MSc Engineering Project Management

Bournemouth University
In Bournemouth

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Bournemouth
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Bournemouth
  • Duration:
    1 Year

Engineering project management is a dynamic profession and you’ll need to be up to date with new developments in the philosophies, methods and tools for planning and executing projects. These developments are particularly important to industries engaged in developing new products, systems or capabilities.
The MSc Engineering Project Management is designed to give you the understanding and knowledge to employ management and technical tools, and the skills and confidence to spearhead and manage the development of new products and projects within the technological industries. You'll learn to identify business issues and develop systematic, original and creative intellectual skills to formulate solutions. The research you undertake as part of your individual project will give you an opportunity to explore your particular area of interest in greater depth.
Students on the MSc Engineering Project Management degree have the option to take a work placement after they have completed all the taught units.


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, BH12 5BB, Dorset, England
Starts On request
Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, BH12 5BB, Dorset, England

What you'll learn on the course

Product Design
Project Proposal
IT Project Management
Product Development
Project Management

Course programme

Course details Core units Units are taught intensively, usually over 4.5 days, with assessment normally taking place 5-6 weeks after the unt has been delivered. Project Management: Learn the methods and techniques of planning and designing development projects and how they're used. You'll also gain knowledge about human factors with regards to such projects. Knowledge Transfer: Gain a deep knowledge of the methods and processes of technology transfers, and evaluate the benefits and failings of these transfers. You'll learn to source knowledge and use its added value for business, and be able to choose the level of knowledge required, evaluate its cost to the business and long-term benefits. Design Management: Develop a critical understanding of modern design management, the design process, product development, project planning, the integration of total quality and decision-making analysis. Competitive Product Development: Business issues in competitive product development on domestic and global scales. You'll gain an understanding of marketing and modern tools and processes required for competitive product design and manufacture. Business Innovation & Enterprise: Learn how to identify and exploit a company’s strengths. You'll evaluate external opportunities that exist, together with conceiving strategies to overcome internal weaknesses and the threats that might be imposed by the industry environment. Research Methods: Develop key research skills in areas such as literature reviews, analysing research findings, project proposals, planning, experiment design and analysis, and dissemination. This unit will prepare you for writing a project proposal and for conducting and disseminating your Master's Project. Individual Master's Project: You'll critically investigate, report and engage with complex issues. You'll present an analytically rigorous and well-argued case, gaining problem-solving skills by applying your knowledge across the discipline. Finally, you will present a reflective, integrated discussion of your research's conclusion, development and practice activity and its implications for the future. Projects worth 120 credits must be linked to an industrial research project. Programme specification Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University's taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used. Download the programme specification for MSc Engineering Project Management. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.

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