Engineering, Technology and Business Management MSc (Eng)

You will study 180 credits in total during your Engineering, Technology and Business Management MSc(Eng). A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 45 credits. Optional modules cover a wide range of topics in engineering and business management. These are the modules relating to this programme of study for academic year 2020/21. If you are starting in September 2021, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All modules are subject to change.

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 research project involving a detailed study of the application of engineering technology in a commercial context.

Risk Perception and Communication - 15 credits
This module teaches effective management decision-making on the basis of evidence-based approaches from risk management, cognitive psychology, and behavioural economics.

Operations and Supply Chain Management - 15 credits
This module aims to: introduce the student to operations and supply chain management and to develop their knowledge of what this encompasses; develop the student’s understanding of how operations and supply chain management is practised, its diversity and what the key issues and concerns related to the disciplines are; to explore how relevant aspects of innovation can be applied by organisations to support operations and supply chain activities.

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

Optional modules - ENGINEERING

Wireless Communications Systems Design - 15 credits
This module addresses communication design at many different levels. At the system level, it covers microwave systems, system modelling, subsystem characterisation and the delivery of complete communications systems in the real world.

Optical Communications Networks - 15 credits
Covers the essential elements of modern optical networks: the evaluation of WDM, optical time multiplexing and photonic packet switching. The module will also teach you to appreciate case studies and implementation scenarios, how to design virtual WDM networks, and will give you an understanding of the evolution of modern optical networks.

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

Smart Grid Analysis - 15 credits
This will provide you with the 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 to the grid.

Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources - 15 credits
This module provides you with knowledge and understanding of power generation technology from renewable sources, particularly wind and solar power. It describes how renewable energy sources can be employed and how they are integrated into electricity systems.

Control Systems Design - 15 credits
Control system design and analysis are essential in power generation and distribution, as in almost all engineering applications. This module treats the fundamentals of control systems, including stability theory, lead-lag compensators, PID controllers and their tuning.

Electric Power Generation and Distribution - 15 credits
This module provides a technical overview of the electricity supply industry, including electric power generation methods, power transmission and power distribution. Grid models and infrastructure from across the world will be compared. The economic and technological challenges presented by alternative energy sources will be explored.

Medical Electronics and e-Health - 15 credits
Provides knowledge and understanding of how electronics and communications technology is and could be used in medical applications and healthcare.

Programming - 15 credits
Develops competence in computer programming, using both Matlab and c.

Optional modules - BUSINESS

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
Provides an understanding of the integrative role of strategic management, its concepts, its research and its theories. You will learn about the analytical frameworks, the skills and tools to identify central issues and problems in complex business situations.

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 theories, tools and techniques for managing international purchasing, global sourcing, supplier relationship management and strategic supply management. It will give you a broad overview of the nature of, as well as the skills and knowledge required to design, develop, manage and improve purchasing (procurement), and supply management.

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