Business Management

Study mode:Part-time Languages: English Duration:24 months
Local:$ 7k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 7k / 1 Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:720

Description

The BSc (Hons) Engineering Management degree is a work-based, distance learning degree and aims to break down the barriers between learning at work and learning at university. The programme takes into account the high levels of skills and learning that are demonstrated every day in the workplace and provides a degree framework to support and accredit this learning.

The course is open to all suitably qualified candidates and offers an opportunity to transfer your academic qualifications and work experience to achieve a degree in Engineering Management. The programme includes modules in Study Skills for Distance Learning, Reflection and Reflective Practice, Change Management and Applied Problem Solving in the Engineering Workplace.

The BSc (Hons) Engineering Management degree is a 'top-up' course. The first one and two years of the course are accredited through previous academic qualifications and/or relevant professional experience. This distance learning degree can take between 13 months and 2 years to complete, depending on your individual circumstances and work commitments.

Careers

Employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills and abilities to succeed in the workplace. This degree has been devised to give you just that edge. Because all students will already be employed the benefits of the degree are:

For Individuals:

  • Academic recognition for learning you have already achieved
  • Study at a pace and place to suit you, the potential to work towards the degree when work and personal commitments allow and to take a break from the course when other pressures take over
  • Learning is relevant and focused on issues in your job
  • Direct access to specialist expertise to support work-based projects and to extend the scope of your activities
  • Immediate opportunities to apply theory in practice
  • Improved performance and the ability to respond to change.

For Organisations:

  • Improved performance and competitive edge
  • Increased motivation, confidence and creativity of workforce
  • Immediate benefits from availability of expertise and advice on work based projects
  • Customised programmes to suit your organisation.

How You Are Assessed

Throughout the course assessment methods are designed to enable you to develop your potential and permit a close working relationship between the learning experience and individual assessment. Assessment strategies will reflect the focus of the course on independent self-managed learning.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 5 - 10 working days before of the start date Tuition fee
  • GBP 7000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 7000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • £3,500 to enrol, then
  • £3,500 in 12th month of study.
Start date February,May,September,November 2015 Credits 240 CATS points
Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Level 1 (Typically the First Year of the Degree)

Level 2 (Typically the Second Year of the Degree)

Level 3

Study Skills for Distance Learners

The module provides students with a structured framework within which to develop the essential skills for distance learning. You will be encouraged to take personal control of your learning and to balance the freedoms and disciplines inherent in a distance learning environment. Using models of theory and practice embellished by your personal experience, you will develop your ability to self-motivate, manage your own studies and reflect on how you learn. You will evaluate theories and practical models to challenge and to expand on received wisdoms to support both your academic and practical development.

Integrating Professional Engineering Experience

Reflection as a technique for aiding and reinforcing learning is a powerful tool in professional development and a wide range of learning environments. Reflective practice is about learning and developing, through examining what we think happened on any occasion and how we think others perceived the event. The manager must open their professional practice to the scrutiny of others, becoming a more effective manager as a result. At an organisational level critical reflection is the basis for maintaining the appropriate alignment of an organisation and forms the basis for strategic planning and organisational change.

This module will provide you with a structured framework within which to reflect on experiences during previous formal managerial training or within past and present Engineering working environments. You will be encouraged to develop your own abilities to practice reflection in the practical arena by critically evaluating your own ideas against academic theories and models, challenging and expanding your own individual management skills. You will facilitate this process through the production of a personal Learning Log, individual reading and study, and face-to-face or online discussion with your tutor.

Management of Change

This module aims to enable you to develop your workplace skills in the management of change by investigating your own organisation in relation to change management from a number of perspectives. You will consider your organisation's business and market position— how it is structured and how it operates—to understand the context within which change happens. You will consider how organisational structure and culture may support or inhibit change as well as evaluating management of change theoretical models. You will also explore the impact of change on people and the skills needed by effective change agents and organisations.

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to use your learning to inform a study of change management in your organisation and to make recommendations about change strategies for the future.

Applied Problem Solving in the Engineering Workplace

You will look at some more unusual approaches to the solving of complex problems and at techniques used outside your own organisation and experience in this module. At an early stage you select a complex problem in your workplace to study throughout the unit and you will be expected to develop, integrate and apply your learning, ideas and techniques in a real practical context.

The module aims to provide students with:

  • An understanding of the nature of complex problems, including problems with unknown or unpredictable features
  • A range of advanced skills that will equip you to solve complex problems in the workplace
  • Experience of applied complex problem solving in the workplace.

Dissertation

The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your capacity to work independently on a major piece of research and to utilise and build on skills and subject expertise developed in the promotion of your professional and personal skills. You will demonstrate your ability to analyse problems and to apply appropriate professional and self-developmental skills.

You will work with your tutor to research, develop and present your study for assessment following the agreed formats prescribed by the University.

Audience

Each programme is designed to meet the needs of students in any business who want to upgrade their qualifications to degree level.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 547 TOEFL iBT® test : 78

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

Admission to the WBDL undergraduate programme is dependent on several criteria; however, your ability to complete the programme satisfactorily and benefit from it will be the main factor taken into consideration. The programme requires a high level of personal commitment and students will need to be well motivated.

Entry with Advanced Standing, APL:

Students will be accepted onto the course with advanced standing through credit awarded for prior certificated learning (APL). Credit for certificated learning will be awarded according to agreed tariffs for qualifications such as HND, Diploma of Higher Education, NEBS etc.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Lincoln.

Accreditation

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) General credit is awarded to students who meet the minimum entry criteria of an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent.

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