Engineering management at York

Want to combine a managerial role with your engineering experience? An Engineering Management degree is the perfect way to progress your career. SET spoke to Tony Ward from the University of York about the benefits of Engineering Management at the institution.

Why should you choose Engineering Management?

Good quality graduate engineers rarely stay only at the hands on engineering level for very long, most are given additional managerial responsibility in the form of a team to run, a project to manage or both.  This is often the first rung in the ladder to engineering management.
Our taught MSc in Engineering Management provides you with models and theories and the skill to apply them to real engineering situations in the managerial subjects needed for your early transition into management in the modern, global business world. All our modules focus on the application of management knowledge to real problems - it is a very hands-on study programme with an emphasis on the development of generic skills and management behaviours as well as the core ‘management technical’ knowledge.

Programme length and structure

You will study for one-year full time.  There are three teaching terms each of 10 weeks duration, the teaching period is followed by a substantial group project in which you will solve a real life problem offering both a technical and business solution.  Group work is involved right from the very first induction sessions and you will develop your skills of problem solving, communications, team working, creativity, information management, managing meetings and many more, all as part of the fully integrated programme.

“The MSc in Engineering Management offers exactly what I was looking for. It combines all the essential qualifications for management – based on a technical background. Furthermore, it attaches much importance on working in teams and learning how to communicate across cultures.” Johannes Heigl

Entry requirements

You will need a good first degree in an Engineering subject, equivalent to a UK second-classhonors degree.  You will also need to be able to speak, write and hear English to at least IELTS level 6.0. Professional experience, relevant work experience or an internship is beneficial but not mandatory.

Where is the city of York?

York is the second most-visited city in England (after London) and has a wealth of historical buildings dating back two thousand years. It was an important town for the Romans (when it was known as Eboracum), and the Vikings (who called it Jorvik).  The University is situated in a beautifully landscaped campus a short walk or bus ride from the city centre.  York is good for shopping, fun and eating out and gives easy access to some of the most stunning countryside in England.

“I would really recommend the University of York to anyone who wishes to get a Master’s degree in Engineering Management. Apart from the reputation of the school and the department, there are so many societies and activities for students to be involved in to give students a great student experience overall. The city of York is also a peaceful, beautiful and safe city.”Blessings Uwa

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