BE PREPARED TO HANDLE THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALISATION
There is a general increase in global companies and as a result, there is an increasing demand for graduates who can meet the challenges that come with globalisation. Studying Operations and Management Engineering at AAU CPH, you learn to develop and execute development strategies in an international perspective.
Offshoring and outsourcing of different activities within a company’s value chain are creating a completely new managerial agenda. This study programme will give you the expertise needed to analyse, understand and solve the challenges associated with the disintegration and globalisation of a company’s value chain. In addition, the study programme addresses the globalisation challenges from an innovation perspective by investigating the problems and opportunities in developing innovative global business models and systems.
The Master's programme provides you with competences in international strategy and change processes, and you gain tools for analysis, organisation, and development in a global context.
Furthermore, the study programme focuses on the globalisation challenges faced by a wide range of different companies and industries – for example pharmaceutical companies, companies in the service and IT industries as well as industrial companies.
This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend a vast majority of your day there.
In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with relevant issues in relation to operations and management engineering, that challenge you to use all of your knowledge to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will prepare you better for your own work life after you graduate.
If you complete the Master’s programme, you are entitled to the designation Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Operations and Management Engineering).
Graduates from the study programme typically work as managers, specialists and consultants in a wide range of different organisations such as Carlsberg, Vestas, Danske Bank, Accenture, IBM and Siemens.
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PROBLEM based learning (PBL)
Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a successful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.
The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well prepared for your future career. Learn more about PBL.
When doing project work, you work closely in groups with other students. This gives you the opportunity to cooperate, share knowledge and to explore larger and more complex academic problems than what you would have been able to do on your own. Furthermore, the groups serve a social purpose and make it easier for you to get to know your fellow students and feel more at home at the university. Learn more about teamwork at AAU.
COLLABORATION WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Aalborg University works closely with the business community. This means that as a student you will work with real issues from companies and organisations. Thus, while you are studying, you already have the opportunity to enhance your academic competences with a business-oriented and practical angle.
YOUR TEACHER DOES RESEARCH
At Aalborg University teaching is research based. This means that your lecturers are doing research within the same academic field as he or she is teaching. You thus have access to the latest knowledge and dedicated teachers who are passionate about what they teach. The teaching material not only includes books but may also consist of, for example, current academic articles from journals.
The laboratories at Aalborg University are of the highest standard, and they play an important role in teaching. You will work under the best laboratory conditions with access to the latest technology, which is vital for your benefiting from the teaching.
STUDYING IN COPENHAGEN
AAU Copenhagen is a part of Aalborg University and is located at Sydhavnen (South Harbour) near the city centre. Therefore, students at AAU CPH have access to the city’s wide range of cultural and leisure activities. AAU CPH is a relatively new campus with an international focus, an innovative learning environment and close collaborations with businesses, of which many are located on the campus area. Overall there are close to 3,700 students enrolled in AAU CPH’s exciting bachelor’s and master’s programmes. Learn more about student life in Copenhagen.
RATED FOR EXELLENCE
Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.