MSc Programme in Production Engineering & Management, MSc Programme in Production Management and MSc Programme in Engineering Management

Who should enroll?

The programmes would be most useful to engineers and managers hulding responsibilities for planning, design and development, production/ operations, plant maintenance, and projects in the manufacturing and service industries. Graduates in engineering or science wishing to pursue careers in production/ operations management may also apply.

Aims and Objectives

These degree programmes aim to provide advanced education and training for graduates in engineering, science and related areas to meet the current and future needs of the manufacturing and allied industries.
Each programme's respective purpose is outlined, as follows:

MSc In Production Engineering & Management

The specific objective of this programme of study is to allow graduates in mechanical and industrial engineering to strengthen and enhance their capabilities in engineering and managment with an in-depth understanding of the technical, economic and managerial factors and their integration in the specification, design and operation of manufacturing systems.

On completion, the graduates of the PEM programme would be able to:

  • Contribute to organisational efforts to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Create effective work environments using Human Resource Concepts.
  • Develop and implement work design practices to enhance human performance.
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Implement work methods to ensure quality of products and services.
  • Use Operations Research models for making optimal decisions.
  • Formulate and implement projects for change management and enhancement of organizational performance.
  • Ensure proper use of funds in compliance with financial policies.
  • Formulate and implement maintenance policies and programs for optimal use of physical assets.
  • Design and implement plant facilities and modifications.

Output: A competent production engineer capable of combining technical and managerial functions.

MSc In Production Management

The specific objective of this programme of study is to allow graduates in Engineering and Science to strengthen and enhance their capabilities in production/operations management with a thorough understanding of the analysis, planning and control of production systems.

On completion, the graduates of the PM programme would be able to:

  • Contribute to organisational efforts to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Create effective work environments using Human Resource Concepts.
  • Develop and implement work design practices to enhance human performance.
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Implement work methods to ensure quality of products and services.
  • Use Operations Research models for making optimal decisions.
  • Formulate and implement projects for change management and enhancement of organizational performance.
  • Ensure proper use of funds in compliance with financial policies.
  • Develop and deploy production planning and control systems.
  • Implement JIT and Lean production programs.

Output: A competent production manager capable of profitable operations of manufacturing enterprises.

MSc In Engineering Management

The specific objective of this programme of study is to allow graduates in Engineering and Science to strenthen and enhance their capabilities in managing engineering functions.

On completion, the graduates of the EM programme would be able to:

  • Contribute to oraganisational efforts to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Create effective work environments using Human Resources Concepts.
  • Develop and implement work design practices to enhance human performance.
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Implement work methods to ensure quality of products and services.
  • Use Operations Research models for making optimal decisions.
  • Formulate and implement projects for change management and enhancement of organizational performance.
  • Ensure proper use of funds in compliance with financial policies.
  • Formulate and implement maintenance policies and programs for optimal use of pysical assets.

Output: A competent engineering manager capable of effective management of engineering functions and services.

Regulations

  • The general regulations of the University and Faculty of Engineering regulations for MSc degrees shall apply.
  • Candidates are required to pass both coursework and written examinations in each course offered.
  • In respect of each candidate who fails the examination in any course, the examiners shall recommend to the Board for Graduate Studies whether a second attempt at the examination should be permitted.
  • A full-time candidate who fails not more than two (2) courses in a semester may be allowed a second attempt at the examinations in those courses.
  • A part-time candidate who fails not more than one (1) course in a semester may be allowed a second attempt at the examination in that course.
  • Candidates will not normally be permitted to repeat the examination of any one (1) course on more than one subsequent occasion.

Entry Requirements

The requirements for admission to the programme are as follows:

MSc In Production Engineering & Management:

A BSc degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Production Engineering or an equivalent.

 

MSc In Production Management:

BSc degree in Engineering or Science or an equivalent. Candidates with other qualifications will be considered if they have at least ten (10) years industrial experience in the area of production management. Qualifying examinations may also be prescribed for such candidates.

 

MSc In Engineering Management:

BSc in Engineering or Science or an equivalent.
Candidates with other qualifications will be considered if they have at least ten (10) years' industrial experience in the area of engineering management. Qualifying examinations may also be prescribed for such candidates.

 

Normally, at least one (1) year of industrial experience is desirable in all cases.

Structure of Programme

Duration Of Study

PART-TIME STUDENTS

Normally expected to complete the examination requirements within four (4) semesters and complete the project in accordance with the relevant University regulations.

FULL-TIME STUDENTS

Normally expected to complete the examination requirements within two (2) semesters and complete the project in accordance with the relevant University regulations.

The Programme consists of a set of courses grouped under four (4) major subject groups and a final project. Each course is taught over one (1) semester and carries three (3) credits and the final project carries nine (9) credits.

MENG 6508 Research Methods is a compulsory course for all MSc programmes in the Department.

Course Listing

A. PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE
MENG 6200 Production Technology MENG 2008*
MENG 6201 Machine Toul Technology
MENG 6202 Applied Materials Technology MENG 3015
MENG 6203 Robotic Technology & Applications

B. PRODUCTION SYSTEMS DESIGN

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE
MENG 6300 Applied Ergonomics
MENG 6301 Computer Applications in Manufacturing
MENG 6302 Design of Plant & Services
MENG 6303 Computer Control Systems

C. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT & CONTROL

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE
MENG 6400 Production Planning & Control
MENG 6401 Advanced Production Management MENG 3006
MENG 6402 Human Resource Management I
MENG 6403 Human Resource Management II
MENG 6404 Maintenance Engineering & Management
MENG 6405 Total Quality Management

D. ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT & OPTIMISATION

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE
MENG 6500 Industrial Marketing
MENG 6501 Statistical Methods in Engineering
MENG 6502 Financial Management
MENG 6503 Applied Operations Research
MENG 6504 Technology & Product Development MENG 3013
MENG 6505 Health, Safety & The Environment
MENG 6506 Project Management E.
MENG 6508 Research Methods
MENG 6600 Final Project

In addition, undergraduate options, not more than the equivalent of nine (9) credits, may be taken from the fullowing list in each of the subject groups:

GROUP A.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE
MENG 2008 Manufacturing Technology
MENG 3014 Computer-aided Design & Manufacture
MENG 3015 Materials Technology

GROUP B.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE
IENG 2000 Work Study & Ergonomics
IENG 3004 Control Systems Technology
IENG 3006 Automation

GROUP C.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE
MENG 3006 Production Management

GROUP D.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE
IENG 2002 Operations Research I
IENG 3007 Operations Research II
IENG 3008 Simulation

Other Information

REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARD OF MSC

Candidates are required to obtain a total of 36 credits, as given below, in coursework and complete an industry-oriented project, MENG 6600, equivalent to nine (9) credits.

 

  • MSc in Production Engineering & Management:
    18 credits from Subject Groups A and B and 18 credits from Subject Groups C and D.
  • MSc in Production Management:
    24 credits from Subject Groups B and C and 12 credits from Subject Group D.
  • MSc in Engineering Management:
    12 credits from Subject Groups A and B, and 24 credits from Subject Groups C and D.

There are mandatory courses for each of the programmes that must be taken by students. These are essential for students to matriculate for the award of an MSc in each of the programmes listed above.

Selection of courses is subject to the approval of the Department.

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