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ES2D8 - Technical Operations Management

  • Module code: ES2D8
  • Module name: Technical Operations Management
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will provide the students with the ability to demonstrate how engineering businesses can meet the challenges created by the dynamic industrial and commercial environment in which they operate. Students will furthermore be able to employ appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques to deal with designing and managing operations, managing and assuring quality with awareness of risks involved. Students will also be able to apply and use the tools and techniques studied in context of product life cycle management with emphasis on principles of sustainable development.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the Module students will be able to: • Discuss the importance and interdependence of major elements of design of operation management system including, but not limited to planning, organisational structures with assessment of appropriate leadership and management styles and control in order to improve operations and identify a relevant selection of tools and techniques for a variety of engineering businesses; • Examine the need to accept commercial risk and be aware of techniques to evaluate and manage risk; • Appraise lifecycle assessment and management principles in dynamic business environments and its relevance to sustainable development concepts with both qualitative and quantitative approaches emphasising associated risks and relevant assessment frameworks; • Discuss the importance of quality in engineering products and services and be aware of the tools and techniques to prevent, identify, measure and control quality problems and drive continuous improvement; • Address awareness of relevant ethical and regulatory requirements including personnel, health & safety, traceability and international standards.

Timetabled teaching activities

27 hour lectures (9 x 1hour and 9 x 2 hours lectures) 3 x 1 hour revision lectures classes 2 x 2 hour labs Total 34 hours

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Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours will be used for discussions on module content and exam revision. Both assessment elements must be passed greater than 30%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES2D8-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Group presentation including peer assessment 30%
  2 hour examination (January) 70%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering (H113) - Year 2
  • MEng Engineering (H114) - Year 2
  • BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H161) - Year 2
  • MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H163) - Year 2
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H216) - Year 2
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H217) - Year 2
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H315) - Year 2
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H316) - Year 2
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H335) - Year 2
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H336) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H605) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (H606) - Year 2
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H63W) - Year 2
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H63X) - Year 2
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH31) - Year 2
  • BEng Systems Engineering (HH35) - Year 2
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH75) - Year 2
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH76) - Year 2
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN15) - Year 2
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