Program Details

Course Module

The course consists of seven core modules from the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media and the Faculty of Business and law, as well as suite of option modules. The figure below illustrates the programme structure, showing the core modules, pre-selected optional modules* and sequence of study.

* These optional modules may vary from year to year.

The default pattern for full time study is three semesters of 16 weeks each (semester 1,2 in Thailand, semester 3 in UK). The first semester with four taught modules is from late January to May. The second semester is primarily for project/dissertation module which runs from late May to September.  The last semester is provided at DMU from late September to December. In the 3rd semester at DMU, there are 2 core modules and 2 pre-selected optional modules.

In the 2nd semester, students will undertake a Dissertation Project, which is an individual project that will link your technical specialism with a core aspect of the course. Mentors and experts from related industry will be invited to provide guidance for the project.

1st Semester Subject

ENGT5220 Low Impact Manufacturing (15 Credits) – introduces you to the concept of an industrial system linking different types of industry, including raw material processing, manufacturing and waste processing, that combine to satisfy consumer demand. It explains the ways in which energy and resource use can be identified at each stage of a product lifecycle and how the associated environmental impacts can be identified and mitigated

HRMG5064 People Management and Organization (15 Credits) – provides you with the skills to conduct and critically analyse organisational development, including its consequences on human resource management. Core approaches and tools are reviewed through the evolution of an organisation. The relevant theoretical principles and models of change management, human resources management and organisational behaviour are considered and applied in a practical management context using case studies and real life examples.

ENGT5214 Study Skills and Research Methods (15 Credits) – introduces the fundamental elements of research methods in an engineering context. The module will prepare you for the individual research project/dissertation through undertaking lectures, seminars and assignments that introduce and develop the concepts, organisational structure and deliverables of a research project

POPP5013 Project Management (15 Credits) – considers the scope and definition of a project, its significance as an instrument of change and the roles and responsibilities of people within it. Organisational issues are explored and a range of project management tools are critically evaluated for the execution, management and control of project management throughout all its phases. In order to develop an understanding of the skills, responsibilities and authority of project management personnel, you will work on a real-world scenario

2nd Semester Subject

ENGT5304 Dissertation (60 Credits) – you will undertake an individual project that will link your technical specialism with a core aspect of the course

3rd Semester Subject

CORP5068 Critical Management in a Global Context (15 Credits) – introduces you to the historical roots of management, organisation and innovation and provides a portfolio of ideas that will allow you to gain a deep insight into the theoretical underpinnings of management and organisations. This module will encourage you to think critically and independently about contemporary issues related to the management of organisations

IMAT5206 Management of Information System (15 Credits) – investigates the context, strategies and processes involved in managing information systems within an organisation. The module covers a wide range of topics, including the analysis of the systems used in organisations, procurement and implementation, strategies for evaluation of systems as well as analysis of value, benefit and purpose of information systems and risk management

ENG5115 Sustainable Development (15 Credits) – This module is concerned with the key concepts of sustainable development, sustainability and their application to the energy sector issues. It presents relevant definitions, indicators and various dimensions (social, ecological and economic) and related sustainability concepts. Sustainability challenges of the energy sector (particularly in the electricity industry and transportation) and the implications of climate change on sustainable development are also examined. Students are encouraged to develop a critical appreciation of the sustainable development debate, and to challenge widely held views.

ENG5260 Resource Efficient Design (15 Credits) – The aim of this module is to provide students with a grounded understanding of resource efficient design in both industrial and non-industrial contexts. Design will be seen to relate to both product and process while resource efficiency will be interpreted as the ability to design out waste and design in the efficient use of natural resources.

Program Learning Outcomes

Generic outcome headings What a student should know and be able to do upon completion of the course
Knowledge & understanding
  • Be able to successfully select and apply the relevant business tools required in an engineering management function, particularly with a focus on the international business context.
  • Be able to  discuss the need for data  and communications security and be able to select and implement relevant methods to overcome corporate weaknesses.
  • Be able to act as a competent advocate for the continued development of a sustainable focus in engineering organisations and demonstrate the ability to propose approaches to improve an organisation’s environmental impact, with a particular focus on manufacturing.
  • Be able to demonstrate an advanced technical understanding in least two specific areas of technical specialism.
  • Be able to take a project objective and, through a systematic process of research, planning, and execution design and implement an appropriate project plan.
Cognitive skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate complex problems and design briefs in order to propose and research a suitable design solution.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use sound judgement in order to generate innovative solutions using a range of specific skills developed during the programme, even in the absence of complete data.
Subject specific skills
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the context and practice of business operating across national borders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and analyse engineering and technology systems (within a student’s chosen technical specialism) that accounts for current and best practices.
Key skills
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision, both individually and as part of a team and being proactive in their approach to learning, demonstrating initiative and exercising personal responsibility.
  • Initiate and manage a substantial self-directed, research based, project, demonstrating the ability to demonstrate a level of independent learning essential for continuing professional development.
  • Develop strategies for making effective use of unfamiliar technical and management tools, advancing own knowledge and understanding.
  • Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis and be able to learn independently.
  • Be able to alongside and communicate effectively with other professionals.

Duration of the program

12 month period from January to December consisting of 3 semesters:

  • Semester 1 (Spring): 16 weeks of part-time study from January to May, class meeting every Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm in Bangkok.
  • Semester 2 (Summer): 16 weeks period from May to September, focusing on dissertation. Regular weekly meetings with advisors and final presentation.
  • Semester 3 (Fall): 12 weeks on campus full-time study from September to December at DMU