Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Engineering GA

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

Module code: MEC09435
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,

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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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 is delivered using lectures to cover the
key themes within the learning outcomes supported by tutorials in which students debate
current issues. Guest lectures from senior managers in industry are used to enhance the
context of the module content and show application. Moodle hosts information sources
which the students can utilise in their independent study time
Embedding employability/PDP/leadership skills: The key employability skills are: a)
Group work - students work together on a health safety and environmental risk
assessment, b)personal development planning c) analysis of complex professional and
ethical dilemmas
Module materials are provided in hard and soft (Moodle) formats to ensure they are
available to all students. The assessments cover a range of skills to account for diverse
backgrounds and aptitudes.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will take place during tutorials through the production of a CPD
plan and analysis of professional / ethical case studies.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is in the form of the group assignment and an individual report

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 3,2 8 , WORDS= 2000
Report 50 1,4,2 12 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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