Module Title:Industrial Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 9 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Teaching will be conducted using lectures, tutorials, exercises and group discussions.
Module Aim: To introduce the students to the industrial environment of their chosen profession and the roles & responsibilities of engineers.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the various sectors of Irish, European and Global industries and common industry practices
LO2 Apply areas of operations management relevant to the engineering profession.
LO3 Interpret management structures and functions within an organisation and make informed decisions required in a management environment.
LO4 Work as an individual and in a team and communicate effectively through the preparation and delivery of reports and presentations
LO5 Evaluate the broader context in which engineering disciplines operate and critique the responsibilities of the engineering profession towards the social, ethical and natural environments
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Industry knowledge
Historical development of the relevant industry. Current trends. Sectors within industry. Regulatory authorities and standards.
Roles and responsibilities in industry. Code of ethics. Case studies. Intellectual property. Sustainability.
Operations management
Financial & scheduling tools (e.g. NPV, critical path analysis). Production planning. Inventory planning & control. JIT operations. Product life cycle. Failure, reliability, availability. Maintenance.
Job of management; Management functions; Organisation; Communication; Human relationships; Leadership; Motivation; Team work; Planning; Decision making
Personal Development
Keeping up to date, currency; Personal goals and sources of learning to achieve those goals; Professional institutions relevant to the engineering industries and the criteria for membership; Social psychology; Engineering Ethics Dissemination of Information; Writing reports and referencing the research using the Harvard Referencing Style; Presenting Entrepreneurship Interview skills
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Students will prepare reports and presentations on specific assignments. 1,2,3,4 60.00 n/a
Written Report A final written assignment will test the student's ability to demonstrate the learning outcomes. 1,2,3,5 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 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 6.73
Total Hours 125.00

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