Core Module Information
Module title: Engineering Operations Management

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

Module code: MEC10420
Module leader: Adelaide Marzano
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

The role of forecasting in manufacturing engineering, methods of classifying forecasting methods, statistical forecasting techniques, methods for long, medium and short range forecasting.
Location strategy and its impact on the attainment of corporate objectives. Criteria for evaluating location decisions, computerised location and distribution planning. Consideration of the range of processes and equipment selection including quality and reliability issues. Facilities layout and layout patterns including job shop, batch, assembly lines and group technology.
Quantitative methods for aggregate planning, master scheduling and rough cut capacity planning. Materials requirements planning in terms of MRP, MRP II, JIT and Lean Manufacturing. Apply operations scheduling and production activity control techniques to a variety of production systems.
Importance of job design, design of the physical, social and psychological environments, design of work methods and work measurement.
Application of a range of quality improvement techniques including: pareto charts, histograms, cause and effect diagrams, SPC, and six sigma in a Total Quality Management framework.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: analyse the problem of forecasting product sales and other variables and consider the impact on operations and productivity decisions;
LO2: evaluate alternative plant location decisions and recommend suitable equipment and its layout for a
range of manufacturing systems;
LO3: apply aggregate production, material requirements planning, operations scheduling and production
activity control techniques to a variety of manufacturing systems;
LO4: evaluate the range of factors that influence job design and establish appropriate solutions using given
LO5: apply a range of quality management tools and techniques to aspects of the production system.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Adelaide Marzano
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 103
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 10
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 10 1-5 1 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1-5 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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