Modules on this course include:
- Research Skills and Academic Literacy (15 credits)
This module covers research methods including qualitative and quantitative approaches. You will carry out literature surveys, data collection, data analysis, critical evaluation and appraisal of published work and data sets. You will also learn how to research and write a technical paper.
- Project Management and Control (30 credits)
In this module you will cover project definition and feasibility, identifying stakeholders and their requirements, measures of success and failure, financial evaluation and management. You will also cover project planning, project execution and project management methodologies as well as quality control.
- Engineering Operations Management (15 credits)
The topics in this module include organisational structures, supply chain management and value chain analysis.
- Decision Support for Management (15 credits)
You will study risk analysis including: risk definition, certainty and uncertainty, risk management methodology, and risk identification and quantification. You will also cover the applications available for decision support relating to project management problems.
- Managing People and Project Leadership (15 credits)
This module covers organisational structure, team leadership, group dynamics, training and development of project team members, subcontractors, and joint/multiple ventures. You will also cover: managing change; conflict and politics; power, decision-making, negotiation and collaboration in project teams; communication in project management including briefings and meetings; and the role of the project manager as co-ordinator and facilitator.
- Project Risk and Quality Management (15 credits)
In this module you will analyse the pathology of information systems and reported cases of systems success and/or failure to determine key factors and techniques such as post-implementation reviews and risk checklists. You will also cover risk identification, analysis techniques, and generic risk management frameworks as well as evaluating the relationship between risks and opportunities.
- Advanced Maintenance Practice (15 credits)
You will assess maintenance strategies from ‘run to failure’ in the 1950s to the development of modern maintenance practices such as TPM, RCM and CBM in the 1980s and beyond. You will also cover: condition monitoring and predictive maintenance technologies including vibration analysis, oil analysis, thermography and acoustic emission; sensor signal analysis using the latest software and intelligent systems techniques; and computerised maintenance management systems.
- Masters Project (60 credits)
You will undertake a real-world project with the support of a sponsor. It will include both a research and a practical element.