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BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit will cover the following topics:
- An introduction to project management and the project life cycle
- An understanding of different roles within an engineering team
- A basic understanding of how to estimate project costs and time
- A basic understanding of, and ability to undertake, at a fundamental level: project planning and scheduling of resources and, project control using earned value analysis (Gantt Charts and Project Plans).
- Understand the many factors that may affect the outcome of a project, i.e. risks and; provide the tools to mitigate or transfer these risks (Risk Registers).
- Engineering ethics
- Legal Requirements (Introduction to the law and legal issues; The Concepts of Standard Forms of Contract; Employment law and liabilities; IP rights)
- Health and safety legislation
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Embedded Systems Project||EEEN21000||Co-Requisite||Compulsory|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 2020/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.
The course unit aims to:
- Provide a basic knowledge of management of Engineering Projects
- Provide the practical skills to be able to produce a project plan and associated Gantt chart
- Provide an introduction to current legislation affecting or related to Engineering projects
On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
Summarize the key concepts in project management, including the theoretical principles and practical implementation key elements
Formulate a simple gantt chart for a team project, taking into account work breakdown and allocation of resources.
Assess the quality of a Gantt chart in terms of its breakdown of tasks and balanced allocation of resources, where the fundamental question is whether effort/cost for each task can be properly determined.
Discuss the general principles of project management
Create Health & Safety assessment documentation and risk management plans
Teaching and learning methods
12 Lectures, 4 assignments and one Blackboard Quiz
This examination makes up 50% of the course unit assessment.
This consists of 3 assignments at 10% each and one assingnment at 20% of the course unit assessment.
Project management for engineering, business and technology
John M. Nicholas (author), Herman Steyn (author)
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Work based learning||12|
|Independent study hours|
|Simon Rowland||Unit coordinator|
|Massimiliano Migliorato||Unit coordinator|