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MANU7003 - Engineering Management

Title:Engineering Management
Long Title:Engineering Management
Module Code:MANU7003
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Manufacturing Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: SALLY BRYAN
Module Description: This course provides an insight into engineering management by defining important elements of production systems and by outlining the responsibilities and problems encountered by the people that manage them. The focus is on operations and the central role they play in the success of an organisation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise the interests of all functional areas and the benefits of multi-functional teams in the activities of an organisation.
LO2 Discuss the nature of operations and the importance they have on long-term business success.
LO3 Relate aspects of manufacturing method to process inefficiencies.
LO4 Recognise the importance of ethical and safety issues in the engineering profession.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Organisations
Operations, Operations Management, Value added, Competition, Quality, Teamwork. Types of Production Systems. Aspects of Lean Production.
Product/Service Design
Product Life Cycles. Stages in the design process. Design for Assembly/Manufacture.
Quality Systems
Define Quality. Design Versus Conformance Quality. Quality Functional Deployment. Conformance to Specification. Limitations of Inspection. Quality Circles. Continous Improvement. Benchmarking. Business Process re-engineering.
Definition of reliability. Designing for reliability; Cost, Environmental factors, Human factors. Maintenance management. Life-history curve. Exponential Distribution, failure rates and MTBF. Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), Fault tree analysis.
Safety and Product liability
Health and Safety at Work act. Employers and Employee responsibilities. Manual and material handling. Product Safety and Liability: Product Representation, Traceability, Criminality and Personal liability
Project Management
Project life cycle, Basic PM tools (Work Breakdown Structure, Resource charts, Gantt charts, Network activity diagrams). Monitoring and controlling. Expediting.
Inventory Systems
Advantages and disadvantages of inventory. Dependent versus independent demand. Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) models; simple saw tooth, Production versus transfer lots, ‘with usage models’, price-break models. Estimating holding and set up costs. Purposes, objectives and philosophy of MRP. Master Production Schedule, Bill of Materials, Inventory records file. MRP outputs. MRP worked examples. Closed loop MRP. MRPII & ERP. Capacity Requirements Planning. Limitations of MRP.
Professional conduct & Communications
Ethical standards in the practice of engineering. Responsibility towards people and the environment. Ethical issues in different fields of engineering (e.g. biomedical, manufacturing). Time management. Meeting control. Report writing & Presentations. Information Sources & Referencing.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-class assessment 1,2,3 15.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions In-class assessment 4 15.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom tuition 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom tuition 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Gail Freeman-Bell & James Balkwill 1996, Management in Engineering, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall UK [ISBN: 0-13-233933-1]
  • Ram Naresh Roy 2007, A Modern Approach to Operations Management [ISBN: 9788122416275]
  • S. Anil Kumar, N. Suresh 2009, Production and Operations Management [ISBN: 9788122421774]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • P. Gibson, G. Greenhalgh & R. Kerr 1995, Manufacturing Management, 1st Ed., Chapman & Hall UK [ISBN: 0-412-37370-X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Group Elective 1
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 6 Group Elective 1

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