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

  • Coca-Cola
  • Medtronic
  • Moy Park
  • Precision Castparts Corp.
  • Seagate
  • Terex
  • Translink

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles

  • Design Engineer
  • Lean Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Operations Manager
  • PhD Research
  • Product Lifecycle manager
  • Quality 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 know-how with business acumen.

Summary

Study Engineering Management at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

A five-year, fully CEng accredited undergraduate engineering course that is designed to equip you with the valuable 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. 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 MEng course, offered at the Jordanstown campus, 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 lets you deepen and broaden 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. Consequently the course develops the multidisciplinary and soft skills that are increasingly being demanded in today's dynamic environment and much sought after by employers. Studies on the course integrate the major themes of manufacturing systems and technology; design, innovation and marketing; industrial processes and materials technology; and business and management studies.

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
  • enjoy finding innovative solutions to problems
  • have a desire to help make the best use of limited, valuable resources and minimise the impact on the environment
  • are excited by the opportunity to study a broad curriculum – engineering / business / design
  • are interested in how business organisations function and how resources are utilised, particularly in the industrial sector
  • enjoy design and are you interested in the application of technology and computer resources
  • have a desire to take on responsibility, including opportunities to lead projects in diverse areas of engineering
  • would like to do a year of paid Industrial Placement as an integral part of your studies
  • 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: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 2017
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 GCE A Level requirement for this course is grades AAB with a minimum of grades AB in GCE A level Mathematics and one from GCE A Level Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, Technology and Design, Design and Technology, Computing, ICT, Geography, Psychology, Software Systems Development, Science or Engineering subject area.

BTEC

The requirement for this course is successful completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a related Engineering subject area with overall award profile of DDD to include a minimum of 11 unit distinctions. Also requires Distinction in a unit of Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Overall Irish Leaving Certificate Highers requirement for this course is H2,H2,H2,H3,H3 (typical grade profile) including minimum of H2 in Higher Level Mathematics and one other Higher Level subject from Physics, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Biology, Technology, Engineering or Technology and Design and English Grade H6 or above (HL) or Grade O4 or above (OL) if not sitting Higher Level.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is ABBBC (to include minimum of AB in Mathematics and another science subject).

Scottish Advanced Highers

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

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate Diploma requirement for this course is a minimum of 28 points to include 14 at Higher Level and to include minimum grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and a grade 5 Higher Level science subject. Grade 4 in English Language also required in overall profile.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

MEng entry not available directly from Access course.

GCSE

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (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.

Additional Entry Requirements

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

The General Entry Requirements must also be met including English Language minimum GCSE grade C (or equivalent). Please check the following link http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements#ger

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

Students who do not maintain a satisfactory level of performance in their studies are required to transfer to the BEng 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:

  • Coca-Cola
  • Medtronic
  • Moy Park
  • Precision Castparts Corp.
  • Seagate
  • Terex
  • Translink

Job roles

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

  • Design Engineer
  • Lean Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Operations Manager
  • PhD Research
  • Product Lifecycle manager
  • Quality engineer

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, 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 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 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.

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.

Apply

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

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2017

Fees and funding

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Fees (per year)

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

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

Course Director: Pearse O'Gorman

T: +44 (0)28 9036 8327

E: pd.ogorman@ulster.ac.uk