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This MRes in Engineering Management aims to meet industry’s urgent need for professional engineers with postgraduate knowledge and skills in research and problem solving, project management and engineering-focused business management. It’s an ideal choice if you’re currently working in industry, planning a career that involves research associated with engineering business and management, or pursuing Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
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The engineering sector is key to the UK economy contributing over one quarter of the UK’s GDP – that’s over £420 billion*. In an industry founded on innovation and enterprise, the career opportunities are excellent for those with advanced research and problem solving skills. Moreover, the highly competitive, globalised market ensures that there’s a strong need for engineers with business acumen, and the project management skills that can support these enterprises to bring products to market. The University of Bolton’s MRes in Engineering Management skilfully brings these elements together, so if you’re an ambitious engineering or technology graduate seeking to develop research and business skills this master’s degree should prove an excellent investment in your future.
This MRes is designed to support you to gain the theoretical knowledge needed to solve technological problems by applying analytical techniques, along with the strategic and operational business management skills required for commercial success in the engineering sector. Our expert staff will guide you as you gain postgraduate research, problem solving, and critical thinking and evaluation skills. You’ll explore the essential elements of business management, including leadership, human resource management and marketing, and develop essential skills such as communication and time management. You’ll also have a choice between studying project planning and management or exploring integrated management systems and techniques for quality, sustainability, lean and innovation.
We’ll guide you as you attend work placements (either through existing employment or organised short duration placements) where you’ll collect the data and information that will form the basis of your dissertation. By focusing on the problem solving techniques, research methods and theories relevant to the investigation of complex engineering business and management problems, we aim to prepare you for success in engineering management roles in this essential industrial sector.
The course is designed to meet professional institution standards in the UK and to support you to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
* https://www.engineeringuk.com/research/engineering-uk-report/at-a-glance-2018/ accessed on 29 April 2019
The University of Bolton’s MRes Engineering Management uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes and is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details of UK-SPEC.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course addresses contemporary issues in engineering and engineering management. Graduates of the course can explore management positions within engineering, or look to take a more technical role in a business setting, leading on change and strategy. In addition to developing your technical knowledge and experience, this programme will also give you greater confidence in your transferable and personal skills. These include project planning and management, leadership, HR management, communication and marketing.
As a graduate of this MRes, you’ll be able to progress to a management role in an engineering-based organisation and be able to undertake independent research at the forefront of the engineering management field. You could pursue a career with a large international organisation or government department and work in sectors such as software, integrated systems, mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical, fluid power components/systems or materials.
Typical occupations include research and development engineer, design and development engineer, system integration engineer, quality assurance/compliance engineer, test/qualification engineer, manufacture/production engineer, maintenance/test engineer, product support engineer, decommissioning/disposal engineer, supply chain/procurement engineer, and engineering business manager. It’s likely that you will seek to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, and this master’s is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to this professional registration.
Research is an exciting career path which will allow you to explore working in research and development roles or in academia. An MRes can also be used as a stepping stone for those who wish to continue to an MPhil or PhD.
Graduates can also use the qualification to enter a range of other careers, bearing in mind that relevant experience or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these roles include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
This Master of Research (MRes) degree combines taught modules with a significant amount of supervised research. For the taught modules we offer a range of teaching and learning approaches, including lectures, seminars, workshops, practical sessions and tutorials. These are supported by online discussions and activities posted on the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE). The work-based project modules and dissertation involve workshops, independent learning and tutor support; which may be face-to-face or through the VLE. Our experienced team will work with you to find suitable placements to ensure you are supported to achieve the learning outcomes for the MRes.
Overall, we expect you to be fairly autonomous and self-directed in your studies, but of course we’ll offer you plenty of encouragement and support along the way. Each module on the programme involves several assessments, which all contribute towards your final grade for the module, and to your overall master’s qualification. Assessment types are varied, but typically involve assignments, practical work, projects and oral presentations at the end of the programme.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 100%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 74%, Placement/study abroad 20%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 6%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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