KB5037 - Engineering Project Management

What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will learn about project management methodologies and their selection, application and use within the context of mechanical engineering projects. This will include the appropriate use of project management tools and software systems to gain insight into how an engineering project might be approached and managed concerning the attainment of successful completion of objectives including the utilisation of resources and other commercial considerations. Other relevant and important factors such as ethical, sustainable, societal and professional responsibilities that are pertinent to project management activity within the field of mechanical engineering will also be explored in the module.

How will I learn on this module?

Active learning sessions will be used to allow you to engage with and assist you in exploring key concepts and topics within the module. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to authentic, broadly defined engineering problems that may involve conflicting and/or incomplete information. A problem-solving focused curriculum will allow you to explore and understand how well-proven solutions can be applied to more open-ended problems and provide further opportunity for innovative discovery of alternatives. Learning activities will enable students to work collaboratively through the further development of teamwork and communication skills, and the encouragement of creative thinking to solve engineering problems.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During your active learning sessions, academic support will be available to facilitate your exploration of the problem-solving activities. Formative feedback will be provided by the module team, including answering student queries and providing guidance concerning the module such as assessments and your academic progress. The electronic learning platform (eLP) provides a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning. Contact with academic tutors and your peers outside formal teaching hours is encouraged through dedicated ‘office hours’, discussion boards and messaging systems within the eLP. Professional support staff, such as Ask4Help, provide the first point of contact for a range of queries, including, for example, those concerning assessment submission, late submission/extensions, and other administrative issues.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
MLO1. Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management, and relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO2. Apply a systematic approach to the solution of broadly defined problems including quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of broadly defined problems.
MLO3. Identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty and security) associated with a particular project or activity.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
MLO4. Evaluate the ethical, environmental and societal impact of solutions to broadly defined project management problems.
MLO5. Recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion within an engineering project management context.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment
Academic staff on the module will assess you in a formative manner to help build your confidence and highlight any misunderstandings you may have of the theoretical and professional concepts presented in the module. Your formative feedback will be given to you either verbally by academic staff on the module during formally scheduled teaching sessions or using the eLP. Your formative feedback aims to help you learn and prepare for the submission of your summative assessment.

Summative Assessment
Academic staff on the module will assess you in a summative manner by two pieces of assessment:
Component 1 to assess your ability to apply a systematic approach to the solution of broadly defined problems in project management to include uncertainty and security for all members of society (MLOs 2, 3 and 5) through completing an Industry compatible written submission.
Component 2, a timed electronic exam (competency-based challenge task), is used to evaluate your ability apply knowledge of engineering management principles in broadly defined problems within the conext of their ethical, environmental and societal impacts meeting module learning outcomes MLOs 1 and 4.

Feedback will be provided electronically through the eLP or student email within 20 working days of the date of submission.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module gives insight into project management methodologies and their selection, application and use within the context of engineering projects. This includes the use of project management tools to appreciate how an engineering project might be approached and managed with relating to the attainment of successful completion of multiple objectives. You will be encouraged to investigate and gain confidence in research and critical thinking through the application of appropriate knowledge and methodologies to tackle broadly defined problems. Active learning sessions will be used to allow you to engage with material and assist you in exploring key concepts and topics. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to authentic, broadly defined engineering problems that may involve conflicting and/or incomplete information. The module utilises the electronic learning platform (eLP) to provide a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning.

Course info

UCAS Code H314

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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