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Course starts: 17 September 2018Apply now
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You will build on your technical background while adding business and management skills. These skills include project control, supply chain management, risk management and quality optimisation. You will also develop the ‘soft’ skills of working with others and leading projects, including expertise in negotiation and collaboration, effective communication, handling conflict and politics, and managing change.
This course involves a real-world project that is supported by a sponsor and will include both a research and a practical element. It is an opportunity to impress not only your academic assessors but also potential employers.
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, group work, research, discussion groups, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions. Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working. Assessment methods include individual written reports and research papers, practical assignments and the Masters project.
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)
This module introduces the trends, tools, techniques and current developments in the area of Decision Support and their practical applications in management contexts. This will include decision support methods, principles of modelling and simulation and System Dynamics methodologies. The module will also examine Operations Research including linear programming, queueing systems, inventory systems and forecasting and will provide students with an introduction to Profile Theory, Fuzzy Set Theory and ABC Analysis.
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 coordinator 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.
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We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
The annual fee for this course is:
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This course equips you for a wide range of engineering management roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sector. Employers recognise the value of qualifications from Sunderland, which has been training engineers and technicians for over 100 years.
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:
Engineering management provides good career prospects with salaries ranging from £30,000 up to around £80,000.
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