DIng / DPhil in Engineering Management

General

Program Description

DIng in Engineering Management

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental independent systems engineering and management research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

  1. Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve engineering research/development problems independently, creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e. Engineering and/or Engineering Management Sciences in the chosen field of research.
  2. Plan and manage advanced engineering research project(s), demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development/management in the chosen field of research practice.
  3. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research.
  4. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research.
  5. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform data analysis and interpretation.
  6. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specific research audiences and the community at large, in so far as they are affected by the research, using appropriate structure, style, and graphical support.
  7. Use and assess appropriate advanced research methods, skills, tools, technology and information technology effectively and critically in engineering research/development practice, and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of research/development activities on society and the environment.
  8. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits, where applicable, in the chosen field of research.
  9. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning and research, to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering management research/development field.
  10. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research.
  11. Demonstrate, where applicable, cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering management research/development activities.
  12. Explore, where applicable, education and career opportunities in advanced engineering management research/development.
  13. Organise and develop, where applicable, entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering, technical research, development and/or managerial skills.

Admission requirements and selection criteria

An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University.

Conferment of the degree

The DIng: Engineering Management will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and thesis successfully.

DPhil in Engineering Management

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/design and synthesis, and related inter-disciplinary principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental inter-disciplinary engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach as well as an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

  1. Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve engineering research/development problems of an original nature creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e. Engineering Management Sciences in the chosen field of research.
  2. Plan and manage research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding, and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development/management in the chosen field of research practice.
  3. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research.
  4. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research.
  5. Plan and conduct advanced inter-disciplinary investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation.
  6. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specific research audiences and the community at large, in so far as they are affected by the research, using appropriate structure, style, and graphical support.
  7. Use and assess appropriate advanced inter-disciplinary research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in engineering research/development practice, and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of research/development activities on society and the environment.
  8. Perform synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits, where applicable, in the chosen field of inter-disciplinary research.
  9. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning and research, to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering management research/development field.
  10. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research.
  11. Demonstrate, where applicable, cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering management research/development activities.
  12. Explore, where applicable, education and career opportunities in advanced engineering management research/development.
  13. Organise and develop, where applicable, entrepreneurial opportunities through technical research, development and/or managerial skills.

Admission requirements and selection criteria

An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted after the successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University.

Conferment of the degree

The DPhil: Engineering Management will be conferred on students who have completed the research project and thesis successfully.

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated August 2019

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