Engineering Projects & Systems Management Masters (MSc)
Facts about Engineering Projects & Systems Management
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
(January and September start dates)
|Attendance||Full and part-time: delivered in one-week blocks
|Assessment||Coursework, software session reports, group presentation, research project|
Choose Kingston's Engineering Projects & Systems Management MSc
This course, accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as part of the requirement for chartered engineer application, provides an excellent opportunity to improve your current technical portfolio with a spectrum of engineering operations and project management skills. As a result, you will enhance your employment prospects and your ability to apply for senior engineering management roles.
- The course is designed to complement your engineering degree with a rich spectrum of engineering and project management skills.
- Academic teaching is supported by specialist speakers from industry, keeping you up to date with the challenges and developments in the real world.
- Skills learnt in hands-on practical sessions using the latest software are easily transferred into any working environment.
What will you study?
You will learn how to apply advanced project management and resource optimisation skills, and will be able to identify, evaluate and recommend solutions to critical engineering management problems that need improvement. You will study the important ingredients of running a successful business, and how to improve its operations, productivity and competitiveness by using different management techniques specific to engineering companies. You will be able to develop and manage new projects more effectively and within the given constraints in functions, cost and time. You will also learn how to expand your business through deploying the latest e-commerce and IT techniques.
Throughout the course you will have many hands-on sessions to practise what you have learned in the classroom. These practical skills will be obtained through using specialist software in operation management, quality analysis, business decision modelling, supply chain management and resources simulation. The project dissertation will allow you to develop a chosen field of knowledge which will complement your career ambition. Teamwork, group presentations, case studies and industrial speakers are other highlights of the course, enhancing your learning experience and employability.
Accreditation for this course
This degree has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) degree.
Those students with an IEng accredited, or unaccredited, undergraduate degree will have their undergraduate programme modules reviewed by IMechE, upon completion of this MSc, and may be required to take further learning (if any) for CEng registration.
See www.imeche.org for further information.
Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
Please check the Engineering Council course search for more information.
Students are required to complete a total of eight taught modules (six core and two option modules). Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
- Engineering Projects and Risk Management
- Industrial Operation Management and Resources Simulation
Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management
The module is designed to provide the student with the research skills and techniques necessary to select and justify a research topic, plan project execution, use various resources to carry out a literature search and successfully complete the project and other module assignments on the course. It further develops the students' knowledge and skills in business and management, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. It supports students in producing proposals for enterprise ideas such as new products or services, or innovations in existing processes or organisations. Concepts of total quality management to enhance quality of products and processes in an industrial setting are presented and application of supporting quality tools and techniques are discussed.
- E-engineering Systems
Green Engineering and Energy Efficiency
This module is designed to reflect the imperative to reduce the production of carbon dioxide emissions and growing concerns about rising costs of fossil fuels both due to change in political developments and continuous depletion of fossil fuels worldwide. In the wake of high energy demands it is essential to develop and evaluate alternative energy systems. The renewables energy systems and related policies for secure attractive investment conditions, for new entrants and entrepreneurs in the whole value chain for a broad range of technologies is a subject for present and future energy needs. Eventually this is to design an environmentally benign product, analyse and improve eco-performance or eco-efficiency of a product and perform the life cycle analysis.
- Mechatronic Design and Automation
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The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing teaches this course.