Engineering Business Management BEng (Hons) top-up

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: HN1C
EECU086

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Start date

September 2022


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate
Top-up Courses

Coventry University’s Engineering Business Management BEng (Hons) top-up course is designed to boost your existing qualifications.

  • Successful completion of this course enables you to ‘top-up’ your existing qualifications – an undergraduate level diploma or equivalent in engineering or business related fields – to the internationally recognised ‘honours degree’ classification. It is designed for UK, international and European students seeking to become managers and leaders in technology-based businesses.
  • Building on your existing engineering or business skills, this final year course aims to introduce you to the key aspects of managing a company in an engineering based organisation and the latest developments in business management theory, such as strategic management, supply chain and logistics, quality, project management and environmental management.
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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

  • You will have access to commercial software such as Arena.
  • You will be offered free student membership of WES, the Women’s Engineering Society which is an Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity society open to all regardless of gender identity.

What you'll study

The course is structured around a deliberate cluster of modules, which aim to cover some of the most essential modern engineering management activities. It aims to deepen your knowledge and capabilities in the key areas of quality management, lean manufacturing, operations, communication and information technology, business, policy and strategy, pervasive issues, supply chain management, business simulation and manufacturing process improvement.

Upon successful completion, you should develop a range of management, intellectual and personal skills – including communication, cultural awareness, team working, objective setting, leadership, consultancy, presentation skills and digital literacy – which are considered as requirements for operational effectiveness and success. Upon successful graduation, you should be better prepared to participate in and lead engineering projects, solving engineering management problems and implementing engineering processes effectively.

Working on your own and in groups, you will study real-life case studies and projects in which you will explore appropriate management strategy such as supplier development strategies, lean and process improvements.

You will be required to carry out an independent piece of research of your choosing, which seeks to develop skills in personal organisation, research and critical thinking, as well as providing you the opportunity to advance your knowledge in the subject area. Previously, students have looked at Ecosystems innovation, implementation of industry 4.0 in supply chain management, future development of drones in natural disasters and logistics management technologies.

Modules

  • The aim of this module is to provide preparation for you to undertake a substantial individual project. Successful completion of the module will require methodical planning, record keeping and self-management, effective communication and delivery of report.

    Compulsory

  • The main aim of the individual final year project is to give you experience in carrying out a substantial piece of research to a professional standard. Objectives of the exercise are to enable you to:

    • Become an 'expert' in a specialised field of study.
    • Develop skills and experience in report writing and presentation.
    • Integrate knowledge gained in different course modules.
    • Exercise initiative, creativity and imagination.

    Compulsory

  • This module introduces you to the theory of computer simulation and process modelling, how it is used, tools and techniques for logic modelling for solving of real life problems. We aim to teach you how to develop a computer simulation model, identify inputs, verification and validation, run experiments for an optimised outcome, and analyse results. You will have the opportunity to use specialist software, and should develop the understanding required to transfer the knowledge to other software, models and contexts.

    Compulsory

  • As manufacturing companies are continuingly striving to remain competitive in a global market, it is imperative that they have the knowledge to ensure that their processes operate as effectively as possible. We provide you with the opportunity to gain an understanding and knowledge of process improvement approaches, their importance in business performance and application, covering the philosophies, tools, systems and techniques associated with Quality and Lean Management. We place some emphasis on the motor industry because the industry can be considered at the forefront of competitive manufacturing developments.

    Compulsory

  • This module introduces you to project management and aims to equip you with skills, both human and technical, to lead and work on a variety of projects. We focus on the importance of project management scheduling skills, quality and estimating standards; you will be encouraged to see the role of the project manager within the broader perspective of strategic business management, to explore where projects come from and why they are selected. We also aim to cover the use of project management software like MS Project for creating, analysing and monitoring projects, reinforcing the theoretical teaching.

    Compulsory

  • This module introduces you to project management and aims to equip you with skills, both human and technical, to lead and work on a variety of projects. We focus on the importance of project management scheduling skills, quality and estimating standards; you will be encouraged to see the role of the project manager within the broader perspective of strategic business management, to explore where projects come from and why they are selected. We also aim to cover the use of project management software like MS Project for creating, analysing and monitoring projects, reinforcing the theoretical teaching.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to help you to develop integrated product, technology and manufacturing strategies through appreciation of company-wide, functional issues. We will cover how to identify and appraise business and functional strategic options around new product introduction, so that you have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to select the most appropriate for the business to enhance performance, productivity and lead to consumer/customer satisfaction.

    Compulsory

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.


How you'll learn

The course is underpinned by current research in the various specialised fields and newly evolving areas within the disciplines, providing you with the opportunity to explore different ways that effective leadership and management can significantly contribute to wealth creation, competitiveness, and the advancement of society.

Actual teaching contact hours will vary depending on the level of study and the requirements of a particular semester. In a typical week, your contact hours may be divided amongst:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Case studies
  • Simulations
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Projects

In addition, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study each week, at least 17 hours, depending on the demands of individual modules. The number of contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 15 contact hours per week.


Assessment

This course will be assessed by coursework and exams.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.


Job ready

On successful completion, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: A range of techniques, including the latest developments, to aid the management and business processes in a product-based organisation; the holistic nature of a product based organisation and how the main business functions inter-relate; how product based organisations interact with the external environment and the opportunities created by operating in a common market.
  • Apply relevant engineering business management concepts and theories to new contexts.
  • Analyse engineering management and business problems and exercise reasoned judgement in assessing business needs in a technology based enterprise.
  • Synthesise innovative solutions to problems in an engineering environment using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Select appropriate tools for the analysis of engineering products and systems. 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, analysis and synthesis concerning business problems and potential solutions.
  • Communicate effectively (orally and in writing) in English.
  • Effectively use communication and information technology tools in business applications. Transfer ideas and concepts from one area of knowledge to another in the development of solutions to engineering business management issues.

Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Pass in Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree, or equivalent of a pass to year 2 from a degree in an engineering or business related subject.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK 2022/23 fees TBC*
2021/22 fees - £9,250 per year
Not available
International 2022/23 fees TBC*
2021/22 fees - £17,700 per year
Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

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Business Simulation Suite

You can use the Business Simulation Suite on specific courses. It aims to provide you with some of the hands-on skills needed to succeed and stand out in business.
 

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The Enterprise Hub

Part of Coventry University Social Enterprise, the Enterprise Hub is an incubation, collaboration and knowledge base in the heart of Coventry. It can advise and support you with new business ideas or entrepreneurial ventures.

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The Talent Team

With employability at the forefront of all of our courses, you will have access to our dedicated employability service, the Talent Team, from day one.
 


Careers and opportunities

On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the operation of engineering based organisations, the processes of product design and process improvement methods. This should provide you with a base of knowledge that you can use in further study or in employment.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.


How to apply

  • Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS. Part-time students should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.


    If you'd like further support or more information about your course get in touch with us today.

  • Full-time students applying to start in September should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.

    How to apply

    For further support for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree view our International hub.

    You can also download our International Guide which contains lots of useful information about our courses, accommodation, tips for travel and guidance on how to apply.


    If you'd like further support or more information about your course get in touch with us today.


  • Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

    Tuition fees

    The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

    Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).