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The career of an engineering project manager is an exciting and challenging one - overseeing complex projects, taking charge of teams and delivering on time and on budget. Yet there's a worldwide shortage of graduates who have the elusive combination of technical knowledge and the management capability that such a demanding role needs. This Masters degree was created to meet that demand.

Why study MSc Engineering Management at Middlesex University?

This in-depth, technical and practical course is designed specifically for those students who have studied engineering at university level and are looking to develop an advanced mastery of the subject.

Middlesex University is the only institution in London to offer a course in engineering project management and our strong links with such industry giants as Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi, BAE Systems, IBM and Siemens, means that you will be studying a highly relevant degree with up-to-date research and practices.

This course offers an extensive hands-on experience, with practical work incorporated into every module. You'll work alongside professionals on industry-sponsored projects, go on site visits and attend lectures by guest speakers. Instead of a thesis you'll work on a team project designed to resemble a real-life industry scenario.

You will have access to technology, software, studios, laboratories and workshops which are well-equipped with specialist and industry standard software. You'll also have the opportunity to work towards a Prince2 Certification as part of your studies.

If you do not wish to study the full MSc, you can apply to the PGDip where you study only four modules or a PGCert where you study only two modules.

Course highlights

  • Our teaching staff are internationally renowned for their research expertise and include Dr Andrew Tizzard, a former design engineer with Ministry of Defence contractor Rank Pullin Controls
  • The course is supported by the National Centre for Project Management. Based at Middlesex the centre carries out research into project management and provides training for professionals, working with organisations including BT, HBOS, Morgan Stanley and Fujitsu As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

The career of an engineering project manager is an exciting and challenging one - overseeing complex projects, taking charge of teams and delivering on time and on budget. Yet there's a worldwide shortage of graduates who have the elusive combination of technical knowledge and the management capability that such a demanding role needs. This Masters degree was created to meet that...

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Course Content

This course will cover project management techniques and principles, and different areas of project management, including finance and budgeting, business plans, product development, operations management, and quality management. You’ll also focus on people management techniques such as recruitment, interviewing, appraisals, leadership, and communications.

What will you gain?

In addition to an in-depth understanding of the subject, you will also become familiar with software such as WITNESS, Simul8, MATLAB and Simulink. You’ll be able to use modelling and simulation techniques in engineering, case studies to learn to validate models against real-life methods, and you’ll have knowledge of management theory, systems theory, and the global, social, ethical and environmental context of engineering.

Modules

  • Engineering Management Group Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Engineering Project Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Engineering Simulation (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Human resource management in engineering (15 credits) - Compulsory

  • Financial management in engineering (15 credits) - Compulsory

  • Logistics and Supply Chains (30 Credits) - Compulsory

This course will cover project management techniques and principles, and different areas of project management, including finance and budgeting, business plans, product development, operations management, and quality management. You’ll also focus on people management techniques such as recruitment, interviewing, appraisals, leadership, and communications. What will you...

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in an engineering or a numerate discipline
  • We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications who can demonstrate relevant work experience in an appropriate field
  • Candidates without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Qualifications We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in an engineering or a numerate discipline We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications who can demonstrate relevant work experience in an appropriate field Candidates without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience...

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Assessment Methods

As well as exams, tests and your team project, you’ll be assessed through practical projects and exercises, group and individual presentations, essays, reports, case study evaluations and problem-solving exercises, as well as mock interviews and management games.

Your team project will be assessed by means of a written report with both individual and group contributions, and an hour-long group viva voce presentation (you will work in teams of about seven). The report will be assessed by your fellow students as well as your supervisors.

You will receive regular feedback on your work throughout the course, including your assessed work.

As well as exams, tests and your team project, you’ll be assessed through practical projects and exercises, group and individual presentations, essays, reports, case study evaluations and problem-solving exercises, as well as mock interviews and management games. Your team project will be assessed by means of a written report with both individual and group contributions, and an...

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