The course is structured around a deliberate cluster of modules which cover some of the most essential modern engineering management activities, as well as the application of engineering in a humanitarian environment.
It aims to deepen your knowledge and capabilities in the key areas of quality management, lean manufacturing, operations, communication and information technology, business, policy and strategy, pervasive issues, supply chain management, humanitarian engineering and manufacturing process improvement.
You should develop a range of management, intellectual and personal skills – including communication, cultural awareness, team working, objective setting, leadership, consultancy, presentation skills and digital literacy – required for operational effectiveness and success. On graduation, you should be better prepared to participate in and lead engineering projects, solving engineering management problems and implementing engineering processes effectively.
Working on your own and in groups, you will study real-life case studies and projects in which you will recommend appropriate management strategy. For example, supplier development strategies, lean and process improvements.
You will be required to carry out an independent piece of research of your choosing, which seeks to develop skills in personal organisation, research and critical thinking, as well as advancing your knowledge in the subject area. Previously, students have looked at Ecosystems innovation, Implementation of industry 4.0 in supply chain management, future development of drones in natural disasters, logistics management technologies.