BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Communications Engineering Management)

Key Information

Part-time Duration: 13-24 Months

School: Lincoln International Business School

Campus: Lincoln Campus [L]

Validation Status: Validated

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The effectiveness of any military force depends on its managers understanding of the evolving requirement to sustain, retain, attract and recruit the people it needs. Your management skills are key to transforming your people, utilising the military system to unlock their full potential while achieving your own. 

The University recognises that this requirement calls for a high-level of managerial and professional competence. The BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Communications Engineering Management) presents EOFT students with an opportunity to enhance their managerial and academic skills within this particular area of operational expertise. The programme is open to all suitably qualified candidates and offers students an opportunity to transfer their academic qualifications and work experience to achieve a degree in Communications Engineering Management.   


Flexibility is a key feature of this programme and University of Lincoln regulations do permit military students to formally interrupt their studies, at no extra cost for a period of up to 24 months in light of Out of Area or other such commitments. In effect students can pause their studies until they are in a position to continue.

How You Study

Students have up to ten hours contact time with their tutors with the remainder being self-directed study. A range of teaching and learning methods are used on the BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Aerospace Engineering and Airworthiness Management) including using Blackboard which is an online teaching and learning resource. Teaching on the course is through a range of methods such as podcasts, Wikis and blogs with the aim to facilitate a community of practice learners. Blackboard is also used for assessment purposes and students study and are assessed completely online.

How You Are Assessed

The course and associated assessments are at final year degree level and, applicants should be prepared to offer the commitment and dedication to produce work of an appropriate standard. Throughout the programme assessment methods are designed to enable you to develop your potential. The course enables you to consider the application of general theory to your specific working environment and assessment strategies can include reflection, essays, reports, portfolios and a short video. Exams and group work are not utilised.  

Assessment Feedback

You can receive written comments and a score for summative work. Feedback will be designed to help you to develop and improve for the next assessment. The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – no later than 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written, and portfolio development, or presentations.


Typically, students take between 13 - 18 months to complete the programme but this will vary according to each individual's personal circumstances and work commitments.


This module aims to equip students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to enable them to engage critically with their studies, the Independent Research Project in particular. The module assessment is a portfolio of 3000 words, example contents could include an evaluation of published research, problem identification tasks, and the outline of a research design or the resolution of an ethical dilemma.

This module aims to introduce 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 is designed to focus on directing operations and designing operations. Students can undertake a module assessment is a 3000word portfolio, example contents could include a review of your organisation or a plan to implement a chosen design model.

This module aims to introduce students to issues surrounding the management of systems in engineering. This 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. Students can undertake a 3000-word portfolio module assessment, example contents could include reports, a system proposal and reflective learning account.

The final module aims to provide 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 can 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 their supervisor, dissertation coordinator and programme leader. The module assessment includes an initial project plan weighted at ten percent and a project submission as agreed with your supervisor of 10,000 words, which includes a 1000-word reflective piece which can facilitate your achievement of Chartered Manager status.

Benefits for Students

Students may benefit from the following features of the course:

  • Flexible – All of our awards are studied via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so you must have access to a reliable internet connection, to able to study regardless of where you are in the world
  • Affordable – Qualifies for Enhanced Learning Credits
  • Transferable – Recognised professionally and academically
  • Supported – One to one tutor advice and guidance throughout the programme
  • Study Skills - Each degree has an integrated module aimed at equipping students with essential skills for study - ideal if this is your first experience of Higher Education, or you have been out of education for a while.

Benefits for the MoD

The MOD may benefit from the following features of the course:

  • Tailored Course - These programmes has been specially designed with the MoD in mind, and are delivered by staff with strong military experience or knowledge
  • Minimal Disruption - Distance learning is conducted entirely off-campus
  • Tangible Benefits - Student work may be utilised by the MoD to realise measurable operational improvements, budgetary savings and to drive future policy and strategy
  • Staff Development - The Work-based Distance Learning programmes are designed to equip staff with skills, understanding and knowledge that can be put to immediate use.

Dual Accreditation

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • On successfully completion of the programme students can also achieve a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, this is an industry-recognised award. Research identifies that students who possess the CMI professional qualification are more employable.
  • Students can gain access to exclusive CMI networking events.
  • Students may have the opportunity to attend lectures from top level CMI industry-expert members.
  • CMI qualifications sit on the RQF framework and are recognised by the European Credit Framework.
  • Whilst undertaking their studies, students can become a CMI Affiliate member, offering them a host of additional benefits to support their development and employability.

Chartered Manager

  • On successful completion of the programme you can achieve Chartered Manager (CMgr) status, it is the most prestigious status that can be achieved in the management profession.

This award recognises:

  • Recognises professional managerial competence and functional ability.
  • Can take consistent high performers who are committed to current best practice and ethical standards to the next level of managerial awareness.
  • Can distinguish students from their competition, with the aim of enhancing their career prospects.

Entry Requirements

The University of Lincoln has recognised the high standard of phase one and two training received by Royal Air Force Communications Electronics Engineer Officers through formal accreditation of the first two levels of study of a undergraduate degree programme in addition, through an agreement with the Defence College of Technical Training (DCTT) of the accreditation of additional final level modules. This can enable EOFT (CE) students undertaking their military training the opportunity to enrol on the BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Communications Engineering Management) programme. Two modules can be completed within your EOFT training and students on successful completion receive a 45 credit transcript for these modules.

You can then return to the University of Lincoln within five years. Students can successfully complete a further four final level modules in order to be awarded the BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Communications Engineering Management) degree. Students can complete the Critical Enquiry Skills, Engineering Systems Design, Engineering Systems Management and Independent Research Project modules as described under the modules tab.

Individuals who have not enrolled within four weeks of starting their phase two training will not be eligible for this programme.



BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Communications Engineering Management)                                                     24/25 Tuition Fees
ENGMCEUB   £3286**
BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Communications Engineering Management)                                                     23/24 Tuition Fees
ENGMCEUB   £3100**

**The price reflects that current or previous serving members of the UK Military are eligible for a Military fees scholarship. In order to qualify for this, you must provide a Statement of Service/Military ID or any other formal evidence of your service with your application pack. The scholarship will be offset at Enrolment, against the tuition fee payments for each academic year of study. Our ELCAS provider number is 1283.


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Additional Costs:

Optional on-campus days may be available to you. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, University of Lincoln provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. 

Your Future Career

This programme is designed to help students advance their careers by furthering their management competence and general employability. The course is designed can enable students to extend their skills, knowledge and perspective and to provide them with opportunities for personal and career development.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information