Core Module Information
Module title: Management for Engineers

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

Module code: MEC09433
Module leader: Jawdat Tannous
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
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, 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: Jawdat Tannous
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods:

The module follows a block lecturing approach, where half of the module lectures are delivered by the Module Leader or Edinburgh Napier colleague in a five day block during week 0 of the trimester, the Module Leader will support the students in their online and directed learning tasks. tutorials and other learning tasks will be posted on the module Moodle page for the students to attempt and post their answers on weekly basis for the module leader to comment and feedback on the work. The students will attend the university again for a further week during week 7 of the trimester. during week 7 the tutor will have the chance to assess the quality and depth of individual students' learning and understanding before delivering the rest of the module lectures.

Formative Assessment:
weekly feedback and comments provided on the students' tutorial and learning tasks work

Summative Assessment:
a class test (LO 4) and a report (LOs 1-5)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Independent Learning Tutorial 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 40 4 7 HOURS= 01.00
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1 - 5 14/15 , WORDS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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