I was interested in a Masters of Engineering Management course and very few universities were offering this course. The Middlesex fee offered good value and the course contents were interesting.
I studied an MSc in Engineering Management.
In my opinion the work environment has changed and engineers need to know far more about "management". After my Electrical Engineering Degree I worked in the industry and realised the need for a management degree, but I didn't want to leave my basic engineering background so I selected an Engineering Management Masters degree course.
I really enjoyed the Engineering Project Management course module and the industrial visit to the Jaguar plant.
I would give the Engineering Management faculty a gold star! All the professors have a wealth of industrial experience and I feel lucky to have been trained by such Engineering Management gurus!
For my final year project in 2010, my MSc Engineering Management course group was divided into two groups, each with seven members. I was selected as the Team Leader for one of these groups. I had to assign the tasks, show weekly progress and maintain a master plan for the project using Microsoft Project. After a one hour presentation and a 45 minute question/answer session on the final presentation day, I felt extremely proud as my group was declared the winner and awarded the trophy. I also enjoyed receiving a Distinction in my degree.
Outside of my course, I enjoyed playing tennis, going to the gym and the Costa coffee!
I would recommend going to Middlesex University for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Engineering Management is the most suitable degree for any Engineer wanting to gain a good blend of technical and managerial knowledge. I was very satisfied with my degree modules, my final year project and the faculty.
I personally would recommend to prospective students who are looking at studying at Middlesex University that they join this world class institute.
I am more confident and have better communication and improved presentation skills. The postgraduate course has given me attention to detail and enough confidence to take on and manage technical and administrative responsibilities.
I always had a dream to work for the railway industry. I joined the UK's railway industry, which is world famous for its standards and regulations, as an Assistant Signalling Designer. The main pro is it is a highly rewarding sector. The main con is the fact there is a lot of pressure as signal designing is highly safety-critical work.
I contacted Middlesex University Career Services and based on the advice I received, I updated my CV and covering letter accordingly. I applied to many jobs on various recruitment websites, company websites and attended career exhibitions. I was invited for some interviews and assessment centres. As a result, I found my current job.
Joining such a specialised and rewarding sector has been a highlight. Some other life defining moments for me to date are:
Be confident, polish your communication skills and always dream big!
Work out what your key interest area is and remember everything is possible.