Combines the theory and practice of engineering with the study of business and resource-based management, entrepreneurial leadership, new business ventures and small-to-medium enterprises.
This Engineering Management postgraduate degree has been designed to meet the increasing demand for postgraduates with an understanding of the application of business and management knowledge in the industrial and engineering sectors. The course will crucially provide you with a master's level education in the theory and practice of engineering management, integrating aspects of resource based management, engineering, leadership, change and enterprise, with particular emphasis on new business ventures and small business enterprise.
If you're looking to work in engineering and technology industries, this is a great fast-track conversion course for graduates from disciplines unrelated to engineering and computing.
For full module descriptions, which include New Business Venture and Global Business Management, scroll down to the 'What you'll study' section.
One year paid work experience option available
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What you'll study
The postgraduate academic year is divided into three terms:
- Term one, study 40 credits for 10 weeks
- Term two, study 80 credits for 20 weeks
- Term three, study 60 credits for 15 weeks
The first two terms are spent studying the taught modules and the last term, pursuing an individual major project.
Group Design Project (20 cp) - During this module, you will focus mainly on the technical aspects of developing a cross-disciplinary group design project. The set projects will be taken from areas of advancing technology.
Business Operations and Reliability Management (20 cp) - This module will build on your understanding of operations and reliability management and the interaction of fundamental factors within operating business systems supplying goods upon demand.
Global Business Management (20 cp) - This module includes global business enterprises, global supply chain management, international marketing and the strategic importance of integrated marketing, design, finance, manufacturing and distribution.
Entrepreneurial Leadership and Project Management (20 cp) - You will develop your appreciation of entrepreneurship and leadership, and their role in economic development, project management and entrepreneurial business success. You will learn the tools and methodologies for effective project management.
New Business Venture (20 cp) - Alongside gaining an awareness of the concepts of business opportunity, planning and strategy for the entrepreneurial firm in an industrial context, you will develop the ability to research, create and evaluate a business plan.
Major Project (60 cp) - You will apply your understanding of research processes and methodologies to develop and integrate knowledge focusing on a specialist Engineering topic.
Research Methods (20 cp) - This module develops your understanding of research design and methodology. As well as being introduced to the School's research facilities, you will develop the skills necessary for research and for writing a project definition document.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
- Enhance your communication skills;
- Enrich your experience when travelling abroad; and
- Boost your career prospects.
Find out more about the University Language Programme.
We have a rich mix of knowledge ranging from software development for different types of systems through to hardware aspects such as networking for you to learn from.
Benefit from our knowledge which has been built up and maintained through our wealth of industrial experience, our industrial links and our research activity. We are very proud to have achieved 90% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF 2014). Find out more.
We engage fully in our subject area and this engagement feeds directly and indirectly into our teaching. Professor David Brown leads several projects, funded by the European Union, in games and assistive technology while Professor Paul Evans' innovative developments in security are supported by USA Dept of Homeland Security.
Other examples of our activity are:
- developing patents (for example, in voice signal processing)
- involvement in the GameCity Festival
- organising conferences on Interactive Technology and Games and on Intelligent Environments
- working with local companies on funded projects e.g. enhancing the capability of the press association to search their image database
- publishing novel findings in research publications on for example financial prediction, mobile communications, detection of human behaviour patterns.
For more information about courses, your Computing and Technology Admission's Tutor is Dr Eugene Lai.
- 90% of our research activity achieved world-leading, internationally-excellent or internationally-recognised status (latest Research Excellence Framework 2014)
- 95% of our postgraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degrees (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15)
- 83% of NTU postgraduate taught students said that overall they were satisfied with the quality of their course (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2016)
- Leading university in the UK for the number of postgraduate students taking professional qualifications (latest Higher Education Statistics 2014/15)
View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change
How you're taught
All modules, with the exception of Global Business Management, are assessed by coursework, case studies and projects. Global Business Management is assessed by a combination of coursework and examination.
Contact hours for a 20 cp modules are typically around 50 hours, with a further 150 hours expected from you for directed and independent study.
Careers and employability
Not only will you have enviable transferable skills at the end of this course, but you will also be perfectly placed to enter a career in business management in the industrial or engineering sectors.
The real-world focus of this course will ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to job applications and pursuing your future career. Nottingham Trent University graduates are widely respected amongst employers and our students are perceived as having the competitive edge due to the hands-on approach of our teaching.
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice
To qualify for the additional qualification of Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice (PGDIPP) you must submit a work placement portfolio which includes a placement diary, reflective report and updated CV, as well as deliver an oral presentation on your placement experience.
Practical work experience has many benefits for you. It can help you in your day-to-day studies and is often paid. It can enhance your commercial awareness and your ability to link theory and practice which will be an invaluable skill in your future career. Although a work placement is highly recommended, obtaining one is based on an individual's efforts and is not guaranteed.
Length of placement
The School is extending its highly successful placement scheme to students of MSc Engineering Management. If you choose this option, you will receive extensive help in obtaining a valuable one-year paid work placement and continued support during the placement period. This is the ideal way to get your career off to a flying start. Request a course leaflet to find out more about placement options on this course.
For further information please visit our placements website.