Module Title:Professional Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Teaching will be a blend of lectures, case studies and group mini-projects.
Module Aim: To provide students with the skills and techniques to manage an engineering project and relate the ethical requirements of a professional engineer
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply specific project management techniques to an engineering project.
LO2 Complete a business plan for a new start-up company.
LO3 Assess the ethical implications of decisions made by engineers.
LO4 Evaluate the attributes of Enterprise Information Systems.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Project Management
The Nature of Project Management, Co-ordination with other functions, Resource allocation, Risk assessment & control, PM Charts – Gantt, PERT, Critical Path Analysis, Project control, Project funding.
2. Entrepreneurship
Product design and design for manufacture, Product marketing, Project funding, Business plans.
3. Engineering Code of Ethics
Safety, health and welfare of co-workers and clients, Sustainable development, Awareness of environmental issues, Relationships with clients, competitors and contractors, Treatment of confidential or proprietary information.
4. Enterprise Information Systems
Enterprise Resource Planning: Engineering Change Order generation, Logistics, Quality control, Sales.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Project20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Students will sit a mid term class test. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will complete one or more mini projects / assignments such as a business plan for a new start-up company. 1,2,3 20.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam A written examination, at the end of the module, will examine the extent of the student’s achievement of the learning outcomes. 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 0.50
Total Hours 1.50
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEAER_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Engineering 7 Elective
CW_EESYS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Systems 7 Elective
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 7 Elective