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Engineering Management MSc

  • Level(s) of Study: Postgraduate taught
  • Start Date(s): September 2023
  • Duration: One year full-time / Two years full-time with one year placement
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Campus: Clifton Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

Combines the theory and practice of engineering with the study of business and resource-based management, entrepreneurial leadership, new business ventures and small-to-medium enterprises.

This Engineering Management postgraduate degree has been designed to meet the increasing demand for postgraduates with an understanding of the application of business and management knowledge in the industrial and engineering sectors. The course will crucially provide you with a master's level education in the theory and practice of engineering management, integrating aspects of resource-based management, engineering, leadership, change and enterprise, with particular emphasis on new business ventures and small business enterprises.

If you're looking to work in the engineering and technology industries, this is an excellent fast-track conversion course for graduates from disciplines unrelated to engineering and computing.

  • 100% of students were satisfied with the quality of their course (FT) (PTES 2019)
  • In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) - the UK's system for assessing the quality and impact of research in universities - we’re proud that 80% of NTU's Computer Science and Informatics submission was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • 90.9% of MSc Engineering Management graduates who entered employment are in a 'High skilled' role 15 months after finishing their degrees. (Graduate Outcome Survey 2019/20)
Zeina - current student
Zeina tells us about the engineering management modules she is studying, and why she chose NTU.

What you’ll study

Group Design Project (20 cp)

During this module, you will focus mainly on the technical aspects of developing a cross-disciplinary group design project. The set projects will be taken from areas of advancing technology.

Business Operations and Reliability Management (20 cp)

This module will build on your understanding of operations and reliability management and the interaction of fundamental factors within operating business systems supplying goods upon demand.

Global Business Management (20 cp)

This module includes global business enterprises, global supply chain management, international marketing and the strategic importance of integrated marketing, design, finance, manufacturing and distribution.

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Project Management (20 cp)

You will develop your appreciation of entrepreneurship and leadership and their role in economic development, project management and entrepreneurial business success. You will learn the tools and methodologies for effective project management.

New Business Venture (20 cp)

Alongside gaining an awareness of the concepts of business opportunity, planning and strategy for the entrepreneurial firm in an industrial context, you will develop the ability to research, create and evaluate a business plan.

Major Project (60 cp)

You will apply your understanding of research processes and methodologies to develop and integrate knowledge focusing on a specialist Engineering topic.

Research Methods (20 cp)

This module develops your understanding of research design and methodology. As well as being introduced to the School's research facilities, you will develop the skills necessary for research and writing a project definition document.

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have. Find out more about the ULP.

We have a rich mix of knowledge ranging from software development for different types of systems to hardware aspects such as networking for you to learn from.

We engage fully in our subject area, and this engagement feeds directly and indirectly into our teaching. Professor David Brown leads several projects funded by the European Union in games and assistive technology. At the same time, the USA Dept of Homeland Security supports Professor Paul Evans' innovative developments in security.

Other examples of our activity are:

  • developing patents (for example, in voice signal processing)
  • involvement in the GameCity Festival
  • organising conferences on Interactive Technology and Games and on Intelligent Environments
  • working with local companies on funded projects, e.g. enhancing the capability of the press association to search their image database
  • publishing novel findings in research publications on, for example, financial prediction, mobile communications, and detection of human behaviour patterns.

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How you’re taught

Study hours

Contact hours for a 20 cp modules are typically around 50 hours, with a further 150 hours expected from you for directed and independent study.

Contact hours

Lectures / seminars / workshops (20%) and independent study (80%)

Research informed teaching

By daring to think differently, our research is tackling real-world issues. The subjects you will study with us are informed by our research, so you can be sure your knowledge will be cutting-edge in your field. In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) - the UK's system for assessing the quality and impact of research in universities - we’re proud that 80% of NTU's Computer Science and Informatics submission was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Staff Profiles

Dr Funminiyi Olajide

Senior Lecturer

Computer Science

Dr. Olajide has a demonstrated history of research and technical knowledge of (human, society and technology), working in the IT Industry, Consultancy, and University Higher Education in the UK. He…

How you’re assessed

16% Exam / 56% Coursework / 28% Project

Careers and employability

Not only will you have transferable skills at the end of this course, but you will also be ideally placed to enter a career in business management in the industrial or engineering sectors.

The real-world focus of this course will ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to job applications and pursuing your future career. Nottingham Trent University graduates are widely respected amongst employers, and our students are perceived as having a competitive edge due to the hands-on approach of our teaching.

Placement opportunities

NTU is one of the most employment-focused universities. Increasingly, employers want to recruit graduates who have real-world work experience. That’s why all of our courses, across every subject area, offer you a work experience opportunity. Our experts help build and support your future with a range of career programmes and events.

The school of Science and Technology will work closely with you to help you find a placement and strengthen your CV and interview techniques. You'll be supported and assessed throughout your placement year and will write a reflective report and diary at the end of your placement. When you complete your placement and submit your placement report, you will be eligible to receive an additional Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice award.

Please note that placements are not guaranteed and the process is competitive through an application and interview process.

If you take the sandwich route, you will take a one-year work placement after the first three terms before returning to NTU the following year to start your research project.

Our recent students have taken placements across various companies, including Active Plan Consulting, Suman Chemical Industries and Techplus Solutions. They secured varied roles such as Software Engineer, Cloud Operations Officer and Business Analyst.

Re:search Re:imagined

To us, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. By daring to think differently, we’re disrupting the research landscape and finding the answers to the questions that matter. From conservation management to sustainable farming, we’re inspiring the brightest minds to rise and find solutions to some of the most significant global challenges facing society.

Find out more

NTU Enterprise

You'll also have the opportunity to turn your ideas into a viable business with help from NTU Enterprise, NTU's purpose-built Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, a support centre to help students create, develop and grow their businesses.

Campus and facilities

Take a look at our excellent facilities and equipment available in the School of Science and Technology.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or qualifications will also be considered.
  • NTU may admit a student with advanced standing beyond the beginning of a course through an assessment of that student's prior learning, whether it is certificated or uncertificated. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available to these prospective students, such as recognising experiential learning or transferring to a similar course at another institution, otherwise known as credit transfer.

    All prospective students who wish to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning should initially contact the central Admissions and Enquiries Team who can support you through the process.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please contact us at Ask NTU or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

You will need the following:

  • UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from all over the world – check yours here:

Postgraduate preparation courses (Pre-Masters)

If you don’t yet meet our entry requirements, we offer Pre-Masters courses through our partner Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC), based on our City Campus:

English language entry requirements

You can meet our language requirements by completing our pre-sessional English course for an agreed length of time or by submitting the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

Fees and funding

Course fees for September 2023 and January 2024 are:

Study routeUK International / EU
Full-time £9,300 £16,800
Full-time with placement year £9,300 + £1,850 £16,800 + £1,850
Part-time £4,650 £8,400*

* For part-time study, please check your student visa regulations.

Please note that if you are considering a part-time route that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for Year One of study. The course fee for Year Two is subject to annual review.

Funding your studies

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope our fees and living costs page and funding page will answer all your questions.

Scholarships

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Alumni discount

We’re happy to be able to offer a 20% alumni discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU alumni. This discount is available for those starting an eligible postgraduate taught, postgraduate research or professional course.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on +44 (0)115 848 2494. For scholarship help, please contact us on +44 (0)115 848 4460.

Course fees for September 2023 and January 2024 are:

Study routeUK International / EU
Full-time £9,300 £16,800
Full-time with placement year £9,300 + £1,850 £16,800 + £1,850
Part-time £4,650 £8,400*

* For part-time study please check your student visa regulations.

Please note that if you are considering a part-time route that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for Year One of study. The course fee for Year Two is subject to annual review.

Scholarships

We offer scholarships of up to 50% of your tuition fee. You can apply for your scholarship when you have an offer to study at NTU.

Living costs

Get advice on the cost of living as an international student in Nottingham and how to budget:

Paying fees

Find out about advanced payments, instalment plan options and how to make payments securely to the University:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the application instructions. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates' guide. Here you'll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After applying, we’ll send you important emails throughout the application process, so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please contact us at Ask NTU or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Apply online through our NTU applicant portal.

Application advice

Apply early so you have enough time to prepare – processing times for Student visas can vary, for example.  After applying, we'll send you important emails throughout the application process, so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Writing your personal statement

Be honest, thorough, and persuasive – we can only make a decision about your application based on what you tell us:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

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