Postgraduate Pathway in Engineering and Management
This pathway will enable you to progress onto courses based in Millennium Point – part of Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus. Whether you would like to pursue a career in hands-on engineering or managing logistics and projects, as a postgraduate student you will have access to cutting-edge facilities as part of the University’s £260 million campus redevelopment.
Your pathway to Birmingham City University
Stage 1: One or two semesters (depending on academic background)
Stage 1: September, January and May
BCUIC Bournville Campus
BCU City Centre Campus
Stage 1: Pre-Masters
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Business and Economics*
This module presents some of the fundamental aspects of global economics and the environment in which advanced and emerging economies co-exist. You will also explore how changes within the global economic and business environment will impact upon marketing strategies of global organisations, international monetary exchanges and managerial economics.
Assessment is through two pieces of coursework: presenting a critical analysis and a timed (2-hour) critical essay.
Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study
You will learn how to critically assess arguments and evidence from a range of academic sources, as well as gaining an understanding of effective critical reading at postgraduate level.
You will be assessed via three methods:
- Evaluation of arguments exercise
- Critical evaluation of three texts (700 – 1,000 words each)
- A 3-hour closed book exam
ICT Skills for Postgraduate Study*
You will develop a range of ICT skills for research purposes and postgraduate study – including the presentation of data and using essential tools in Microsoft Word.
You will be assessed in a number of ways:
- A PowerPoint skills assignment
- A practical assignment around Microsoft Word and Excel
- A 30-minute multiple choice quiz on computer software and hardware and the internet
- A 2-hour closed book exam
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
During this module you will learn advanced skills in:
- Public speaking
- Writing techniques and language styles
- Creating effective document layouts
- Professional communication and presentation
- Communicating effectively to a variety of audiences
- Working effectively as a team member and as an individual
- Applying research and referencing techniques to formulate reasoned academic opinion so as to avoid plagiarism
You will be assessed via a variety of methods, including:
- A research project – referencing a topic and using a variety of techniques and resources
- An individual presentation and a group presentation
- A 2-hour closed book exam
This module presents some of the fundamental aspects of business and the management process. It will also equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to run a business.
There is a focus on organisational management and business as a transformational process, with an introduction to elements of HRM, marketing and entrepreneurship.
You will be assessed through a group project (to create a business plan) and a 2-hour closed book exam.
Research Methods for Postgraduate Study
You will gain an understanding of research methods and methodologies for postgraduate study, as well as learning how to plan and undertake effective research at postgraduate level.
You will be assessed entirely through coursework, which will include a mini-dissertation (2,000 – 3,000 words) and a presentation of its synopsis.
* Two semesters programme only.
Stage 2: Master's Degree
Birmingham City University Degree Pathways:
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MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Distance Learning)*
This course, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), offers the flexibility of online distance learning – enabling you to choose your own study times.
Many previous graduates have been promoted within their existing organisations or gone on to work with companies such as Ishida Europe, Palletways UK, APL Logistics and BAE Systems.Find out more
MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management*
This course, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), prepares students for such roles as Supply Chain Manager, Distribution Manager, Logistics Manager, Logistics Analyst and Procurement Manager.
Students are taught in the £114 million Millennium Point building – part of the University’s City Centre Campus.Find out more
MSc Project Management*
*This course is subject to final approval of the curriculum by BCU via the transforming the curriculum process. See below for more details.
This course, accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), offers a route towards membership with APM and PMI (Project Management Institute).
Previous graduates have secured employment in roles such as Head of Sales & Product Development, Logistics Operations Manager, Regional Manager (Middle East & Africa), Procurement Manager and Supply Chain Manager.Find out more
Birmingham City University is currently going through a period of curriculum transformation which will finish in time for September 2017.This may affect programmes from September 2017 onwards.The aim of this review is to modernise BCU’s programmes and ensure the University reaches its targets of delivering practice-based learning that will deliver high-quality employability skills to our students. This may result in a change in the name or progression options for your chosen degree course. BCU and BCUIC will keep all students updated about these changes, and if you have any further questions, do please contact us.