Engineering Business Management BEng (Hons) top-upStudy level: Undergraduate
Our Engineering Business Management BEng (Hons) top-up course is designed to boost your existing qualifications.
Year of entry
Coventry University (Coventry)
1 year full-time
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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Why you should study this course
- You will have access to commercial software such as Arena4.
- We try to organise a regular programme of guest speakers (availability and fees may apply), which in recent years has included the Group Strategy Director of Jaguar Land Rover, a NASA Astronaut and a Vice President of Telefonica Europe.
- 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.
Individual Project Proposal - 10 credits
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.
Project - 20 credits
The main aim of the individual project is to give you experience in carrying out a substantial piece of research to a professional standard. Objectives of the exercise give you the opportunity 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.
Business Simulation - 20 credits
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.
Manufacturing Process Improvement - 20 credits
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.
Project Management - 20 credits
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 for creating, analysing and monitoring projects, reinforcing the theoretical teaching.
Supply Chain and Logistics Management - 10 credits
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.
New Product Development Strategies - 20 credits
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.
All modules are mandatory. 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.
We understand that everyone learns differently, so each of our courses will consist of structured teaching sessions, which may include:
- On campus lectures, seminars and workshops
- Group work
- Self-directed learning
- Work placement opportunities2.
If you would like more information, you can request information about teaching hours.
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.
As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.
Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.
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.
Typical offer for 2024/25 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.
5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.
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.
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: 6.0 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.
Fees and funding
|UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man
|£9,250 per year
| £9,250 per year with EU support bursary**
£19,850 per year without EU support bursary**
|£19,850 per year
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.
The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees:
- Any optional overseas ﬁeld trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
- Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad).
*Irish student fees
The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.
**EU support bursary
Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.
How do you know if you need to pay UK or international tuition fees?
We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Your fee status determines your tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available to you. The rules about who pays UK (home) or international (overseas) fees for higher education courses in England are set by the government's Department for Education. The regulations identify all the different categories of student who can insist on paying the home rate. The regulations can be difficult to understand, so the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has provided fee status guidance to help you identify whether you are eligible to pay the home or overseas rate.
If you meet all the criteria required by any one category, including any residence requirements, your institution must charge you the home rate. You only need to find one category that you fit into.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Where our graduates work
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.
You can choose to continue your studies at Coventry University with the Engineering Project Management MSc.
How to apply
Full-time students applying to start in September 2024 can 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 2024 should apply directly to the university.How to apply
Read our application pages to find out your next steps 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.
Coventry University together with Coventry University London, Coventry University Wrocław, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough, and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the University) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.
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.
2UK and international opportunities
Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or international opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be unpaid and/or subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel, public authority guidance, decisions or orders and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand any visa requirements, please contact the International Office.
The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK (home) students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University 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.
For international students, we may increase fees each year, but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.
Facilities are subject to availability. Access to some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and/or may have reduced availability or restrictions where the university is following public authority guidance, decisions or orders.
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 current 2023/2024 contract is available on the website for information purposes however the 2024/25 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. 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.