The engineering challenges of the future are massive. And we need exceptional people to lead the way. This Masters in engineering management fuses your existing technical knowledge with practical business and leadership skills.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
The course offers a unique blend of practical, technical and theoretical modules, designed to produce engineering and technical leaders of the future.
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.
This course is delivered by a mix of experienced academic and industrial practitioners to provide a highly marketable skill set.
Teaching and learning
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.
"The extensive range of courses and module choices allowed me to direct my studies towards a career that I enjoy and am passionate about. This also helped me secure a really enjoyable placement at Tata Steel Europe."
Muhammad, MSc Advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering