Engineering

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ECM2102 - Management and Management Science (2015)

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MODULE TITLEManagement and Management Science CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2102 MODULE CONVENERDr Allen Naihui He (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 175
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This course shows you how engineering managers may deploy tools and techniques, such as statistics, design and data analysis and economical and project planning aspects, to make business decisions. It will enhance your understanding of how basic economic theories affect markets, and give you an appreciation of how to apply economical techniques to the engineered business environment. You will learn the application of elementary statistics for presentation, analysis and inference in quality control in manufacturing. You will also learn about the concepts and relevance of design and project planning, and their delivery in successful business management. Coursework will include practical sessions using relevant project planning computer software.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module is designed to introduce you to the economic environment and how this fits with engineering, as well as how tasks are carried out, and some elementary tools used by engineering managers. The knowledge you gain from this course will be useful for your appreciation of higher level courses, especially in quantitative business analysis.

 

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).


This module correlates to references E3, D2, D4, D6, S1, S2, P3 and P4.These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 understand basic economic theories as they affect markets; and management objectives in a business environment;
2 recognise and appreciate total product design to meet market requirements;
3 comprehend the concept of project planning in a management setting;
4 demonstrate an understanding of the application of elementary statistics for presentation, analysis and inference and application to quality control in manufacturing.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
5 show a comprehension of the relevance of management science in the present day engineering practice;
6 apply basic management skills in the engineering enterprise;
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
7 develop skills in working as a team to solve design problems;
8 grasp the concept of business decision making;
9 carry out business data analysis.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- economics: economic environment, market systems, government policy, management objectives, financial constraints, and engineering economics;

- total design: product design specification and design for the market, manufacture and life cycle;

- statistics: elementary statistical presentation and analysis inference, significance testing;

- project planning: project design, work breakdown structures, programme evaluation and review technique (PERT) and critical path analysis.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 34.00 Guided Independent Study 116.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 25 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 7 Tutorials
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 2 Laboratories
Guided independent study 116 Guided independent study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Practice project planning e-quiz One question 3, 6, 9 Instant feedback on submission

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written exam - closed note 60 2 hours 1-7 Oral, by request
Total Design specification group exercise 30 12 hours 1-10 Written guidance to students
E-Quiz 10 Online Quiz 1-10 Written guidance to students
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Written exam (100%) All August Ref/Def period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Pugh, S. Total Design Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. 1990 978-0201416398 [Library]
Set Sloman, J. Essentials of Economics 4/e Pearson Education 2007 9780273708810 [Library]
Set Triola, M F Elementary Statistics 10th International edition 2006 978-0321460929 [Library]
Set Sulliavn WG, Wicks EM, Luxhoj TJ Engineering Economy 15th Pearson-Prentice Hall 2012 978-0273751533 [Library]
Set Park Cs Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 3rd Pearson-Prentics Hall 2009 978-027377291-0 [Library]
Extended Cross, N. Engineering Design Methods 4th Wiley 2008 978-0-470-51926 [Library]
Extended Clarke G.M. & Cooke D. A Basic Course in Statistics 4th or later Arnold 1998 000-0-340-71995-8 [Library]
Extended Moore, D.S. and McCabe, G.P. Introduction to the Practice of Statistics Freeman, New York 2003 0-716-79657-0 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 May 2016
KEY WORDS SEARCH Management; management science; project planning; statistics; economics; total design