The Full-time BSc (Hons) Management of Engineering Technologies course will be delivered over the period of one academic year which is divided into two semesters; semester 1 runs from September to January and semester 2 from February to June.
Independent study outside of the specified contact hours is essential.
You will study four mandatory modules each of which carry a 20 credit weighting and a dissertation which carries 40 credits. In addition you will be required to carry out independent study which will involve academic reading and research and also when working on assessments.
Overview of structure of the modules across the academic year is illustrated below and is focussed on studying two modules per semester with the dissertation module running across the academic year.
Dissertation - 40 credits
Leadership and Management - 20 Credits
Product Development - 20 credits
Project Management - 20 credits
Productivity and Competitiveness - 20 credits
The Dissertation module aims to develop your skills in:
o Research and analysis;
o The diagnosis of well-defined problems;
o Development of strategies to address problems and propose solutions;
o Presentation techniques;
o Project management via an extended vocationally-relevant project.
You will independently investigate an engineering sector-related topic and through both practical and literature-based research, analyse the context and nature of the issue, then develop, critically appraise and justify strategies to address and solve the problem.
Leadership and Management aims to develop your understanding of leadership from an organisational perspective and will analyse current theories of leadership and management used in today's workplace. You will identify, contextualise and evaluate the links between leadership and management within the engineering industry and explore activities relating to staffing and resource management within the engineering industry.
Project Management aims to develop and broaden your knowledge and understanding of the project management process in the engineering industry. You will gain an understanding of the factors that affect project management activities by investigating and selecting an effective project team based on theories and case studies.
You will evaluate the importance of planning, budget setting and timelines in order to manage projects in an industrial and technological engineering setting and the impact they have on projects when determining their level of success.
Product Development aims to develop your understanding of the requirements for product development in the engineering industry to support technological advances and sustain business growth. You will select, appraise and apply suitable product development tools and techniques to an identified engineering project and then design, implement and evaluate a solution.
Productivity and Competitiveness aims to develop your understanding of the range of current tools and techniques used to improve productivity and competitiveness in engineering industries. This will help you to identify, implement and analyse the effectiveness of BIT (Business Improvement Techniques) in an engineering environment and how their successful implementation can improve their productivity in today's competitive market.