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Engineering Management with Industrial Practice, MSc

Extend and develop your engineering and technology skills and gain solid management experience with this two-year MSc Engineering Management with an industrial placement.

Around the globe there's a growing need for engineers with solid management skills. Our Master's in Engineering Management with Industrial Practice has been developed to respond to the specific needs of the manufacturing and engineering sectors. The course offers a clear and focused alternative to traditional MBA degrees, and includes a year of study followed by a one-year sponsored internship.

Students combine lab-based exercises with lectures, seminars, simulations and workshops to explore issues including finance and business planning, sustainability, global engineering and supply chain management. Graduates taking this course will gain the knowledge and skills for successful careers in local and global engineering management.

Department

Engineering Science

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September and January

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What you should know about this course

  • It's aimed at engineering and technology graduates who wish to extend and develop their skills, as well as graduates looking to focus on managerial roles within engineering.
  • You will complete a supervised individual project that runs throughout the academic year.
  • Students secure a year-long, fully paid placement as an opportunity to put your first-year knowledge into practice.
  • Graduates can pursue a management career in both the public and private sectors.

What you will study

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About the course team

Core lectures will be delivered by members of the School of Engineering who are specialists in their respective fields. Guest lectures from industrialists or renowned researchers are often included to bring additional perspectives and ensure you are aligned with the latest international standards in your discipline. Guest speakers are often associated with the university in a role where they provide input to course development.

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Entry requirements

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Applicants should have: 

A BEng or BSc honours degree normally at 2.2 or above or equivalent level qualification in an engineering or computing discipline OR substantial workplace experience. 

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Further information about entry

Applicants from other backgrounds are considered but applicants should e-mail the Programme Leader via fes-courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

All taught modules will be research-engaged and delivered though a mixture of interactive lectures and discussions, tutorials and case-studies. Most of the modules will also have a practical/computational component relevant to the theoretical concepts covered in the classroom. 

Individual research projects will form a major part of the learning process which will help students develop their ability to adapt and apply methodology to the solution of unfamiliar types of problems.

Class sizes

For specialist modules, our class sizes are restricted to around 20 students in lab sessions and 40 in lectures to ensure a great learning experience. The close interaction between students and staff creates a level of familiarity which is key to everything we do.

For modules common to a suite of courses, class sizes can be larger and would typically be broken down into smaller tutorial / project groups.

Independent learning

Our courses are designed to give you the space for exploratory and independent study. You'll work towards individual and group assignments and undertake the preparation/follow-up work associated with lectures, seminars, integrative assignments and laboratory classes.

We encourage students to take advantage of a range of related extra-curricular opportunities available within the university and elsewhere.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

For the industrial practice module, you are expected to commit around 600 hours to study over the placement. This is around 13 hours a week throughout the internship year, in addition to the time spent at work. That is generally the minimum amount of time you will need to spend reading, note taking and writing to cover the necessary material and produce the assessment. If English is not your first language, it may take longer to cover the same amount of material.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through a number of methods, both formative and summative. The formative assessments will involve classroom presentations, discussions, case-studies, critical reviews and end of term examinations. Students will also be expected to complete a reflective assessment about the professional development achieved through the internship.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

Each academic year runs from September to June. 

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

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Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

The industrial year is an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and experienced you gain during your first year. 

The industrial placement provides a valuable opportunity to work in state-of-the-art industrial laboratories. You gain advanced knowledge of leading techniques and processes and how these are applied in an industrial context, which contributes to your professional development as a scientist.

How long is my placement?

To complete the MSc with Industrial Practice, you must complete 11 months of full-time industrial experience.

Mentors

A workplace mentor supports you throughout your placement year, helping you to set objectives and goals, and ensuring you receive appropriate training. 

You are also allocated an academic mentor, who monitors your written work. The academic mentor will visit or arrange a video call with you and your workplace mentor at least once during the placement year to ensure it is running smoothly.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The course is aimed at experienced industry practitioners who wish to complement their academic knowledge and obtain professional recognition in key management areas of private industry or the public sector internationally.

Graduates can pursue management careers in the public and private sectors, including technology, engineering design and product development, manufacturing production, and supply chain (particularly in the fields of engineering management).

Do you provide employability services?

Our Faculty careers team provides support and guidance to students and we work with a partner organisation that specialises in helping to secure an industrial placement opportunity. However, it is your responsibility to secure a work placement in your second year. This could be with a local or international employer in a relevant industrial sector. 

If a placement is not secured, it is still possible to graduate with an MSc in Engineering Management without Industrial Practice.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Every student will be allocated a named personal tutor chosen from the teaching team, who will also act as a mentor as appropriate. The core teaching team has a well-established tutorial process at undergraduate level and postgraduate level. 

The course leader will introduce each student to his/her personal tutor and full contact details and office hour information will be provided. Workplace mentors are also allocated in second year.

Support from the department

New students receive all the essential information over the first few weeks, notably during faculty and department inductions in the first week. This induction will also help you learn about the local area and the academic and social environment.

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