MSc Engineering Project Management

engineering project management team

With significant investment from private and public sector organisations in engineering projects there is a need for engineers who can competently manage complex engineering projects.  This course aims to develop and equip individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds with the necessary skills to be a competent engineering project manager.

Key Facts

Institution Code: S96
Course Length:
One year full-time Three years part-time
Start Date: September

Scholarships and Bursaries

School of Engineering
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This programme reflects the growing demand for engineers with project management training and experience.  The programme examines key areas in the management of projects within an engineering environment.  The programme develops students’ skills students in financial and people management while comprehensively developing engineering project management skills.  The discipline embraces key areas such as quality management and supply chain management which are vital to the success of all projects.

Part 1

  • Purchasing and Inventory Management
  • Research Methods
  • Quality Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Leadership, Product Development and Innovation
  • Management of Engineering Projects
  • Management of Financial and Human Resources

Part 2

  • Major Project

The School of Engineering Manufacturing and Logistics prides itself on providing a supportive and friendly learning environment enhanced by the excellent industrial experience of the programme team, many of whom have many years experience in industry at a senior level.  This knowledge and experience has enabled all of our graduates to obtain an excellent grounding in the subject area which they have attributed to a caring and dedicated programme team.

Class sizes are generally around 25 students which creates an environment where students can foster ideas and discuss issues that they have in common with their fellow students.  Our extensive engagement with employers and professional institutions means we are able to enhance our graduates employment and career prospects.  Our vision for students, is to create an environment that will enable then to achieve highly and enhance their career prospects and earning potential.

Assessment used within this programme is usually formative or summative.  Assessments are designed to develop students’ ability to practice a wide range of tools and techniques and to see the strategic implications of decisions and problems.  These typically take the form of case studies, research and critical evaluation exercises and practical work based reports to resolve problems, develop a purchasing or quality strategy, for example.  In some modules students are required to present their research/findings to their lecturer’s and peers followed by a question and answer session.  Such assessment strategies are utilised by the course team to generate student driven work.

An Honours degree 2.2 or above classification in an appropriate discipline.

The nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.

Equivalent qualifications

Equivalent qualifications will be considered for entry onto the programme.  For example, a candidate with a good HND, together with at least five years relevant experience would be considered.  The candidate would be expected to provide evidence to support his/her application.

Other skills considered

Our offers are not solely based on academic results.  We will take your skills, achievements and work experience into consideration.  Evidence of personal professional and educational experience will be sought, to provide indicators of the ability of an individual to satisfy the requirements of the programme.

This programme provides graduates with a wide range of professional skills and competencies that are transferrable within business sectors and from sector to sector.  Oral and written skills are developed enabling individuals to grow in confidence through the programme of study.

Typical career opportunities are project manager, asset management, engineering manager, product development and launch manager.  Most of our graduates have been able to find employment and further their careers.  Project management is seen as a valuable skill and asset that facilitates a strong company performance.

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade. 

Association of Project Management (APM) is currently being applied for.