Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Engineering Management

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

This IMechE and IET accredited course has been designed to provide graduates with a unique blend of engineering and management understanding and knowledge. The aim is to provide graduates with a skill set which will allow them to directly interface between the technical and business aspects of a company.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year
  • Industry Accreditation

BSc (Hons)

Engineering Management

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

This IMechE and IET accredited course has been designed to provide graduates with a unique blend of engineering and management understanding and knowledge. The aim is to provide graduates with a skill set which will allow them to directly interface between the technical and business aspects of a company.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Ranked 6th  for Mechanical Engineering (The Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • 3rd in the UK  for student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
  • 97% of graduates in work or further study (2014 graduates)
  • Awarded the 2013 Queen’s Anniversary Prize  for High Value Manufacturing

Core material is a blend of management studies, business organisation, engineering and technology terminology and principles. Teaching modules include basic engineering sciences and manufacturing processes. This allows the students to develop a solid foundation of engineering and technology vocabulary and understanding.

The material is equally partnered with a broad range of business strategy, business organisation, human management, resource management and project planning modules, which provide the graduates with the skills to manage across a range of engineering and technology disciplines. The priority is to interface and integrate these key activities with the business organisation and financial management of companies large and small, national and global.

Students also have the opportunity to spend a monitored year in industry after the second year of academic studies, and be awarded a Diploma of Professional Studies or the Diploma in International Studies if they have worked outside the UK.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich N290
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time N291
Assessment

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, tutorials, practical work, seminars and extensive project work. The emphasis is placed on increasing your independence and encouraging you to develop your study skills while taking part in group activities.

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career.

The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.

Sponsorships and scholarships

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

Competitive scholarships are also awarded. These may be based on intake qualifications and/or progress through the first year of any of the degree courses.

Graduate destinations

Graduates will be self-reliant and able to contribute and manage well in team situations, and will have gained the technical ability and commercial awareness to be able to work in industrial or commercial environments.

Typically, graduates will have an understanding of the language of engineering, closely tied with the business, management, legal, intellectual property and economic principles.

STEMLab - new £17m facilities opening 2017

STEMLab is a state-of-the-art laboratory facility arriving for our students in 2017. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools, which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub. 

STEMLab allows us to offer new ways to learn and collaborate, with a ‘drop-in’ engineering workshop, teaching laboratories, workshops, computer-aided design and rapid prototyping facilities, a design studio and informal learning spaces. 

These enhanced facilities will further increase our ability to train and develop skilled graduates that are targeted by major employers from across the world. 

Find out more about our new facility

Course structure

Years 1 and 2
  • Engineering and Management Modelling
  • Engineering Management 
  • Introduction to Engineering Science
  • Manufacturing Design
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control
  • Manufacturing Processes and Materials
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Mathematics and Statistics
Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or study overseas

Final year

Compulsory modules:

  • Business Systems
  • Individual Project
  • Product Design
  • Management of the Human Resource
  • Manufacturing for the Environment
  • New Product Design

Optional subjects:

The following example optional subjects support the BSc course:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Technology
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Design for Assembly
  • Global Business Strategy and Systems 
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Manufacturing Automation and Control
  • Operations and Distribution Management
  • Project Management
  • Sports Engineering

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: N290 BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
ABB including either Maths or Physics
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
BB including either Maths or Physics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects
IB
34 points minimum with 6,5,5 at HL including either Maths or Physics
Other
D*DD overall profile, with Distinctions in; Maths for Eng Techs and Further Maths for Techs., plus Grade B Maths A-level
Additional

UCAS code: N291 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
ABB including either Maths or Physics
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
BB including either Maths or Physics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects
IB
34 points minimum with 6,5,5 at HL including either Maths or Physics
Other
D*DD overall profile, with Distinctions in; Maths for Eng Techs and Further Maths for Techs., plus Grade B Maths A-level
Additional

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band B course) £18,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial training and placements

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements sending over 45% more students on placement than any other university (2013 HESA student record).

All of our courses can be taken with a salaried industrial placement in Year 3. Successful students receive an additional awarded; a Diploma of Professional Studies.

We are notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, and we provide support and help for you to gain a suitable placement.

Students work in a variety of organisations including automotive, aerospace, electronics, consumer goods, computer software and food processing industries.

Placement year with Triumph

Robert Manley, an undergraduate student from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, gives an insight into his industrial placement year with Triumph Motorcycles

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: N290

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: N291

Our students

Gurpreet Ghataore

“I chose to study Mechanical Engineering because I wasn’t sure what type of engineering I wanted to go into and the course gave me the opportunity to explore lots of different types of engineering within the degree.”

Kathryn Fletcher

“I completed my placement at Jaguar Land Rover. It helped me to apply what I learnt at university in an industrial environment and to return with a better understanding of the industry.”

Rob Norman

“Loughborough is a big advocate for placements and working for a company in the real world. I was lucky enough to spend my placement year working in America for the golf company PING.”

Gurpreet Ghataore

“I chose to study Mechanical Engineering because I wasn’t sure what type of engineering I wanted to go into and the course gave me the opportunity to explore lots of different types of engineering within the degree.”

Kathryn Fletcher

“I completed my placement at Jaguar Land Rover. It helped me to apply what I learnt at university in an industrial environment and to return with a better understanding of the industry.”

Rob Norman

“Loughborough is a big advocate for placements and working for a company in the real world. I was lucky enough to spend my placement year working in America for the golf company PING.”