BSc (Hons) Engineering Management

BSc (Hons) Engineering Management Page Main Image

We encourage applications from students who have completed USB-ED’s Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP).  Along with work experience, the SMDP is recognised by the University of Lincoln as being equivalent to 240 credits.

Students may register with the University of Lincoln for the outstanding 120 credits (total 360 credits).

Enquire Today

Email: or Apply Now

Our BSc (Hons) Engineering Management degree is a work-based distance learning programme which offers you the opportunity to gain a recognised university qualification whilst remaining in employment.

This work-based distance learning (WBDL) programme is designed to provide those working within the technical environment, and commonly already holding technical qualifications, the management skills to effectively and efficiently manage their work areas.

Engineering Management has parallels with Industrial and Systems Engineering which is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The degree draws upon specialised knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems (IISE, 2017).

The programme offers the following key features: 

  • A blended learning approach, drawing on University of Lincoln expertise in delivering online programmes to part-time students in employment
  • An innovative and creative approach in teaching, learning and assessment, drawing on a range of digital and technological learning tools
  • A learning experience offering students a wider critical perspective on the consequences of individual decisions and actions and on the ethics of being socially responsible, including corporate social responsibility, part of Lincoln International Business School’s ‘responsible futures principles’.
  • A clear focus on the student experience and academic, pastoral and professional support and care.

The BSc (Hons) Engineering Management degree has been designed to allow students who have completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) in an Engineering subject or equivalent to undertake the programme. It presents a distance-learning framework designed to enable students to complete the programme within a two year period. The duration will reflect each individual’s personal circumstances, accredited experience, prior learning and work commitments.

How You Study

This flexible-learning programme can be tailored to individual needs and circumstances and provides an academically rigorous learning environment within which students have the opportunity to extend skills, expertise, knowledge, vision and personal/career development by:

  • engaging in independent learning, reflective debate and practice, supported throughout by a module tutor and a range of resources
  • focusing on theoretical aspects of business and management, offering the opportunity to apply theories and concepts to the workplace, developing knowledge in addition to developing a range of skills and abilities
  • gaining an understanding of the dynamic nature of modern organisations and the environment within which they operate by applying module content to management situations within the workplace in increasingly integrated and systematic ways

The programme presents a framework within which students may engage in personal and professional development by integrating the development of knowledge, skills and experience, whilst simultaneously contributing to organisational effectiveness.

This programme is designed to be flexible and dynamic enough to reflect and absorb change and facilitate the student’s acquisition of a range of skills and knowledge that may be needed to rise to the challenges of the contemporary workplace.

The programme presents a distance learning framework to enable individuals to complete the programme within a two year period - the duration reflects personal circumstances, accredited experience, prior learning and work commitments.


Critical Enquiry Skills

Module Synopsis

This module aims to equip students with appropriate knowledge and skills to enable them to engage critically with their studies, and the Independent Research Project in particular.

Engineering Systems Design

Module Synopsis

This module introduces students to system design concepts and tools, and challenges students to think critically about their potential and actual application in Engineering. Students are introduced to the engineering of systems design from an operations perspective, which will focus on two functions in particular, directing operations and designing operations.

Engineering Systems Management

Module Synopsis

This module aims to introduce students to issues of managing systems in Engineering. This consideration takes a systems approach and challenges students to identify and consider their operations and services as (interacting) systems and to look at the tools available to organise and manage such systems. It uses some of the approaches of Management Sciences (e.g. Operational Research and Management, Industrial engineering, business statistics and project management) and requires students to identify how these relate to their own Engineering experiences or expectations.


The elective module affords students the opportunity to tailor their programme to their interests and choose a specific management function to study as their penultimate module, with elective modules  exploring areas of personal and professional development, occupational health, managing project, strategy and supply chain. All electives include an assessment of a 3000 word portfolio. The following elective modules are available:

  • Strategic Innovation and Opportunity Creation
  • Managing Projects
  • Managing Operations
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Managing Distribution Logistics
  • Managing Humanitarian Logistics

Independent Research Project

Module Synopsis

The dissertation is the capstone project of the programme. It provides students with the opportunity to apply, integrate, and deepen the knowledge, insights, and skills that have learned throughout the programme of study. The focus of this project should be a real-world issue or a research topic.

Whilst it is intended that most students will complete a work-based research project, in keeping with the ethos of our programmes, this module seeks to enable and facilitate innovation and creativity. Therefore, the format of the final assessment can be negotiated with the supervisor, dissertation coordinator and programme leader.

The programme centres around work-based learning, which is not just the development of knowledge and a set of technical skills, but reflection and learning from experience. Application to context and evidence of application is central to the learning process as learning is seen as arising from action and problem solving within a work environment, centred around live projects and challenges to individuals and organisations.

An assignment brief will explain the intended learning outcomes and requirements relating to each assessment. The work-based focus of any project or assignment will involve negotiation and agreement between the student and the module tutor.

What We Look For In Your Application

Work-based Distance Learning students need to be in employment and have some management responsibilities, this can be management of people or resources. You will need to have completed a Senior Management Development Programme at USB:ED within the last 5 years in order to be eligible.

Entry Requirements

Each programme is designed to meet the needs of students in any organisation who want to upgrade their operations skills and progress their qualifications to degree level. To qualify for direct entry we request the completion of a Senior Management Development Programme at USB:ED within the last 5 years, and on-going employment in a relevant field to the course subject area in order to qualify.

Application Deadlines and Programme Start Dates

Application DeadlineEnrolment DateOnline Induction W/C
10 January 2022 31 January 2022 7 February 2022
18 April 2022 9 May 2022 16 May 2022
26 September 2022 17 October 2022 24 October 2022

Lincoln international Business School is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association, connecting educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

Lincoln International Business School is a member of AACSB

AACSB is a global nonprofit association, connecting educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more about AACSB.