Qualified engineers and technologists now rank among the most sought after professionals, according to the UK’s Engineering and Technology Board. Their imagination, ability to integrate appropriate technologies into an organisation’s products, process and services are in great demand throughout business and industry, as well as in the public and voluntary sectors. Organisations need people who can lead technological innovation and organisational change, and who are confident decision makers with respect to the evaluation and acquisition of technologies.
There are four areas of study within this field:
Engineering – one of the most rewarding disciplines you can study. It offers tremendous variety, intellectual challenge and the high level of satisfaction that comes from problem solving. With qualified engineers in short supply there are plenty of well-paid jobs in industries as diverse as communications, cosmetics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, music and transport.
Technology management – technology has a massive impact on our personal and working lives, and this interaction between people and technology is a fascinating area to study. There’s increasing demand for professionally educated people with both the vision, strategic and operational capability to plan, develop and manage technologies effectively.
Advanced Networking – the safe management of networks is crucial to the everyday survival of organisations in an increasingly interconnected society. This is a rapidly developing discipline which offers variety and challenge. For those will the skills to manage such networks, there are plenty of job opportunities, both in the private and public sector.
Systems practice – Systems practice is an exciting, emerging management discipline which will provide you with the tools to think strategically and challenge your approach to complex situations. Using innovative techniques, it will equip you with the problem analysis and resolution skills required to succeed in the management of complex organisations and projects.
See the list of all our individual courses in Engineering, Technology and Design.
For information about postgraduate research degrees, visit the Research Degrees Prospectus.
If you want to study for a qualification and you are living outside the UK and Republic of Ireland, visit our international prospectus.
To start either the MSc in Engineering or the MEng you will need either an OU BEng (Hons), an equivalent qualification which is accredited as partially fulfilling the educational requirements for CEng, or one of our accredited degrees in Computing or IT.
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