All of our taught MSc programmes contain a mixture of theoretical content, taught through lectures and workshops, supported by practical work, often done in laboratories. These practical components not only allow you to put theory into practice but also provide hands-on experience of industry-standard tools. In addition, all our taught postgraduate programmes teach you a range of transferable skills (team work, project management, risk management etc) through our Professional Development Framework to prepare you for your future career.
Yes, the MSc Engineering Management is suitable for students from all engineering disciplines. Every year we have students from a range of engineering backgrounds, such as civil, architectural, mining, aeronautical and mechanical engineering. In our programme we use some electronic engineering examples to illustrate how concepts are applied in reality, but the programme is quite generic to all engineering. We find the richness of different types of engineering backgrounds helps everyone understand the management concepts and how they are applied in different situations.
Our professional development framework is designed to help you develop the skills most valued by industry.
We have PhD opportunities available in all of our research groups (Communication Technologies, Intelligent Systems & Nanoscience and Engineering Education & Management). If you want to do a PhD then being in the Department is a great opportunity to talk to staff and research students and find out about all the research taking place. This puts you in a good position to apply for PhD projects or develop your own project in one of the research areas.
Every year, some of our taught MSc students choose to stay at York for PhD study. We also have some students who choose to do a PhD at another institution, either in the UK or overseas.
Many of our students do choose to work part time during their course to supplement their living expenses. However, you should make sure that this doesn’t affect your ability to study.
If you have a visa it is important that any part time work meets the conditions of your visa.
You can find more information on working during your studies on our Work whilst you study pages.