This course will enable you to become effective as a manager within an engineering firm.
All new technologies, products and services require careful management to take them from the concept stage to commercial success. This course will enable you to operate within a strategically important part of professional engineering, irrespective of the technical area.
You will develop your innovation and analytic skills and ability to assess the engineering and business implications of ideas, and a range of generic skills to effectively convert innovation into commercial success.
The course is taught by internationally leading experts and practising managers to ensure you master not only the theory of management tools and techniques, but also how they are applied in real engineering situations. You will develop a thorough grounding in aspects of management relevant to the technical manager, creative and innovative thinking, and a deep understanding of how to apply management thinking to state-of-the-art technology issues. As part of the course you will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our Engineering Education and Management Research Group.
A major group project towards the end of the course will help you gain practical experience of skills applicable to management of engineering functions within companies, and to develop your research, team working, problem solving, personal effectiveness and communication skills for academic and professional purposes.
Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
You'll study a total of 120 credits spread over the year, as well as undertaking a project worth an additional 60 credits. All the modules are compulsory.
As a taught MSc student in the Department of Electronic Engineering, you will also gain access to our carefully designed Professional Development Framework which has been developed in consultation with our Departmental External Advisory Board and key contributors from industry, research and academia. The aim of the framework is to equip you to graduate as a more effective, better prepared and well rounded potential employee, ensuring that you will stand out from the crowd.
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You will undertake a 60 credit group project as part of this course. In this, you will explore a real engineering problem from both a technical and business perspective. You'll produce an individual report based on this group work which gives an in-depth account of your specific areas of exploration, but also an overview of the whole group’s work.
Throughout this process you will be supported by an academic supervisor, you'll submit weekly progress reports to support your progress and you'll also complete an online eLearning log.
Recent examples of projects undertaken by students on this course have included:
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
Highest proportion of graduates finding employment within one year of finishing their studies (UK engineering and technology graduates LEO data set, June 2017)
We hold a bronze Athena SWAN award for our commitment to gender equality in science
In the latest REF assessment (2014), 87% of our work was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent
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Students on a Tier 4 Visa are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
All course text books and materials are available in the library or via the VLE. Depending on how you work, you may wish to print off notes and other material. You receive a free, £15 credit for printing and photocopying when you join the department, but any printing you do beyond this you will have to pay for.
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If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
We offer some departmental scholarship opportunities for our taught MSc courses.
We also offer Greville Bloodworth Engineering Management Scholarships
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
My time at the University of York was the most delightful period of my life. Skills learnt during the Engineering Management course helped me to secure a place in one of the most competitive graduate schemes in the UK where only 0.4% applicants were accepted - immediately after end of the course I started to work as a Graduate Engineer in Quality Assurance at Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK."Gabriela, MSc Engineering Management (graduated 2017)
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
You'll learn via a range of teaching formats:
You will have the use of departmental laboratories equipped with dedicated computing equipment.
The Department of Electronic Engineering is based on Campus West. The majority of teaching takes place within Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
You'll be assessed via a range of assessment methods, the summative methods (assessments that count towards your final grade) include:
We also use a range of formative assessment methods (assessments that do not count towards your final grade but which provide you with useful information about how you are progressing) including:
You'll leave equipped to follow one of three broad career paths: working in industry as a first or second line engineering manager; starting your own technology or engineering based company; or progressing into a research focussed career. Some of our previous students have also progressed into consulting-related careers. Skills you will gain which will make you more attractive to employers include:
You will also receive:
A number of our Engineering Management alumni are now in senior positions in companies around the world.
You will need the equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree or above from a university recognised by the University of York. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with a good 2:2 degree (or equivalent) and at least two years relevant work experience. This degree should be in a subject with a significant electronics, computing, engineering, mathematics or physics content.
We are also willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate industrial experience.
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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