Module title: Strategic Management (Built Environment and Engineering)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11100
Module leader: Suha Jaradat
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Suha Jaradat
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-4 Each face-to-face activity uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, group discuission, case analysis to develop student engagement. Directed study focuses on development of the concepts covered in the reading materials.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO1-4 Students take part in developmental exercises so as to better understand their personal skills and attributes and how to develop them to increase their employability within the built environment or engineering. Their PDP is considered an integral part of this development as they are encouraged to reflect on what they have learned in the module and apply it to their personal situation.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Assessments 1 and 2 provide summative assessment for the module. However, both assessments are designed to give students formative feedback on several aspects of the learning process that can be applied to other learning situations. Students are assessed in assessment 1 to align with earing outcomes (LOs) 1-3, with assessment 2 aligning with LOs 1-4.

Research/teaching linkages
At several points during the module the students are introduced to relevant research to underpin their learning. Students are also expected to undertake personal research for the assessments, which builds their research skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
Through LO1-4 the issues of diversity are considered in the module. Module materials use a mix of examples from different cultural backgrounds to ensure that diversity is effectively dealt with. The module is taken by students from a wide variety of programmes - the module materials recognise this diversity.

Students on the module come from a wide ethnic and cultural mix. The course materials capitalise upon this mix and use examples from many countries to illustrate the learning process.

Formative Assessment:
Assessments 1 and 2 are designed to give students formative feedback on several aspects of the learning process that can be applied to other learning situations. This includes providing guidance on assessment requirements over the weeks prior to submission of the assignment,.

Summative Assessment:
Assessments 1 and 2 provide summative assessment for the module. It includes discussions with the students on a number of areas for improvement focussing on the topics covered and the learning objectives set.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Essay 50 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Management Theory: Motivation; Behavioural aspects of the individual and interaction of groups.
Leadership Theory and styles; Communication; Conflict; Delegation; Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Organisational Theory: Objectives, operational principles, structure characteristics, inception and growth. Systems approach to organisation.
Corporate Planning-Formulation of company policy: models for strategic planning; evaluation and implementation of strategy; managing change.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: explain the principles of management and organisation theory as they apply to strategic management of resources;
LO2: apply management theory to organisational problems and situations;
LO3: judge corporate planning and objectives and their application at strategic and operational level;
LO4: analyse management problems and synthesise solutions.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV11100 Strategic Management