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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc (Eng) Engineering, Technology and Business Management

Programme code:MSE-ETEC&BMUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Mohsen Razavi Contact address:m.razavi@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2.1) in an Engineering, Computing or Physical Sciences discipline, or a degree equivalent to a lower second class (2:2) honours degree accompanied by demonstration of specific competence in electronic and/or electrical engineering

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Programme specification:

Programme Overview

This programme is for graduates in electronic engineering or similar subjects. It will prepare you to become a senior manager or entrepreneur in global companies, where understanding technology and managing innovation in business are key to success. Jointly delivered by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Leeds University Business School, the course allows you to tailor the programme of studies to your needs, selecting optional modules from different electronic and electrical engineering and business themes.

A set of compulsory modules form the core of the programme, developing your understanding of the global electronics industry as well as fundamental business management topics. You will study the principles of managing innovation and gain an understanding of risk perception, as well as operations and supply chain management. To complete your studies, you will gain additional specialist knowledge through specialist modules related to different themes, including topics such as healthcare technologies, renewable energy, information management, as well as specialist business topics such as global logistics and strategic management.

A major project is a key distinctive feature of the programme, enabling students to apply the academic principles learned from both the engineering and business disciplines in a detailed study of a high technology commercial challenge. Each project will be jointly supervised by academic members from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Leeds University Business School to optimise the academic quality of the work from both the engineering and business perspectives.

The combination of technical and business knowledge you’ll gain from this programme will leave you well-placed for senior roles in the electronics industry, with sectors including energy and power, telecommunications, consumer electronics and aerospace. Many such organisations need engineers with a deep understanding of business and management issues.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:

- Demonstrate specialist knowledge and technical expertise in the chosen theme of engineering and technology.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply technical expertise and a knowledge of management and decision-making principles to a broad range of engineering problems in a business context.
- Demonstrate an effective understanding of the latest developments in the chosen theme and how these can be effectively exploited in relevant industry sectors.
- Solve problems by working individually and with others to critically analyse, and develop appropriate solutions to, complex commercial problems.
- Manage the introduction of new technologies into a business and demonstrate an understanding of innovation, operations management and product life-cycle.
- Act ethically and responsibly in practice, drawing on effective appreciation and analysis of environmental and sustainability issues, as well as appreciation of globalisation / internationalisation and cultural difference.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply academic research skills and advanced scholarship.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively, exercising initiative, decision-making skills and personal responsibility, and to evaluate their own performance, individually and as a member of a professional team.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both the results of their own work and other complex information, to specialist and non-specialist audiences, in a variety of forms, selecting and evaluating the methods used.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage and extend their own learning and professional development, the transferable skills necessary for employment, and the skills necessary for life-long independent learning and professional development.

Progression and Award

This programme is subject to rules for progression and award which are slightly diff erent from the University’s standard rules. Current and prospective students should make themselves familiar with these additional rules which are listed in the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA) applicable to the year of study, and summarised under the ‘[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment] links below.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ELEC5032MModern Industry Practice15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5885MEngineering, Technology and Business Management Project45 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (12mth), 1 Jan to 31 Dec (12mth)
LUBS5202MRisk Perception and Communication15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5238MOperations and Supply Chain Management
Pre-requisite for: LUBS 5231M, LUBS5242M
15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5247MManaging for Innovation15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 75 credits from the following optional modules which must include at least one, but not more than two, of the modules offered by LUBS.

Students whose first degree is not in an electronics discipline are recommended to choose ELEC modules from the following set: ELEC5471M, ELEC5681M, ELEC5650M and ELEC5580M.
Students with no prior experience in C-programming must select ELEC5681M.

ELEC Modules: ICT Theme

ELEC5333MWireless Communications Systems Design15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
ELEC5456MOptical Communications Networks15 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun
ELEC5471MData Communications and Network Security15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
ELEC5681MProgramming15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

ELEC Modules: Nano/Healthcare Theme

ELEC5650MMedical Electronics and E-Health15 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun

ELEC Modules: Energy Theme

ELEC5516MSmart Grid Analysis15 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun
ELEC5564MElectric Power Generation by Renewable Sources15 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun
ELEC5570MControl Systems Design15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5580MElectric Power Generation and Distribution15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

LUBS Modules: Operations & Supply Chain Theme

LUBS5231MManaging Global Logistics and Supply Chains15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5974MInternational Purchasing and Supply Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

LUBS Modules: Decision Research Theme

LUBS5221MEffective Decision Making15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

LUBS Modules: Innovation & Creativity Theme

LUBS5225MStrategic Management15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)

LUBS Modules: Information Management Theme

LUBS5992MDigital Information and Organisations15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 12/07/2021 16:42:18

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