Module Title:   Understanding Technological Organisations

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1040M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Business and Management (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr A Carruthers

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

1. Develop an understanding of human behaviour in organisations.
2. Appreciate the role of modern management in technologically focussed organisations
3. Understand the concepts and techniques of organisational behaviour which will enable them to work effectively whilst on placement as well as in their future professional careers.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures supported by tutorials including video presentations and case studies. Cognitive and personal skills developed in tutorials, tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic staff. Oral feedback is given during tutorials. The assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

acquire a good understanding of how organisations can be analysed and evaluated.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

develop skills associated with understanding the management of human behaviour in both production and service organisations.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

strengthen your skills in systematic and creative problem solving; communication; teamwork and leadership.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  2 hour closed book examination

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to the modern organisation; The individual in the organisation; Team and group work in organisations; Leadership and decision making in organisations: The evolution of management thinking; The role of the manager; Managing organisational change; Organisational structure and design; Organisational culture; Managing international cultures; The leaning organisation; technological management and its influence upon human behaviour.

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