University of Greenwich

Engineering Management with Industrial Practice MSc

Extend and develop your engineering and technology skills and gain solid management experience with this two-year MSc Engineering Management with an industrial placement.

Around the globe there's a growing need for engineers with solid management skills. Our Master's in Engineering Management with Industrial Practice has been developed to respond to the specific needs of the manufacturing and engineering sectors. The course offers a clear and focused alternative to traditional MBA degrees, and includes a year of study followed by a one-year sponsored internship.

Students combine lab-based exercises with lectures, seminars, simulations and workshops to explore issues including finance and business planning, sustainability, global engineering and supply chain management. Graduates taking this course will gain the knowledge and skills for successful careers in local and global engineering management.


  • It's aimed at engineering and technology graduates who wish to extend and develop their skills, as well as graduates looking to focus on managerial roles within engineering.
  • You will complete a supervised individual project that runs throughout the academic year.
  • Students secure a year-long, fully paid placement as an opportunity to put your first-year knowledge into practice.
  • You are responsible for securing your placement (with our help). But if this is not completed, you can still graduate with an award without industrial practice.
  • Graduates can pursue a management career in both the public and private sectors


Career Prospects

Will I have a work placement?

The industrial year is an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and experienced you gain during your first year.

The industrial placement provides a valuable opportunity to work in state-of-the-art industrial laboratories. You gain advanced knowledge of leading techniques and processes and how these are applied in an industrial context, which contributes to your professional development as a scientist.

How long is my placement?

To complete the MSc with Industrial Practice programmes, you must complete 11 months of full-time industrial experience.

Mentors

A workplace mentor supports you throughout your placement year, helping you to set objectives and goals, and ensuring you receive appropriate training.

You are also allocated an academic mentor, who monitors your written work. The academic mentor will visit or arrange a video call with you and your workplace mentor at least once during the placement year to ensure it is running smoothly.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The course is aimed at experienced industry practitioners who wish to complement their academic knowledge and obtain professional recognition in key management areas of private industry or the public sector internationally.

Graduates can pursue management careers in the public and private sectors, including technology, engineering design and product development, manufacturing production, and supply chain (particularly in the fields of engineering management).

Do you provide employability services?

Our Faculty careers team provides support and guidance to students and we work with a partner organisation that specialises in helping to secure an industrial placement opportunity. However, it is your responsibility to secure a work placement in your second year. This could be with a local or international employer in a relevant industrial sector.

If a placement is not secured, it is still possible to graduate with an MSc in Engineering Management without Industrial Practice.

Course Details

Year 1

Compulsory modules.
Accounting and Finance for Engineers and Project Managers (15 credits)
Individual Research Project (60 credits)
Research, Planning and Communication (15 credits)
Academic English for Postgraduates (Engineering)
Engineering Enterprise (15 credits)
Strategy & Management (15 credits)
Global Engineering: Theory and Practice (15 credits)
Advanced Principles in Lean Manufacturing (15 credits)
Advanced Principles in Supply Chain Management (15 credits)

Optional modules
Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (15 credits)
Operations Management (15 credits)
Process Improvement Techniques (15 credits)
Quality Engineering (15 credits)

Year 2

Compulsory modules.
Individual Research Project (60 credits)
Industrial Practice (60 credits)

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