In today's rapidly evolving competitive environment, project management has developed from a specialist activity into a major process for managing change, innovation and securing commercial success.
Managers and engineers at every organisational level need an in-depth understanding of the concepts, techniques and tools required to manage multidisciplinary teams and the whole project life cycle for anything from new product development to the construction of new manufacturing facilities.
Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this course is designed for graduates and professionals who have already acquired expertise in their field of engineering and now wish to develop engineering project management skills to provide leadership and contribute to successful project deliveries. It has been specifically developed with feedback our industry partners, including SAIC Motor Limited, formerly MG Rovers, which also sends senior project management directors to share their experiences through guest lecturers.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course responds to the ongoing trend for project-based work within most organisations and the fact that projects are becoming extensively and increasingly technically complex.
It is designed to prepare you to manage and lead organisational change through projects and become effective change agents. We take a high level, critical and evaluative view of project management, providing you with an understanding of planning, monitoring and controlling techniques required to deliver a very successful project.
We focus on projects involving major changes and complexities, such as issues related to new products and services, new plant, equipment, new operating systems, and look at how they can affect the lives of people both inside and outside the organisation.
The course balances the technical side of project management with the soft side of project management, which focuses on behavioural excellence and people management. You therefore have the opportunity to learn about the human dynamics of project teams, developing your skills in leadership, communication and teamwork, as well as learning how to plan sophisticated projects by using commercial software packages and apply quality and good financial, management.
This course has gone through the rigorous processes of validation by our industrial partners and accreditation by APM, which demonstrates both the quality of the programme and the fact that it is recognised in the industry.
As a successful graduate, you should be better prepared for the strategic management of projects. You should also gain skills that can be applied to various managerial tasks required in any organisation, such as teamworking, leadership, critical thinking/ problem solving, risk management, communication, change management, etc.
Building on their Master’s degree studies, previous graduates have secured exciting and rewarding positions across a wide variety of industries in leading organisations worldwide. They have become directors, senior managers, consultants and business owners, and regularly return to the University to support current students as guest speakers and by hosting visits to their companies. This networking often leads to job and internship opportunities, which can jump start your career and provides valuable work experience.
As a postgraduate student, you will also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
This course has a very good track record of producing good project managers working in prestigious organisations worldwide. Recent graduates have been employed by Jaguar Land Rover UK, Saudi Aramco, PepsiCo International, BMW, Airbus, Chevron Corporation, DHL Ltd, PDS Protek AS, Axillium Research and Caparo AP Braking Ltd.
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