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Manufacturing & Operations Engineering (Manufacturing Technology Module)

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12 Weeks


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of modern Operations & Manufacturing engineering/management as it applies to a variety of businesses and organisations by providing a logical path through the activities of Operations Engineering and its strategic context. Having successfully completed this module, the learner will be able to: 

  1. Outline Manufacturing & Operations Engineering functions and the importance of Operations Engineering Strategy in Product and Service design, Process Technology and Quality Control. Recognise and define manufacturing types and layouts and describe how to balance a line. 
  2. Explain purchasing, logistics ans supply chain management & optimisation.
  3. Explain various operations strategies such as planning and inventory control.
  4. Summarise and explain Lean philosophy, project planning and ERP/MRP in the context of Operations Management.
  5. Employ tools and techniques and calculations to demonstrate understanding and application of the Manufacturing Engineering. 

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology must meet the entry requirements outlined on the relevant course page. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. 

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What modules will I study?

  • Industrial Evolution
  • World Class Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Production Methods: Inputs/Outputs
  • System Category
  • Job/Batch/Flow
  • Scheduling
  • Feedback and Control
  • Manufacturing Costs: Production Performance
  • Manufacturing Productivity
  • Budgetary Control
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Ergonomics
  • Workplace Design
  • Health & Safety

More Information


12 weeks, 3 hours per week from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

This programme may be offered again in the 2022-2023 academic year. This will be confirmed in early Summer 2022

What will the time committment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass borth elements to achieve an award in the module. 


Participants not registered on the Degree may request a TUS Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Participant registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award. 

NOTE: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7). 

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