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Management of Manufacturing Systems - B.Eng (Hons)

Summary
  • School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems
  • Duration
  • Full Time: 3 years
  • Fees
  • Full Time: €3,290 per year
    International Students: €9,250 International GDL
Overview

The course is aimed at existing employees of small, medium and large organisations wishing to up skill and at those wishing to enter the arena of operations and manufacturing management as project engineers. It provides mind training and a toolkit for future managers to take their organisations forward in the improvement of quality in products and services.

Manufacturing systems engineers are employed in a wide range of engineering and commercial companies as well as educational and commercial organisations. Graduates from the course are equipped to progress to positions of responsibility in senior management or further programmes of specialised study or research.

Key Facts
  • The BEng (Hons) Management of Manufacturing Systems course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as satisfying academic requirements towards Chartered Engineer status (CEng).
  • Manufacturing in the UK provides employment for around 18 Per cent of the national workforce – almost 3 million people – and accounts for approximately 23 Per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - (sources: Office of National Statistics and Advantage West Midlands, April 2009).
  • The management of manufacturing systems is an essential feature in the vast arena that is manufacturing – an area that makes large contributions to the wealth of many countries throughout the European Union and the rest of the world.
  • It is a fast-changing scene where the competition between industrial organisations is keen and lean: only those companies prepared to apply modern philosophies and technologies will survive.
  • There are many challenges facing manufacturing industry. Companies now strive for competitive advantage and have to evaluate their performance more effectively in order to make best possible use of all resources: Talented, innovative, ambitious engineers are required to introduce essential systems such as Just- In-Time, Total Quality Management and Computer-Aided Engineering to ensure success in a global manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) courses traditionally involve a great depth of analysis and synthesis, whether it be numerical analysis or the in-depth investigation of management and technological systems and philosophies, and may be seen by many as being more exacting in these areas than other courses, including those leading to awards such as Bachelor of Science (BSc). This course is presently one of only two BEng Honours degrees in the area of manufacturing systems management running in both full-time and part-time modes in the UK.
 
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