Core Module Information
Module title: Management for Engineers 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC08105
Module leader: Alastair Stupart
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

Introduction to engineering business environments: considering the complex nature of business environments and the major influencing factors for engineering organisations. Characteristics of different types of companies and management structures and styles. Management hierarchies.
Functional Areas: through the use of design through to manufacture case study the students will consider the characteristics of functional areas within an engineering organisation and their interrelationship will be explained. The role of management information systems and business communication methods.
Project Management: project definition, project planning, monitoring and controlling, introduction to network diagrams and Gantt chart, introduction to the use of MS Project.
Team working: Consideration of team working and its use in engineering projects, consideration of main theories on motivation and managing teams.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: describe the complex nature of business environments and the major influencing factors for
engineering organisation;
LO2: compare and contrast types of management systems and styles;
LO3: describe the functional areas operating in an engineering organisations and the information systems
that support these functions;
LO4: apply engineering project management skills and competence in the use of computer based project management tools;
LO5: engage in group working, main motivational theories and business communication

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jawdat Tannous
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 146
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 50 1-5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 10 1-5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Class Test 40 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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