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Unit information: Professional Studies B - Professional Awareness in 2018/19

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Unit name Professional Studies B - Professional Awareness
Unit code CENG30004
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Wanous
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description

The aim of this unit is to give students a sound understanding of the interrelationship between engineering processes and the wider context within which they operate, including sustainability, commercial / economic, legal, health, safety, risk and ethical issues. Also, the unit is designed in a way to develop essential transferable skills including effective communication, good report writing, team and project working. The unit also aims to build an appreciation of the concept of continuously adding value at the personal level and prospectively within an employment enterprise.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion, students should be able to:

  1. Work effectively in a team and be aware of roles and group dynamics in teamworking.
  2. Understand and apply the key principles of value management
  3. Identify engineering activities required to promote and contribute to sustainable development.
  4. Understand and analyse basic financial statements and performance indicators
  5. Understand the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities
  6. Apply integrated management systems for health, safety, environment and quality
  7. Treat knowledge and innovation as business assets
  8. Appreciate the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering

Teaching details

Lectures

Assessment Details

Online test, 1 hour (25%)

Major Project, group report (75%)

Reading and References

  1. Bendrey M, West C & Hussey R: Accounting and Finance in Business, 4th Ed., Continuum International Publishing Group, 2001, ISBN 0826454119.
  2. Forum for the Future: www.forumforthefuture.org.uk
  3. Centre for Sustainable and Environmental Management: www.csem.org.uk
  4. UK Government: www.dti.gov.uk/energy/renewables
  5. http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/
  6. http://www.hse.gov.uk

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