BSc (Hons) Engineering with Management

Programme Specification

27th September 2019
12 months




This is an innovative and distinctive one year top up degree developed with the University of Hertfordshire and Oaklands College for HND students on both electrical/electronic and mechanical engineering pathways. The degree commences September 2019.


  • Top up an HND to an Honours Degree in just over a year (12 months).
  • The degree is awarded by the University of Hertfordshire.
  • Day release model (one day per week -10 days per semester, normally 9:00am-4:00pm).
  • Degree taught at both Oaklands College (Welwyn Garden City Campus) and the University of Hertfordshire.
  • Programme brings together components of mechanical and electrical systems through the study of mechatronic systems.
  • The programme promotes the technological problem-solving ability of engineering and the planning abilities of management in order to oversee the operational performance of engineering projects.
  • Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Engineering with Management Top-up course would allow graduates to access postgraduate taught Master’s degrees.
  • Prepares students for wider roles in the future that may encompass a managerial or supervisory responsibility as well.
  • Students will also be provided with associate membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)[1].

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Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and end of module exams.


12 Month

Sem A Sem B Sem C
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
(30 credits)
Engineering Project Management
(30 credits)
(30 credits)
Professional Development Tutorials Industrial Project (30 credits)

To find out more about each module, see below.


This degree is designed for HND students who have completed either an electrical/electronic or mechanical engineering pathway AND wanting to top up their studies to an Honours degree.

Successful completion of the programme may make you eligible to be considered for further study on a Master’s degree.


Applicants must have an HND (Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical pathway).


On successfully completing this undergraduate course, you’ll be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree. Students will have the opportunity to attend a degree ceremony with the University of Hertfordshire.



Applicants can also apply for a part time student tuition fees loan and a maintenance loan. Further details can be found at


Teaching will typically be delivered through day release (10 days per semester). There is 24/7 access to lecture notes and electronic resources. You will also be expected to carry out 10-15 hours a week of private study.


Bachelor of Science (Hons) Engineering with Management.


Associate Membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.


If you wish to have an informal discussion before applying on-line please contact Vasavi PerumandlaVijayahari ( or apply HERE


Module Summaries

Advanced Manufacturing Technology (30 credits)

  •  Competitiveness and Manufacturing Technology
    o Performance measurement: cost, quality, delivery and flexibility
    o Mechanisation and automation across the supply chain
  • Standardisation and Simplification
    o Integration of design with/for assembly and manufacture
    o Contribution of concurrent engineering (EDM, PDM)
  • Subtractive, additive and near net shape forming manufacture
  • Programmable automation,
    o Integration of automation with cellular manufacture
    o Pick and Place units and Programmable Logic Control (PLC)
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines
  • Computer Aided Manufacture Adaptable Automation
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Robotics: Design and configuration
  • Automation system planning, simulation and evaluation
  • Cell format, layout and evaluation
  • Flexible Manufacturing System
  • Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

Engineering Project Management (30 credits)

    – Introduction to the strategic issues of product development.
    – Organisational issues of product development.
    – The tools and techniques typically used during the development process.
    – An introduction to patent and sale-of-goods product legislation.
    – Customer values, ethics and social issues explored.
    – Product development standards.
    – Business aspects of product development.
    – An examination of project drivers and the role of project management within organisations.
    – Teamwork and leadership through problem definition, problem solving, planning, monitoring and control.
    – Project management techniques and practice, e.g. Gantt, PERT, Resource and Cost Planning.

Mechatronics (30 credits)

  • Using mathematical modelling and computer programming to build and develop intelligent sensors and actuators for electronics systems.
  • Design mechatronics systems to meet a set of performance specification.
  • Using laboratory equipment effectively and safely to analyse electrical circuits, instrumentation, sensors and actuators.
  • Use mathematical methods and tools to analyse and develop electrical and mechanical engineering systems.

Industrial Project (30 credits)

The Industrial Project will typically be work related and will be delivered over three semesters. This enables the development of the project to fall into three phases: an examination of research methodologies and developing a project topic based on the consideration of company (non-critical) needs; undertaking the research process; analysing the data writing and presenting separate reports to both a professional audience and an academic audience.

The Industrial Project can take several forms ranging from design oriented/feasibility study work to investigative work.  The final reports will present their findings in the context of the real-world engineering environment.

An Industrial Project will typically be with the student’s employer but where this is not feasible it will be with another company or may be University/College based.

Professional Development Planning tutorials.

  • Focus on career planning and options for professional accreditation.
  • Associate Membership of the Institute of Engineering Technology included.

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Did you know you can gain accreditation for your management experience?

This would enable you to fast-track your degree and be exempt from 2 years of study.

You would need to register your interest by completing the application form and we will arrange a meeting/phone call.

You will be supported by a tutor to help you put together a portfolio that captures your experience. This takes 2 -3 months so if you are interested and want to join the BSc Construction in January 2019 please submit your application today. There is a fee of £500.