Units are taught intensively, usually over 4.5 days, with assessment normally taking place 5-6 weeks after the unit has been delivered.
Project Management: Learn the methods and techniques of planning and designing development projects and how they're used. You'll also gain knowledge about human factors with regards to such projects.
Knowledge Transfer: Gain a deep knowledge of the methods and processes of technology transfers, and evaluate the benefits and failings of these transfers. You'll learn to source knowledge and use its added value for business, and be able to choose the level of knowledge required, evaluate its cost to the business and long-term benefits.
Design Management: Develop a critical understanding of modern design management, the design process, product development, project planning, the integration of total quality and decision-making analysis.
Competitive Product Development: Business issues in competitive product development on domestic and global scales. You'll gain an understanding of marketing and modern tools and processes required for competitive product design and manufacture.
Business Innovation & Enterprise: Learn how to identify and exploit a company’s strengths. You'll evaluate external opportunities that exist, together with conceiving strategies to overcome internal weaknesses and the threats that might be imposed by the industry environment.
Research Methods: Develop key research skills in areas such as literature reviews, analysing research findings, project proposals, planning, experiment design and analysis, and dissemination. This unit will prepare you for writing a project proposal and for conducting and disseminating your Master's Project.
Individual Master's Project: You'll critically investigate, report and engage with complex issues. You'll present an analytically rigorous and well-argued case, gaining problem-solving skills by applying your knowledge across the discipline. Finally, you will present a reflective, integrated discussion of your research's conclusion, development and practice activity and its implications for the future. Projects worth 120 credits must be linked to an industrial research project.
Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University's taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used.
Download the programme specification for MSc Engineering Project Management.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.
This course gives you the opportunity to work in industry for up to 12 months. The placement provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience, and can be invaluable in helping you to make informed decisions about your future career path, as well as enhancing your employment prospects upon graduation.
A dedicated Placements Office helps you to obtain placements and you will receive support throughout the placement experience. Interview techniques and advice are also provided to help you successfully gain a placement. Previous students have found placements both in the UK and abroad. Companies that have offered placement opportunities to our students include:
- Jaguar Cars Ltd
- Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd
- Dyson Appliances Ltd
- The Gillette Company
Background and experience
For Engineering Project Management we are looking for applicants who:
- Wish to gain the ability and confidence to apply their knowledge and skills to specific design problems individually or in a group
- Wish to gain an understanding of sustainable development concepts and its framework and principal facets involving environmental, social and economic issues
- Wish to be fully conversant with contemporary information resources and use them effectively and efficiently
- Wish to be able to document and communicate, using oral and written presentations, project plans and results
- Wish to be able to plan, conduct and report on small engineering research projects.
The course is designed to provide industry with personnel who understand and can employ management and technical tools, and are able to spearhead and manage the development of new products and projects appropriate for the technological industries. This programme will be of particular relevance to knowledge transfer partnership associates engaged in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.
Full entry requirements
The normal requirements for embarking upon this course are:
If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow. Some of these are based on experience. Contact the Future Students Enqiury team for more information.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
- IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent.
View further information about our English language requirements.
A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.
You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our postgraduate entry requirements page.
This course will empower you with the business skills, industry knowledge and confidence needed to spearhead and manage the development of new products and projects within the technological industries, providing you with a route to becoming a successful, dynamic leader in the engineering industry. Good project managers are indispensable to all organisations competing in today’s international businesses, meaning you will be able to enjoy career opportunities in a wide range of industries.
As an Engineering Project Management graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as:
- Project manager
- Project engineer
- Programme manager
- Technical manager.
Industries worked in
- Project management
- Project engineering.
If you want to continue your studies after achieving your Master's, you can look into our range of doctoral programmes.
Meet our staff
Course leader for the MDes (Hons) Product Design, Franziska Conrad designed the QuickPitch pop-up tent when she was a student here at BU.
Dr Bryce Dyer, a Senior Lecturer in Product Design, created a new limb for athlete Colin Lynch, which will be used as he represents his country at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Associate Professor Dr Tania Humphries-Smith is the current Chair of the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED), the UK’s only professional body representing those working in the many fields of engineering and product design.
Read more about the expertise of other members of the Department of Design & Engineering, and book on to an open day to come along and meet some of them.
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After an annual review of the placement year tuition fee, a price increase in line with current inflation, equating to 3% has been introduced.