MSc Project Management (Mechanical Engineering)

Available with optional placement year

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Overview

The combination of digital and physical technologies that’s driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is changing our world. It’s transporting us to an era of increasing self-optimisation and automation – with the likes of smart buildings that can monitor and reduce their own carbon footprint. Our MSc Project Management (Mechanical Engineering) is your opportunity to get on board. It’s a chance to develop new engineering and technical skills along with management of projects capabilities to succeed in this new world.

It’s one of our new project management courses – bringing vital management skills together with specialist expertise in engineering. You’ll start off by studying the fundamentals of project management. You’ll then look at the key principles and techniques associated with the successful delivery of multidisciplinary projects. You’ll then specialise in mechanical engineering, exploring the systems, materials and manufacturing techniques of the Industry 4.0 era.

Our teaching staff are professionals from a range of backgrounds, from engineering and environmental industries, to railways and digital forensics. With their support, you’ll become a rounded professional, ready to apply for project management roles in organisations globally.


The Dalton International Scholarship

This course is eligible for the Dalton International Scholarship worth £5,000, which offers a unique opportunity for prospective international students to develop academically, experience life in Manchester and build lasting relationships with the UK.

This Scholarship is open to all self-funded international students who enrol on a full-time taught programme in September 2019

Click here for more information about The Dalton International Scholarship

Optional placement year

This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

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Features and Benefits

Career Prospects

Graduates with a mix of theoretical and practical engineering skills and a good grasp of modern management techniques are in high demand across the sector.

We’ve developed this course aligned to APM and PMI Body of Knowledge. As such, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a variety of senior project management roles within mechanical engineering and the wider sphere of Industry 4.0.

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Entry requirements

You will have at least a 2:2 UK undergraduate honours degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, computing or equivalent. Applicants with relevant and extensive professional experience in the relevant fields will be considered.

English: IELTS 6.5 with reading 6.5 and writing 6.5, no-subset below 6.0 is required. This applies to all non-English speaking nationals.

Course details

You’ll study nine core units, covering areas including Management of Projects, Systems Engineering for Industry and Computer-Aided Engineering, as well as an in-depth masters project.

Core units:

Management of Projects Fundamentals
Management of Projects Professional Practice
Project Delivery 1: Project Scheduling, Finance and Resource Management
Project Delivery 2: Managing Risks, Quality & Benefits
Applied Materials for Modernisation
Smart Systems for Industry 4.0
Systems Engineering for Industry
Computer Aided Engineering
Individual Research Project

Postgraduate Industrial Placement Year

Following completion of the academic credits for their MSc award, students gain additional practice credits by working for a minimum of 36 weeks and maximum 42 weeks (excluding paid and statutory holidays) in an industrial setting, relevant to the student’s programme. The placement provides the opportunity to develop a professional career development plan and to apply academic knowledge in the workplace, as well as acquiring additional specialist expertise and transferable skills through responsibilities and contributions to the employer’s business.

Placement options

Strengthen your skill set by spending time in real-life situations, applying the skills you’ve learned throughout your academic studies in a practical industry environment. This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set. Learning things that can’t be taught or experienced in a classroom, you’ll gain hands-on experience and an inside knowledge of industrial practice. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

The University’s Careers Service will assist students in finding suitable placements. There will also be plenty of help and advice from University staff within the School of Engineering. After finding a placement, your tutors will be on hand to ensure this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations, to make sure that you get the most from your time in industry.

A placement fee of £1850 applies.
 

Department of Engineering

Our Department of Engineering comprises more than 60 academic staff and post-doctoral researchers, supported by an experienced technical team and a wide range of specialist equipment and resources.

The school strives to align their research to the needs and challenges of industry and society, ensuring that research has a wide impact. Teaching and learning in the school are employability-focused, with a focus on practical skills and knowledge that reflects what students will do in engineering roles when they graduate.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £8,500 to £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.

Additional costs

Other Costs

All the books you’ll need for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students opt to buy some of the core textbooks (up to £100 a year), together with a laptop (from around £300). You may also need to print assignments and other documents – which costs from 5p a page on campus.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses

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Alumni Loyalty Discount

Rewarding our graduates

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How to apply

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.

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If you are unable to apply online, you can apply for postgraduate taught courses by completing the postgraduate application form. There are exceptions for some professional courses – the course information on our on-line prospectus will give you more information in these cases.

Please note: to apply for this course, you only need to provide one reference.

You can review our current Terms and Conditions before you make your application. If you are successful with your application, we will send you up to date information alongside your offer letter.

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