M.Sc. Process Industry Business Management

WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), University of Warwick

Application deadline: 31st August 2015
Tuition fee:
  • £ 11,500 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 21,280 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

Become a professional manager with a broad understanding of key systems and business functions in process and chemical industries

The MSc in Process Business Management provides a range of tools and techniques required to manage a process business and a methodical approach to decision making; it is ideal for those wanting to work in a management position within the process industries such as oil and gas, petroleum, electricity, water, pharmaceutical or nuclear, food processing or material manufacturing.

The course delivers an understanding of the management and operational requirements of a process business and students gain a broad view of industrial processes and process engineering as well as training strategic thinking and management and the implications of local and international environment in which engineering businesses operate.

We will accept applications to the course from students with a background in science, engineering or business subjects. The course is particularly well suited to students from chemical engineering or related disciplines.

After You Graduate

Graduates from this course can expect employment in oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and other process industries as well as a wide range of engineering organisations.

Take a look at our Alumni profiles to read about what some of our past students thought of the course and where they have gone onto work:

Graduates from Warwick are highly sought after by graduate employers. Employers often visit the campus to present to and recruit students directly from Warwick. You can also attend workshops run by the award winning Warwick Careers Service who offer assistance in finding graduates jobs for up to 3 years after graduation.

WMG also have their own placements Manager who actively looks for and promotes job opportunities to our students.

Contents

All courses start on Monday 5th October 2015.

Course structure

The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 10 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week.
The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%.

Modules

Between 7 and 9 core modules are specified for each of the MSc courses and these modules are compulsory. The core modules for each course are listed on the relevant course pages.

In addition to the core modules you can choose additional elective modules from an extensive list to make up to 10 modules for the course. There are a range of elective modules available, focussed on management, business, technology and other subject areas. And so you can choose your elective modules to tailor the degree to your interest and to support your future career aspirations.

Assessment

The course is assessed through Post Module Assignments and a major research project.

Post Module Assignments (PMA)

At the end of every module you will be given a post module assignment (PMA). This is a piece of assessed, written work which enables you to delve more deeply into the subject area of the module. It should take you 40-60 hours to complete and the submission deadline is four weeks after the end of the module.

Project and Dissertation

Throughout the year, alongside your modules and PMA’s, you will undertake a major individual research project which you then submit in the form of a dissertation at the end of August, followed by an oral exam where your Project Supervisor and an independent supervisor will discuss your project with you.

You do not need to choose your project in advance. At the beginning of your MSc course, you will be provided with a wide range of project titles which you can choose from. Many projects relate closely to research developments in industry or research at WMG.

The project accounts for 50% of MSc grade and through choosing a project suited to your interest and future career aspirations, this another great way to tailor your degree.

Industry Relevance

WMG work closely with industry to ensure their course content is up to date and that what is being taught to students and the teaching methods used are relevant to today’s industry needs. Our courses are taught by academic staff with backgrounds in industry who are supported by visiting lecturers currently working in senior positions in industry. You will also have regular opportunities to go out on day trips to industry, visiting the sites of well-known companies to experience in practice the theory of what you learning and see how it is applied in industry.

Requirements

  • Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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