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Engineering Project Management MSc

Engineering Project Management - Masters Course

Overview

Many engineering projects are now undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams, who are responsible for the whole project life-cycle in a multi-project or programme management environment with increasing levels of complexity. As a result, team members are expected to have a range of project management skills including contractual knowledge, financial engineering competency and strategic awareness.

This course covers the entire project management process from inception and feasibility, engineering, procurement and implementation, through to commissioning and operation. Particular emphasis is placed on financial, planning and management aspects of the product life cycle. In order to ensure industry relevance, the course has also been developed to comply with international standards and both the APM and PMI Bodies of Knowledge.

Course duration: 12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £10,000; International: £16,800
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £5,000 available.
Accreditation: This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree by the Joint Board of Moderators under licence from the UK regulator the Engineering Council.

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This course is also accredited by EUR-ACE, the European quality label for engineering degree programmes at Bachelor and Master level.

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Modules

The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 60 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules Credits
Project Management 15
Advanced Project Management 15
Strategic Management in Construction 15
Funding for Projects 15
Risk Management 15
Procurement Management 15
Value Management 30
Research Project/Dissertation
60

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Career options
Many of our previous graduates now work as project managers for construction companies, in consultancy or for large client organisations. Alternatively, you may choose to continue to work as an engineer or general manager, but with increased input into the project work of an organisation.

Graduate destinations
Every year our Careers Centre undertakes a destination of leavers survey with students six months after graduation. A selection of these destinations, from the last five years, can be found on our employability page.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK second class (2:2) honours degree, or higher, in an engineering or technological discipline. A managerial or economic discipline will be considered providing applicants have 2 years relevant work experience in an engineering environment. Consideration will be given to professionally qualified and experienced candidates without formal qualifications.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

How to apply

The easiest and quickest way to apply for one of our masters courses is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. However, if you prefer, you can download an application form to print out and complete. Once complete, please return this, along with the correct documents to our Engineering Admissions Hub either via email or post: Engineering PGT Admissions Hub, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team, e: pgcivil@leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 2302.