Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Engineering

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

Module code: MEC09135
Module leader: Jawdat Tannous
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

Health and safety management : Health and safety legislation, risk assessment and loss
prevention, emergency procedures, occupational health, product and process design
Environmental management : environmental law including IPPC requirements,
conducting an environmental review, requirements and implementation of ISO14001 /
EMAS, waste minimisation, environmental engineering - process design, waste
treatment Managing people in an engineering environment : recruitment and
interviewing, employment law, team management, goal setting and performance
management, delegation, training and development, redeployment, redundancy and
downsizing, health and safety, Professional Standards : CEng requirements, codes of
conduct, ethical behaviour, duty of care,
Quality management: total quality, ISO 9001, quality costing, design for quality (inc. QFD and FMEA).

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: apply health, safety, environmental and commercial risk assessment techniques to
engineering situations;
LO2: integrate professional engineering standards to professional practice and comply
with the requirements of society and professional institutions;
LO3: analyse their continuous professional development needs and produce a personal
CPD plan to ensure on-going competence and career progression;
LO4 understand the professional standards expected of engineers with regard to managing staff an, recruitment and HR issues.
LO5:Understand the role of quality in achieving the organisation’s goals and objectives with regards to the development and delivery of products and services

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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. Group discussions will be undertaken in the tutorial sessions.
case studies, tutorial questions and directed studies will be used to ensure the students' appreciate and understand the relevance of the module content to the professional engineer.
Moodle will be used extensively to support the students' learning.

Formative Assessment:
the students understanding and appreciation of the module content will be continually assessed during the timetabled tutorial sessions where case studies and tutorial questions will be discussed by the students and the tutor.

Summative Assessment:
Centrally timetabled exam worth 60% of the overall module mark
one individual coursework worth 40% of the overall module mark.

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 Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 02.00
Report 40 5 13
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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