School of Engineering

Advanced Technology Management

MSc Full-time 12 months

Modern industry operates within a highly competitive global market.

Modern industry operates within a highly competitive global market.

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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2023
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?

 Modern industry operates within a highly competitive global market. The adoption, exploration and management of technology across both design and manufacture are at the forefront of providing successful business with the competitive edge needed to survive and grow. In addition, society is demanding that such business enterprises become ever more proactive in terms of sustainability and to adopt a social conscious across their business strategies.

This course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of modern sustainable technologies in terms of product development, optimisation, economic regeneration and manufacture. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how various IT based tools and systems function while also gaining insights into how these are implemented effectively within the manufacturing and industrial sectors. You will be equipped to undertake cross-functional management roles and to evaluate how modern organisations can strategically exploit existing and emerging technologies. This reflects the growing demand for specialists with advanced skills and knowledge to drive forward effective new product development and introduction across all of the major industrial sectors including automotive, aerospace, power generation and general manufacture.
 
To help you meet the challenges presented by this fascinating and key area, the Faculty of Science and Engineering not only supports you with a wealth of experience and unique expertise, it also gives you access to state of the art Computing and Product Development facilities including the Virtual Design Enterprise Centre equipped with high specification PC’s and immersive 7-metre wide stereoscopic visualisation screen.

What happens on the course?

 You will have the opportunity to engage with a range of learning approaches during the course of your study.

You will take part in lectures, tutorials, practical work and seminars. Some of these will be more traditional whereas others will require you to undertake research before coming together to discuss technical issues with a range of students and academic staff. You will have seminars from industry practitioners and have the opportunity to discuss your projects with them to gain real world insight into the problems you are trying to solve. You will also visit major companies such as Jaguar-Land Rover to gain an insight into how successful major companies operate.
 
You will have the opportunity to work in a range of dedicated facilities such as the Prototyping and Visualisation Laboratories to develop practical skills and understand the link between the theory and practical implementation of integrated CAD, Simulation and Rapid Prototype Manufacture. Throughout the weekly class sessions and through use of the on-line support material, you will obtain skills required to successfully implement and manage a range of modern manufacturing systems, processes and methodologies.
 
Often working on assessment and project briefs specified by industry practitioners, you will develop solutions to meet real world problems/requirements and be able to present these to your peers, practitioners and third parties in order to obtain balanced and current feedback.
 
 
 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The course is aimed at science and technology graduates who aspire to management roles in leading industrial organisations.

On completion of the programme, you can expect to develop your career towards senior management where strategic thinking skills, project management experience and deeper technological knowledge would be beneficial.
 
Currently, the majority of our graduates secure full time employment soon after completion of their course.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

To help you meet the challenges presented by this fascinating and key area, the Faculty of Science and Engineering not only supports you with a wealth of experience and unique expertise, it also gives you access to state of the art Computing and Product Development facilities including the Virtual Design Enterprise Centre equipped with high specification PC’s and immersive 7 metre wide stereoscopic visualisation screen.

 

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

Develop novel strategies for the management and deployment of advanced and emerging technologies, tools and techniques.

Select and apply appropriate industry standard computer aided engineering tools and analysis methods to model, analyse and evaluate engineering systems.

Apply knowledge to create original concepts for products, engineering systems or processes.

Make use of high level skills and abilities to exploit generic and bespoke software tools, solve complex design, configuration or process problems and thereby develop industrially appropriate solutions for delivery to a range of audiences.

Evaluate current research and scholarship within the general areas such as New Product Development and Introduction, Project Management and Sustainability, critique current research methodologies and apply this knowledge to propose original solutions.

Implement a range of transferable skills including the ability to learn independently, make informed decisions in complex situations and take responsibility for personal development 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A lower second honours degree or equivalent in related subject is required for direct entry onto this Master’s programme.

A Postgraduate Certificate in a related subject or equivalent with a minimum of grade C in all modules.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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