Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Engineering Management (Taught)

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Course summary

Balancing academic theory with practical considerations, this course aims to help develop your knowledge and capabilities in the core key areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, risk analysis, project management, leadership, and consultancy. We aim to introduce you to the key aspects and challenges of managing a company across a wide range of sectors, to enable you to develop an integrated understanding of strategic and operational management. For example, using strategic decision making, risk analysis and environmental impact tools, we will consider the importance of business decisions and the leadership skills that influence business success. To help deliver this, a very important distinguishing feature of this course is that it has been designed to incorporate three alternative pathways that allow you to select a route that is clearly focused on your anticipated or current career path in a manufacturing company. The selection of one of the three pathways (Engineering Business Management, Technical, or Operations) aims to add specific career-focused content to the core modules that all students take. You have the opportunity to gain a range of management, intellectual and personal skills – including communication, cultural awareness, team working, objective setting, leadership, consultancy, presentation skills and digital literacy – required for operational effectiveness and success. We will also introduce you to a range of analytical tools and techniques, such as data gathering and analysis, problem solving, critical evaluation and structured report writing, so that you will be well-placed to research, analyse and solve complex problems.

Course details


Your main study themes are

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Engineers
Successful innovation is critical to a company’s success. You will have the chance to develop an important capability to analyse a company’s strategic approach to innovation management including the company’s culture and the role of the individual within the process, and as a result, potentially improve company performance through recommending strategic changes to improve a company’s innovation management.
  • Project management
Teaches how to manage organisational change through projects. We focus on projects involving major changes, including issues related to new products, new plant and equipment and new operating systems, which will affect the lives of people both within and without the organisation. We take a high level, critical and evaluative view of the subject, emphasising managerial and strategic use of the tools and techniques of project management.
  • Financial decision making and risk analysis Teaches key financial concepts and their application towards the establishment of a financially sound business. It should enable you to develop sufficient financial knowledge to be able to evaluate your own decision making in the context of a company’s long- term strategic development.
  • Leadership and Consultancy We will be covering these in the professional development topic as part of the Chartered management Institute element of the course.
Optional topics include
  • Global engineering strategy
We adopt a global perspective of strategy, focusing on the means to achieve long-term profitability within industrial companies. Increasingly, companies in international markets are competing through both their product offering and their manufacturing activities. As such, the ability to respond to customer demand by developing new products quickly and effectively is an important way of creating a structural competitive advantage. This focus on the market place similarly drives the development of strategies for the manufacturing function, in that it must support the company’s marketing objectives and also be able to provide a competitive advantage in the global market place.
  • Sustainability and the environment
You are taught how to develop and implement business models and strategies within the appropriate frameworks to comply with future requirements for sustainability, studying various aspects of sustainability (economic, social, environment), sustainable operations, and sustainability challenges.
  • Optimisation and Simulation
We aim to provide a broad understanding and knowledge of several production engineering and operations management concepts, which should enable you to map and analyse and manage engineering production operations using Operational Research techniques including Simulation to identify problems and provide solutions before actual implementation. These techniques will be used to model and optimise both deterministic and probabilistic production engineering problems.
  • Management of quality
You should learn to appreciate the importance of quality as a strategy for continuous improvement in business performance, examining progressive strategies for competitive quality, quality in design and manufacture and the customer supply chain right through to the concept of ‘Total Quality’. In addition to the foundation of quality as a strategy for continuous improvement in the provision of successful and competitive products and services to customers, you may learn how to integrate other critical aspects of world class business performance if you choose such topics as supply chain management, global lean and agile operations, and professional development.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include written reports and presentations. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2:2 or above in a relevant academic discipline, such as a Engineering or Management. Applicants with a degree in another discipline or with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

2022/23 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.

Provider information

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Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30

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