Module Title:Professional Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, case studies and team work.
Module Aim: To provide students with the knowledge and skills to manage engineering projects and deal with ethical constraints in professional environments.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply project management skills to engineering projects.
LO2 Evaluate the business requirements for start-up companies.
LO3 Assess ethical constraints in professional environments and 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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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
Project management skills. Financial & scheduling tools. Organisational planning tools. Risk management: evaluating risks and control measures.
2. Entrepreneurship
Company & contract law. Business funding & finance. Start-up companies. Business plans.
3. Ethics
Safety, health and welfare of co-workers, clients, the public. Sustainable development & awareness of environmental issues. Intellectual property rights. Ethical constraints, ethical decision-making, ethical implications of engineering decisions.
4. Enterprise Information Systems
Management functions & organisational structure. Enterprise Resource Planning. Engineering Change Order.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Students will complete a project, e.g. a business plan for a start-up company. 1,2,3 40.00 n/a
Other Students will sit a class test. Alternatively they will evaluate a case study. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Written Report A final written assignment will examine all learning outcomes. 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


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

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