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ECMM101 - Industrial Case Studies (2015)

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MODULE TITLEIndustrial Case Studies CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM101 MODULE CONVENERDr Matthew Baker (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 80
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module gives you the chance to visit world-leading companies that may be involved in telecommunication equipment, automobile engines, aircraft, helicopters, pumps, medical disposables, ceramic tiles, and investment castings. You will also be required to work in groups, conducting a case study within a local organisation, in which you will investigate and analyse a management or company project. Past projects have been incredibly varied, and have included investigations into everything from the use and effectiveness of IT within the company to the development of a new tourist attraction.

 

Prerequisite module: ECM2102, ECM3159 or equivalent

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module is designed to broaden your understanding of the operations and management of a variety of industrial organisations and provide you with a greater degree of industrial awareness than you would gain from a purely theoretical lecture programme. It aims to ensure you will graduate with instantly usable management confidence and skills.

 

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 E1, E2, D1, S1, S2, S4, S5, P5, MU4, ME1, ME3, MD1, MD2, MD2, MS1, MS2, MP1 - MP3 and GM2 - GM4. 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 comprehend the principles of management and operation of industrial organisations, large and small;
2 demonstrate awareness of the importance of combining fiscal, material, and human resources in an integrated way for successful business operation; 

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
3 select and apply appropriate research, analysis, and management methods for the modelling and analysis of an industrial problem, and, taking a holistic approach, apply these methods creatively to a practical problem;
4 act responsibly in a professional and ethical manner in a real world industrial situation;
5 with guidance, assess and manage a complete industrial mini project with due consideration for any commercial, safety, environmental, ethical, and human resource issues.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
6 communicate effectively at all levels to technical and non-technical employees;
7 work in a team and make optimum use of resources and time;
8 learn independently, acquiring necessary knowledge and skills unaided;
9 obtain and critically analyse information from a wide range of sources and  combine this with data in a manner that facilitates effective analysis of the problem and decision-making.

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

- multi-nationals, their structure and operation;

- industrial design and marketing;

- innovation and the small company and the raising of finance;

- detailed analysis of some aspect of a local company.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 58.00 Guided Independent Study 92.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 4 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 54 Visits and onsite activities
Guided independent study 36 Individual case studies
Guided independent study 56 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
Not Applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework – group case study 100 Formal layout comprising a title page, acknowledgments, summary, contents, discrete chapters, appendices and references All Written
         
         

 

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 Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August

 

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 50% 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: ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Womack, J.P., Jones, D.T., Roos, D. The machine that changed the world New York: Rawson Associates 1990 978-0060974176 [Library]
Set Womack, J. P. and Jones, D.T. Lean thinking: banish waste and create wealth in your corporation Productivity Press 2003 978-0743249270 [Library]
Set Carreira, Bill Lean Manufacturing that works: powerful tools for dramatically reducing waste and maximizing profits Amacom 2005 978-0814472378 [Library]
Set Rick, N., Bateman, N., Esain, A., Massey, L., Samuel, D. Lean evolution: lessons from the workplace Cambridge University Press 2009 978-1107407190 [Library]
Set Staudter, C., Mollenhauer, J-P., Renata, R., Roenpage, O., Hugo, C., Hamilides, A., Design for Six Sigma+lean toolset Springer 2009 978-3-540-895 [Library]
Set Alexander, J., Meran, R., Roenpage, O., Stuadter, C. Six Sigma+Lean Toolset Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009 978-3-540-32349-5 [Library]
Set Sonnenberg, H., Sehested, C. Lean innovation: A fast path from knowledge to value Springer 2011 978-3642158940 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2102, ECM3159
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 25 November 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Industrial design and marketing, management and operation of industries, patenting, copyright, and IPR