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Engineering Management MSc

Engineering Management is aimed at ambitious engineers who aspire to a senior role involving technical and strategic management responsibilities. It is ideal for recent graduates hoping to make their first move into engineering management, or for established professional engineers who wish to make a switch into a management role and must extend their knowledge beyond their specific technical field into management and business.

Overview

Reasons to study Engineering Management at De Montfort University:

The course places an emphasis on those key areas of modern management required by engineers entering their first management role, and also offers opportunities for technical advancement through a choice of elective modules in specialist areas of engineering.

  • Students have the opportunity to study alongside industry managers and engineers to solve real engineering management problems
  • More than 95 per cent of DMU postgraduates are in full-time employment or further education within six months of completing their course*
  • Benefit from guest lectures delivered by practitioners from industry providing real life examples and case studies throughout the course
  • Provides graduates with a stepping stone to become a qualified manager within engineering fields, extending your knowledge beyond your specific technical field

*The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2013/14

 

Scholarships

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship.

International Scholarships

Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts, two years part-time

Fees and funding: £5,100

EU Students: Find out about student loan information, the LoveEU bundle and scholarships for 2016.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship worth up to £6,000.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts, two years part-time

Fees and funding: £12,700

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or direct application form

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject or five years’ work experience in an appropriate field.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

 

 

Whilst the University tries to ensure that all of its programmes run as advertised it is sometimes necessary to make significant changes to the structure of the programmes or to discontinue a programme entirely if for instance there are insufficient student numbers or staff changes. This will sometimes happen between an offer being made and enrolment.

Where changes are made the University will endeavour to inform applicants as early as possible to minimise the potential disruption to the application process. Where possible an alternative programme will be offered in a similar subject area.

In cases where programmes are changed or discontinued the University will send a communication to you electronically and/or by hard copy outlining your options.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Academic expertise

 

 

First semester (September to January) 

  • Critical Management in a Global Context – introduces you to the historical roots of management, organisation and innovation and provides a portfolio of ideas that will allow you to gaina deep insight into the theoretical underpinnings of management and organisations. This module will encourage you to think critically and independently about contemporary issues related to the management of organisations
  • Management of Information Systems – investigates the context, strategies and processes involved in managing information systems within an organisation. The module covers a wide range of topics, including the analysis of the systems used in organisations, procurement and implementation, strategies for evaluation of systems as well as analysis of value, benefit and purpose of information systems and risk management
  • Project Management – considers the scope and definition of a project, its significance as an instrument of change and the roles and responsibilities of people within it. Organisational issues are explored and a range of project management tools are critically evaluated for the execution, management and control of project management throughout all its phases. In order to develop an understanding of the skills, responsibilities and authority of project management personnel, you will work on a real-world scenario
  • Optional Module 1 – You will choose an elective module from a range of subject areas most aligned to your area of interest. Current options include modules in:
    • Electrical Engineering/Electronics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Sustainability in the Business Context
    • Computer Networks and E-commerce Systems

 

 

Second semester (February to May)

  • Low Impact Manufacturing – introduces you to the concept of an industrial system linking different types of industry, including raw material processing, manufacturing and waste processing, that combine to satisfy consumer demand. It explains the ways in which energy and resource use can be identified at each stage of a product lifecycle and how the associated environmental impacts can be identified and mitigated
  • People Management and Organisation – provides you with the skills to conduct and critically analyse organisational development, including its consequences on human resource management. Core approaches and tools are reviewed through the evolution of an organisation. The relevant theoretical principles and models of change management, human resources management and organisational behaviour are considered and applied in a practical management context using case studies and real life examples.
  • Research Methods – introduces the fundamental elements of research methods in an engineering context. The module will prepare you for the individual research project/dissertation through undertaking lectures, seminars and assignments that introduce and develop the concepts, organisational structure and deliverables of a research project
  • Optional Module 2 You will choose an elective module from a range of subject areas most aligned to your area of interest. Current options include modules in:
    • Electrical Engineering/Electronics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Sustainability in the Business Context
    • Computer Networks and E-commerce Systems

Third semester (June to September)

Individual Project – You will undertake an individual project that will link your technical specialism with a core aspect of the course.

Optional placement

You will have the opportunity to undertake your individual project in industry, working alongside managers and engineers to solve real engineering management problems. 

 

 

Each module of the course is taught via lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and seminars. Teaching takes place in semesters of 15 weeks – the normal pattern will be 12 weeks of lectures and 3 weeks of revision examinations.

Taught modules are assessed either by coursework or by examination, or both. Assessment of the individual project will consider the management of the project, the written report and the formal presentation. 

 

 

Contact and learning hours
You will normally attend 2-4 hours of timetabled taught sessions for each module per week during term time. You can also expect to typically undertake a further 10 hours of independent study and assignments for each module per week.

Modules are taught by expert research and teaching staff from across the university, including the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), The School of Engineering and Sustainable Development and the Leicester Business School, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the course. This provides you with an unique opportunity to learn from scientists actively involved in associated subject areas.

 

 

Facilities and features

Facilities

Students will have access to our laboratories and workshops which include; Electrical and Electronic experimental facilities in general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering. Each area is equipped with latest experimental equipment appropriate to the corresponding areas of study and research. An additional CAD design suite shared with the Mechanical and Design programmes provides access to computing facilities with specialist electronics CAD tools including Microsoft Office, OrCAD and PSpice.

A specialised area incorporating a spacious radio frequency reverberation chamber and Faraday cage allows for experimentation in radio frequency engineering and electromagnetics, while our digital design suite is equipped with the latest 8 and 32-bit embedded microprocessor platforms together with high speed, programmable logic development environments. Power generation and conversion, industrial process control and embedded drives are provided, while our communications laboratory is additionally equipped for R.F. engineering.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Opportunities and careers

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This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate Careers

Graduates of the programme are well-suited to either a management position within an engineering company, or a more technically intensive role in a business setting, contributing to leadership in innovation and operations, as well as helping set and implement strategic business decisions.

 

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We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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