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  • Entry requirements
    Standard Entry Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain before entry, one of the following: * a good honours degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering or associated discipline. * a degree, or in some special cases, an equivalent appropriate qualification, supported by relevant work-based learning. Applicants should also have studied at undergraduate level in English, or have a qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based). Applicants will normally have an Engineering undergraduate background, or Engineering experience and will be planning to undertake a career in management in an Engineering environment. Plus one of the following: * Other: There are normally two intakes for this programme each year - one in September and one in January.
  • Academic Title
    Engineering and Technology (MSc)
  • Course description
    COURSE INFORMATION
    Students may choose taught modules from approved programmes within Northumbria University and combine these with a project to create their own tailored postgraduate programme. Modules selected must be at the right level and the study plan must be approved by the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences.

    MODULE INFORMATION
    Year 1 Modules

    BE0588 Financial Managment (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    BE1022 Change Management (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    CM0617 Entrepreneurship & Small Bus. Start up in Informatics (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    CM0708 Entrepreneurship Studies in Informatics (OPTION, 15 Credits)

    EN0506 Advanced Dynamics & Vibrations (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EN0507 Computational Fluid Dynamics (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EN0510 Solid Modelling & Prototyping (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EN0517 Advanced Embedded System Technologies and Design (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EN0519 Silicon Electronic Design (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EN0535 Engineering Data Analysis (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EN0536 Materials Process Modelling (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EN0542 Project MSc E & T Part II (CORE, 60 Credits)

    EN0547 Photovoltaic Cell and Module Technology (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    EN0548 Advanced Photovoltaic Cell Design (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EN0550 Photovoltaic System Technology (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    EN0553 Business Issues for Engineering Product Development (OPTION, 30 Credits)

    EN0556 Wireless Sensor Networks (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EP0191 Optical Fibre Communication Systems (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    EP0194 Communication Systems (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    IS0352 E-Commerce and E-Business Fundamentals (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    IS0355 Electronic Commerce & Electronic Business Principles (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    IS0430 Research Methods (CORE, 10 Credits)

    IS0605 Organisations in the Information Age (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    IS0606 Information Systems, Strategy and Organisation. (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    IS0737 Project Management Studies (CORE, 10 Credits)

    ME0088 Advanced Stress Analysis (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    ME0100 Design for Quality (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    NX0421 Managing for Competitive Advantage (OPTION, 30 Credits)

    SM0445 Strategic Challenges (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    SM0446 Leading Strategic Change (OPTION, 10 Credits)

    COURSEWORK AND ASSESSMENT
    The programme consists of a balance of taught modules and a project making 180 credit points in total. Students will normally take one half of the programme as taught modules, together with a project equivalent to one half of the programme (90 credits).

    Some modules will be taught conventionally, others may be taught using independent or distance learning materials, with the support of an appropriate tutor.

    Students enrolling in the programme choose their modules in consultation with the appropriate academic staff to produce a coherent study plan. The choice of modules for a student will take into account the student's interests, aspirations and previous experience.

    All study plans must include the Business Issues for Engineering Product Development module and the Project .

    APPLICATION DETAIL
    Applicants should complete a standard university application form available from the enquiries office listed on the right of this page.

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