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INTR8020 - Operations & Project Managemen

Title:Operations & Project Managemen
Long Title:Operations & Project Management
Module Code:INTR8020
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: SALLY BRYAN
Module Description: This module is designed to develop an appreciation of common issues in the management of operations and projects. Tools will be introduced and explored which aid in the planning and management of both operations and projects.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the central role that operations play in the success of an organisation
LO2 Optimise processes using a range of lean and six sigma tools
LO3 Discuss the nine knowledge areas of project management as defined in the Project Management Book of Knowledge and describe how these relate to managing projects
LO4 Estimate the costs associated with projects and evaluate the financial viability of projects using practiced standard accounting techniques.
LO5 Apply practiced methodologies to develop and track a project plan using appropriate computer software.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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
Nature of organisations, Operations, operations management, quality management, inventory management, people management
Lean & Six Sigma
Evolution of mass to lean, overview of six sigma, lean and six sigma tools, DMAIC cycle, capability studies, measurement systems analysis.
Project Management
Introduction to Project Management, Role of Project manager, Introduction to 9 PMBOK knowledge areas, Project Management Processes: Project Planning, Resource Management Project Tracking and Control.
Project Management Software
Planning a project, WBS, Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams and Network Analysis, Resource levelling, Earned Value Analysis, PERT analysis, Project Duration reduction.
Engineering Economics
Engineering Costs and Cost Estimating Interest and the Time Value of Money, Investment Appraisal using present worth, Rate of Return and Payback Analysis, Evaluating Alternatives.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation PM software 3,4,5 25.0 Week 8
Short Answer Questions PM in-class assessment 3,4 25.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions Operations Management in-class assessment 1,2 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 Operation Management 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecture Project management 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab PM software 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • D. Newman, T. Eschenbach, & J. Lavelle 2004, Engineering Economics Analysis, Ninth Edition Ed., Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0-19-516807]
  • Project Management Institute 2008, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Fourth Edition Ed., Project Management Institute Pennsylvania, USA
  • Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel, Jr 2010, Project management, Seventh Edition Ed., Wiley Asia [ISBN: 978-0-470-40026-5]
  • Craig Gygi, Bruce Williams, Stephen R. Covey 2012, Six Sigma for Dummies, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 978-1118120354]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Chase, Aquilano, Jacobs,, Operations Management, 9th Ed. [ISBN: 9780071180306]
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
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