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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

The course aims to provide students with a broad ranging introduction to wide variety business and management topics which should enable them to perform more effectively as graduate engineers and more senior roles were they are likely to have broader ranging responsibilities.

The course is aimed primarily at undergraduate students studying for Engineering degree but available to others.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr John Cavanagh

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course aims to provide a brief introduction to a variety of business and management topics.


The course will include the following topics

·         Leadership, Teamwork and Motivation

·         Supply Chain Management

·         Economics

·         Organisational design

·         Accounting

·         Law (Contract and Competition)

·         Intellectual Property & Licensing

·         Human Resource Management (Recruitment and induction for a team leader’s perspective)

·         Professional skills (Time Management, Presenting, Communicating, Negotiation)

·         Ethics

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 10 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 9, 9 - 11, 10, 11, 13, 13 - 19, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
  • 2 Tutorials during University week s 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

2x coursework (50% each)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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