BSc (Hons) Engineering Technology Management (Top Up)
This is a one-year top up to a modern engineering management degree that allows you to use your analytical and business skills to solve real-life problems and is relevant to a wide range of industries. Technology management engineers are sought-after in all types of industries, from food processing to pharmaceutical manufacture, as well as in high-profile sectors such as automotive and aerospace.
The overall aim of the course is to develop the intellectual, practical and interpersonal skills of our students, and to prepare them for a career in engineering technology in the engineering management field. This is achieved by providing a sound educational base in the fundamental theoretical, practical, sustainable and managerial aspects of engineering technology together with other complementary topics appropriate for the level of study.
An important consideration that has been addressed is that the students should find their studies not only stimulating and challenging but also enjoyable and rewarding.
At USW we have a long history of industrial engagement and we have used this knowledge to develop a challenging and stimulating course.
This course is aimed at those looking to become a successful leader in the engineering sector. It is is a Level 6 qualification allowing students to 'top-up' to a full degree. There are no formal exams as part of this course – all assessment is coursework based.
Students will study a range of business management and technical design modules together with a substantive dissertation. Modules studied are defined as:
- Design and Analysis
- Industrial Management
- Engineering Project Management
- Business and Risk Management
- Individual Project
As an activity for students who may be lacking in suitable CAD skills we currently offer a 3-day pre-sessional training course on SolidWorks, which is free of charge to bring students up to speed with the software.
This course is suited to students wishing to study a Level 6 top-up in a UK University with a view to completing further studies at MSc level. It is suited to a wide range of backgrounds but focuses students on attaining the appropriate management skills to become a successful leader in an engineering-related field.
As there are no formal exams you will need to be able to manage your workload over the academic year, and this facilitates your project management and time management skills. You will significantly improve your technical English and report writing, along with your oral skills.
The course is delivered on a full-time basis over one academic year. Each module has between two and three hours of contact time per week, with directed learning and independent study making up the majority of a students study requirements.
We offer a range of guest lectures and industrial visits during the course.
You are supported throughout your time studying the course, including:
- Open door policy of academic staff.
- Student drop-in centre based in the library.
- We also have staff from a wide variety of countries who can support in several languages if required, these include Arabic / Sinhala / Tamil / Portuguese / Greek / Mandarin / French and Yoruba
The programme of assessment aims to measure the skill and competence of the individual student by means of a structured and integrated approach to a defined coursework schedule.
The assessment strategy has been devised to reflect the diverse nature of the module content with a balance between those modules assessed through assignments, coursework and oral presentations. There are no formal examinations at the end of the academic session.
The following support is available to students:
- One week induction programme for new students. To include a 3 day CAD training activity if so required.
- Student online induction programme, learning and assessment schedules, key procedures and regulations.
- On-line database defining all modules.
- On-line course handbooks.
- On-line learning through Blackboard (UniLearn).
- Faculty Advice Shop and a Pastoral Tutor system, together with Student Services, to provide specialist advice and Specific Needs support.
- Computer laboratories providing both course specific facilities and centrally managed open access cluster facilities.
- Well equipped laboratories with technician support.
- Learning Resources Centre providing a range of text, journal and on-line material and a wide range of study facilities.
- Student email accounts providing access to support from academic staff.
We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement
At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.
If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.
Successful completion of a relevant HND or equivalent qualification. The faculty can be flexible on entry criteria but students with an engineering or business background would be suited to this course.
Consideration will be made on an individual basis for alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience providing students can demonstrate sufficient related knowledge and understanding to equip them for level 6 study in a business discipline. Applicants will need to demonstrate 240 credits (or equivalent) and the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy may feature in the decision to offer a place on the course.
International Entry Requirements
We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country-specific pages on our international website for exact details.
International applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
August 2023 - July 2024 Fees
Full-time UK: £9000
Full-time International: £14400
At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.
Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.
As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.
Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs
Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).
To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.
Technology management engineers are sought-after in all types of industries, from food processing to pharmaceutical manufacture, as well as in high-profile sectors such as automotive and aerospace. You could work in design, analytics, research or test and development organisations, managing anything from suspension systems to turbojet engines.
This BSc (hons) Engineering Technology Management award has been developed with engineering professionals from our industrial advisory board. We have strong links with industry and place considerable emphasis on student projects.