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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BEng (Hons) Engineering Management (Students undertaking Part A in 2020)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Final award BEng / BEng + DPS / BEng + DIS / BEng + DIntS
Programme title Engineering Management
Programme code WSUB04
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 N290/N291
Admissions criteria


Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 30 Sep 2020 09:45:18 BST

1. Programme Aims

This programme is aimed at:

  • A1.   Educating engineering management graduates ready to play a substantial role in industrial  companies through a substantive base of knowledge and understanding at the forefront of the discipline of engineering and manufacturing.
  • A2.   Providing a foundation for graduates wishing to progress to professional engineering management status.
  • A3.   Providing a high quality educational experience for students in a programme of study which combines wide ranging aspects of engineering design and technologies, management models and methodologies, marketing, finance, and business in engineering.
  • A4.   Preparing graduates to apply organisational and project management, team building, and leadership skills in engineering.
  • A5.   Developing analytical and transferable skills that will enable graduates to gain employment in a wide variety of professional roles and to take an ethical approach in making a valuable contribution to society.

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

  • UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – ‘Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering’, (Oct 2019). 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘UK-SPEC, UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence’, 3rd Edition, Jan.2014. 

  • Engineering Council (UK). ‘The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’, 3rd Edition, May 2014. 

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:

  • K1.   the engineering principles and their application to the analysis of key engineering processes;
  • K2.   the application of quantitative, analytical, modelling and computational methods in order to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components and to solve engineering problems and to implement appropriate actions;
  • K3.   the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development and the application of quantitative techniques where appropriate;
  • K4.   working with information that may be incomplete or uncertain and quantify the effect of this on the design;
  • K5.   the evaluation of business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics;
  • K6.   the engineering and business problems, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues, intellectual property; codes of practice and standards;
  • K7.   the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes;
  • K8.   the management techniques, including project management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives, including the planning and managing the design process, including cost drivers, and evaluate outcomes;
  • K9.   awareness of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contract, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues;
  • K10.   the risk issues, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk, and risk assessment and risk management techniques.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • C1.   appreciate the broad range of influences and activities within the engineering processes and explain their significance;
  • C2.   evaluate technical and commercial risk and make decision based on available information;
  • C3.   address human factors considerations in engineering processes and design;
  • C4.   analyse engineering problems to assist in the management of engineering processes;
  • C5.   identify solutions to engineering problems from a sustainable/environmental standpoint;
  • C6.   contribute to the innovation development of a new product and its introduction to the market.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • P1.   use the design and manufacturing processes to plan and manage engineering  projects;
  • P2.   plan and implement re-organisation of a company for increased effectiveness;
  • P3.   make effective use of graphical and modelling techniques for design development and communication;
  • P4.   adopt strategies for non-quantifiable engineering issues;
  • P5.   select suitable computer based techniques for engineering management problems;
  • P6.   generate new ideas and develop and evaluate a range of solutions;
  • P7.   knowledge of characteristics of particular materials, equipment, processes or products;
  • P8.   knowledge of relevant legal and contractual issues;
  • P9.   understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards;
  • P10.  awareness of quality issues and their application to continuous improvement;
  • P11.  understanding of, and the ability to work in, different roles within an engineering team.


c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • T1.   plan and monitor multi-disciplinary projects;
  • T2.   appreciate the central role of management within engineering;
  • T3.   communicate effectively and make presentations of a technical/business nature to achieve maximum impact;
  • T4.   identify methods to assist in innovation, team-working and engineering communication;
  • T5.   demonstrate competence in using computer based engineering techniques;
  • T6.   adopt systematic approach to integrating design requirements, materials and structures;
  • T7.   use time and resources effectively;
  • T8.   exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader.




4. Programme structure

4.1  Part A – Introductory Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (80 credits)

Code Title Modular Weight
MAA307 Engineering Mathematics (Sem 1:10 Credits; Sem 2: 10 Credits) 20
WSA102 Engineering Science 1 (Sem 1:10 Credits; Sem 2: 10 Credits) 20
WSA505 Integrating Studies (Sem 1:10 Credits; Sem 2: 10 Credits) 20
WSA604 Materials & Manufacturing Processes (Sem 1:10 Credits; Sem 2: 10 Credits) 20

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (20 Credits)

Code Title Credits
BSA505 Organisational Behaviour 10
WSA400 MAnufacturing Design 1 10

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules (20 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSA210 Manufacturing Management 10
WSA900  Electronics and Electrical Technology 10


4.2  Part B - Degree Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (20 credits)

Code  Title Credits
WSB600 Manufacturing Process and Technology (Sem 1:10 Credits; Sem 2: 10 Credits) 20

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules (50 credits)

Code Title Modular Weight
BSB030 Marketing 10
WSB201 Digital Manufacturing and Discrete Event Simulation 10
WSB310 Engineering and Management Modelling 10
WSB505 Manufacturing Design 10
WSB610 Manufacturing Technology 10

 Semester 2

Compulsory Modules (50 credits)

Code Title Credits
BSB135 Consumer Behaviour 10
MAB206 Statistics 10
WSB301 Software Engineering 10
WSB203 Manufactuing Planning and Control 10
WSB204 Management of the Human Resource 10


4.3    Part I – Optional Placement Year


Code Title
WSI010 Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) (non-credit bearing)
WSI020 Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) (non-credit bearing)
WSI035 Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) (non-credit bearing)


For candidates who are registered for the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS), Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or Diploma in International Studies (DintS), Part I will be followed between Parts B and C and will be in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XI and Regulation XX.


4.4    Part C - Degree Modules 

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (40 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSC500 Individual Project (Sem 1:10 Credits; Sem 2: 30 Credits) 40

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules  (40 Credits)

Code Title Modular Weight
WSC200 Engineering Management: Finance Law and Quality 10
WSC201 Organisational Structure & Strategy 10
WSC407 Sustainable Product Lifecycle Engineering 10
WSD207 Project Management 10


Semester 2


Compulsory Modules (30 credits)


Code Title Credits
WSC206 Sport Equipment Industry 10
WSD203 Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management 10
WSD606 Industrial Sustainability 10


Optional Modules (Students should select modules totalling 10 credits)


Code Title Credits
WSC300 Advanced Computer Aided Design 10
WSC603 Metrology 10
WSC610 Healthcare Engineering 10
WSC700 Sports Engineering 10


All optional module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, student number restrictions and students having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules.

 4.5    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. 


5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

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.

To meet PSRB requirements students must achieve a minimum of 100 credits in each part with the remaining modules achieving a mark no lower than 10 percentage points below the usual pass mark. 


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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