Engineering Management - BSc (Hons) [Part Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

School Engineering

Attendance Part-Time


The BSc (Hons) Top-up Degree in Management of Engineering Technologies offers a progression route from Level 5 FdEng or HND qualifications in an appropriate Engineering discipline. This programme has successfully been developed and delivered to meet the needs of key employers within the North East region along with national and inter-national businesses. This course aims to develop under-graduates and industry professional with higher level skills, contributing to the region's competitiveness and to shorten the skills gap of future engineers both nationally and internationally.

This course is designed to build upon previous knowledge and experience to a Bachelor’s Degree level, providing an excellent balance of academic and Industrial knowledge. The BSc (Hons) Degree in Management of Engineering Technologies at Newcastle College is designed to enrich your engineering journey by enhancing and developing new skills, by teaching project and people management skills within engineering business scenarios. This includes project management principles, PRINCE2 foundation training, leadership, management, productivity and competitiveness approaches and product development. This BSc (Hons) Top-up degree will combine theory and practical application of a range of Engineering Technology techniques and processes.

The BSc (Hons) Degree in Management of Engineering Technologies qualification has been designed to enhance personal knowledge in engineering management to enhance promotion prospects and career development opportunities. The choice of modules has been made to expand your knowledge and understanding into the areas of productivity and why successful execution of projects and strong leadership and management skills are vital in the engineering industry.
Leadership and management skills open many industry doors and you can choose from varied career options in wide range of industries, such as design, manufacturing, military services, medical, aerospace, automotive, rail, hydraulics & pneumatics, oil and gas, renewable energy, subsea applications, nuclear and specialist testing and analysis.
The course has been developed to meet the needs of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) academic requirements for applications for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status. This degree provides a progression route towards a MEng qualification, which is the academic level required for those interested in progressing Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 17/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

BSc (Hons) (Top-up) in Engineering Management is suited for individuals seeking industrial employment in supervisory / Management roles, understanding of Engineering Management skills along with advanced practices to start or upgrade an engineering career. The distance learning pathway is for those individuals who may not have the time to commit to study, but have the ability to self-study and learn from distance via online resources and eLearning.

Qualification Gained

On Successful completion you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) Degree in Engineering Management by NCG.

"I now have the ability to successfully manage and lead the implementation of new technologies in the work place, I am very grateful to Newcastle College for this".

Brian Reichard
BSc (Hons) Management of Engineering Technologies (Part Time)

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

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.

Learning Methods

Learning Methods include assignment work, reports, simulations, portfolios, presentations and examinations.

Progression Opportunities

Academic progression is possible onto Masters programmes at various academic institutions. Specifics of this would need to be discussed with the individual institutions.

Career Opportunities

Many career opportunities exist for those successfully completing the BSc programme including design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Military Services, Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Rail Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Subsea Applications and Specialist Measurement Technicians.

Entry Requirements

A relevant Foundation Degree or the Level 5 equivalent (HND, Diploma in Higher Education).*
* Must be in Engineering, Maths and/or Science subjects.
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or the nationally recognised equivalent

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.