|From||To||UK Fee *||International Fee|
|27 Jan 2013||31 Mar 2014||£4050||£9400|
|07 Oct 2013||12 Dec 2014||£4050||£9400|
* Exceptions may apply. Please see Fees and Finance for further information.
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Twin Entry for February and October - this is a 45 week programme taught over a 60 week period. Note that there is an 8 week summer vacation period.
This programme will broaden the knowledge and experience of graduate and practicing engineers in engineering, technology and management. The successful integration and application of these elements will allow you to operate effectively in a wide range of engineering management roles.
The full potential of technological advances can only be fully realised if they are efficiently managed, using proven principles and methodologies. The focus of the programme is on equipping you to do this, within the context of today's engineering and manufacturing environment.
The programme is taught jointly by the Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology and the Faculty of Business and Law both of whom have strong links with regional and national industry. Thanks to these links, the programme includes visits to 'best practice' companies and contributions by senior engineers with a range of relevant expertise.
Stage 1 - Postgraduate Certificate
- Research Skills and Academic Literacy
The purpose of this topic is to link research and academic work, research methods, search tools, library and web, referencing. Research into telecommunications technology. How to write a research paper.
- Project Management and Control (Double Unit)
Commercial aspects of Project management, Scope Management - project definition, scope reporting, project change control, project close out. Project estimation, Investment appraisal techniques and Life cycle costing, Sensitivity analysis.
Project management methodology, Work Breakdown structure, Project Scheduling and Critical path analysis, Resource management and project validation, Cost management, Project crashing, Project progress and Control, Monitoring project cost and schedule, Earned value and variance analysis, budgets, resource allocation.
- Engineering Operations Management
Organisational Structures, comparing traditional organisational structures with process. Process analysis defining and identifying core processes, measuring performance improvement, continuous improvement, and reengineering. A review of Lean manufacture: Lean concepts, origins and elements of lean manufacture. Comparisons with other systems and concepts. Supply Chain Management and Development: Benefits and strategies. Value chain analysis. The different strategies and models, which can constitute manufacturing, supply chains.
Stage 2 - Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)
- Decision Support for Management
Risk Analysis: Risk definition, certainty, and uncertainty, risk management methodology. Risk identification and quantification. Applications for decision support relating to project management problems.
- Project Risk and Quality Management
Information systems pathology, analysis of reported cases of systems success and/or failure to determine key factors, techniques such as post-implementation reviews, risk checklists.
Assessing and managing the risks involved: risk identification and analysis techniques. Generic risk management framework. Evaluation of relationship between risks and opportunities.
- Managing People and Project Leadership
Organisational structure, Team leadership; group dynamics, Training and development of project team members, Subcontractors, Joint/ multiple ventures. Communication in project management, Briefings; Meetings; the project manager as co-ordinator and facilitator, Power and decision-making in project teams: Negotiation, collaboration. Managing change, Conflict and politics.
- Advanced Maintenance Practice
Maintenance strategies from the 'run to failure' in the 1950s to the development of modern maintenance practices, i.e. TPM, RCM and CBM in the 1980s and onwards. Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance technologies including vibration analysis, oil analysis, thermography, acoustic emission. Analysis of sensor signals, using the latest software (including intelligent systems techniques). Computerised maintenance management systems.
Stage 3 - Masters (MSc)
Students complete an individual project that is quite often sponsored by industry or commerce.
For specific information on the modules and teaching and assessment methods please click here.
Applications are welcome from holders of an honours degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent professional qualification. Candidates with a wide range of relevant experience will also be considered.
International students must demonstrate a good command of the English Language and normally would have to undertake an IELTS examination. Students who do not possess the necessary English Language grade will be required to gain further English Language tuition prior to starting the programme.
Fees and Finance
The fees for this course are as specified in the table at the top of the page.
Please note that different fees apply to students studying for "Equivalent or Lower Qualifications" (ELQs). For more information about ELQs, please see the page Information for applicants who already have an HE Qualification.
For information about University scholarships and bursaries please see the page Fees and Finance.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching is provided by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, with the emphasis being on student-centred learning.
Assessment methods include individual and group assignments, examinations, presentations and a viva.
During the project phase of the programme students have an opportunity to undertake a project which solves a real world problem.
Many external clients sponsor such projects and students are actively encouraged and supported to find their own client and sponsor.
There is a clear need for qualified people in the area of engineering management.
Successful graduates will be ready to take up a wide range of roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector.
*World Class Web/Design Tools*
The University of Sunderland has made a significant investment in providing students with access to the latest releases of Adobe products.
Selected PCs within the St Peter's and Murray Libraries have been pre-loaded with the Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Adobe Design Premium Suite for your exclusive use.
CS4 Creative includes key products such as Indesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver as well as Photoshop and a range of many others.
Further information is available from:
For information regarding locations of PC or Macs within your own faculty that have access to Adobe products please contact your Faculty IT Support.
If you are interested in purchasing Adobe products for your own PC/Mac Adobe offer significant savings for student purchases via any of its approved re-sellers.