Engineering Management is about the application of management theories to real engineering problems, situations and businesses.

Our research addresses the skills and knowledge needed for personal development within higher education; transitioning to and within employment; continuing professional development (CPD) and entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.

We're interested in constructing the knowledge necessary to develop skills needed for real world applications, how they are stated, how they are taught and how they are measured.

We also explore how university education prepares students for careers in industry and employment, and the problems in preparing an engineering syllabus that excites students while also developing their transferable skills and technical competence needed for real applications. Supporting this, we investigate skills definition, pedagogy and assessment in engineering education.

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Professor Tony Ward
Head of Engineering Education and Management research group
tony.ward@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 3021

Project spotlights

We've been involved in a range of pan-European collaborative projects in engineering education and management issues, including:

Application areas

Engineering education

  • eLearning log
  • Peer assessment
  • Public speaking assessment rubric
  • Curiosity based learning
  • Teaching ethics
  • Emotional intelligence in group working
  • Education for disabilities

Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

  • CEO characteristics
  • Measuring entrepreneurial intent
  • Venturing self-efficacy

Skills frameworks

  • CPD
  • Employment skills
  • Sector skills analysis
  • Defining skills
  • Measuring and assessing generic skills

Our spin-out company SkillsForge is a software service which draws on more than 20 years of our skills frameworks research.

Research degrees

Push the boundaries of knowledge in our supportive and stimulating environment.

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Masters degrees

We offer a taught MSc course in Engineering Management and an MSc by Research.

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Research collaboration

We engage in collaborative R&D, allowing your business to access our expertise and facilities.

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Contact us

Professor Tony Ward
Head of Engineering Education and Management research group
tony.ward@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 3021