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Engineering Project Management (MSc)

This course is aimed at individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge of project management within the field of engineering.  Students can have a variety of undergraduate degree qualifications coming from a mechanical, design, civil or manufacturing engineering background. It also helps experienced managers supplement their knowledge with educational qualifications. 

The programme has a strong focus on project management skills, as well as developing a wider range of skills that a competent and highly skilled project manager should have. This skill set includes leadership, quality management, supply chain management and procurement. Student will acquire a skill set that is highly sought after by employers.

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Pathway Options

MSc Engineering Project Management (Full-Time)
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MSc Engineering Project Management (Part-Time)
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Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Project Management

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management


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Tuition Fees 2019/20:
£6,300 (Home/EU)
£12,950 (Overseas)

Why choose this course?

  • Programme has been developed in partnership with industry and professional bodies
  • Study at our state-of-the-art £350m Swansea Waterfront Campus
  • The engineering department has more than 20 years of experience in delivering these courses on a full- and part-time basis
  • Course delivered by staff with expertise in managing and delivering complex engineering projects
  • Extensive industry contacts and industrial projects

What you will learn

Course Overview

This programme reflects the growing demand for engineers with project management training and experience. The programme examines key areas in the management of projects within an engineering environment. 

The programme develops students’ skills in financial and people management while comprehensively developing engineering project management skills. The discipline embraces key areas such as quality management and supply chain management which are vital to the success of all projects.

Modules
  • Lean and Agile Systems
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Management of Engineering Projects
  • Quality Management in an Operational Environment
  • Research Methods and Professional Development
  • Engineering Management Leadership
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Master’s Project
Assessment

Assessment on the master’s programme comprises a mixture of written assessments, examinations and presentations.  A typical assessment may ask you to investigate a problem and make suggestions for improvement using tools and techniques you learned about in a particular module or across the programme.

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

An honours degree at 2.2 or above classification in an appropriate discipline.

The nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.

Equivalent qualifications

Equivalent qualifications will be considered for entry on to the programme. For example, a candidate with a good HND, together with at least five years’ relevant experience, would be considered.  The candidate would be expected to provide evidence to support his/her application.

Other skills considered

Our offers are not solely based on academic results; we will take your skills, achievement and life experience into consideration.

Evidence of personal, professional and educational experience will be sought to provide indicators of the ability of an individual to satisfy the requirements of the programme.

Career Opportunities

This programme provides graduates with a wide range of professional skills and competencies that are transferable within business sectors and from sector to sector. Oral and written skills are developed enabling individuals to grow in confidence through the programme of study.

Typical career opportunities include shift manager, production supervisor, engineering manager, quality manager, planning and scheduling manager, operations manager/director. All our graduates who have studied part-time have received promotion while studying, or after completing their studies, and attributed this to their qualification. Younger graduates have found their employment prospects were enhanced and they were able to gain employment as a line engineer, quality engineer and supply chain specialist.  A number of major companies have now recognised this course as a key requisite for promotion or to hold a particular role.

Additional Costs

It is possible to complete the course without incurring any additional costs, but students should expect to have to pay for the cost of attending project meetings at companies and student visits.

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Student Quotes

Tomos Morgan MSc Engineering Project Management

"I found the course really interesting, it had a good level of detail and prepared me well for the workplace. I was lucky enough to gain a full-time contract as a manufacturing engineer which enabled me to apply what I had learnt. All of this has enabled me to secure a place on one of the top graduate engineering training programmes in the country as a graduate project manager."

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