Engineering Management

MEng (Hons)

2023/24 Full-time Undergraduate course


Master of Engineering with Honours


Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment


School of Engineering


Belfast campus

UCAS code:

The UCAS code for Ulster University is U20

Start date:

September 2023

With this degree you could become:

  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Lecturer - PhD Research
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality engineer
  • Project Management

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • Airbus UK
  • BAE Systems
  • Coca-Cola
  • Medtronic
  • Moy Park
  • Seagate
  • Terex


Engineering expertise with business acumen.


MEng Hons Engineering Management is a five-year, fully CEng accredited, engineering course that is designed to equip you with a valuable blend of engineering and business skills. You will study a wide range of subjects that explore topics such as engineering technology and materials, manufacturing systems and processes, new product design and mechanical engineering, as well as studies in business and management.

MEng Engineering Management graduates work in a wide range of companies and positions to manage the introduction of advanced technologies and production systems, innovative design methods and products, and to lead the way in how our scarce, valuable resources are best used.

The course develops your skills in analysis, problem solving and design, as well as valuable professional skills in communications, teamwork and project management. The course includes a year-long paid industrial placement during your third year. This allows you to experience and participate in real-life engineering projects and learn how theory relates to practice. Successful completion of the placement leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) upon graduation. There are options throughout the course to study subjects of particular interest to you or your career aspirations.

Graduates from this course are in very high demand not only in manufacturing industry but are also employed in utilities, transportation, primary industries, consultancy and business.

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About this course


This MEng Engineering Management course has been designed to produce professional engineers who have the engineering and business expertise to lead engineering developments through innovation, creativity and management of change. Compared with the BEng, this course deepens and broadens your studies in the subject area. It aims to develop the right blend of engineering and business skills that will enable you to effectively implement new technologies and production systems, enhance design methods and products, and lead the introduction of new engineering management methods. There are excellent job opportunities for graduates with these skills.

The course brings together the major themes of manufacturing systems and technology, product design and innovation, industrial processes and materials technology, with business and management studies.

Year 1 introduces you to the fundamental skills and knowledge that underpin the core themes of the course. Studies include manufacturing processes, design and CAD, materials, mathematics, engineering science, and management and marketing. You develop practical engineering IT skills and gain hands-on workshop and laboratory experience. Projects help you practise and improve professional skills such as project management, communications, problem solving and creativity. A teamwork project allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the role of the engineer in a global context taking account of ethical, cultural and sustainability issues.

Your year 2 studies include manufacturing systems and materials, product design and CAD, quality, operations management and business financial decision making. Throughout the year there is an increased emphasis on the latest digital manufacturing and the role of information technology in manufacturing and design. Visits to local industry provide an insight into real-world manufacturing. Individual and team assignments help you develop your professional skills in areas such as team-working, project management and communications.

In third year you undertake a period of industrial placement for the Diploma in Professional Practice. You can read more about the many exciting opportunities in the Work Placement/Study Abroad section.

In addition to the continuing development of the engineering, design and management themes there are opportunities in fourth year for you to develop your interests by selecting from a range of optional modules that include environmental engineering, nanotechnology and programming. Individual and team activities with other students provide opportunities for you to work on projects that apply your knowledge. These help to develop your problem-solving skills, obtain practical experience of innovation and design, and enhance your technical and professional skills.

Subjects in Year 5 deepen and broaden your studies in manufacturing, design and innovation, and management. You also undertake a major individual dissertation that may be industry-sourced or research-linked.

Details of the modules studied may be found in the section on modular structure.

This course is currently in the process of renewing its Professional Body Accreditation. It is possible that there will be some changes to the course as described.

Associate awards

Diploma in Professional Practice DPP

Diploma in Professional Practice International DPPI

Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS


Duration:5 years (including placement year).

Typically 18-20 timetabled hours per week, normally between 09.15 am and 5.15 pm. There are no timetabled activities on Wednesday afternoons.

Start dates

  • September 2023

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The course employs a range of teaching methods, the principal ones being lectures, tutorials and seminars. A significant number of modules, especially in years 1 and 2, also have laboratory-based practical classes, workshops and demonstrations. Other methods used include group and individual project activities, industrial visits and case studies. Learning is supported by access to extensive general and subject-specific IT facilities, including computer-aided design, simulation and independent learning packages.

A combination of continuous assessment and formal examination is employed in most modules. Continuous assessment includes individual and group project work, class tests, design activities, library and laboratory based assignments, and oral presentations. Some modules across all years use continuous assessment only.

The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.

Each course is approved by the University and meets the expectations of:

Attendance and Independent Study

As part of your course induction, you will be provided with details of the organisation and management of the course, including attendance and assessment requirements - usually in the form of a timetable. For full-time courses, the precise timetable for each semester is not confirmed until near the start date and may be subject to change in the early weeks as all courses settle into their planned patterns. For part-time courses which require attendance on particular days and times, an expectation of the days of attendance will often be included in the letter of offer. A course handbook is also made available.

Courses comprise modules for which the notional effort involved is indicated by its credit rating. Each credit point represents 10 hours of student effort. Undergraduate courses typically contain 10- or 20-credit modules and postgraduate course typically 15- or 30-credit modules.

The normal study load expectation for an undergraduate full-time course of study in the standard academic year is 120 credit points. This amounts to around 36-42 hours of expected teaching and learning per week, inclusive of attendance requirements for lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical work, fieldwork or other scheduled classes, private study, and assessment. Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort.

Postgraduate Masters courses typically comprise 180 credits, taken in three semesters when studied full-time. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) comprises 60 credits and can usually be completed on a part-time basis in one year. A 120-credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) can usually be completed on a part-time basis in two years.

Class contact times vary by course and type of module. Typically, for a module predominantly delivered through lectures you can expect at least 3 contact hours per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials). Laboratory classes often require a greater intensity of attendance in blocks. Some modules may combine lecture and laboratory. The precise model will depend on the course you apply for and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. Prospective students will be consulted about any significant changes.


Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be via one method or a combination e.g. examination and coursework . Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes. You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessment. The precise assessment will depend on the module and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

Coursework can take many forms, for example: essay, report, seminar paper, test, presentation, dissertation, design, artefacts, portfolio, journal, group work. The precise form and combination of assessment will depend on the course you apply for and the module. Details will be made available in advance through induction, the course handbook, the module specification and the assessment timetable. The details are subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

Normally, a module will have four learning outcomes, and no more than two items of assessment. An item of assessment can comprise more than one task. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised.

Calculation of the Final Award

The class of Honours awarded in Bachelor’s degrees is usually determined by calculation of an aggregate mark based on performance across the modules at Levels 5 and 6 (which correspond to the second and third year of full-time attendance).

Level 6 modules contribute 70% of the aggregate mark and Level 5 contributes 30% to the calculation of the class of the award. Classification of integrated Masters degrees with Honours include a Level 7 component. The calculation in this case is: 50% Level 7, 30% Level 6, 20% Level 5. At least half the Level 5 modules must be studied at the University for Level 5 to be included in the calculation of the class.

All other qualifications have an overall grade determined by results in modules from the final level of study. In Masters degrees of more than 200 credit points the final 120 points usually determine the overall grading.

Figures correct for academic year 2019-2020.

Academic profile

The University employs over 1,000 suitably qualified and experienced academic staff - 59% have PhDs in their subject field and many have professional body recognition.

Courses are taught by staff who are Professors (25%), Readers, Senior Lecturers (20%) or Lecturers (55%).

We require most academic staff to be qualified to teach in higher education: 82% hold either Postgraduate Certificates in Higher Education Practice or higher. Most academic staff (81%) are accredited fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) by Advanced HE - the university sector professional body for teaching and learning. Many academic and technical staff hold other professional body designations related to their subject or scholarly practice.

The profiles of many academic staff can be found on the University’s departmental websites and give a detailed insight into the range of staffing and expertise.  The precise staffing for a course will depend on the department(s) involved and the availability and management of staff.  This is subject to change annually and is confirmed in the timetable issued at the start of the course.

Occasionally, teaching may be supplemented by suitably qualified part-time staff (usually qualified researchers) and specialist guest lecturers. In these cases, all staff are inducted, mostly through our staff development programme ‘First Steps to Teaching’. In some cases, usually for provision in one of our out-centres, Recognised University Teachers are involved, supported by the University in suitable professional development for teaching.

Figures correct for academic year 2021-2022.

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Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

Year one

Engineering Mathematics

Year: 1

This module provides an understanding of the language and terminology of mathematics, together with the mathematical techniques from algebra, calculus and statistics that are necessary for the description and analysis of engineering systems.

Design and CAE 1

Year: 1

This module provides an introduction to the fundamentals in the use of a modern 3D CAD system to create robust 3D part modules using an introductory range of feature types. This module provides an introduction to product design specification, design, build and analysis/testing of a product as part of a design project, working as part of a team.

The Global Engineer

Year: 1

This module will introduce students to working in multidisciplinary teams to solve a real-world problem and present their solution to an audience of their tutors and peers.

Materials and Manufacturing 1

Year: 1

A module which integrates lectures with practical sessions in the study of the basics of common manufacturing methodologies and the behaviour of engineering materials. The student will consolidate their learning of the interaction among materials, manufacturing methods, quality and workshop safety. Production of a working electro-mechanical product will deepen knowledge and develop basic skills for selected manufacturing processes. Candidates will critique their work to improve the product design and select appropriate production processes for batch manufacture.

Marketing and Management Studies

Year: 1

This module provides engineering students with an understanding of the nature of organisations in the context of marketing and management. The role of managers are examined and explored. It provides an introduction to the practice of marketing operations and provides an underpinning for further studies in engineering and management.

Introduction to Engineering Management

Year: 1

This module will introduce students to studying Engineering Management at Ulster University and will develop some of the foundational knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed on their degree programme.

Year two

Financial Awareness for Engineers

Year: 2

This module will introduce non-accounting students to the basic concept of both financial and management accounting and give them an overview of the role played by accountants. Having passed this module they will have a greater understanding of the both the importance of accounting information and financial management to an organisation. As well as learning the theory behind the main financial statements they will also be taught how to apply some basic computational techniques. They will also be able to carry out some fundamental accounting practices such as budgeting and costing.

Manufacturing Systems

Year: 2

This module in Manufacturing Systems aims to provide students with an enhanced knowledge of modern manufacturing, linking design and manufacturing processes. It develops theoretical understanding and practical skills to enable the analysis, evaluation and optimisation of manufacturing systems and processes (conventional and non-conventional). It introduces simulation of variability at system and process levels and explores the interactions between design, materials and manufacturing.

Design and CAE 2

Year: 2

The module considers creativity in design; product innovation; technical and non-technical aspects of design; sustainability; design analysis techniques for economic product manufacture and assembly; functional analysis; visual design; value engineering; safety and reliability through design projects; manufacturing processes; assembly techniques; market intelligence; component and product inspection and testing. This module builds on the fundamentals of 3D solid part modelling with the introduction of more advanced solid modelling tools, assembly modelling, creation of 2D drawings and incorporation of all these tools and features within a design project, working as part of a team.

Materials and Manufacturing 2

Year: 2

The module uses a blended approach to provide a sound understanding of the underpinning chemistry and microstructure of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. How materials properties are controlled by processing techniques and the environmental impact of materials is also considered. In addition, a programme of industrial visits exposes students to a wide variety of production scenarios and processes.

Quality and Operations

Year: 2

The module teaches the basics of Operations and Quality. The Operations elements looks at the processes that produce the goods and services sold by the company in addition to optimising facility location and layout. The module also teaches topics such as stock control and scheduling.

The Quality part of the module covers the relevance and application of Quality principles and techniques to the manufacturing environment. Discussion of current topics in Quality Management and Quality Improvement is supported by study of the fundamentals of ISO 9001, Statistical Process Control, Measurement System Analysis and Non-Destructive testing. This module prepares the student to contribute to these challenging activities in their early employment.

Digital Business Management

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of business in a digital world, and the impact and application of technologies in different organisations. On successful completion of this module students will have an in-depth knowledge of digital business; understand and apply concepts and models underlying digital business; analyse how organisations apply business technologies to improve their operations and to create competitive advantage; critically evaluate the impact of digital technologies on individuals, companies, and wider society.

Engineering Programming

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module is designed to introduce engineering students to the basic principles of algorithmic programming, and the solution of engineering problems using MATLAB and Simulink.


Year: 2

This module is optional

Content; industrial logic control systems, pneumatics and hydraulics in manufacturing- basic circuits, industrial applications. Programmable controllers- program representations, ladder diagrams, applications. Robotics - flexibility, geometry, actuation, performance, teaching, applications. Teaching will include lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, and lab work. Assessment will be by examination and coursework. Coursework will consist of a portfolio of practical investigations in automation/ fluid power and a class test in hydraulics.

Year three

Industrial Placement

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to gain structured and professional work experience, in a work-based learning environment, as part of their planned programme of study. This experience allows students to develop, refine and reflect on their key personal and professional skills. The placement should significantly support the development of the student's employability skills, preparation for final year and enhance their employability journey.

International Academic Studies

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module provides an opportunity to undertake an extended period of study outside the UK and Republic of Ireland. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the academic discipline whilst generating educational and cultural networks.

Year four

Business Strategy

Year: 4

This integrative core module, which places particular emphasis on achieving a balanced understanding of strategic management theory and practice, introduces the concept of Business Strategy. It aims to develop students' awareness and understanding of the means by which viable business strategies can be developed and implemented in a complex and challenging competitive climate.

Design and Industrial Applications 3

Year: 4

This module is based on the execution of an industrially generated major design project through multi-disciplinary team activity involving aspects of: project management, market analysis, specification, concept design, budget costing, decision making, detail design, production planning, manufacturing requirements and product costing.

Production Systems

Year: 4

This module aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to contribute to the analysis, design and management of modern manufacturing systems. Content includes systems and modelling, sources of variability and the corrupting influence of variability, discrete simulation modelling for system analysis and design; inventory management, production management systems including mrp, JIT and TOC; productivity improvement techniques such as SMED, DMAIC; supply chain management; world class and lean manufacturing; product lifecycle management.

The Nature of Innovation

Year: 4

This module is designed to provide design graduates with knowledge and understanding of one of the three tools necessary to practice new product development, design and innovation in an industrial context, the others are design and manufacture. At the end of this module students will have knowledge and understanding of the role and importance of market intelligence in the content of design, new product development and innovation, and will have an appreciation of professional practice in these careers.

Functional Biomaterials

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module provides students with a detailed understanding of the composition, function and application of synthetic and natural biomaterials in the context of the medical implant devices they are used to fabricate. The approach taken highlights the important materials science issues involved in the provision of these systems. The increasing importance of functional biomaterials to the provision of enhanced medical implant devices that can more effectively replace damaged and/or diseased tissues and organs is also addressed.


Year: 4

This module is optional

This module gives the student an overview of nanotechnology and its applications in engineering.

Object Oriented Programming

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module extends the students understanding of the design and creation of software structures using an object-oriented paradigm. The programming language is C++ which is of particular relevance to engineering students.

Environmental Engineering

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module introduces environmental issues, key aspects and provides coverage of science, technology, design, regulations and management systems pertaining to environmental protection, resource conservation and alternative energy sources.

Manufacturing technology

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module involves the technology of fixed automation; computer numerical control; materials handling; low cost automation; computer integrated manufacturing; industrial robot technology; robot applications; automated inspection and advanced robotics.

Advanced CAE

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module provides a practical, hands-on experience of Computer Aided Engineering in the context of industrial design and manufacturing. It focuses on advanced part modelling techniques, assembly modelling, creating associative links, good modelling practice, collaboration and interoperability, design documentation, 3D printing, surface modelling, photorealistic rendering, dynamic simulation and Finite Element Analysis. It involves the utilisation of an integrated, state-of-the-art MCAD suite, along with the teaching of the general principles of the aforementioned technologies.

Year five

Organisational Behaviour and HRM

Year: 5

This module provides the learner with a wide range of theoretical perspectives on individual, team and organisational behaviour which will better equip them, as HR/L&D professionals and managers, to understand the complexities of motivation and engagement in the workplace. Examples of good practice from contemporary research are explored and used as case study examples. Students are required to engage with the CIPD Profession Map as a tool for personal and organisational development. Teaching and learning methods are varied and assessment is via 100% coursework.

Research Methods and Management

Year: 5

A module which integrates lectures with group activities in the study of the basics of research methods and management processes. The student will consolidate their learning of research methodologies, management processes, data processing, literature review, report and dissertation writing.

MEng Final Year Dissertation

Year: 5

This module is designed to equip students with the appropriate research and project management skills needed to complete an MEng level project and prepares them to be able to contribute positively in their first engineering graduate employment.

An ethos of professionalism can be developed and demonstrated in the way that earlier learned material can be successfully applied in engineering applications; this can continue after graduation and is an essential requirement of a practising Chartered Engineer.

Students are expected to design the project in collaboration with their supervisor. They will be responsible for carrying out the project and writing up and presenting their work in the form of an oral/poster presentation and a final written dissertation.

Micro- & Nano-Scale Devices

Year: 5

This module is optional

The course provides an in depth knowledge of micro-nanodevices, as well as micro and nanofabrication techniques using elements from nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Engineering

Year: 5

This module is optional

To provide participants with the capability to improve the competitiveness of companies through entrepreneurship practice and new product and/or process innovation. A major team design project is addressed derived from a real problem from within a local/global manufacturing company. Material covered is supported through tutorial, lecture and workshop sessions as appropriate.

Intelligent Manufacturing

Year: 5

This module is optional

Two of the most important developments in manufacturing in the 21st century are Additive Manufacturing and the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industrie 4.0). In this module, students will be introduced to these two strands of advanced manufacturing and will develop the skills and knowledge to engage with these concepts in an industrial context.

Manufacturing systems

Year: 5

This module is optional

This module provides a concise review of modern manufacturing, time compression methodologies and current manufacturing systems - their specification, implementation and development. The flow of data within a product lifecycle is analysed from design through to manufacture and the effective utilisation of advanced manufacturing technology addressed.

Quality Improvement

Year: 5

This module is optional

This module considers modern approaches to Quality Improvement. The context of product or service is set for the interpretation of Quality from different perspectives. The Quality topics are considered under the themes of definition, measurement, actions, improvement and control. Modern and traditional management approaches are evaluated and techniques appropriate to product or service characteristics and organisation performance are considered.

Computer Aided Engineering for Managers

Year: 5

This module is optional

This module provides a concise and application based overview of current computer aided engineering systems by providing a detailed summary of current rapid-prototyping and manufacturing processes, multi-axis advanced manufacturing technologies, digital inspection and simulation. The application of CAE to enhance the product lifecycle will be the fundamental objective of this module. The integration of these systems from new product introduction (NPI) through to digital inspection will be addressed.

Polymer Technology

Year: 5

This module is optional

At the end of the module the student should be able to critically appraise alternative thermoplastic conversion and fabrication processing routes. Through analysis of processing behaviour, they should be capable of developing appropriate strategy for selection of conversion routes for a range of representative material systems and applications in terms of total economics and quality enhancement.

Composite Engineering

Year: 5

This module is optional

At the end of the module the student should have acquired a high level of competence the many facets of composite materials and their processing methods leading to an active role as a member of a Production Management or Research team. The student should have the ability to select between competing 'composite' technologies for specific applications and hence be in a position to devise conversion systems and associated quality assurance procedures, having regard to maximising cost effectiveness and product reliability.

Standard entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

A level

ABB to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Technology & Design, Design & Technology, Engineering or Electronics.


BBC if presenting A Level Physics as well as Mathematics.

Applicants for the MEng Hons Engineering Management course, not eligible for entry to the MEng, will automatically be considered for entry to the BEng Hons Engineering Management course both at offer making stage and once results have been received.

Applied General Qualifications

QCF Pearson Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering with overall award profile D*DD to include a Distinction in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and a Distinction in Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

RQF (2016) Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering with overall award profile DDM, to include a Distinction in Engineering Principles, A Distinction in Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and a Distinction in Further Engineering Mathematics

RQF (2019) Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering with overall award profile D*DD, to include a Distinction in Engineering Principles, A Distinction in Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and a Distinction in Further Engineering Mathematics

A Levels with;
QCF Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
RQF Pearson Level 3 National Extended Certificate. Note: The RQF Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Engineering will satisfy the subject requirement as long as it includes Merit in Engineering Principles and only when presented with Merit in an additional module, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
QCF Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma
QCF Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma or RCF Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

The A level(s) and/or the BTEC qualification(s) must be in the specified subject(s) and must have the required modules.

OCR Nationals and Cambridge Technical Combinations do not satisfy the subject entry requirement for this course and will be accepted as grade only when presented with A levels in the relevant subject(s).

For further information on the entry requirements for this course please contact the administrator as listed in the Contact section below.

Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at

Irish Leaving Certificate

128 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of five subjects (four of which must be at higher level) to include English at H6 if studied at Higher level or O4 if studied at Ordinary Level.

Course Specific Subject Requirements
Higher level subjects must include Mathematics and a Science subject.

Irish Leaving Certificate UCAS Equivalency

Scottish Highers

Grades BBBBC (to include minimum of BB in Maths and another Science subject)

Scottish Advanced Highers

Grades BBC (to include Maths and a Science subject)

International Baccalaureate

Overall profile minimum 27 points (13 at higher level) to include minimum grade 6 in HL Maths and grade 5 in another HL subject. Grade 4 in English Language is also required in overall profile.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

MEng entry not available directly from Access course.


For full time study, you must satisfy the general entry requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above in English Language.

Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English.

Also GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 (or equivalent). Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths,

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

HND, HNC, Foundation and OCR/Cambridge Technical do not satisfy the subject entry requirements to this course.

Exemptions and transferability

Applicants who have successfully completed studies equivalent in content and level to the Year 1 modules are considered for direct entry into Year 2.

Students on the linked BEng Hons course who demonstrate exceptional performance have the opportunity to transfer to the MEng at the end of Year 2.

Students on the MEng Hons course failing to attain an overall weighted average of 60% or greater at the end the second year will be transferred to the BEng Hons course.

Careers & opportunities

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • Airbus UK
  • BAE Systems
  • Coca-Cola
  • Medtronic
  • Moy Park
  • Seagate
  • Terex

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Lecturer - PhD Research
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality engineer
  • Project Management

Career options

Career opportunities for Engineering Management graduates are available in a wide range of industrial sectors such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical, consumer & industrial goods, electronics and semiconductors, heavy machinery, mining and oil, food and drink, and in service sectors such as logistics, transportation and consultancy. They include manufacturing system design and operation, lean engineering, product design and development, CADCAM, the introduction of new technology, mechanical engineering, process and methods engineering, production and materials management, industrial engineering, quality engineering, customer liaison engineering and research as well as opportunities in business analysis, technical marketing and project management in diverse areas of engineering. Some graduates have also chosen to pursue careers in general business management or finance. Depending on the level of attainment, graduates may proceed to appropriate postgraduate courses or research.

Work placement / study abroad

In Year 3 of the course you undertake your industrial placement. This is a paid placement with many exciting opportunities in world-class organisations, both locally and further afield. While on placement you experience and participate in real-life engineering, you learn how theory relates to practice and you develop valuable employability skills. Satisfactory completion of the industrial placement year leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) upon graduation. Alternatively, you may undertake a year's study abroad for the award of the Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS).

Professional recognition

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.


Start dates

  • September 2023

Fees and funding

2023/24 Fees

Fees for entry in 2023/24 have not yet been set. See our tuition fees page for the current fees for 2022/23 entry.

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Year 1

The Year 1 Sensata prizes are awarded to the two best Engineering Management students at the end of year 1. Students on the course also also eligible to be considered for the McCrea Leebody Science Awards and the Alumni Fund Award for Academic Excellence.

Year 2

There are two Sensata prizes for the best Engineering Management students at the end of year 2.

Final Year

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Best Student Award for CEng accredited courses

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Best Student Award for CEng accredited courses

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Best Project Award for CEng accredited courses

Additional mandatory costs

It is important to remember that costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges) and normal living will need to be covered in addition to tuition fees.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses (in addition to tuition fees) we make every effort to highlight them above. We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals, as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free Wi-Fi are also available on each of the campuses.

There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as a part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs, as well as tuition fees.

See the tuition fees on our student guide for most up to date costs.


Course Director: Pearse O'Gorman

T: +44 (0)28 9536 5303


Admissions Contact: Kerry Moran

T: +44 (0)28 9536 5821


Admissions Service:

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International Admissions

T: +44 (0)28 7012 3333


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