Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM401 - Professional Ethics, Competence and Commercial Awareness (2011)

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MODULE TITLEProfessional Ethics, Competence and Commercial Awareness CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM401 MODULE CONVENER Neill Wood V.R., A.R.S.M., F.H.E.A. (Coordinator), Prof Patrick Foster, Mrs Paula Sanderson
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
Today’s energy professionals demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to society, to their profession, and to the environment. These principles are embedded in professional codes of conduct and mechanisms for self-regulation. Professional competence integrates knowledge, understanding, skills and values and is accrued through professional development. This module encourages understanding of these ideas and their need. In addition, the module aims to develop understanding of business practice and business governance. The module is focuses on the development of skills that are deemed discipline specific under UK-SPEC and the Engineering Benchmark document, and are not covered in the M-level curriculum elsewhere. They are entered here as Personal Skills for consistency with University codes of practice for module specification. The module encourages students to conduct a reflective self-assessment of their professional development, close to the time of graduation, such that a professional development plan can be formulated.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Week 1 Ethical challenges in science and engineering. Institutional Codes/Rules of Conduct Week 2 Employer’s liability & Professional Indemnity Health and Safety at Work, Identifying and communicating examples of good practice. Week 3 Methodical approaches to risk identification and assessment. Mitigating risk to health, safety, society or the environment. Week 4 Motivation Theories Working in Groups and Teams Week 5 Leadership The Organisational Environment Week 6 Job Evaluation, Recruitment and Selection Week 7 The UK legal system Sources of Law Week 8 Starting a new business – Corporations Memorandum & Articles Week 9 Contract Law Tender Processes Week 10 Principles of Financial Accounting Maintaining accounts Week 11 Income Statement Position Statement Week 12 Cash flow Statement Measuring Profitability & Efficiency Week 13 What is Intellectual Property? Securing Intellectual Property Week 14 Market analysis Assessing competition Week 15 Branding and marketing Securing the supply chain Week 16 Standard Costing Systems Business Planning Week 17 Sources of Funding Investment ‘Pitches’ Week 18 Self-assessment against programme learning outcomes. Week 19 Preparing a professional development action plan. The role of (CPD). Week 20 Maintaining evidence of competence and professional activity.
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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