Engineering (Industrial Engineering)- BEng (Hons)
Course Code: ET1HE590
UCAS Code: H990
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We are in unprecedented times. Industry 4.0 has given rise to the need for professionals with the technical and management expertise to develop and manage engineering and business systems.
This Industrial Engineering programme will empower you with the versatility, flexibility and adaptability to soar and succeed in this exciting and fast-moving environment.
You'll acquire a deep understanding of industry, business, quality and management processes taking a keen interest in human factors, improvement, ergonomics, customer satisfaction and quality.
Industrial engineers operate at the centre of complex processes, systems and organisations, putting into practice their technical engineering knowledge, alongside expertise in business development, operations management and project management.
Businesses and industries depend on the principles of Industrial Engineering, which include increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and improving product and service quality.
Industrial engineers optimise complex processes, organisations and systems or even create them to achieve higher efficiency by saving time, money or effort, and to monitor quality and increase productivity.
Industrial Engineering overlaps with operations research, management science and ergonomics. It is a human-oriented discipline accommodating the viewpoints and motives of users at all levels.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure timely processing of paperwork, and to investigate potential funding through the Student Loan Company if required.
Depending on your qualifications or experience you may wish to choose between starting at Level 4 (3-year full-time course) or 5 (2 years).
Level 4 entry criteria
A minimum of 48 UCAS points from either:
- 2 A Levels (or equivalent), to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or science-based subject.
- A National Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a science or technology-based subject, including passes in mathematics.
Level 5 entry criteria
- HNC from B&FC for direct entry onto Level 5.
- HNC or HND, or Foundation Degree with an overall merit grade in Mechanical, General, Electrical/Electronic or Aeronautical Engineering, or another appropriate Engineering discipline through recognition of prior learning from the College’s internal panel and Lancaster University.
International qualification or qualification from other universities or colleges within the UK/EU might enable candidates to enter Level 5, subject to prior approval from the College’s internal panel and Lancaster University.
Considerations for both levels
- Applicants with any other qualifications will also be considered on an individual basis, and will be invited for an interview to determine suitability.
- If English is not the candidate's first language, an IELTS score of at least 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills is also required.
- Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work experience or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis and will be invited for an interview to determine suitability.
Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.
Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.
Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.
|Assessment Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Level 4 Modules
|Managing a Professional Engineering Project||ET4MD215||20||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Academic Study Comp Sci Eng||ET4MD219||20||Mandatory|
|Computer Aided Design||ET4MD225||20||Mandatory|
Level 5 Modules
|Further Engineering Mathematics||ET5MD223||20||Mandatory|
|Professional Engineering Management||ET5MD225||20||Mandatory|
|Quality Management Systems||ET5MD228||20||Mandatory|
Level 6 Modules
|Control and Simulation||ET6MD187||20||Mandatory|
|Manufacturing Systems Engineering||ET6MD202||20||Mandatory|
|Operations and Plant Management||ET6MD203||20||Mandatory|
Teaching and Learning Methods
Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.
Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.
Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.
|Learning Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.