Engineering

Note: If you wish to add a link on another site which will always find the *current* module descriptor please use the following format: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/modules/[modulecode] replacing [modulecode] with the appropriate code.

e.g: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/modules/ECM1101

ECM2102 - Management and Management Science (2019)

Back | Download as PDF
MODULE TITLEManagement and Management Science CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2102 MODULE CONVENERDr Baris Yuce (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 project planning aspects, to make business decisions. 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 market and how this fits with engineering design, as well as how tasks are planned and 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.
 

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

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

 

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM1p, SM1m, SM2p, SM2m, SM3p, SM3m, SM6m, EA6m, ET2p, ET2m, ET3p, ET3m, EP4p, EP7p, EP9p, EP4m, EP7m, EP10m, EP11m, D1p, D1m, D2p, D2m, D3p, D3m, D4p, D4m, D6p, D6m, D7m, D8m, G1p, G1m, G3p, G3m, G4p, G4m

 

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

 

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

 

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

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM1p, SM1m, SM2p, SM2m, SM3p, SM3m, SM6m, EA6m, ET2p, ET2m, ET3p, ET3m, EP4p, EP4m, EP7p, EP7m, EP10m

1 rapidly choose and implement an appropriate numerical and statistical methodology for a specified engineering design problem;

2 explain the basic concepts of project planning and design management applied to engineering, and statics,

3 describe how to check the accuracy and relevance of statistical results;

4 apply design management techniques, e.g. market research, develop product design specs, conceptual design, manufacture and sales

5 apply project planning techniques, e.g. PERT/CPM methods, develop Gantt chats, work breakdown structures

6 understand how non-engineering personnel and techniques affect decision-making in product design, and communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences

7 evaluate design data to locate the appropriate techniques to solve engineering problems

8. understand technical literature and research as part of product design

 

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: D1p, D1m, D2p, D2m, D3p, D3m, D4p, D4m, D6p, D6m, D7m, D8m

10 evaluate business, customer and users’ needs in design projects

11 define the product design specification to enable the product concept to be developed

12 generate concept designs for different products

13 Present design results so that they may be understood widely

 

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge: EP9p, EP11m, G1p, G1m, G3p, G3m, G4p, G4m

14 apply skills in problem-solving and communication, and developing team work

15 monitor your own progress, and set realistic targets;

16 develop team leader skills, and working as part of a group

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

- 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 22 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 10 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 - Summer Exam Period 2,3,4,5,8,10,11,14 Oral, by request
Total Design specification group exercise 30 12 hours 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10-16 Written guidance to students
E-Quiz 10 Online Quiz 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10-16 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

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 Triola, M F Elementary Statistics 10th International edition 2006 978-0321460929 [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) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 10 October 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Management; management science; project planning; statistics; total design