Core Module Information
Module title: Management for Engineers

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC09133
Module leader: Jawdat Tannous
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

Good knowledge and interest in manufacturing, operations & management

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
Professional skills: Leadership, teams and teamwork, motivation and communication.
Engineering marketing and economics: supply and demand, forecasting and market niches, product design and life cycles, pricing distribution, promotion, competitor analysis, globalisation issues.
Accounting for engineers: cost accounting, breakeven analysis, profit and loss accounts, payback, NPV, budgets and budgetary control, financial statements.
Project management: project planning with limited resources, variability in project completion, project crashing, project costing,

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: understand the role of and apply professional skills such as leadership, motivation and teamwork to actual engineering projects;
LO2: analyse market data and assess the economic viability of projects;
LO3: describe the complex nature of business environments and the major influencing factors for
engineering organisation;
LO4: understand and apply accounting techniques to engineering projects;
LO5 apply engineering project management skills and competence in the use of computer based project management tools

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
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:

The module is delivered using lectures to cover the key themes within the learning outcomes. Case studies will be used to enhance the engineering context of the module content and show application. The group project will be undertaken in the tutorial sessions as well as time and place of the students own choice. The students will be assigned an engineering product to cost and develop a marketing strategy and project plane for its launch on the market. . Moodle will be used to support the module, in addition to notes, tutorial and directed study information, Moodle will host information sources which the students can utilise in their independent study time.
The key employability skills are: a) Group work - students work together on a project plan, marketing strategy and cost plan for an engineering product. b)Comminucation - written communication skills are assessed in the project submission.
In undertaking the group project the students will be involved in undertaking secondary research.
Module materials are provided in hard and soft (Moodle) formats to ensure they are available to all students.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment (covering all LOs) will take place during tutorials on aspects of group and team working, answers to tutorial questions and contribution to discussions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment covering LOs 2, 4 and 5 occurs in week 8 (class test) and week 14, with a project plan, marketing strategy and a cost plan for an Engineering product (all LOs are covered)
Research/teaching linkages:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 104
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 40 1-5 8 , WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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