Aston University

Aston University

Engineering Leadership and Management

The course has been designed to keep disruption to the employee and the workplace to a minimum, with a focus on 8 long study weekends each year in the first 2 years, rather than a regular day release format. In the 1st year participants take the level 7 certificate in Leadership and Management, a qualification in its own right, worth 20 credits towards the programme. The final year involves a real-world project carried out in the workplace. Some employers believe that that there is a lack of strategy oriented scientific and technological insight into board-level decisions, reducing the breadth of knowledge that is now required in an increasingly complex and rapidly globalising business environment. This Master's Programme targets experiential leadership amongst engineers, the management skill most lacking in the UK (UKCES, 2013, study of management skills in the UK).

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree; an equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston; a degree-level professional qualification; plus: at least 5 years' relevant work experience; an official academic transcript of grades (in English) where relevant; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to provide evidence of an English language qualification; 2 professional references, each of which should reflect the applicant's leadership and management potential.

Course modules

Core: strategic management and finance; project management; research methods; developing leadership and management capability through enquiry (also achieves the ILM level 7 certificate in leadership and management).
Optional: commercial engagement; human resources management; supply chain management; operational effectiveness; sustainable engineering; CSR and governance.
Dissertation stage: major employer project,

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered using a range of methods including interactive lectures, tutorials, site visits, guest lectures and class debate. Assessment methods are chosen in relation to the particular requirements of a module. Assessment methods employed include group and individual assignments, and class participation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,995 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,995 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,995 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,995 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,995 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,995 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Telephone number: 
0121 204 5333