Professor Satya Shah

Satya Shah

Professor Satya Shah

Professor of Engineering Management

Phone: +44 1784 414655

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Prof S R Shah (Satya/SRS) is a Professor of Engineering Management, and Director of Postgraduate Programmes at Royal Holloway College, University of London. A multi-disciplinary background of Engineering and Management, with Services and Manufacturing industries, Satya has followed his continuous learning and passion in the areas, and further within International Education and Programme Portfolio development. The current role focusses on driving excellence for educational programmes across the School of Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics at Royal Holloway, and wider involvement towards the development of global partnerships and collaborative development by working across the college’s international and postgraduate development teams.

Satya has 20+ years of experience on all aspects of educational governance, including operational, strategic, quality, recruitment, student experience, teaching & learning and staff development and management. His work had been instrumental towards raising the student attrition and retention measures, thus improving overall student performance measures and the school’s conversion ratio from 62% to 92%. Similarly, through his philosophy of “students as partners”, led the success of the improvement of National Students Survey (NSS) from 78% to 97.67% over a period of three years. He also received the VC Excellence Award for leading the first strategic lead of UK Degree Apprenticeship framework for UoG in 2015.

Alongside his educational pedagogy and teaching, Satya has also been research active, with five PhD completions, and 110+ research outputs in peer-reviewed journals and IEEE international conferences.


Innovation and Technology Management, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Engineering, Engineering Management, Industry 4.0


Global Business Management, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Logistics and Green Engineering, Engineering Ethics, Research Methods, Technology, and Innovation Management


Manufacturing SMEs; Sustainable and Environmental Engineering, Infrastructure (engineering consulting, healthcare management, engineering management); Digital and Technology (application development; feasibility and strategic investment)

Satya considers himself an Applied Research Academic (ARA) where he brings his teaching, research practices and theories to life through on and off classroom. Using Management and Business practices, he has supervised more than 120+ projects and theses. He is also a successful Programme Portfolio Specialist and through innovative use of programme and course mapping practices, blended teaching, and learning, and through skills and behavioural learning, he has successful leadership of design, re-design, develop & delivery of 24+ programme portfolio (UG/PG/PGR) as following from 2012-2021:

  • Eight - MSc/MBA Global programmes - Global MBA, MBA Shipping Management, MBA Global Logistics and Ports Management, MBA Global Healthcare Management, MSc Logistics and SCM, MBA Oil and Gas Management, MBA Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management, MSc Engineering Management
  • Ten - BEng/MEng/BSc programmes - Engineering Management, Product Design and Development, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics Engineering; 
  • Six - Degree Apprenticeship (L6) Industry programmes - Digital Skills (IT, Systems, Cyber Security, Data Analyst); Engineering (Product Design, Manufacturing, Process), CMDA Chartered Management; L7 Masters Apprenticeships 

Passionate about recruitment and attainment through involvement in International Development and TNE activities, Satya has led multiple recruitment projects in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kuwait, Oman, Greece, Romania, Turkey, with a combined market coverage and recruitment numbers of 2000+ students on various university wide programmes. Satya successfully have led the development of TNE Partnership over many years in India, Greece, Sri Lanka, UAE, and MEA regions.

Satya was fortunate to experience and complete several EU/Erasmus+ Staff Training and Teaching Grants for 4/5 Day periods with partners in France, Germany, Finland, Turkey, and Greece. Topics covered were International Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Engineering Management, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Supply Chains, Global Engineering, Sustainability and Global Logistics Management.

Externally, Satya has been invited as an External Examiner for 30+ portfolio review, institutional, and collaborative events within UK, Finland, Turkey, Germany, UAE, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia and India for UG/PGT/PGR programmes. Some of the external UK institutions he has collaborated and supported are University College London, University of Essex, University of Derby, Northampton University, University of Manchester, University of Leeds, Glasgow Caledonian University, Arden University, BPP University, Middlesex University, Edinburgh Napier University, University of East London and more. 

As a passionate advocate of education, Satya dedicates his free time as Founding Director of a charitable initiative "KSECT" that engages in supporting communities for educational and skills-based projects, including promotion of “education for girls” in rural villages at his ancestral place in Gujarat, India.

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