The course is 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.
The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.
This is a L6 top up only, 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 a precessional activity for students who may be lacking in suitable CAD skills we currently offer a 3 day intensive 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 L6 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 library.
• We also have staff from a wide varieties 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 examined 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.
Successful completion of a relevant HND or equivalent qualification i.e. Foundation Degree.
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.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
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.