In the UK alone, the industrial sector contributes £455 billion to the UK economy and employs 5.5 million. Increasingly complex and large-scale projects, like the Airbus A380 project or the development of a new vehicle platform for Jaguar Land Rover, require careful management to stay on track against budgets and deadlines to succeed.
This course is designed to enable students to broaden skillsets with a range of engineering management and leadership skills. The subjects are all taught within the context of business and engineering management with case studies and real-life examples taken from industry, like Dell Computers and Nissan Cars.
Many of the modules adopt our activity-led learning approach, in which students investigate problems from industry and draw down the knowledge to solve them through research and analysis. This also develops transferrable skills, including team work, which are essential in engineering and business management and for future leadership roles.
This highly focused course has been developed in consultation with our impressive network of industry partners, including Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, UNIPART, SAIC, Prodrive, Airbus, Tata, GKN, Ricardo and MIRA. We also work closely with relevant professional bodies – Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Association for Project Management (APM) – to keep our curriculum relevant and topical.
The course also aims to draw on the industrial experience of members of our academic staff who have worked as operations managers, project managers and supply chain managers in such companies as General Electric, Ford and Rolls Royce, as well as conducting research in areas such as the application of Industry 4.0 solutions to the manufacturing, operations and supply chain management challenges faced by industry.