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MSc (Eng) Engineering, Technology and Business Management

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

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.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will also have had the opportunity to:
• 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.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and may include written examinations, in-class and online tests, problem sheets, assignments, and coursework in the form of projects, reports, presentations and posters.

This programme is subject to supplementary rules for progression and award which are additional to the University’s standard rules. These additional rules include the following criteria: Students must obtain a minimum mark not lower than 10% below the nominal pass mark in any significant assessment component within a taught module (a component worth more than 30% of the module marks) in order to pass the module and receive the module credit. This rule applies to all ‘ELEC’ coded modules.

Full details about the assessment rules are available in the version of the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA) applicable to the year of study.


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