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Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations

  • B/E Aerospace
  • Bombardier
  • Caterpillar
  • Fleming Agri Products
  • Kerry Group
  • Schrader Electronics
  • WrightBus

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles

  • Design Engineer
  • Lean Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Technical customer liaison engineer

Overview

Important notice – campus change This course will move to the Belfast campus in September 2019.  Students will change campus part way through this course. Find out more

Engineering Management is all about engineering know-how with business acumen.

Summary

Study Engineering Management at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This BEng Hons is a four-year, professionally accredited undergraduate engineering course that is designed to equip you with a valuable blend of engineering and management skills. It provides you with a broad based education and includes studies in engineering technology and materials, manufacturing systems and processes, product and system design, complemented by studies in business and management. During the year of industrial placement you experience and participate in real-life engineering and you learn how theory relates to practice. Successful completion of the placement leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) upon graduation.

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About this course

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About

This course, offered at the Jordanstown campus, has been developed to satisfy the demand for professional engineers who possess business and management skills as well as sound engineering expertise. It provides you with a broad-based education that opens up a wide variety of job opportunities, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional engineer in diverse areas of engineering and industry. Graduates from the course are in high demand not only in manufacturing industry but their skills and expertise also find them employed in utilities, transportation, consultancy and business.

The course integrates the major themes of manufacturing systems and processes, materials and industrial technology, product design, and business and management. It develops the multi-disciplinary and soft skills that are increasingly being demanded in today’s dynamic and resource conscious environment. Engineering Management graduates play a key role in design and manufacture where the opportunities and challenges include the development of more efficient and effective manufacturing systems and processes, the creation of innovative products, sustainability and the building of new business models to support high-value manufacturing. The course is underpinned by strong links with industry and leading-edge research.

Why Engineering Management?

If

  • you have an interest in products and machines, how they work, and the processes, skills and resources needed to make them, right through from the innovation process to the market,
  • you enjoy finding innovative solutions to problems,
  • you would like to help make the best use of limited, valuable resources and minimise the impact on the environment
  • you are excited by the opportunity to study a broad curriculum –engineering / business / design
  • you are interested in how business organisations function and how resources are utilised, particularly in the industrial sector
  • you enjoy design and are you interested in the application of technology and computer resources
  • you have a desire to take on responsibility, including opportunities to lead projects in diverse areas of engineering
  • you would like to do a year of paid Industrial Placement as an integral part of your studies
  • you are aspiring to become a professional Chartered Engineer then Engineering Managerment could well be the right course for you.

Associate awards

Diploma in Professional Practice DPP

Diploma in Professional Practice International DPPI

Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS

Find out more about placement awards

Attendance

Duration: Four 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 2016
How to apply

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.

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A level

The A Level requirement for this course is 300 UCAS tariff points to include grades BB with a minimum Grade B in one from GCE A level Mathematics, Physics, Technology and Design (CCEA), Chemistry, Science or Engineering.

Or alternatively

Minimum of Grades BB in 2 GCE A level Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Computing, ICT, Design and Technology, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Software Systems Design.

See the GCSE subject and grade requirements including specific Mathematics grade required depending on the GCE A level subject presented.

BTEC

The requirement for this course is successful completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a related Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, IT, Business Studies, Science or Construction subject area with overall award profile of DDM to include at least 9 unit distinctions. Also requires minimum Distinction grade in a unit of Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Applicants presenting Business Studies or IT must satisfy the GCSE requirements for Mathematics and Science or equivalent that are detailed in the GCSE section.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Overall Irish Leaving Certificate Highers requirement for this course is 300 UCAS tariff points including B1B2B2B3B3 (typical grade profile) preferably including Mathematics and Science. However, if Mathematics is at Ordinary Level then a minimum of grade B3 is required.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is AABCC (to include minimum of BB in Mathematics and a science subject).

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is BBB (to include Mathematics and a science subject).

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate Diploma requirement for this course is a minimum of 26 points to include 13 at Higher Level and to include minimum grade 5 in Mathematics and a Higher Level science subject. Grade 4 in English Language also required in overall profile.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

The entry requirement for this course is successful completion of a Ulster University validated Access route in Science/Technology with Overall 70% and 70% in Mathematics. Equivalent Mathematics qualifications considered for the Mathematics requirement.

GCSE

GCSE Mathematics Grade B (or equivalent) if presenting 2 A level subjects from the following Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Computing, ICT, Design and Technology, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Software Systems Development and must also have Grades BB or above in GCSE Double Award Science, GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent) or

GCSE Grades BB (or equivalent) in 2 from Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering, Additional Maths, or Statistics.

GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent).

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.

Teaching and learning 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.

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 this BEng Hons course who demonstrate exceptional academic performance have the opportunity to transfer to the MEng Hons Engineering Management at the end of Year 2.

Careers & opportunities

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Graduate employers

Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations. Here are some examples:

  • B/E Aerospace
  • Bombardier
  • Caterpillar
  • Fleming Agri Products
  • Kerry Group
  • Schrader Electronics
  • WrightBus

Job roles

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles. Here are some examples:

  • Design Engineer
  • Lean Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Technical customer liaison engineer

Career options

Excellent 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, CADCAM, the introduction of new technology, process and methods engineering, production and materials management, quality engineering, industrial engineering,manufacturing 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 opportunities in world-class organisations, 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 study abroad.

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 an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Apply

Applications to full-time undergraduate degrees at Ulster are made through UCAS.

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2016

Fees and funding

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Fees (per year)

Northern Ireland & EU:
£3,925.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£6,000.00
International:
£12,890.00

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Year 1

The Year 1 Schrader Electronics 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 Schrader Electronics 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

To view Faculty Prize list visit ulster.ac.uk/academicofice/prizes.html and follow the links to the Faculty of Computing and Engineering

Additional mandatory costs

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel and normal living are a part of university life. 

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them in the online prospectus. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

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 wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course. 

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

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

Faculty office

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305

E: compeng@ulster.ac.uk

Course Director: Pearse O'Gorman

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 8327

E: pd.ogorman@ulster.ac.uk