September 2020 start
PG Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Competence

Management School: Executive Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

This course develops skills and knowledge in the broad areas of operations management, people and organisational behaviour, and strategy and innovation. The management acumen is contextualised within engineering by the use of case studies and applied learning and assessment.
Undergraduate students in a seminar room

Course description

Advance your career with our Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Competence. Our world-leading academics provide expertise in management and business acumen for engineers.

You'll develop your technical skills in engineering and apply your management skills to an engineering context, for example through case studies. This course develops your skills and knowledge in the broad areas of operations management, people and organisational behaviour, strategy and innovation.

The course has been designed to meet all the learning and regulation requirements of the Postgraduate Engineer Apprenticeship Standard. You'll have an additional six months after completing the postgraduate diploma to carry out the End Point Assessment (EPA).

Fees and funding

Full funding for the cost of the apprenticeship programme fee is available for levy-paying employers (up to the relevant funding cap).

Partial funding for the cost of the apprenticeship programme fee is available for non levy-paying employers (up to the relevant funding cap). The government will fund up to 90 per cent of the apprenticeship programme fees.

You can read more about funding opportunities for apprenticeship programmes on the Department for Education website.

If you have any queries about fees, refer to the modules page or contact the department.

For more information on funding opportunities or to discuss in further detail, please email Nicola Orridge, n.orridge@sheffield.ac.uk

How to apply

You'll need to apply using our Alternative Routes and Programmes Online Application form. Select programme code MGTT202.

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    Modules

    Core modules

    Explore core modules

    Teaching

    Tutorials, lectures, business case analyses, problem analyses, student presentations and talks by visiting guest lecturers from industry.

    Private study is also an important part of your development and you'll be expected to prepare for tutorials and assessments.

    Our campus and how we use it

    We timetable across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching might take place in a student's home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.

    Duration

    The programme normally takes 18 months part-time, followed by an end point assessment which you will complete in six months. You will normally be taught in five-day block study periods at the Sheffield University Management School.

    Entry requirements

    • A first degree in a relevant subject, for example BEng or MEng or a BSc in a STEM subject.

    You'll also need to:

    • be employed in a relevant job role with a contract of a minimum of 30 hours a week
    • have agreement from your employer to fund your programme, either through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy
    • have the right to Abode in the UK

    You must be ambitious and keen to expand your knowledge through rigorous discussion and learning. This course combines rigorous academic work with your own practical experience.

    Candidates who don’t possess a first degree can be considered if they can demonstrate exceptional work experience.

    English language requirements

    Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

    Apply now

    You'll need to apply using our Alternative Routes and Programmes Online Application form. Select programme code MGTT202.

    Apply now

    Contact

    ExecutiveEducation@sheffield.ac.uk
    +44 114 215 7190

    The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.