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University of the West of Scotland

Engineering Management BEng Hons (Year 3 entry)

UCAS Code: H703

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Production and manufacturing engineering

This degree will enable graduates to pursue an engineering career in a continuous improvement, planning, supervisory or project management role. It will develop your technological problem-solving skills and your organisational, planning and management abilities to enable you to successfully oversee complex engineering projects from start to finish.

You will develop team working skills while undertaking a wide range of practical exercises in our state-of-the-art Centre of Engineering Excellence. Study abroad opportunities are available.

Careers include quality assurance and control, operations and maintenance management, facilities, health and safety, teaching and environmental management in roles such as project engineer. Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement are the growth areas in the industry.

UWS graduates work for companies including Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, Cummins, Thales, and BAE Systems. Others have begun careers in education as secondary school teachers and lecturers in colleges and universities.

Course content
It will develop your technological problem-solving skills and your organisational, planning and management abilities to enable you to successfully oversee complex engineering projects from start to finish.

In recent years students have taken part in class visits to industry specialists such as BAE, Tata Steel and Diageo to further deepen their understanding of the subject.

Year 2
Topics include CAD, processing methods and materials, facilities layout, process and equipment selection, engineering IT applications, and quality improvement tools.

Years 3 & 4
Topics include advanced project management, engineering and change management, quality improvement methodologies, prototyping and product testing, industrial troubleshooting, operations management, renewable energy and health and safety. A major element of your final year focuses on group and individual industrial projects where you investigate a topic of interest and undertake industry visits to determine the validity of your project proposal.

Career prospects
UWS has a solid reputation for producing competent graduates who are sought after by industry. Careers include quality assurance and control, operations and maintenance management, facilities, health and safety, teaching and environmental management in roles such as project engineer. Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement are the growth areas in the industry. Graduates work for leading companies including Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, Cummins, Thales, and BAE Systems. Others have begun careers in education as secondary school teachers and lecturers in colleges and universities. Our female students thrive particularly well at UWS, with many winning top student for several of the year’s groups (i.e. Court Medal) and female graduates are proving to be the most likely to be offered graduate employment first.

Placement/Work-based learning
The programme is significantly practically-orientated, focusing on planning and the continuous improvement of engineering applications. You will develop your team working skills while undertaking a wide range of practical exercises in our state-of-the-art Centre of Engineering Excellence.

Study abroad
In Year 3 there are opportunities for UK students to study at a number of overseas institutions.

Professional recognition
Accreditation is being sought from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lanarkshire Campus

Department:

Engineering and Computing

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Production and manufacturing engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Production and manufacturing engineering

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
29%
2:1 or above
39%
Drop out rate
341

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Production and manufacturing engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Engineering professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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