Engineering project management is a dynamic profession and you’ll need to be up to date with new developments in the philosophies, methods and tools for planning and executing projects. These developments are particularly important to industries engaged in developing new products, systems or capabilities.
The MSc Engineering Project Management is designed to give you the understanding and knowledge to employ management and technical tools, and the skills and confidence to spearhead and manage the development of new products and projects within the technological industries. You´ll learn to identify business issues and develop systematic, original and creative intellectual skills to formulate solutions. The research you undertake as part of your individual project will give you an opportunity to explore your particular area of interest in greater depth.
Students on the MSc Engineering Project Management degree have the option to take a work placement after they have completed all the taught units.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in an engineering discipline
For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
You will learn to identify business issues and develop systematic, original and creative intellectual skills to formulate solutions
Empowering yourself with business skills and industry knowledge will ensure you can become a successful, dynamic leader
Competitive Product Development: Developing an understanding of the factors that affect competitive product development with both the domestic and the international markets, this unit will cover marketing, product design, manufacturing, component and product sourcing, market evaluation and the benefits of partnership working within the supply and distribution chains.
Design Management: Relating studies to decision making, students will be educated on societal marketing business philosophies and how to use them as a tool in management. The unit will focus on employing a systematic design process for analysing and solving design problems effectively and efficiently.
Project Management: It’s vital to understand project management techniques and how to use them to achieve engineering and design objectives through analytical and critical thinking. With respect to the planning of engineering design and development projects, a successful project manager will manage relationships in project teams efficiently, and this unit will aim to educate these skills.
Knowledge Transfer: Considering the historicity of the higher education landscape and its contemporary space as a supplier of knowledge, this topic aims to provide students with an in-depth critical understanding of the methods and processes of knowledge transfer. By establishing an understanding of IPR mechanisms, graduates will have the ability to critically evaluate innovation drivers within the commercial sector.
Life Cycle Management: In reference to issues within design, life cycle techniques are crucial for impacts on the environment, legislation and economy. You’ll develop the skills to apply these techniques to product designs and the application of a positive ethical professional conduct underpinning design practice.
Research Methods: This unit will adequately prepare you for writing a project proposal and for conducting and disseminating the Individual Master´s Project. You will use key research skills in eas such as literature reviews, critical analysis of research findings, project proposals, planning, experiment design and analysis, and dissemination.
Individual Masters Project: Using real life problems you will use your knowledge gained from the programme, research findings and industrial experiences to produce an independently conducted piece of work. Your project may be linked to your workplace or to research being undertaken within one of BU´s research themes. This project will develop your knowledge of philosophy, methodologies and techniques of research provide you with an opportunity to critically investigate and report on a particular issue in depth and enable you to engage in complex issues and present an analytically rigorous and well-argued case.
This course will empower you with the business skills, industry knowledge and confidence needed to spearhead and manage the development of new products and projects within the technological industries, providing you with a route to becoming a successful, dynamic leader in the engineering industry. Good project managers are indispensable to all organisations competing in today’s international businesses, meaning you will be able to enjoy career opportunities in a wide range of industries.
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