Students will study 180 credits of specialist study in Production and Engineering management. The course is made up of 120 credits of taught study followed by a 60 Credit Research based Dissertation. The following modules will be studied:
· Production and Operations Management 20 Credits
· Engineering Project Management 20 Credits
· Quality Engineering Management 20 Credits
· International Trade Law 20 credits
· Advanced Manufacturing Paradigms 20 Credits
· Innovation and Product Development 20 Credits
· Technical Report and Reflective Analysis 60 Credits
There are three exit points from the degree; Postgraduate Certificate in PEMS (PgC) after successful completion of 60 Credits; Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in PEMS awarded completion of 120 Credits; the MSc is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements as well as submission of a 18,000 word Technical Report.
Learning & Teaching
The modules contained within this course use a wide range of teaching and learning approaches. Standard lectures are supplemented by group discussion and group problem solving exercises and group games (game theory, Beer Game etc) in order to consolidate learning and apply theory in to a range of simulated production and engineering environments. Factory visits and guest lectures from experienced and successful Production and Engineering Managers from a wide range of industries will provide an enhanced view of the practical world of PEMS.
The dissertation module will encourage full-time students to work within organisations in order to apply their research work in to a real life setting. Part time students will be expected to apply their research in their place of work so that companies will benefit from the investment made in attending the course.
A significant amount of work will be required by the students through independent learning and self-study. During these periods the supplemented by the Moodle VLE where key texts and research papers will be available for students to use.
Each student will be supported by the allocation of a personal tutor who will provide pastoral support for the student’s time on the course. The Course Director will also provide strategic leadership and direction to the course and will be available to each student who has specific issues regarding course content and structure.
With the exception of the independent research project (dissertation), all module assessment is based upon 6,000 words or equivalent. Assessment methods are designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the programme.
Employability & Careers
It is expected that many graduates from this course will go on to obtain senior positions within a range of businesses as production and engineering managers / directors. The course provides entry on to the Research Degree programmes within the University where graduates can progress on to either our PhD of DBA (Professional Doctorate programme). Close connection with Professional Bodies such as The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) will enable students to work towards chartered status of their institution thus increasing the employability of the student.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
The programme is designed for business, management and engineering graduates or professionals working within a related field. Applicants should meet one of the following:
• Have an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a management, engineering or business related area appropriate to the programme.
• Have an honours degree (2.2 or above) in an alternative discipline area but who have suitable professional experience. .
• Have exceptional and extensive work experience in production, engineering, supply chain, operations or logistics management.
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the
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Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and may be asked to attend an interview. Applicants are usually invited to have an informal conversation (skype or phone) with the programme director before any offer is made.
How to Apply:
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