The project should normally be related to the management of:
- companies in the engineering sector,
- the engineering function within a non-engineering company or
- the supply chain within the engineering sector.
The project could address many different aspects such as operational, financial, human resource, technical or strategic management issues.
Where the project is of a technical nature, there must be clear evidence of business benefit from this technology.
If the focus of the project is outside the above industrial spectrum it MUST contain considerable comparative analysis of practices in the engineering sector.