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

  • Diageo
  • Medtronic
  • Moy Park
  • Precision Castparts Corp.
  • Seagate
  • Survitec
  • Terex

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

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. Optional subjects offer you the opportunity to pursue your particular interests. 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 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. 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 2018
How to apply

Modules

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.

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Year one

Analytical Methods for Engineers

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.

Engineering Fundamentals

Year: 1

This module provides the fundamental principles mechanical and electrical technologies and provides a methodology for their practical application. The module covers topics such as: Statics and Strength of Materials, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Linear DC Circuits, Energy Storage and AC Circuits.

Professional Studies

Year: 1

This modules makes students aware of the relevant professional, ethical, legal, and sustainability issues associated with being a professional engineer. Induction in how to study at university is included at the start of the module. Assessment is a combination of individual report, class test and team group report.

Materials 1

Year: 1

A module which integrates lectures with practical sessions in the study of the basics of common production and the behaviour of engineering materials. The student will consolidate their learning of the interaction among materials, production methods, quality and workshop safety.

Manufacturing Processes

Year: 1

A module which integrates formal study with a significant practical programme for the understanding and application of common manufacturing processes. 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.

Management studies

Year: 1

This module provides engineering students with an understanding of the nature of organisations and the role of the manager, particularly in those companies involved in the production of goods. It provides an underpinning for further studies in engineering and management.

Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD) 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.

Drawing and Design

Year: 1

This module includes freehand sketching, systems of projection, drawing conventions, dimensioning and tolerancing, design documentation, an introduction to the total design activity, formulation of a product design specification (PDS), material selection and manufacturing considerations in design.

Year two

Accounting 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 introduces Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and Systems with specific emphasis on its specification and implementation. The utilisation of AMT is analysed and the requirement for Manufacturing Information Systems specified. Workshop practice and demonstrations integrate this knowledge.

Marketing and Operations

Year: 2

This module provides an introduction to the practice of marketing and operations within the engineering environment. Teaching methods include lectures, guided discussions and case studies.

Materials 2

Year: 2

The module provides a general coverage of different classes of materials and usage of computer packages. Metallic and non-metallic materials are studied with respect to processing, microstructure, mechanical performance under different conditions, applications, cost, the environment and health and safety.

Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD) 2

Year: 2

This module builds on the fundamentals of 3D solid part modelling (MCAD1) with the introduction of more advanced solid modelling tools, assembly modelling, creation of 2D drawings from part and assembly models and surface modelling.

Design and Industry 2

Year: 2

The module considers creativity in design; product innovation; technical and non-technical aspects of design; safety and product liability; design analysis techniques for economic product manufacture and assembly; functional analysis; value engineering; safety and reliability through design projects; manufacturing processes; assembly techniques; material handling methods; component and product inspection and testing.

The module further develops engineering design capability across a variety of issues. Group projects provide the means of assessment. In addition a programme of industrial visits exposes the students to a wide variety of production scenarios and processes.

Quality

Year: 2

A module which examines 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 Nonj-Desctructive testing. This module prepares the student to contribute to these challenging activities in their early employment.

Organisation Design

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module is concerned with exploring why differences in structure and design exist across organisations. It considers ways of describing, analysing, classifying and differentiating organisations and the factors that cause this differentiation.

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 LabVIEW.

Automation

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 set assignment, a computer test and laboratory practice.

Year three

Industrial Placement

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module is a year's paid industrial placement programmed to complement the undergraduate engineer's academic studies. The student will be employed as a junior engineer to enable improvement in their understanding of the work environment and development of their transferable, communication and personal skills. The experience will enhance their engineering ability, maturity and eventual employability.

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.

Project Appraisal and Management

Year: 4

This module provides an insight to finance, the application of financial techniques to project appraisal. The stages of the project cycle and project management. Teaching methods include lectures, guided discussions and seminars.

German (ab initio)

Year: 4

This introductory module is to equip students with a basic linguistic competence and give them confidence in their own language learning abilities. The teaching methods aim at encouraging learner autonomy at the crucial early stages of language acquisition. The research on aspects of contemporary German society is to tune the students' sensitivity to another culture.

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 its influence, discrete simulation modelling for analysis/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.

Nanotechnology

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/aspects and provides coverage of science, technology, design, regulations and management systems pertaining to environmental protection, resource conservation and alternative energy sources.

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module provides a practical, hands-on treatment of Computer Aided Engineering in the context of application in design practice or manufacturing company. It majors on the more advanced part modelling techniques, assembly modelling, good modelling practice, collaboration and interoperabilty, design documentation, 3D printing, surface modelling rendering, mechanism 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 these technologies.

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.

Year five

Leading, Managing and Developing People

Year: 5

This module will provide the learner with a wide range of theoretical perspectives on individual 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. Best practice from current research will be explored and used as case study examples. Students are encouraged to engage with the CIPD HR Professional Map via the module coursework. Learning and Teaching methods are varied and assessment is by a 3-hour unseen examination and coursework.

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.

Product Innovation

Year: 5

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

Micro- & Nano-Scale Devices

Year: 5

This module is optional

The course provides an in depth knowledge of micro and nanofabrication techniques using elements from surface science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, plasmas and thin films, biosensors, tissue engineering and biomaterials.

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.

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.

Mechanics of Sheet Metal Forming

Year: 5

This module is optional

An introduction to the theory of engineering plasticity applied to common sheet metal forming processes. The relevant theories are presented and their application to real industrial processes are emphasised.

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/National Extended Diploma in a related Engineering subject area with overall award profile of DDD to include a minimum of 11 unit distinctions. Also requires a minimum Distinction in a unit of Further Mathematics.

The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept combinations of A Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma/National Foundation Diploma and BTEC Diploma/ National Diploma. For further information on the requirements for this course please contact Faculty admissions staff by T: +44 (0)28 9036 6305 or E: compeng@ulster.ac.uk.

Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence

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 BBBCC (to include minimum of BB 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:

  • Diageo
  • Medtronic
  • Moy Park
  • Precision Castparts Corp.
  • Seagate
  • Survitec
  • Terex

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, 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 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

How to apply Request a prospectus

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

Start dates

  • September 2018

Fees and funding

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Fees (per year)

Important notice - fees information Please note fees displayed are for 2017/18 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing. Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study.
View Ulster University’s 2017 fees policy

Northern Ireland & EU:
£4,030.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£9,000.00  Discounts available - find out more
International:
£13,240.00

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

Additional mandatory costs

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. 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