UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Advanced Engineering Management : Operations Management

MSc  |  Placement Year:   No

Semester one modules are taken by all students to develop a firm base of general knowledge and techniques for further specialised management study. Delivered by leading academics in Birmingham Business School (BBS), the management content is research led, drawing on the expertise and reputation of BBS to help deliver a high quality experience for students. Topics include strategy, innovation, marketing, organisational behaviour and financial management. 

Semester two sees students move into a pathway of their choice, where the key management concepts tackled in the first semester will be complemented by the exploration of practical management applications by academics from the School of Engineering, drawing upon its wealth of research experience and industrial links. 

This new structure will allow us to present the core principles in semester one and then to demonstrate their application in semester two before you progress into the summer and the opportunity to investigate and develop a contemporary Engineering Management topic via a 60 credit research project.

Examples of project titles:

  • BP in the Global Oil Industry
  • Human Resources Management at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Analysis of the Hellenic Steel Industry
  • Strategic Repositioning of the BMW Group

You can expect to be exposed throughout to up-to-date knowledge of current and future trends in the management of your chosen field whilst developing the skills of critical evaluation and analysis that you will need as an engineer of tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming you.

Programme description

Semester one modules are taken by all students to develop a firm base of general knowledge and techniques for further specialised management study. Delivered by leading academics in Birmingham Business School (BBS), the management content is research led, drawing on the expertise and reputation of BBS to help deliver a high quality experience for students. Topics include strategy, innovation, marketing, organisational behaviour and financial management. 

Semester two sees students move into a pathway of their choice, where the key management concepts tackled in the first semester will be complemented by the exploration of practical management applications by academics from the School of Engineering, drawing upon its wealth of research experience and industrial links. 

This new structure will allow us to present the core principles in semester one and then to demonstrate their application in semester two before you progress into the summer and the opportunity to investigate and develop a contemporary Engineering Management topic via a 60 credit research project.

Examples of project titles:

  • BP in the Global Oil Industry
  • Human Resources Management at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Analysis of the Hellenic Steel Industry
  • Strategic Repositioning of the BMW Group

You can expect to be exposed throughout to up-to-date knowledge of current and future trends in the management of your chosen field whilst developing the skills of critical evaluation and analysis that you will need as an engineer of tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming you.

Key Modules
  • Developed to address the challenges faced by engineering graduates who move into general management or senior specialist roles, this innovative new programme will allow students to draw on the specialist expertise of both Birmingham Business School and the School of Engineering within the University of Birmingham.
  • The flexibility this programme offers will allow students to specialise in a pathway most suited to their skills and career aspirations, or undertake a generalist route that will instil a broader insight into engineering management.
  • Birmingham Business School is a global centre of teaching and research excellence, holding the ‘Triple Crown’ of international accreditations: AMBA, EQUIS and the AACSB. 
  • The MSc programmes in the School of Engineering are rooted in high-quality teaching and learning through enquiry-based and independent study, producing high calibre graduates equipped with the skills to excel in technical management.
  • Students will benefit from our established links with industry, which can be utilised during the dissertation projects and form a solid networking base for prospective careers.
Module & Subject

Strategic Innovation Management (20 credits)
Organisational and Operations Management (20 credits)
Marketing and Financial Management (20 credits)
Pathway modules (semester 2)
These modules will be aligned with the Operations Management pathway:

Engineering Production and Risk Management in Construction (20 credits)
Management Information Systems and Simulation (20 credits)
Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking (20 credits)
Dissertation project (semester 3)
Dissertation (60 credits)

Entry Requirements
  • A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from an UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject and applicants must meet the following module criteria:

For applicants with a degree in Accounting, Finance, Accounting and Finance, International Accounting, International Finance or International Accounting and Finance:

One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Financial reporting, Senior Financial Accounting and Theory or Accounting

One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Management, International Finance or International Financial Management

  • All other Applicants:

One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Financial reporting, Senior Financial Accounting and Theory or Accounting

One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Management, International Finance or International Financial Management

Two modules with minimum 2.1 grade from a list of 22 other possible modules, including Auditing, Investments, Money and Banking etc.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements

Standard English language requirements apply (IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band).

Students with a bachelor degree (4 years minimum) may be considered for entry to a postgraduate degree programme. However please note that we will only consider students who meet the entry guidance below.

Please refer to the ‘Business School’ guidance below if you are applying for a Business or Economics programme (not including MBA). You can see the relevant courses on the Business school website.

Please refer to the ‘All other programmes’ guidance below if you are applying for all other courses.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO THE BUSINESS SCHOOL (BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES EXCLUDING MBA) 

GROUP 1 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 100 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013. We will also consider institutions part of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities.

We will consider students from these institutions with 80% or above.

Borderline cases: we will consider students with 70-79% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

GROUP 2 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 101 to 150 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013.

We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities or top 150 ranking university in Netbig 2012 or 2013.

  • We will also consider the following 9 specialist Business universities:
  1. University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
  2. Beijing Technology and Business University
  3. Huaqiao University
  4. Nanjing University of Finance and Economics
  5. Tianjin University of Finance and Economics
  6. Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
  7. Jiangxi University of Finance
  8. Capital University of Economics and Trade
  9. Nanjing Audit University

We will consider students from these institutions with 85%.

Borderline cases: we will consider students with 80-84% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

  • ALL OTHER INSTITUTIONS

If you do not meet the requirement for group 1 or 2 university above then you are not likely to be considered for entry to our Business School. However you may be considered for other programmes outside of the Business school, see details below.

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO ALL OTHER PROGRAMMES (INCLUDING MBA)

GROUP 1 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 200 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013. We will also consider institutions part of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities.

We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFILIATED COLLEGES of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities or top 200 ranking university in Netbig 2012 or 2013.

We will consider students from these institutions with 80% or above.

Borderline cases: we will consider students with 70-79% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

  • GROUP 2 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 201 to 500 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013.

We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of these universities.

We will consider students from these institutions with 85%.

Borderline cases: we will consider students with 80-84% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience. 

GROUP 3 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 501 to 800 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013.

We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of these universities.

We will consider students from these institutions with 85% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

THREE-YEAR DIPLOMAS

Applicants with three year diplomas and substantial work experience at managerial level (5-7 years) can be considered for entry to a non-business postgraduate degree programme.

  • ALL OTHER INSTITUTIONS

If you do not meet the requirement for group 1, 2 or 3 university above then you are not likely to be considered for entry to our courses.

Students with Master’s degree may be considered for PhD study.

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 Year
Course Fee:  21690.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER