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Unit information: Engineering Management in 2021/22

Unit name Engineering Management
Unit code MENG30012
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Mr. Martin Ould
Open unit status Not open

MENG20007 Engineering Practice or equivalent


MENG35000 Individual Research Project or equivalent

School/department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

The unit will focus on enhanced skills required for management & professional development in the engineering sector. Using a blended learning approach that combines knowledge from theory and practice, lectures and workshops will:

  • explore the processes used to recognise and address ethical dilemmas,
  • explore sustainable development for products & services,
  • set engineering processes in a wider societal context,
  • explain the legal roles & responsibilities that are implicit for engineering professionals.

Intended Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. describe and analyse the role of engineering professionals in delivering sustainable development across various industrial sectors with the intent to sustain and improve the quality of people’s lives.
  2. recognise ethical dilemmas in the engineering sector and resolve them using methods and processes recognised in the workplace.
  3. apply engineering business operational processes taking note of national or international legal frameworks.
  4. evaluate commercial uncertainties that arise in the engineering enterprises from both internal and external factors and assess their potential impact on projects and organisations with identification of mitigation routes for the resulting risks.
  5. explain and apply engineering management techniques in all phases of a project or product/service system life cycle.

Teaching Information

The unit will make use of appropriate learning technologies to enhance the learning & teaching experience. This will include Blackboard, Teams, Poll Everywhere, and Padlet to encourage and maintain student engagement in lectures. The students will be encouraged to use Office 365 as a digital working platform to increase authenticity and enhance digital workplace skills.

Assessment Information

Students will be assessed by a single coursework combining group and individual elements (100%).


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.