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 Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, 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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods:
The module is delivered using lectures to cover the key themes within the learning outcomes. Guest lectures are used to enhance the engineering context of the module content and show application. The group project and poster work will be undertaken in the tutorial sessions (LO1, 2, 3 &5).
Students will be assigned a case study product to which they use the concept of design through to manufacture to conduct their research for production of the poster (LO3). Students will be allowed the opportunity to practice their presentations during tutorials. Students will also spend time in the lab learning MS project (LO4).
WebCT will be used to support the module. In addition to notes, tutorial and directed study information, WebCT will host information sources which the students can utilise in their independent study time. The module is delivered in a face-to-face mode weekly, using a mix of lectures, tutorials, group activities, guest lectures, supported by WebCT.

Assessment:
Formative assessment will take place during tutorials on aspects of group and team working, answers to tutorial questions and contribution to discussions. Summative assessment occcurs in weeks7, 9, and 13, with a poster plus PP presentation and reflective summary, as well as a class test.

Research/teaching linkages:
In undertaking the project plan, poster and PP presentation the students will be involved in undertaking secondary research. Short research papers are given as readings.

Supporting equality and diversity:
Module materials are provided in hard and soft (WebCT) formats to ensure they are available to all students. The assessments cover a range of skills to account for diverse backgrounds and aptitudes.

Internationlisation:
A range of relevent examples, from different areas of the world and different cultures, are used throughout the module.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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


Assessment
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

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
methods.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - COLE G A & KELLY PHIL (2015) MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE: CENGAGE LEARNING, 8th ed. - ISBN: 9781408095270
Recommended - RORY BURKE (2013) PROJECT MANAGEMENT - PLANNING AND CONTROL TECHNIQUES: WILEY, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9781118561256
Recommended - WILLIAMS CHUCK (2010) MGMT STUDENT EDITION: CENGAGE LEARNING, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780538743525
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