Engineering

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ECMM128 - Management Concepts (2015)

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MODULE TITLEManagement Concepts CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM128 MODULE CONVENERProf David Zhang (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 14
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Strong professional communication skills are an important quality for engineering managers, and this module will help you to improve this skill, as well as providing you with a sound knowledge base that should stand you in good stead should you aspire to an engineering management position.

 

You will acquire a working knowledge of company structure, financial management accountancy and control, business methods and practice. Furthermore, you will have the invaluable opportunity to learn about essentials of project management, human resources and total quality management, as well as the legal framework in which business operates.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The course covers a broad array of managing principles and practices, ranging from the analysis of financial statements, projects costing and cost flow forecasting to employee involvement and empowerment, the employer-employee relationship, contract of employment, reward systems and disciplines.

 

By the end of this module, you will be equipped with a wide range of knowledge and attributes, from strengthened communication and presentation skills to improved decision making and problem solving ability. Furthermore, you will gain practical experience of tasks such as accounting and double entry bookkeeping, which will prepare you for the world of work.

 

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 MS1 and MS2. 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 list the main types of company;
2 appreciate the concepts of strategy and strategic management;
3 grasp the principal concepts of operations management;
4 comprehend the concepts of systems theory and the systems life cycle;
5 describe a business situation in systems terms;
6 understand, analyse and interpret company accounts.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
7 apply new knowledge to problem solving.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
8 demonstrate enhanced report writing skills, project management and organisational skills.

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

- basic accounting practice, double entry bookkeeping, company structure, finance and reporting obligations;

- analysis of financial statements projects costing and cost flow forecasting;

- project management, operations management, strategic management;

- company types, mission and organisation;

- strategic management; operations management;

- company accounts and finance;

- systems theory and IDEFO modelling;

- project management;

- systems life cycle;

- health and safety at work;

- technology in manufacturing.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 24.00 Guided Independent Study 126.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 24 Lectures
Guided independent study 126 Private 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
Question asked in lectures N/A All Answers provided on the spot
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written examination (closed-book) 70 2 hours 1-7 None
Company Accounts Exercise 30 2000 words 6,8 Written or verbal upon request
         
         
         

 

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

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Butel L, Curtis T, McIntyre J, Pearce J, Rainbow S, Smith D, Swales C Business Functions Blackwell, Oxford 1998 0631201777 [Library]
Extended Slack N, Chambers S, Johnston R Operations Management 4e Prentice Hall 2004 0273679066 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
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 Company; business; management; finance.