Studying abroad not only demonstrates to future employers that you possess transferable skills and can adapt to different environments and cultures but that it gives you the opportunity to network with people from all over the world
Prof Terrence Perera, Assistant Dean – Planning and Resources (Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering & Sciences), Sheffield Hallam University, UK speaks to Higher Education Plus on the course details and career prospects in the field of logistics and supply chain management
- Enlighten us about the new course MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management and MBA Industrial Management?
MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a highly successful masters programme which focuses on management, technology and IT. Students learn modern approaches to supply chain management such as lean six-sigma and use of state-of-the-art software SAP to manage information across supply chains. This course has both January and September intakes and there is now an option to undertake an integrated internship. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
The MBA in Industrial Management, first launched in 2000, has brought the best of operation management philosophies and manufacturing technologies together to create a unique programme. It is the only MBA Industrial Management provision in the UK and the only MBA course accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE).
Mirroring the latest developments in industry, the course now incorporates Industry 4.0 which is considered to be the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Key themes of Industry 4.0 such as smart factories and Internet of Things (IoT) are now essential elements of the course.
Big Data Analytics which is also an essential technology in Industry 4.0 framework, is increasingly being used in many industrial sectors including logistics/supply chain sector. Those who wish to develop skills to become a talented data scientist with experience of using industry-standard software and technologies, MSc Big Data Analytics is an excellent choice.
- What are the career prospects in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management?
This course prepares students for a career as a logistics coordinator, supply chain analyst, solutions analyst, supply chain coordinator or demand analyst.
Previous graduates’ student of this course has gone on to work for companies like
- Caterpillar – the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines
- NYK Logistics – delivers fully integrated logistics solutions tailored to the needs of their customers
- Tuffnells – leading parcel delivery company
- How to build a career in modelling and simulation?
Modelling and Simulation is a key technology in Industry 4.0. Simulation models enable companies to experiment with new ideas before they are implemented in real world. Manufacturing and supply chain management sectors are increasingly using simulation to reduce risks involved in changes and new designs. It is critically important that basic concepts are thoroughly understood before simulation models are built. There is a growing demand for simulation analysts.
- How does an individual aspiring to take admission in Sheffield Hallam University proceed?
The students can directly contact the Sheffield Hallam University team and we will be able to help students with further course information, counselling and guidance on coming to Sheffield Hallam. The students can also reach by email. The email id is email@example.com.
Indian students enrolling for masters courses in the January and September intakes are eligible for a Vice Chancellor’s award of £3,000, an automatic discount on their tuition fees.
You can also watch our ‘how to apply’ film on our webpages www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/international
- Your advise to students seeking admission in UK Universities and Colleges?
First, do your research on the University with a focus on the course including the entry requirements and career paths. Speak with students who have studied there and meet with University representatives travelling to your city. Also, research the support services offered by the University to help you settle into your studies and the accommodation / cost of living expenses in your chosen location.
Now-a-days, almost every successful career path and business can benefit from an international perspective. Studying abroad not only demonstrates to future employers that you possess transferable skills and can adapt to different environments and cultures but that it gives you the opportunity to network with people from all over the world. The experience is likely to open many opportunities in the world of business and industry. Furthermore, a degree from the UK is recognised across the world and will help you stand out from others when you apply for jobs.
- Looking at all the immigration policies and regulations, how soon can an Indian student get a job in the UK market?
Some of our students have gained graduate employment, following their successful internships during their masters course.
There are a couple of visa options for students after graduation. The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa programme provides an opportunity for international graduates with a genuine and credible business idea, to establish their business in the UK.
There is also a Tier 2 visa and to qualify for this visa inside the UK, you must have a job offer from an employer who has a sponsor license number. However, visa changes are ongoing, please check the UKVI website for regular updates.
Sheffield Hallam University has developed partnerships with Indian academia enabling student/ staff exchanges, joint research and summer schools in Sheffield. We are also exploring possibilities for joint degrees.
- Your message to the youth of India.
The world is moving very fast. Technologies that we thought as fantasies have now become realties. Mobile devices are a good example. My advice to youth in India is learn and experience emerging technologies. SHU has now set-up the first SAP-Industry 4.0 lab in the UK, enabling students to learn how new technologies can be used in industry.
- Which are the booming industries that an Indian student can look up to while taking up a course or career-related decision?
Allied Medical Sciences, BigData, International Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Sports and Physical Exercise (Business Management)