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ME50366: Leadership and skills development for engineering management

[Page last updated: 11 February 2022]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
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Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
* Conduct a self assessment and seek feedback on their own leadership capabilities
* Create a personal development plan relevant to their own career ambitions.
* Work collaboratively with others on meaningful activities
* Give meaningful developmental feedback to others
* Present and communicate in a professional manner
* Reflect on individual performance, set appropriate objectives and evaluate progress against these objectives.

Aims: This unit aims to build the leadership skills students will need to forge a successful career in engineering management.

* Application of eadership and skills development models, tools and techniques that are relevant to careers in engineering management. (F, A)
* Ability to communicate, prepare and produce effective business presentations (T, F, A)
* Reflective skills and the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development (T, F).

* Working with mentors; peer support
* Effective writing and presenting
* Professional communication
* Recognising and working with diversity
* Negotiation and conflict management
* Leadership and developing others
* Reflection and personal development planning.

Programme availability:

ME50366 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering School of Management


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