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MANG3055 Management 1 (ECS)

Module Overview

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.

Aims and Objectives

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:

  • organise business activities effectively and efficiently;
  • understand and interpret financial information;
  • prepare budgets and manage activities within budgetary targets;
  • liaise with appropriate professional support agencies such as lawyers, advertising agencies, local authorities and so on.


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

Special Features


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.

Independent Study80
Total study time100

Resources & Reading list

Wilhelm Nel. Management for Engineers, Technologists and Scientists. 



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


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the core/ recommended text as appropriate

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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