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ECMM131 - MSc Project in International Supply Chain Management (2015)

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MODULE TITLEMSc Project in International Supply Chain Management CREDIT VALUE60
MODULE CODEECMM131 MODULE CONVENERProf Fayyaz Ali Memon (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 11
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module represents your individual research project on a topic relevant to the degree programme. You will choose your project topic in the middle of the first term, either from a list provided by the module leader or, with agreement with your supervisor (you will be assigned at least one academic staff supervisor).
 

You will be required to present an initial research proposal which is discussed with and assessed by the module leader.  During the project, you will present verbal and written progress reports to audiences of peers and teaching staff. These presentations will encourage discussion about communication skills and research methodology, and you will be supported by individual guidance where appropriate. You should have regular (normally weekly) meetings with your supervisor throughout the project duration until the submission date in September.  The research proposal must pertain to the research project topic chosen, and be unique to this module, i.e. not similar to that of the research methodologies module ECMM410.
 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of the project and associated dissertation is for you to undertake and present individual research relevant to Supply Chain Management at Masters level. It will give you the chance to work autonomously on a project of your choice, and to both demonstrate and develop your communication, problem solving, research and project management 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 ME1 - ME3, MD1, MD2, MS1, MS2, MP1 - MP3 and GM2. 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 present (in the proposal, presentation and dissertation) research findings in the field of the chosen research project;
2 develop and present verbally a research proposal selecting appropriate research techniques and methodologies.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
3 describe (in the dissertation) the application of critical evaluation of literature in the project’s area and relate this literature to the business context.  Suggest and evaluate alternative approaches; draw conclusions.
Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:
4 manage a project effectively using appropriate techniques and methodologies;
5 demonstrate (in the dissertation) an analytical, systematic, reasoned and creative approach to problem solving;
6 collect, collate criticise and analyse data and information from a range of sources;
7 exercise initiative and personal responsibility in professional practice;
8 demonstrate effective communication skills in written and spoken forms.


 

 

 

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

Programme of work to be agreed with the project supervisor.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 22.00 Guided Independent Study 578.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22  
Guided independent study 578  
     

 

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
Presentations to staff and students     Discussions about communication skills and research methodology
Meetings with staff     Feedback on project
       
       
       

 

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
Short project proposal and verbal presentation 10% Maximum 1,000 words 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 BART coversheet, verbal (supervisor, teaching staff, and peers)
Dissertation 90% Maximum 20,000 words 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Verbal (supervisor)
 
         
         
         

 

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
See above Resubmit  All To be decided by the exam board
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

The examination board will indicate a suitable date by which the dissertation must be re-submitted (normally less than three months from the decision).

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

Basic reading:

Reading for this module depends on the topic of the project.

ELE:  http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 60 ECTS VALUE 30
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECMM410
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 09 January 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Supply chain management; project.