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BSc Technology
Management Programme Specifications

Effective for the academic year 2008/9

Prepared by Dr Andrew Carruthers


© 2008 University of Bradford

University of Bradford


School of Engineering, Design & Technology


Awarding and teaching institution:

University of Bradford

Final Award:

BSc (Hons) [National Qualifications Framework level H]

Programme titles:

Technology Management

Duration:

3 full
-
ti
me or 4 years sandwich

UCAS code:


Subject benchmark statement:

Computing

General Business & Management

Materials

Programme accredited by:

Not applicable

Date produced:

Original: March 2002; Updated June 2009


Technology and its management is fundam
ental to our understanding of the modern world
and to our ability to function effectively as citizens in the modern world economy. At
Bradford, our distinctive approach emphasises the development of an integrated
understanding of different technologies, p
articularly information technology, their
applications, their management and their role in society. This is linked to an appreciation
of the central role that human resources and the quality of the work environment play in
modern business operations. In
accordance with the University’s mission, ‘Making
Knowledge Work’, the School of Engineering, Design and Technology aims to provide
excellence in a range of topics covering relevant technologies, business, management
and commerce, and social science, with
an emphasis on the links and interactions
between different topics. The School places emphasis on both teaching and research,
believing them to be mutually dependent. With reference to teaching and learning, the
School aims to produce graduates who aspir
e to challenging careers in industry,
commerce and the public sector, and who will be able to move directly into responsible
roles in employment with a minimum of additional training. It achieves this aim by:




Delivering a range of programmes of study wit
h a substantial degree of commonality of
core material, but with the flexibility to allow an element of specialisation;




Providing a supportive, structured environment in which students are encouraged to
develop independent learning skills;




Developing sub
ject knowledge and understanding, developing discipline skills and
developing personal transferable skills, to enable graduates to pursue programmes of
further study, or to move directly into responsible employment;




Promoting educational opportunities for

ethnic minority, mature and alternatively
qualified students, as well as for school
-
leavers and traditionally qualified students.








BSc Technology
Management Programme Specifications

Effective for the academic year 2008/9

Prepared by Dr Andrew Carruthers


© 2008 University of Bradford

Learning outcomes

indicate what a graduate should know and understand, and be able
to do on successful completion of on
e of the programmes. They have been developed
with reference to the General Business and Management and Computing Subject
Benchmarks, and the Draft Benchmark in Materials, published by QAAHE. On successful
completion of
BSc

Technology Management
,

a gradu
ate will have acquired the following:


Knowledge and Understanding




Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and theories underpinning
the management of technology in modern society.





Appreciate the principles of relevant technologies, supported by

the
necessary background science.




Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of modern
business and the interaction between technologies, organisations and society
from a multi
-
disciplinary perspective.





An appreciation of the key co
ncepts, principles and theories required for
successful innovation.




Demonstrate an understanding of models of leadership and personal
development as applied to the strategic development and promotion of
change within an organisational context.




Understand

the approaches to resolving multi
-
disciplinary problems.



Intellectual Skills




Apply technological and business principles and inter
-
personal skills to the
critical analysis of multi
-
disciplinary problems in order to create innovative
solutions to non
-
ro
utine problems.




Identify an area for further detailed investigation, design and experimental
programme, apply research skills to critically evaluate and interpret newly
developed data




Integrate technological and management principles to understand and ap
ply
insight to the solution of real problems.




Plan, conduct and report a programme of original research.




Integrate and evaluate information from a variety of sources.




Take holistic approach in solving problems and designing systems, applying
profession
al judgements to balance risks, cost, benefits, safety, reliability and
environmental impact.



BSc Technology
Management Programme Specifications

Effective for the academic year 2008/9

Prepared by Dr Andrew Carruthers


© 2008 University of Bradford

Practical Skills




Use numerical methods and software for analysing problems.




Selection and application of principles and data collection & manipulation
method
s to support problem solving.




Plan, undertake and report an investigation.




Apply standard laboratory methods to obtain accurate data.




An ability to balance sometimes conflicting, ambiguous and/or incomplete
aspects encountered in creative problem solvin
g and design.





Specify, plan, undertake and report an investigation and associated
methodologies via exposure to research activities.


General Transferable Skills




Work in groups in order to meet shared objectives.




Use problem solving strategies to devel
op, monitor and update a plan for the
solution of both technical and personnel contributions to meeting
organisational need.




Use problem
-
solving strategies to develop innovative solutions.




Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations with op
en
mindedness and in the spirit of critical enquiry.




Learn effectively for the purpose of continuing professional development and
in a wider context throughout their career.


Assessment regulations: a summary
(the full text of the regulations is maintaine
d on
the University web site)


To pass and proceed from each stage to the next, and also to be eligible for a classified
Honours award, you must achieve at least 40% in 100 credits and either:




35% in the other 20 credits; or




25% in the other 20 credits,
but with an average of at least 45% over all of the
120 credits.


The class and division of the Honours degree that you are awarded is based on the
overall weighted marks that you receive for each stage. Stage 2 contributes 30% with
stage 3 the remaining 7
0%. The classes and divisions of the Honours degree are
awarded on the basis of the following minimum final overall weighted average marks:



70% or above


First Class Honours




60% or above


Second Class Honours (first division)




50% or above


Secon
d Class Honours (second division)




Otherwise:


Third Class Honours



BSc Technology
Management Programme Specifications

Effective for the academic year 2008/9

Prepared by Dr Andrew Carruthers


© 2008 University of Bradford

If you complete Stage 1 successfully, you are eligible for a Certificate of Higher Education;
if you complete stage 2 successfully, you are eligible for a Diploma of Higher Educat
ion.
The learning outcomes for these awards and the final award are consistent with those of
the national qualifications framework for England. (The Board of Examiners retains a
discretion of
± 2%).


Although the University does not recruit directly to
Ordinary degrees this route is available
to students for whom a less intense course of study is appropriate. The progression and
award regulations for Ordinary courses are similar to those for the Honours courses
except, 40% must be achieved in 80 credits
at stage 1 and 60 credits at subsequent
stages.


The curriculum

The map of the curriculum is provided at the end of this document showing core (C) and
optional (O) modules. Each year, or stage of an Honours course comprises 2 semesters
with 60 credits bei
ng studied in each semester. For 10 credit modules all of the teaching
and assessment is undertaken in the same semester. In the final year, you will
undertake an in
-
depth project on a relevant topic agreed with an academic member of
staff who will act
as your supervisor. The final year project (worth 30 credits) is the
culmination of your learning experience and will further develop your research, analytical
and communication skills. A key aspect of the project is the enhancement of independent
learnin
g skills with each student setting their own objectives and taking responsibility for
their own time management.


The core philosophy of the course is that most of the problems facing the management of
modern organisations are multi
-
faceted and require a s
imilar approach that integrates an
understanding of business, technology, economic, and social issues. The “Technology
Management” course established over thirty years ago is aimed at those individuals who
wish to assume managerial responsibilities early
in their careers. The course seeks to
produce graduates who are able to appreciate the human, economic and social context in
which business activity takes place together with an understanding of the technologies
used in the modern organisation.


A di
stinctive aspect of the philosophy of the course is that every student is strongly
recommended to undertake a one
-
year industrial placement (or two periods of six months)
to gain practical experience of the work environment. This enables you to relate the

academic content of the courses to real
-
life problems as well as greatly enhancing your
longer
-
term employability after graduation. The School has many contacts with relevant
organisations and arranges interviews with those in which you have indicated an

interest.
It is then your task to impress them sufficiently to gain an offer of employment. During the
placement your performance will be assessed by the management of the organisation and
by a member of academic staff who will visit you. A feature of
the course is that
performance marks gained on placement count towards your final degree classification.



BSc Technology
Management Programme Specifications

Effective for the academic year 2008/9

Prepared by Dr Andrew Carruthers


© 2008 University of Bradford

Teaching, learning and assessment strategies

You will experience a wide range of teaching and learning environments. Concepts,
principles and theori
es are generally explored in formal lectures, practised in associated
tutorials and demonstrated in laboratory classes. Practical skills are developed in
laboratory and design studio sessions. Cognitive and personal skills are developed in
more open
-
ende
d problem solving and group working exercises supported by members
of academic staff. Project work is used to integrate the multi
-
disciplinary nature of the
courses.


Typically, each module at stage 1 and 2 will involve you in 36 hours of organised
teac
hing. However, this is reduced to 24 hours at stage 3 as you are encouraged to
become more self
-
supporting and independent in your approach to learning.
Methods of
Assessment are similarly varied and your progress will be assessed using a mix of
formal e
xaminations (both open and closed book), coursework, oral presentations,
groupwork and a dissertation.


Admissions policy

Each year, we admit approximately 25 undergraduates to this course. Our students
come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we welc
ome applications from social and
ethnic groups traditionally under
-
represented in higher education. Offers are made
following detailed consideration of each individual application. Most important in the
decision to offer a place is our assessment of a can
didate’s potential to benefit from their
studies and of their ability to succeed on this particular course. Entrance requirements
will vary but are set after consideration of each applicant’s academic background and
achievements and all other relevant exp
erience. A typical offer to someone seeking entry
through the UCAS scheme would be 200 points. Applications are welcome from
candidates with non
-
standard qualifications or who, lacking academic qualifications,
have significant relevant experience.


Upon c
ompletion of a UCAS form you will be invited to the School for an Open Day and
interview when you will have the opportunity to meet staff, view the facilities and discuss
“the Bradford experience” with current students.


Student support and guidance

This i
s provided both by the University and the Course Team. You will be allocated a
personal tutor who is someone with whom you will be able to talk about any academic or
personal concerns. However, all members of staff are equally approachable so you will
al
ways be able to find someone with whom you feel comfortable. The School has a
system of handbooks, year tutors and formal staff
-
student liaison committees so that
issues are rapidly dealt with. The University provides important facilities such as
extende
d access to Library and Computer facilities, counseling and welfare services,
careers advice and a Disabilities Office. The latter routinely arranges dyslexia
assessments and appropriate additional time allocation for sitting exams.


The School has a Wom
en’s Engineering Society named FAIRER (Females Actively
Involved in Rewarding Engineering Roles). It provides a social network support to all
students in Engineering, Design and Technology, form Foundation Year to Postgraduate.

English Language Requiremen
ts

All students must satisfy the English language requirements for admission as
described in
http://www.brad.ac.uk/international/english
-
prepare.php
. If your first

BSc Technology
Management Programme Specifications

Effective for the academic year 2008/9

Prepared by Dr Andrew Carruthers


© 2008 University of Bradford

language is not Engli
sh, you will have to pass a test in English approved by the
University before you can be admitted. The following qualifications are acceptable
as satisfying this requirement. Both are available internationally.




The International English Language Testing

Service Test (IELTS) administered
by the British Council is the test which is preferred by the University. You will
need to achieve an Overall Band of at least 6, with at least 5 in each of the four
sub
-
tests. Testing facilities are available at most Br
itish Council overseas offices.
When you take your test, you should ask for a copy of your Test Report Form to
be sent to the University.




The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Je
rsey, 08540, USA. You will need
to score at least 550 (220 on the computer
-
based test). If you take this test, you
should enter the University’s code 0828, on your answer sheet.


Should you not be able to offer these grades then you should contact the Ad
missions
Tutor for further advice.



For more information, please see the University prospectus or contact the Admissions
tutor.


The Admissions Office


The Admissions Office

University of Bradford


School of Engineering, Design and Technology

Bradford




University of Bradford

BD7 1DP




Bradford

BD7 1DP

ug
-
eng
-
enquiries@bradford.ac.uk


Tel: +44 (0) 1274 233054 Tel: +44 (0) 1274 234567 / 233877


Fax +44 (0) 1274 234111


BSc Technology
Management Programme Specifications

Effective for the academic year 2008/9

Prepared by Dr Andrew Carruthers


© 2008 University of Bradford


Course stru
cture:


BSc Technology Management





Unit code

Credit

Level

Stage

Semester


Unit title

Honours

Ordinary

ENG1021M

10

1

1

1

Technology Mathematics 1

O
1


ENG107
3L

10

1

1

1&2

Engineering
Analysis (Electrical)


O
1


ENG1
075
L

10

1

1

1&2

Information Technol
ogy

C


ENG1033M

10

1

1

1

Introductory Mechatronics

C


ENG1040M

10

1

1

1

Understanding Technological Organisations

C


ENG1003M

10

1

1

1

Materials Technology

C


MAN0101M

10

1

1

1

Business Economics

C


ENG1022M

10

1

1

2

Technology Mathematics 2

O
1


MAN
0105M

10

1

1

2

Foundations of Marketing

C


ENG1025M

10

1

1

1

Introduction to Design & Manufacture

C


ENG1008M

10

1

1

2

Professional Skills

C


ENG10
59
M

10

1

1

2

Health & Safety Management

C


ENG2052M

10

2

2

1

Technology Operations Management

C

C

LSS200
0M

10

2

2

1

Career and Personal Development

C

C

ENG2015M

10

2

2

1

Design for Manufacture and Assembly

C

C

ENG1058L

10

1

2

1&2

Scientific and Mechanical Principles

C

O
2

MAN0713M

10

2

2

1

Marketing Management and Strategy

C

O

CY0205M

10

2

2

1

Sensors and

Actuators

O

O

ENG2
084M

10

2

2

1

Internet Engineering

O

O

MAN0802M

10

2

2

1

Psychology at Work

O

O

ENG2013M

10

2

2

2

Financial Management

C

C

ENG2023M

10

2

2

2

Engineering Materials

C

C

ENG2030M

10

2

2

2

Engineering Statistics

C

C

ENG2058M

10

2

2

2

Internet Marketing: Technology & Strategy

O

O

LSS2001M

10

2

2

2

Exploring Enterprise & Self Employment

O


MAN0211M

10

2

2

2

Product Innovation

O

O
3

ENG3042J

30

3

3

1&2

Project


C

C

ENG3031M

10

3

3

1

Reflections on Industrial Placement

O
4

O
4

ENG3048M

1
0

3

3

1

Six Sigma for Business Excellence

C

C

ENG3009M

10

3

3

1

Project Management

O

O

MAN0327L

10

3

3

1&2

Human Resources Management

O

O

MAN0208M

10

3

3

1

Understanding Strategic Management

O

O

MAN0205M

10

3

3

1

Global Business Environment

O

O

EN
-
300
2M

10

3

3

1

Environmental Law and Policy

O

O

ENG3032M

10

3

3

2

Civil Aerospace: Technology & Business

C

C

ENG3049M

10

3

3

2

Reliability Engineering

C

O

ENG3014M

10

3

3

2

Product Design & Innovation

O

O

MAN0209M

10

3

3

2

Applied Strategic Management

O

O

ENG4072M

10

M

3

2

Risk Management

O

O

ENG4065M

10

M

3

2

Knowledge Management & Business Intelligence

O

O

Credit rating of options

to be selected

Stage 2 Semester 1

10

10

Stage 2 Semester 2

20

10


BSc Technology
Management Programme Specifications

Effective for the academic year 2008/9

Prepared by Dr Andrew Carruthers


© 2008 University of Bradford

Stage 3 Semester 1

40

20

Stage 3 Semester 2

20

10


Notes to the Curricula


1.

Stage 1 students will be given a diagnostic test in week 1 to determine which of the
mathematics threads, Technology or Engineering (O1), which they should follow.


2.

Students following the ordinary award who choose the “Scientfic an
d Mechanical
Principles” 20 credit linked option module must follow this in semester two

(O
2
).


3.

Students must have selected MAN0713M in semester 1 in order to follow this module
(O
3
).



4.

The “Reflections on Industrial Placement” module is compulsory for tho
se students
undertaking an industrial placement year

(O
4
).


Please note that the contents of this Programme Specification may change, subject to the University's
course and regulatory approval, monitoring and review procedures