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XX50180: Group activity

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Follow this link for further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Follow this link for further information on credits Credits: 12
Follow this link for further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Follow this link for further information on period slots Period: Semester 2
Follow this link for further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Follow this link for further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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Follow this link for further information on unit content 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.
Follow this link for further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

XX50180 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-AFM19 : MSc Civil Engineering: Innovative Structural Materials (Full-time)
Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.