Master of Engineering Management

MEM, 1-2 years, full-time

This is for you if... you are looking to add practical business and leadership skills to your existing technical knowledge for a management career in an engineering or technological organisation.

Course Description

The challenges facing engineering leaders of the future are immense. Cost, margin and ‘value for money’ pressures continue to grow and the pace of technology development continues to increase. Exploitation of the new design space enabled by advanced manufacturing methods such as additive layer manufacturing (ALM) is becoming a key advantage for firms, and there is a growing recognition that engineering functional performance strongly correlates to a company’s overall rates of return.

There is a shortage of professionals who possess both the outstanding technical and management skills in equal measure; this course has been designed to create the engineering leaders of the future by addressing the core issue head-on.

Key Facts
Start date
October 2016
Department
Engineering
Contact

+44 (0)116 252 2265
pgadmissions@le.ac.uk

Why Leicester?

This course is delivered by a mix of experienced academic and industrial practitioners to provide a highly marketable skill set.

The MEM is a distinctive postgraduate qualification designed to develop your engineering leadership skills.

The MEM is set apart from a regular MSc, designed to be a more pragmatic alternative to an MBA for aspiring engineering leaders.

The course offers a unique blend of practical, technical and theoretical modules, designed to produce engineering and technical leaders of the future.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Modules

  • Department of Engineering induction
  • Foundations of knowledge and professional skills
  • Systems engineering
  • Financial statements: theory, practice and critique
  • The business environment
  • Engineering project management

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2

Modules

  • Management in a global context
  • Project/dissertation engineering business management
  • Lean engineering
  • Cost engineering                                             
  • Engineering business management

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

MEM with Industry

If you take the ‘With Industry’ option you will have an industrial placement to put your newly acquired skills into practice. You will complete the taught part of the course with exams in May or June, then undertake three to nine months of paid full-time work in an industrial placement, returning in May/June of your second year to complete your project over the summer. This conforms with UK border agency rules for international students.

 

Teaching and Assessment

This course is delivered using a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, work-shops and computer classes. Your project/dissertation will focus on the application of management practices in an engineering industry, process, discipline, case study or project.

 

Entry Requirements

Good second-class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in October 2016

    • MEM: £8,760
    • MEM with Industry: £10,075

    Starting in October 2017

    • To be confirmed

    Did you know you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000, subject to eligibility?

     


  • This is the total course fee.

    Starting in October 2016

    • MEM: £18,045
    • MEM with Industry: £20,750

    Starting in October 2017

    • To be confirmed

Career Opportunities

The course has been designed with significant industrial input which ensures a practical approach in equipping you with the skills necessary for a first junior leadership role as a robust foundation for a career in a management or a leadership position within an engineering or technology setting. The ‘with industry’ option adds credence to this by giving you direct exposure to a relevant industrial setting.

Careers

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Master of Engineering Management MEM 1 year, full-time October 2016 Apply Now
Master of Engineering Management with Industry MEM 2 years, full-time October 2016 Apply Now
Course
Master of Engineering Management
Qualification
MEM
Duration
1 year, full-time
Start Dates
October 2016
Availability
Course
Master of Engineering Management with Industry
Qualification
MEM
Duration
2 years, full-time
Start Dates
October 2016
Availability