Engineering Project Management MSc (Eng)

(Full time / Part time) 2019 start

Overview

Many engineering projects are now undertaken by multidisciplinary teams who are responsible for the whole project life cycle in a multi-project or programme management environment. Typically, these projects are becoming increasingly complex. 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 programme allows you to develop your knowledge of 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 project life cycle, to equip you with the range of skills you’ll need to make a major contribution at every stage of a project.

We have all the specialist software you’ll need for your programme, and you’ll have access to a dedicated study suite for Masters students.

Students wishing to acquire and further their knowledge regarding the management side of engineering projects will have an opportunity to do so via the Engineering Project Management MSc which focuses on the project life-cycle. Should further technical engineering and management expertise be sought then this option is also available through the International Construction Management and Engineering MSc which focuses on the whole-life cycle. Both of these programmes develop you as a professional communicator so you need to be prepared to spend time in improving your writing and presentation skills.

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Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.

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

Course content

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of a range of topics affecting how construction and engineering projects are managed. In addition to the tools and techniques that are used by project managers, you’ll examine the issues and challenges they currently face and consider them in a “whole life project” context. You’ll look at topics such as project cash flow, risk management, project appraisals and stakeholder relationship management among many others.

You’ll also focus on key topics such as project funding, especially for major infrastructure projects, as well as procurement management and supply chain issues. The process of value engineering, the concepts of value management and risk management will also be covered in depth.

Over the summer months you’ll work with your supervisor to complete your independent research project – a chance to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained and perhaps specialise in an area that relates to your career ambitions.

Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the Engineering Project Management module descriptions for more detail on what you will study.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • International Construction Management and Engineering/ Engineering Project Management Dissertation 60 credits
  • Project Management 15 credits
  • Advanced Project Management 15 credits
  • Strategic Management in Construction 15 credits
  • Funding for Projects 15 credits
  • Risk Management 15 credits
  • Management of Human Resources and Communications in Projects (MSc) 15 credits
  • Procurement Management 15 credits
  • Value Management 15 credits

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Engineering Project Management MSc (Eng) Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Engineering Project Management MSc (Eng) Part Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

Our ground breaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines. You’ll have regular contact with them through lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and project meetings.

Independent study is also important to the programme, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams.

Entry requirements, fees and applying

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in civil engineering or a related subject.

We will also consider applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates. If a candidate has at least two years’ relevant experience, a bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) will usually be considered.

All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.


Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Business Management and Enterprise (6 weeks) and Language for Business: Business Management and Enterprise (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible for taught postgraduate programmes. The Faculty of Engineering will only consider applications made before the dates below, subject to places being available;

31 July – International applicants
10 September - UK/EU applicants

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Admissions policy

Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2019

Fees

UK/EU: £10,500 (total)

International: £22,750 (total)

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Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

Additional cost information

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

Scholarships and financial support

The School of Civil Engineering offer a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Find out more about our Scholarships.

Career opportunities

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.

Graduates have gone on to find work with companies such as Arup, British Nuclear Fuels, KPMG (Major Projects Advisory), Laing O’Rourke, MNHD, Nexen Petroleum, Petrochem Kazakhstan, Seplat Petroleum Development Company and Sir Robert McAlpine.

Careers Support

You’ll have access to the wide range of engineering and computing careers resources held by our Employability team in our dedicated Employability Suite. You’ll have the chance to attend industry presentations book appointments with qualified careers consultants and take part in employability workshops. Our annual STEM Careers Fair provides further opportunities to explore your career options with some of the UK’s leading employers.

The University's Careers Centre also provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.

Projects

The dissertation project is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It allows you to apply what you’ve learned to a piece of research focusing on a real-world problem, and it can be used to explore and develop your specific interests.

Most projects are experimentally based and linked with companies within the oil and gas industry to ensure the topic of research is relevant to the field whilst also addressing a real-world problem.

Recent projects for MSc Engineering Project Management students have included:

  • Uncertainty management

  • Relational contracting and alliances

  • Management of multiple projects

  • Financing of public private partnerships

  • Integration of risk and value management

  • Iconic and complex projects

A proportion of projects are formally linked to industry, and can include spending time at the collaborator’s site over the summer.

Course terms and conditions