This course will broaden the knowledge and experience of graduate and practicing engineers in engineering, technology and management. The focus of the programme is on equipping you to manage the full potential of technological advances, within the context of today's engineering and manufacturing environment.
Supportive tutors will help you develop the ‘soft’ skills of working with others and leading projects. Examples include negotiation and collaboration, effective communication, handling conflict and politics and managing change.
Please contact your Study Centre for the duration and mode of this course.
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.
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.
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.
The topics in this module include organisational structures, supply chain management and value chain analysis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will undertake a real-world project with the support of a sponsor. It will include both a research and a practical element.
Our typical offer is:
|a Canadian bachelor's degree
|a USA bachelor's degree
If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
Please contact the study centre for more information on their specific requirements and equivalent qualifications from outside the UK.
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This information was correct at the time of publication.
Salaries in engineering can be very attractive and our course is directly relevant to the needs of employers. Employers recognise the value of qualifications from Sunderland, which has been training engineers and technicians for over 100 years.
This course equips you for a wide range of engineering management roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector.
As part of the course, you will undertake a project that tackles a real-world problem. These projects are often sponsored by external clients and we encourage and support you to find your own client and sponsor. This relevant work experience will enhance your skills, build up a valuable network of contacts and further boost your employability.
Potential management roles include Project Manager, Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Product Engineer and Maintenance Engineer.