Engineering, Technology and Business Management MSc (Eng)

The following modules are available in 2023/24 for Engineering, Technology and Business Management MSc (Eng) and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules

Modern Industry Practice - 15 credits
This module aims to engage students in developing a detailed understanding of the global engineering industry and assist them with their career plans.

Engineering, Technology and Business Management Project - 45 credits
You will undertake a detailed study of an emerging technology in electronic/electrical engineering, communications engineering, or a related discipline, from different business perspectives including the innovation management, supply chain management, and consumer perception aspects.

Risk Perception and Communication - 15 credits
This module will help future executives, policy makers, financial advisors, health professionals, and other practitioners to gain a critical understanding of how non-experts perceive risks, as well as how to effectively communicate risk information to diverse audiences.

Operations and Supply Chain Management - 15 credits
This module aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in Operations and Supply Chain Management. The module covers the relevant fundamental theory and practices for these key functions. The module gives an insight into the diversity of the functions and what the key issues and concerns are related to strategy, design, planning and control and improvement.

Managing for Innovation - 15 credits
This module prepares you to lead innovation initiatives in both large and established organizations as well as in new and growing ventures. The module navigates between different concepts and perspectives in order to unveil how organizations take strategic advantage from incremental and radical changes in products, services, business models and societal aspirations.

Optional modules - ENGINEERING

Data Communications and Network Security - 15 credits
Provides students with a knowledge and understanding of data communications networks and their use in a range of applications, and to consider the need for network security and appropriate security measures.

Programming - 15 credits
Develops competence in computer programming, using both Matlab and the C programming language.

Medical Electronics and e-Health - 15 credits
Provides a knowledge and understanding of how electronics technology is used in medical applications and healthcare, and to consider a range of possible future developments in this field.

Smart Grid Analysis - 15 credits
This module introduces students to the concepts behind future sustainable electricity systems with increased use of distributed microgenerators. Students gain knowledge and understanding of the issues relating to the integration of distributed generators (including renewable sources), their control and protection methods, and tools to analyse their impact on the grid.

Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources - 15 credits
This module provides you with knowledge of sustainable electrical power generation using renewable energy harvesting technologies, with particular emphasis on electrical solar and wind power generation.

Electric Power Generation and Distribution - 15 credits
This module gives students an understanding of the various layers and components in modern electric power networks, of how power systems are operated in technical and economic terms as well as of the technological changes power systems will be facing in the years to come.

Optional modules - BUSINESS

Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains - 15 credits
The aim of this module is to equip students with skills and knowledge to manage planning, transport, sourcing, distribution, logistics and supply chain management in a global context.

International Purchasing and Supply Management - 15 credits
This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills of managing international purchasing and supply. It provides students with a grounded understanding of the key issues in designing, managing and improving sourcing and strategic supply management. The module offers students with advanced theories and practical methods needed to address business challenges such as global competition, sustainability and supply chain disruptions.

Effective Decision Making - 15 credits
This aims to teach effective management decision making on the basis of evidence-based approaches from risk management, cognitive psychology, and behavioural economics. Participants will obtain an understanding of the thinking processes that underlie their own and others’ judgement and decision making, the judgmental errors and decision biases that commonly arise, and strategies for improving decisions. The module does not assume any prior knowledge and will give insight into effective decision making that is useful in both personal and professional contexts.

Strategic Management - 15 credits
This module introduces topics that equip students to make strategic judgement under uncertainty by relaying on rigorous analytical models and in-depth understanding of strategy processes and practice.

Innovation Management in Practice - 15 credits
Extend your knowledge of the concepts and principles studied in other modules in innovation and provide critical understanding of specific innovation principles, practices, tools and processes needed for the management and development of innovation.

The full list of module information can be read in the course catalogue.