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ENGM027 - Engineering Management Science (2022)

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MODULE TITLEEngineering Management Science CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODEENGM027 MODULE CONVENERDr Martino Luis (Coordinator), Dr Shuya Zhong, Prof Voicu Ion Sucala
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 11
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 150
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
This module aims to introduce the student to the main principles governing the engineering profession, to the ethical issues informed by the professional code of conduct, and to the importance of adopting an inclusive approach and of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.
The module will develop your skills in industrial engineering and management science, by applying advanced analytical methods to help you make optimal decisions. It will also enhance your ability of the use of mathematical modelling technologies and computer simulation to tackle modern project management, operations and supply chain management problems. The knowledge you gain on this module will help you to understand and manage a range of associated courses, especially in manufacturing and supply chain management areas. 
 
Pre-requisite and co-requisite modules: NO
 
The module is suitable for non-specialist students.
 
The module is recommended for interdisciplinary pathways

 

AIMS - intentions of the module
This module aims to deliver an in-depth understanding of modern project management, risk management, management science, and operations and supply chain modelling concepts, methods, and techniques including: planning techniques, operations research, industrial/service systems modelling and simulation, and advanced topics in management science and Industry 4.0 technologies such as IoT and digital twins of manufacturing processes and supply chain.
 The students will be trained to use specific software tools – Excel Solver, MS Project, Tecnomatics and AnyLogic. They will also have hands-on experience within Exeter Digital Enterprise System lab, using the Industry 4.0 demonstrator, IoT gateway and associated software.

 

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-V4).
 This module maps to learning outcomes: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M10, M11, M12, M13, M14, M15, M16, M17, M18
 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/ahep  
 
On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
 
Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: 
 
Select and apply modern management science concepts, theories and mathematical models to concrete industrial situations;
 
Understand modern methods, tools and techniques of project and risk management;
 
Select and apply modern project management and risk management concepts, theories, techniques and tools to concrete industrial situations and to solve practical problems;
 
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: 
 
Demonstrate understanding of the engineering profession requirements, including ethical principles, inclusivity and sustainability; 
Apply generic engineering management techniques and skills to different industrial/commercial situations;
 
Demonstrate advanced problem-solving skills and adapt such skills to solving increasing complex industrial problems;
 
Analyse business needs and identify suitable approaches to meet project requirements;
 
Appreciate industrial situations that can be improved through simulation, and construct simulation models to analyse and solve the problems;
 
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge: 
 
Demonstrate project management skills in terms of setting targets, planning and monitoring the progress in completing the assignments;
 
Illustrate team work skills, initiative and responsibility through group work and problem solving;
 
Demonstrate skills in making presentations and communicate work to technical and non-technical audiences;
 
Exhibit advanced independent learning skills.
 
MSc AHEP3 ILOs covered on this module:
 
SM1fl-SM3fl, EA1fl, EA3fl, D1fl-D3fl, ET1fl-ET4fl, ET6fl, EP2fl-EP4fl, G1fl-G4fl
 
 

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
- Introduction to engineering profession, professional code of conduct, ethics, inclusivity and sustainability
- Introduction in project management, history of project management;
 
- Project management functions, processes and phases, Critical path analysis;
- Introduction to risk management, including security risks;
 
- Operational research history, context, definitions, problems and case studies;
 
- Linear programming: graphical modelling and solution; what if analysis in Linear Programming models;
 
- Other mathematical modelling methods suitable for manufacturing and supply chain processes ;
 
- Overview of applications and characterisation of computer simulation techniques, construction of simulation models;
 
- Simulation with Tecnomatics and/or AnyLogic software;
 
- Advanced topics in management science and Industry 4.0 technologies.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 66.00 Guided Independent Study 234.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 22 Lectures
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 22 Computer-based practicals
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 22 Laboratory sessions
Guided independent study 234 Lecture & assessment preparation; group project work, wider reading, individual study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade

None.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 85 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 15
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Engineering profession e-quiz 15 One hour M7, M8, M11 Automatic feedback
Project planning e-quiz 15 One hour M2, M3, M9, M15 Automatic feedback
Linear programming e-quiz 15 One hour M1, M2, M3 Automatic feedback
Modelling and simulation group project 40 10 pages M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M12, M13, M14, M15, M16, M17, M18 Written feedback
Engineering Competence Structured Assessment - interview 15 15 minutes M5, M6, M16, M17 Oral feedback

 

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-assessment
All of above Written exam All Ref - Def period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
Re-assessed by written exam (referral or deferral).
For referrals a mark of 50% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the full examination 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

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Taha, H,A Operations Research: An introduction 8th Prentice Hall 2011 978-0131360143 [Library]
Set Fishman, G S Principles of Discrete Event Simulation John Wiley & Sons 1979 000-0-471-04395-8 [Library]
Set David R. Anderson and Dennis J. Sweeney An Introduction to Management Science: Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making 1st Cengage Learning 2008 13: 978-184480595 [Library]
Set Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 5th Project Management Institute Inc. 2013 9781935589679 [Library]
Set H. Maylor Project Management 3rd Prentice Hall 2005 0273704311 [Library]
Set J. R. Meredith Project Management: A Managerial Approach John Wiley & Sons 2000 0471298298 [Library]
Set P. W.G. Morris, J. K. Pinto and J. Söderlund The Oxford Handbook of Project Management Oxford University Press 2011 9780199563142 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 03 April 2020 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 26 January 2022
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined