This programme provides the launch platform for individuals aspiring to become successful engineering managers. The programme provides you with the opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge of engineering business processes and to develop the management skills needed to operate successfully in the engineering sector, from small to medium enterprises to global conglomerates.
This course is aimed at developing managers and those with management potential who wish to follow careers in various engineering industries. It is unique in that it has been specifically designed for scientists, engineers and technologists aspiring to become engineering managers, and also for individuals with a non-technical background who wish to develop the skills to operate in an engineering or industrial environment.
Upon completion of the course you should be in a position to handle diverse management responsibilities which require knowledge in finance, systems thinking, operations, human resources, the design and management of the supply chain, product development or project management. Taught by experienced academic staff, the material is leading edge and includes a high level of industrial and business relevance throughout.
What you study
On completion of the course, you will have:
- an advanced understanding of the key strategic issues involved in developing and implementing engineering projects and solutions
- in-depth knowledge and understanding of current and emerging engineering management issues
- professional-level skills in research, analysis and evaluation of complex business problems underpinned by a methodical approach to problem solving and decision making
- skills in the use of analytical tools and techniques which can be used to improve internal and external engineering operations and services.
- a broad management and business education
How you learn
The taught elements of the course are delivered by a combination of lectures, tutorials and group/seminar work delivered in block mode. The structure is designed to provide flexibility for those who are in employment and wish to study on a part-time or bite-size basis, and is also well suited for those who wish to study full time. The main campus provides access to learning resources in the award-winning University Library for assignment and masters research dissertation work, as well as access to other facilities such as the Students Union and the health and sports facilities.
How you are assessed
Assessment varies from module to module. The assessment methodology could include in-course assignments, presentations or formal examinations.
Our graduates may enter a broad range of careers including but not confined to the manufacturing, oil and gas industries, renewable energy sector, engineering product development, engineering services and government regulatory sectors.
* Product Design and Development Management
* Project Management and Enterprise
* Quality Management and Reliability
* Research and Study Skills
* Supply Chain Management
and two optional modules
* Global Environment and Strategy or Manufacturing Systems
* Production Management or Managing Operations and Finance
* Major Project
Modules offered may vary.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Postgraduate funding support
From September 2013 benefit from a 10% fees discount towards your postgraduate taught course (part-time or full-time) if you:
* are a continuing Teesside University student progressing from an undergraduate to postgraduate course or
* have graduated from an undergraduate course at Teesside University within the last two years (2011-12) or
* graduated with first-class honours from an undergraduate course at any other university within the last two years (2011-12)