfect place to pursue your career.

Course Information

This course brings together the latest practice in project management with expertise from engineering disciplines. As well as developing a strategic perspective on engineering challenges and opportunities, you will acquire industry-recognised engineering management expertise as defined by the Association for Project Management [APM] (in the UK) and the Project Management Institute [PMI] (in the USA). This will give you a great perspective on what employers around the world need and want. Put simply, it’s a qualification that gets you ready for work.

You will be studying the latest Industry 4.0 approach to smart systems technologies and systems engineering and design for innovation and sustainability. 

You’ll be building your management expertise by establishing the fundamentals, from cost and risk management to procurement systems and strategic communication, and then you will move on to look at the key principles and techniques associated with the successful delivery of multidisciplinary projects.

Your individual research project gives you the chance to put all the theory and skills you’ve been learning into practice. 

Core Units:

  • Engineering Design for Innovation
  • Systems Engineering for Industry
  • Engineering Sustainability
  • Management of Projects Fundamentals
  • Management of Projects Professional Practice
  • Project Delivery 1: Project Scheduling, Finance and Resource Management
  • Project Delivery 2: Managing Risks, Quality & Benefits
  • Individual Engineering Research Project

Option Units (choose one):

  • Smart Systems for Industry 4.0
  • Manufacturing for Industry 4.0

Placement options

Strengthen your skill-set by spending time in real-life situations, applying the skills you’ve learned throughout your academic studies in a practical industry environment. This course is available with an optional year 2 industrial placement year, giving you the opportunity to tailor your knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill-set.

A placement fee of £1,850 applies.

Entry requirements

You'll need a good UK honours degree - at least a 2:2 - or the international equivalent, in engineering, physics, mathematics, computing or equivalent. Applicants with relevant and extensive professional experience in the relevant fields will be considered.

IELTS 6.5 with no-subset below 5.5 is required.

Students who successfully complete any of the Pre-Masters courses below will also be eligible:

  • Certificate in Professional Studies: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Certificate in Professional Studies: Mechanical Engineering

Fees and Funding

UK and EU Students

  • Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island Students

  • Full-time fee: £17,000 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

Placement costs

Students who do a placement year will be required to pay a placement fee (currently £1,850).

Career Prospects

Graduates with a mix of theoretical and practical engineering skills and a good grasp of modern management techniques are in high demand across the industry.

We’ve developed this course aligned with APM and PMI Body of Knowledge to meet the requirements of international industry and professional project management institutes. As such, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a variety of project management roles within engineering and the wider sphere of Industry 4.0.

Last updated Aug 2020

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Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching. Manchester Metropolitan provides its students with regular employability events including advice workshops, industry networking, guest speakers and careers fairs. The University also has industry links with many global companies, including IBM, Bentley Motors, Bosch, Microsoft, Nike, Adidas, Manchester City Football Club and Walt Disney. A range of scholarships exclusive to international students is also available, up to the value of £5,000. Read less