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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 None. 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

Further Information & Notes

Aimed at undergraduate Engineering students but available to all students.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1s Attempt: 1 three hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%). 

Resit: 1 three hour written examination.

Formative Assessment

Written assignment in small teams.


Feedback will be provided to students in written and/or verbal format as follows

·         In response to questions and issues raised by students during lectures

·         As part of group activities which take place during lectures

·         During tutorials/Feedback sessions

·         Following submission of summative and formative coursework

Students requiring feedback on exam performance should make an appointment during the scheduled feedback session which will be announced within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results

In addition, any student or group of students may request feedback on any course related matter or assignment by arrangement with the course co-ordinator and/or individual contributors as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes


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