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MANG3022 Management 1

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module seeks to provide participants with an introduction to the role of management in the operation and development of an engineering-based organisation. High quality management maintains the strategic direction of the organisation whilst simultaneously balancing the competing demands for effectiveness and efficiency in activity. Emphasis is placed upon the managerial skills and competences necessary for the effective and efficient management of typical business functions e.g. marketing, financial management, operations, research and development and so on. Ultimately, the module demonstrates that all of these functions must be managed collectively in a mutually supportive relationship for successful commercial exploitation of business opportunity.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • effective business organisation and business functions;
  • managerial roles and skills;
  • finance as the language of business;
  • the interface between management and engineering.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate personal effectiveness in achieving personal goals;
  • contribute to effective and efficient organisational decision-making;
  • demonstrate personal motivation and be able to motivate others;
  • utilise generic managerial skills effectively and efficiently.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • effective business organisation and business functions;
  • managerial roles and skills;
  • finance as the language of business;
  • the interface between management and engineering.

Syllabus

• Introduction: Costing and financial statements. • Financial planning. • Sources of finance. • Management. • Entrepreneurship. • Law.

Special Features

N/A

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The teaching method will be by lecture. Essential preparatory material will be available electronically including an outline of the lecture component.

TypeHours
Teaching20
Independent Study80
Total study time100

Resources & Reading list

Chelsom, Reavell and Payne. Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists. 

Wilhelm Nel. Management for Engineers, Technologists and Scientists. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Coursework: Accounting  ( words) 33.33%
Individual Coursework: Management  ( words) 33.33%
Multiple choice Test 33.33%
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