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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (2010 entrants)

Academic Year: 2014/15

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

IET / IMechE

Final award BSc/ BSc + DPS / BSc + DIS / BSc + DInts
Programme title Engineering Management
Programme code MMUB04
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if students undertake the additional period of study, between Parts B and C, leading to the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies, Diploma of Professional Studies or the Diploma of International Studies.
UCAS code N200
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/mechanical-manfacturing/engineeringmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:57:07 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To produce engineering management graduates ready to play a substantial role in engineering companies.
  • To provide a foundation for graduates wishing to progress to professional engineering management status.
  • To provide a high quality educational experience for students in a programme of study which combines wide ranging aspects of engineering technologies, management models and methodologies and engineering design.
  • To develop analytical and transferable skills that will enable graduates to gain employment in a wide variety of professions and to make a valuable contribution to society.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering

QAA Benchmark statements for General Business and Management

Accreditation Reports

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the underpinning mathematical methods and engineering science relevant to a career in engineering management
  • the foundation disciplines of business and management including marketing, economics, business mathematics and statistics sufficient to enable a clear understanding of the central aspects of the main business and management functions
  • the role of information technology in providing support for engineering management practices;
  • the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services including customer expectations, market orientation and the marketing mix
  • the use of accounting and other information systems for management applications
  • quantitative methods, business management methodologies, mathematical and computer models;
  • engineering production processes and how they relate to design, materials selection, accuracy of production, health and safety, cost and time
  • The principles of materials science, equipment and processes and an awareness of basic workshop practices
  • codes of practice, industry standards and quality issues applicable to a career in engineering management;
  • the processes of decision making
  • concepts, analytical approaches, evaluative thinking and numeracy skills relevant to solving problems in an engineering context
  • management techniques and approaches to planning and control of technical, human and financial resources in the commercial and economic context of an engineering business;
  • the economic, financial, legal, cultural and political context within which engineering business operates

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:-

  • interpret numerical data and apply mathematical methods to the analysis of engineering and engineering management problems
  • utilise the principles of engineering science in developing solutions to problems
  • select and apply appropriate IT Tools to assist the solution of problems
  • show initiative, innovation and intellect in problem solving
  • create, evaluate and assess a range of options and apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • research and communicate information relating to engineering technologies and their management
  • perform analysis and calculations relevant to the solution of engineering management related problems
  • prepare engineering drawings and technical reports and give technical presentations
  • demonstrate an understanding of technology in relation to product design, material selection and production
  • use appropriate computer software and laboratory equipment
  • demonstrate organisational and management skills
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a high level of numeracy
  • apply creative and structured approaches to problem solving
  • communicate effectively through written, graphical, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • work independently
  • work in a team
  • organise and manage time effectively
  • structure, plan and manage group activities
  • design and implement basic computer based information systems
  • apply leadership, team building, influencing and project management skills

4. Programme structure

4.1  Part A – Introductory Modules

4.1.1     Semester 1 

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 Code

 

 Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)         

10

   MMA400

Manufacturing Design 1

10

   MMA501

Integrating Studies 1a                     

10

   MAA307

Engineering Mathematics (20)

10

   BSA505

Organisational Behaviour

10

   MMA110

Introduction to Engineering Science: Applied Mechanics

10

 4.1.2     Semester 2 

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 Code

 

 Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMA604

Materials & Manufacturing Processes (20)         

10

   MMA504

Integrating Studies 1b

10

   MMA900

Electronics and Electrical Technology               

10

   MAA307

Engineering Mathematics (20)

10

   MMA210

Manufacturing Management

10

   MMA110

Introduction to Engineering Science: Energy and Power

10

 

4.2    Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1     Semester 1

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 Code

 

 Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMA102

Engineering Science 1

10

   MMB505

Manufacturing Design 2

10

   MMB600

Manufacturing Process and Technology (20)   

10

   MMB610

Manufacturing Technology

10

   BSB580

Operations Management

10

   BSB030

Marketing

10

 4.2.2     Semester 2 

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

 Code

 

 Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMB310

Engineering and Management Modelling

10

   MMA102

Engineering Science 1

10

   MMC203

Manufacturing Planning and Control                 

10

   MMB600

Manufacturing Process Technology (20)

10

   MAB206

Statistics

10

   MMC200

Engineering Management: Finance Law and Quality

10

 

4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year 

COMPULSORY MODULE

 Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMI001

Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS)

120

   MMI002

Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)

120

 (In order to be considered for the award of DIS or DPS students will need to complete a minimum of 45 weeks in an approved placement and meet the specified report submission for the award, for further details contact the industrial training coordinator for the School or visit https://engskills.lboro.ac.uk/mm/mmstudent.html  Students should note that consideration of this award is only on successful completion of their degree programme) 

   MMI003

Diploma in International Studies (DIntS)

120

 (In order to be considered for the award if DIntS students will need to complete 45 weeks approved overseas placement.  This may be industrial or academic study or a combination of the two.  At the end of the placement students are required to submit a report and dissertation, further details are available via the School’s Exchange Coordinator)

  

4.4    Part C - Degree Modules                 

4.4.1     Semester 1 

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight (40)

Code

 

Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMC500

Individual Project (40)

20

   MMC201

Organisation Structure & Strategy

10

   MMC602

Sustainable Manufacturing

10

 (ii)   OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20)

Optional subjects with a modular weight of 20 must be selected from the following. No More than 10 credits from each group:

Group A

 Code

 

 Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMC400

Design For Assembly

10

   MMC108

Manufacturing Automation and Control             

10

   MMC600

Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Technology 1

10

 Group B 

Code

 

 Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMD207

Project Management

10

   MMD202

Global Business Strategy and Systems            

10

 

4.4.2   Study Overseas

Students may choose to study Part C – Semester 1 at an approved Overseas Higher Education Institution.  The mix of subjects of the learning programme must be approved in advance by the Programme Director.  The proposed programme of learning will include work on an Individual Project.

 

4.4.3     Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

 Code

 

 Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMC500

Individual Project (40)

20

   MMC204

Management of the Human Resource

10

   MMC206

New Product Design and Development

10

   MMD203

Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management

10

                  

(ii)   OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 10)

 Optional subject with a modular weight of 10 must be selected from the following.

 Code

 

 Title

 

Modular Weight

   MMC610

Healthcare Engineering

10

   MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

   MMC301

Computer Aided Engineering

10

In exceptional circumstances, a student may substitute another degree level module (weight 10) from the University’s catalogue for one of those listed, subject to the prior approval of the programme director. The student is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of any such selection can be incorporated into their individual timetable.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to Part C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

5.2 Re-assessment requirements are in accordance with Regulation XX. Where a candidate has achieved fewer than 60 credits in a part of the programme, reassessment in the relevant part is not available to that candidate in the Special Assessment Period.

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates’ final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Part B and Part C, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The overall average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60, to determine the degree classification.

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