MODULE TITLE PROJECT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT MODULE LEVEL 7
MODULE CREDIT POINTS 15
SI MODULE CODE 16-7103
MODULE JACS CODE
MODULE AUTHOR / FACULTY D Hick / ACE&S / Engineering / Automation and Operations
/ DEPT. /SUBJECT GROUP Engineering SG
MODULE DELIVERY PATTERN (; as applicable or give dates for non-standard delivery) NB "Semester 3" ends on 31 July each year
LONG (2 semesters) SHORT (1 semester) NON-STANDARD DELIVERY
Sem 1 & 2 Sem 1 ; Start Date
Sem 2 & 3 Sem 2 End Date
MODULE ASSESSMENT PATTERN (; as applicable - also complete Table A, Section 5,
Single Module Mark with Overall Module Pass Mark of 40% Single Module Mark - Pass/Fail only Up to Three Assessment Tasks with Pass Mark of 40% for each Task and Overall ; Module Pass Mark of 40%
Up to Three Assessment Tasks - Pass/Fail only
Overall Module Pass Mark if other than 40% (subject to approval) N/A MODULE INFORMATION (; as applicable - also complete Table A, Section 5 Is a timetabled examination required for the assessment of this module? ; Is a timetabled examination required for the reassessment of this module? ; Is the module delivered wholly by Distance Learning (ie. not timetabled at SHU) No Are any staff who are responsible for teaching on this module non-SHU employees? No MODULE STATUS (; as applicable to status of module in the context of current proposal)
; Unchanged: an existing module, presented as unchanged from previous years Modified: an existing module being modified as a result of this validation, eg. changes to delivery or assessment pattern, title, credit weighting etc
New: new module to be approved through current validation process
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Breakdown of Tutor-Led Tutor-Directed Self-Directed TOTAL STUDY notional study (Contact Study Study HOURS for hours by type Hours) this Module
36 114 150
OTHER COURSES FEATURING THIS MODULE (please list below)
M Eng Mechanical Engineering M Eng Electrical and Electronic Engineering M Sc Advanced Engineering Programmes
Indicative Assessment Tasks & 2 tasks
50% Coursework / 50% Examination Percentage Weightings
Pre-Requisite Modules None
1. MODULE AIMS
This module builds on study of engineering and industrial management topics at Level 5 or 6 and aims to:
(i) Enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by
engineers working as members of teams engaged on a wide range of engineering
(ii) Enable students to select and apply analytically techniques for planning, monitoring
and controlling time, cost and specifications of engineering projects. (iii) Provide an appreciation of the organisational and human issues involved in
establishing and operating multi-disciplinary teams.
(iv) Enable the student to understand the range of quality issues and apply quality
management techniques critically.
(v) Apply the essential components of quality systems to a range of industrial
2. MODULE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the module you will be able to:
(i) Develop a detailed project definition for a complex engineering project using
sophisticated project management methods, and design strategies to investigate
and manage project risk and analyse the results of such an investigation. (ii) Produce and critically review project plans. Select, develop and apply appropriate
control techniques to schedule resources in order to optimise project duration and
efficiency of resource usage when managing a complex project.
(iii) Evaluate the various organisational structures employed in contemporary project
management. Design and develop an implementation strategy to introduce the
most appropriate structure for a particular project and describe in detail the
responsibilities of the project management team.
(iv) Identify, critically review and select appropriate project auditing methods. Design a
strategy to apply such methods when investigating project performance and make
detailed recommendations based on the findings of the investigation. (v) Analyse and critically review philosophies of quality control systems. (vi) Identify, critically evaluate and select appropriate approaches to the development
of sophisticated quality assurance systems in contemporary businesses. (vii) Apply the essential components of quality techniques and systems to a range of
industrial and business organisations.
3. INDICATIVE LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES
Students will acquire knowledge and practical skills through a combination of lectures, seminars and analysis of case material. The learning process will be supported by the use of Blackboard, appropriate software packages and the facilities of the Learning Centre.
The coursework element will consist of a group project designed to assess both project and quality management learning outcomes and combining both formative and summative assessment methods. Within a typical group size of 5, each student will receive a group and an individual mark for this element of the assessment. The group and the individual part will be equally weighted. This element will typically assess learning outcomes 4 and 7.
Whereas the coursework allows time for students to reflect upon their learning and undertake self study to further their learning, the examination provides the opportunity for students to carry out independent work on the principles and concepts of the subject under controlled and time-constrained conditions. It will be divided into two sections. The project management section will typically assess learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3. Typically learning outcomes 5 and 6 will be assessed in the quality management section.
4. INDICATIVE MODULE CONTENTS
Management strategies and practices: routine management versus project management, stakeholders and ownership, leadership and teamwork and team dynamics.
Project definition and management of risk: project scope, project priorities, work breakdown structure, risk identification and risk management techniques.
Project organisational structures: functional structures, matrix structures, strong matrix, balanced matrix, weak matrix, project team structures, organisational interfaces and communication, influence of organisational culture on performance.
Project planning and scheduling: developing and analysing project plans, scheduling of project activities, Gantt charts, activity on arrow networks, activity on node networks, determination of float and free float, critical path analysis.
Project monitoring and control: monitoring and controlling the three key project aspects of cost, time and specification, variance analysis, earned value analysis and milestone analysis.
Project audit and closure: project audit team design, project audit implementation and project audit reporting.
Health and safety at work and risk management.
Review of historical development of quality establishing the organisational cultures, product, process and system design.
The quality gurus and their approaches.
Quality systems review: management of quality systems, review of quality tools and their application in a range of industrial and business contexts.
Assess and critically evaluate a range of methods and techniques associated with quality and their implementation.
Select and apply appropriate techniques to quality contexts, e.g. statistics to process control, probability to sampling, QFD to service improvement.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MODULE
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MODULE, INCLUDING ASSESSMENT CRITERIA DETAILING HOW YOUR
PERFORMANCE IN THE MODULE WILL BE MEASURED, HOW YOU WILL
RECEIVE FEEDBACK, DETAILS OF LEARNING RESOURCES AND KEY
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; NOTE THAT THIS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO
CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR