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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

XX50180: Group activity

Click here for further information Credits: 12
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: While taking this unit you must take ME50173
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To provide an understanding of the various management processes used in engineering, and to provide each student with the experience of working and interacting within a multi-discipline group environment.
To provide a vehicle for a wide understanding of design processes and methodologies and management and business practices.
To undertake a group exercise in Integrated Engineering supported by case studies to highlight and enforce key project engineering analysis, research and management skills.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Propose an engineering management strategy. Carry out risk based appraisals of engineering projects.
* Understand and apply the practices to strategic and tactical issues. Produce a detailed project plan, TL and sustainability assessment. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the technical and design processes when working in a multidisciplinary group
* Understand and appreciate the interaction of different skills when analysing unfamiliar multidiscipline engineering problems
* Show originality in tackling and solving problems and dealing with issues.
* Effectively analyse and communicate the required responses of a case study exercise.

Problem solving; holistic appraisal, planning; numeracy; written communication; oral communication; working as part of a group; leadership, IT.

Engineering management, Business Economics, Project Accounting, resource planning, project planning, risk assessment, Through life cost assessment and costing, sustainability techniques.
Students will work in small groups on problems of an investigative nature which specifically addresses aspects of 'integrated engineering'. Case studies will be set and formal lectures will be given which will cover topics such as product design, team tasking, project management and project planning.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

XX50180 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • TEEE-AFM03 : MSc Digital Communications (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEEE-AFM01 : MSc Electrical Power Systems (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEEE-AFM02 : MSc Wireless Systems (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEEE-AFL07 : PG Dip Digital Communications (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEEE-AFL10 : PG Dip Electrical Power Systems (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEEE-AFL05 : PG Dip Wireless Systems (Full-time) - Year 1
Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • TEME-AFM04 : MSc Aerospace Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEME-AFM05 : MSc Automotive Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEME-AFM10 : MSc Engineering Design (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEME-AFM14 : MSc Engineering Dynamics and Control (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEME-AFM15 : MSc Fluid Power Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEME-AFM16 : MSc Manufacturing Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEXX-AFM01 : MSc Mechatronics (Full-time) - Year 1
  • TEME-AFL15 : PG Dip Fluid Power Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.