MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management
This MSc in Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management is an excellent opportunity to consolidate and advance your skills and knowledge in systems engineering, with a mechanical engineering emphasis. Completing the course successfully should increase your employability, as well as your suitability for further research or training options.
Almost every business or organisation uses some sort of system to keep things working efficiently and productively. This system might keep information moving securely and efficiently, or it might ensure product distribution or service availability. A systems engineer is the all-important link between complex programming and technology, and its users, customers and stakeholders. So, you’ll need a firm knowledge and understanding of both sides, and the ability to take a joined-up approach to ensuring systems meet a wide range of needs reliably, efficiently, and in user-friendly fashion.
That might sound like a tall order, but it’s a hugely rewarding career path, and this course is a great opportunity for you to develop a unique blend of practical engineering and management-orientated learning. We’re here to help you further specialise your systems engineering knowledge and skills, and completing this course successfully should make you highly employable in a range of sectors and settings.
The course meets professional institution standards in the UK and Europe, and addresses a range of contemporary issues in engineering and engineering management. If you’re looking to take a systems-based approach to engineering management, this course is could be ideal.
- Start date: 23/09/2019
- Location: The University of Bolton
- Award: MSc
- Duration: 3 years
- We’ll support you as you develop a systematic knowledge and understanding of how advanced engineering concepts and design methodologies apply in the design of mechanical equipment.
- We’ll encourage you to develop a mastery of digital signal processing for use in control applications.
- You’ll have the chance to explore advanced artificial intelligence techniques used in the design and control of automated machinery.
- We’ll work to help you develop a detailed understanding of how ‘total quality management’ applies to design, manufacture and project management.
- You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the commercial side of project management, including contract negotiation, stakeholder management, quotations, procurement and a range of other financial and legal matters.
- The course is designed to meet professional institution standards in the UK and Europe.
- We’ll encourage you to undertake a work placement and/or an industry-based project.
- You can also choose from two alternative pathways: Mechatronics or Electronics Systems Engineering.
- You can select common systems modules, whichever pathway you take.
- This course is based at the University of Bolton’s campus in the North West of England.
- It’s part of a well-established suite of Master’s programmes in Systems Engineering and Management that offers opportunities for study in Germany and dual award options.
- Start date: 23/09/2019
- Location: The University of Bolton
- Award: MSc
- Duration: 3 years
Normally, you should have at least a Lower Second Class Honours degree (2.2) in an engineering-related subject, and appropriate work experience.
Your application will also be considered if you have alternative equivalent qualifications with extensive relevant work experience.
We welcome your application if you hold a degree awarded by an overseas institution. The University will assess the equivalence of your qualifications.
If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details. Find out more
We're more than happy to have an informal chat with you about this course, either over the phone or in person. If you wish to meet in person, please contact the Programme Leader to arrange a mutually convenient time. (While we reserve the right to interview it's not our usual practice for this course.)
This course addresses contemporary issues in engineering and engineering management. In addition to helping to develop your technical knowledge and experience, this programme can give you greater confidence in your transferable and personal skills. These can include communication and team working, problem solving, logical thinking and analytical skills; all of which will be invaluable for your career success. Engineers are an integral part of our society and are often sought after for their analytical, computing and managerial abilities.
What can I do with this qualification?
Successful completion of this course will help you progress to a management role in an engineering-based organisation, and provide you with an in-depth understanding of systems engineering in whichever of the three disciplines (Mechatronic, Electronic and Mechanical) you choose.
Career opportunities may include positions in project management, engineering design, materials and mechanics, dynamics and control and systems analyst roles. Graduates can move into a wide variety of organisations including engineering consultancies and design practices, oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, food and drink, water and energy, research organisations and academic institutions.
Alternative career options
- Mining and drilling
- Production management
- Technical sales
- Water engineering
- Research and development
- Teaching and education
- Civil engineering
- Supply chain
- Building services
- Waste management
- Quality management
No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.
UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
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Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
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Apply online: University of Bolton MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management - 23 September 2019
International applications are not possible for this course
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.
- Intelligent Systems
- Business in Engineering
- Technical Publications and Presentations
- Advanced Control Technology
- Project Management
- Monitoring of Mechanical Systems
- Advanced Production Engineering
- Integrated Management Systems
- Master’s Project
Teaching, learning and assessment
We offer a range of teaching and learning approaches, including case studies, discussions, lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and computer-aided learning sessions. We expect you to be fairly autonomous and self-directed in your studies, but of course we’ll offer you plenty of encouragement and support along the way. The project aspect of the programme is your chance to integrate and demonstrate the practical and theoretical aspects of the course. The project carries a third of the total marks for this qualification, and is assessed jointly by the course supervisor and an external supervisor.
Each module on the programme involves several assessments, which all contribute towards your final grade for the module, and to your overall Master’s qualification. Assessment types are varied, but typically involve assignments, practical work, projects, oral presentations (including presentations based on your main project) and formal exams at the end of the programme.
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up to date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
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