Coventry University

Engineering Project Management MSc

This accredited course is designed for graduates and professionals who have already acquired expertise in their field of engineering, and now wish to develop engineering project management skills to provide strong leadership and contribute to successful project deliveries.

  • In today's rapidly evolving competitive environment, project management has developed from a specialist activity into a major process for managing change, innovation and securing commercial success.
  • Managers and engineers at every organisational level need an in-depth understanding of the concepts, techniques and tools required to manage multidisciplinary teams and project life cycles for new product development.
  • This course has been specifically developed with feedback from our current industry partners, including SAIC Motor Limited, formerly MG Rover, which also sends senior project management experts to share their experiences through guest lectures (subject to availability, industry partners are subject to change).

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you should have a minimum 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate engineering discipline, such as Mechanical, Automotive, Motorsport, or Aerospace Engineering. However, entry qualifications are flexible, and applications are welcomed from or other technical disciplines, as well as graduates in business, finance and management related degrees, mature candidates and those with industrial experience, these will be reviewed by the course director.

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

Career Prospects

On successful completion, you will have knowledge of:

  • Project management concepts, models, tools, and techniques to create solutions for a range of practical project management problems.
  • The key financial concepts appropriate to engineering business.
  • Flexible project management methodologies that can be used to successfully deliver complex projects.
  • The role of change management and be able to define working procedures and practices and meet client requirements within a legislative framework.
  • A range of systematic approaches used in project planning monitoring and control.
  • Different forms of contract requirements for an organisation.
  • A range of advanced business and engineering management techniques to achieve competitive advantage.

Course Details

This course has gone through the rigorous processes of validation by our current industrial partners and accreditation by APM, which demonstrates both the quality of the programme and the fact that it is recognised in the industry.

As a successful graduate, you should be better prepared for the strategic management of projects. Upon successful completion, you will also gain skills that can be applied to various managerial tasks required in any organisation, such as team working, leadership, critical thinking/ problem solving, risk management, communication, change management, etc.

Building on their master’s degree studies, previous graduates have secured exciting and rewarding positions across a wide variety of industries in leading organisations worldwide. They have become senior managers, consultants, and business owners, and some regularly return to the university to support current students as guest speakers and by hosting visits to their companies. In the past, this networking has often led to job and internship opportunities. You may have the same opportunity which can jump start your career and provides valuable work experience.

This course aims to respond to the ongoing trend for project-based work within engineering organisations, and the fact that projects are becoming extensively and increasingly technically complex. It is designed to prepare you to manage and lead organisational change through projects and become effective change agents. We take a high level, critical and evaluative view of project management, providing you with an understanding of planning, monitoring and controlling techniques required to deliver a very successful project.

Year One

• Project Management
• Project Management Information Systems
• Contract Management
• Management of Quality
• Advanced Experiential Project Management
• Engineering Project Management Frameworks (with Agile PM)
• Strategic International Project Management
• Masters Dissertation/Industry-based master’s Dissertation
• Leading Strategic Change through Creativity and Innovation
• Research Methods and Project Introduction

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