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Engineering Project Management MSc

Overview

Please note that this course is closed for 2018/19 entry.

MSc Engineering Project Management introduces you to the complete project management process; from developing a business case to planning, scheduling and evaluating project outputs. Engineering projects are becoming increasingly complex, being undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams who collaborate to achieve project goals and so often require dedicated and qualified project managers. Project management has become the strategic focus of all successful organisations, and project management skills are considered a valuable attribute by employers.

The course will cover all aspects of engineering project management and is therefore suitable for engineering graduates wishing to develop a career in project management and non-engineers who are expected to manage projects in technology or engineering-related sectors. Individual modules can also be taken by practitioners as part of their CPD.

Block delivery

This course is taught in in block delivery, so you are able to work around existing work commitments. Each module is delivered over a three week period through lectures, tutorials and practical workshops.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

  • Introduction to project management
    This module outlines the fundamental principles, methodologies, methods, techniques and tools that are applied in orthodox project management. Project management skills are developed through the practice of planning, implementing, executing and evaluating a new product, service or process.
  • Procurement and commercial contract management
    This module explores the concepts and strategies related to procurement and contract management within an engineering context. Whilst exploring these key themes the module will closely examine current, established and emerging procedures and processes related to the effective allocation of resources within a variety of engineering environments.
  • Projects, organisation and innovation
    This module aims to develop an awareness of how people and teams work together, how they can be effectively led and managed within different organisational forms, including the temporary coalition of actors that traditionally characterises the engineering project. Understanding the role of projects in creative change and innovation in organisations is also covered.
  • Financial management of engineering projects
    This module aims to outline financial justification for engineering projects. It highlights a range of qualitative and quantitative approaches used in the construction of a business case for an engineering project. Your technical skills will be developed in exploring costs, benefits, risks and schedules which are used to evaluate alternative project scenarios and provide the rationale for the preferred project option. It will help you recognise potential causes of financial losses within projects and how to minimise those losses.
  • Quality project management in engineering
    This module assumes some general essential engineering management skills and knowledge acquired at earlier levels or through professional experience. It defines the processes in order to enhance the scope of engineering project management.
  • Risk management and technology evaluation
    You;ll develop practical knowledge and skills to identify a range of risks within project management and learn to evaluate the business opportunity that can be created from a technology's unique advantages strategically. On successful completion of the module, you'll be expected to use tools and methods to identify and assess the commercial potential of innovative products driven by technology.
  • Research methods and professional development
    You'll explore undertake different types of engineering management research. It provides training for the skills that are necessary for successful completion of the MSc studies in the near future and for professional development in the long-term future. The module focuses on the nature, approaches, methods, tools and techniques of research within the discipline of engineering project management. In doing so it attempts to develop much of the skills and knowledge required to complete a Master’s level, research-focused dissertation.
  • MSc engineering project/dissertation
    You'll undertake an independent piece of research, investigating in-depth a subject of particular interest and of your choosing. The dissertation assesses your ability to integrate information from various sources, to conduct an in-depth investigation, to critically analyse results and information obtained and to propose solutions.
Modules are assessed through a range of exams and course assignments including reports, presentations and individual and group work.

Employability

This course is tailored towards market trends and demands for increased engineering-specific project management skills. The course would particularly suit:

  • Engineering graduates wishing to go into project management or as an add-on to their BEng studies;
  • Engineering practitioners who can undertake the course or individual modules as part of their CPD;
  • Non-engineers working in relevant sectors who are required to manage engineering projects.

Typical jobs you could expect to go into on graduation include engineering project manager, contracts manager, project planning lead engineer, mechanical engineering project manager, project engineer or engineering team leader.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Staff

Francis Babayemi

School/Division: Engineering / Computer Science and Informatics
Job title: Sessional Lecturer

Francis Babayemi has been a Sessional Lecturer at LSBU since 2008. Francis divides his time between working at LSBU and working at the Department of Health, where he works as a Digital Operations Manager.


James Barnham

School/Division: Engineering / Mechanical Engineering and Design
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Design and Practice

James works as part of the Nathi Puri Institute team within LSBU and is a passionate product designer with interests in many technical areas and markets.


Facilities

Teaching and learning

  • Online course material
  • Study block attendance with lectures, tutorials and practical workshops

Academic support is provided through personal tutoring, one-to-one meetings with the course director and e-learning, including the University's moodle software which allows online access to key texts and resources.

Entry requirements

  • A first degree (2:2 or higher) in an engineering or related subject such as mechanical, petroleum, chemical or electrical, electronic engineering, computing and IT;  or
  • A first degree (2:2 or higher) in a non-engineering subject with some practical experience in engineering project management; or
  • A Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject such as those above with a minimum three years' post-qualification experience in an engineering or technology-related field.
  • We are happy to consider other qualifications combined with appropriate experience that are equivalent to the amounts outlined above.

How to apply

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
4701
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start date
September
Application code
4702
Application method

Full-time/part-time postgraduate students and research students apply through the UCAS Postgraduate. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

Postgraduate applicants are required to provide up to two references as part of their application.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Postgraduate Application Service

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Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £8700International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 4701Session code: 1FS00
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £3866.67International fee: £5833.33
AOS/LSBU code: 4702Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £8700
International £13125

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and, additionally, the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

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Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

 
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