Taught course

Project Management

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

At least an upper second-class Honours degree in any engineering discipline - the programme is also appropriate for technically-oriented graduates in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Information Systems

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme provides a practical understanding of the skills and techniques for successfully managing projects in commerce and industry. It is especially aimed at good quality graduates in science and engineering, but is also appropriate for numerate social science and business studies graduates. It covers managerial and quantitative techniques, as well as the professional communication skills needed to manage change in a technical environment.

Please note that our Engineering and Management programmes may change as we review our MSc provision. Before making an application, we suggest you contact the School directly for the most up-to-date information.

We offer three modular programmes intended for those aspiring towards senior positions in:

Project Management (PM)

Operations Management (OM)

Engineering Management (EM)

We concentrate upon not only analytical subjects but also communication skills and teamwork. Semester 1 modules are taken by all students to develop a firm base of general knowledge and techniques for further specialised management study. Semester 2 sees students split into relevant modules for each programme; these modules are designed to provide students with a rounded view of management in the engineering and industrial sectors. The programme culminates in a 15 week dissertation project encompassing real industry or commercial study, which will be undertaken in the summer (in year 2 for part-time students).

Examples of project titles:

We offer three modular programmes intended for those aspiring towards senior positions in:

  • Project Management (PM)
  • Operations Management (OM)
  • Engineering Management (EM)

We concentrate upon not only analytical subjects but also communication skills and teamwork. Semester 1 modules are taken by all students to develop a firm base of general knowledge and techniques for further specialised management study. Semester 2 sees students split into relevant modules for each programme; these modules are designed to provide students with a rounded view of management in the engineering and industrial sectors. The programme culminates in a 15 week dissertation project encompassing real industry or commercial study, which will be undertaken in the summer (in year 2 for part-time students).

Examples of project titles:

  • BP in the Global Oil Industry
  • Human Resources Management at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Analysis of the Hellenic Steel Industry
  • Strategic Repositioning of the BMW Group

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

International students can find further details of scholarships at www.international.bham.ac.uk/scholarships.htm

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,200 FT - £3,600 PT
International students
£18,900 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005