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MSc Engineering Project Management

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time, Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

In recent years there have been significant developments in the philosophies, methods and tools for planning and executing projects. These developments are particularly important to industries engaged in developing new products, systems or capabilities. 

This course is designed to provide industry with personnel who understand and can employ management and technical tools, and are able to spearhead and manage the development of new products and projects appropriate for the technological industries.

The emphasis is on practical class-based activities that bring the theory to life. You’ll develop an understanding of project management methods and tools, and how to employ them in the planning and execution of projects, as well as becoming fully aware of engineering design methods and tools.

By drawing on research and recent developments you will gain awareness of current issues and develop systematic, original and creative intellectual skills to formulate solutions.

As a graduate of this course, you'll have the ability and confidence to apply your knowledge and skills to design problems either individually or as part of a group. Crucially, you'll be able to do so with a detailed understanding of sustainable development concepts, taking environmental, social and economic issues into account.

The research undertaken as part of the Individual Master’s Project will give you an opportunity to explore your particular area of interest in greater depth.

This course will be of particular relevance to Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associates engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing sectors. 

As an Engineering Project Management graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as project manager, project engineer, programme manager or technical manager.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, January 2021, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time, 2 years with an optional work placement (September); 16 months full-time or 28 months with optional work placement (January); 2 years part-time

Required subjects:

Engineering

Entry requirements:

Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in an engineering discipline.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification.

Download the programme specification 2019 entry (pdf 369kb)

Placement opportunities

An exciting and valuable part of this course is the option to do a placement, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience and apply the learning that you have acquired through the course.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

This course will empower you with the business skills, industry knowledge and confidence needed to spearhead and manage the development of new products and projects within the technological industries, providing you with a route to becoming a successful, dynamic leader in the engineering industry. Good project managers are indispensable to all organisations competing in today’s international businesses, meaning you will be able to enjoy career opportunities in a wide range of industries.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. 

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. You may also benefit from guest lectures from industry, including our alumni. Read more about the expertise of other members of the Department of Design & Engineering. Please note that teaching staff can change.

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Dr Tania Humphries-Smith

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