Module Title:Management Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: a) Lectures b) Assignments
Module Aim: To introduce the students to the management skills required of an engineer.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the functions of management.
LO2 Understand the structure and functioning of an organization.
LO3 Make informed decisions which are required in a management environment.
LO4 Appreciate the important points of Contract and Company Law
LO5 Appreciate company financial statements
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
• Management
Job of management; Management functions; Organisation; Communication; Human relationships; Leadership; Motivation; Team work; Planning; Decision making
• Law
Introduction to the Irish Legal System; The Law of Contract; Formation of a contract; Contents of a contract; Validity of a contract; Breach of contract; Types of contract; Employment contracts; Company Law; Characteristics of a company; Formation of a company; Capital , finance, debentures; The Receiver; Management and administration of a company; Shareholders; Examinerships and liquidations; Regulation
• Finance
Company reports; Contents; Financial statements; Types of financial statements; Consolidated balance sheet; Assets & liabilities; Depreciation, amortization & impairment; Financial assets; Provisions; Consolidated income statement; Cash flow statement; Taxation and Audit; Taxation in financial statements; Tools of Analysis; Financial ratios & yields; Profitability; Return on investment; Liquidity and Cash Flows; Measures of liquidity; Sources of Funds and Capital Structure
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Students are required sit a mid-year examination. This together with a team assignment is worth 40% 1,2,3 40.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam The final written exam will evaluate the extent of the student’s knowledge of the module topics. 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 4.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EESYS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Systems 5 Mandatory
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
CW_EEEEN_D Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 5 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory