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Masters/ MSc postgraduate degreeProject Management

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This degree is aimed at graduates with at least an upper second-class Honours degree in any engineering discipline or similar aspiring to manage projects throughout industry, commerce and the service sector. You might be just finishing your first degree, or perhaps already in your first role and looking to advance your career.

You will focus specifically on the management of large-scale projects, learning to analyse and assess various strategies and to plan and implement change.

On completion you will have learnt about managerial and quantitative techniques, as well as the technical aspects of engineering projects.

Programme structure

Project Management (PM)
Operations Management (OM)
Engineering Management (EM)

We concentrate upon not only analytical subjects but also communication skills and teamwork. Semester 1 modules are taken by all students to develop a firm base of general knowledge and techniques for further specialised management study. Semester 2 sees students split into relevant modules for each programme; these modules are designed to provide students with a rounded view of management in the engineering and industrial sectors. The programme culminates in a 15 week dissertation project encompassing real industry or commercial study, which will be undertaken in the summer (in year 2 for part-time students).

Examples of project titles:

BP in the Global Oil Industry
Human Resources Management at Royal Bank of Scotland
Analysis of the Hellenic Steel Industry
Strategic Repositioning of the BMW Group

Career opportunities

Examples of employers

Aston Martin
BAE Systems
Demag Cranes
Ministry of Defence
PA Consulting
Royal Air Force

Examples of occupations

Aerospace Engineer
Calibration Engineer
Design Engineer
Engineering Officer Cadet
Financial Analyst
IT Consultant
Mechanical Engineer
Project Engineer

Further study – examples of courses

MSc Automotive Engineering
MSc Computer Science
MSc Environment and Sustainable Technologies
MSc Industrial Product Design
MSc Physics
PGCE Mathematics
PhD Aerospace Engineering
PhD Biomedical Engineering
PhD Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States