Module Title:   Civil Aerospace: Technology & Business

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3032M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

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

To enable the students to acquire an integrated knowledge of engineering, technology and business principles in industries and critically appraise sophisticated management of materials, processes and people; through detailed study of the example of the civil aerospace industries.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures and practiced in tutorials. Practical, cognitive and personal skills developed in open-ended problem solving exercise 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:   12.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
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...

critically evaluate the extent to which scientific, technological, manufacturing & management aspects of business are inter-dependent using the context of the civil aerospace industry to illustrate key principles.

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

synthesise knowledge gained of subjects covered in other areas of the course through the detailed case study of a single industry.

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

enhance your skills in data interpretation; systematic problem solving; creative problem solving; and communication.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Integrate elements of the course (mechanics, electronics, design, materials, production operations, economics, marketing, corporate strategy) through a detailed case study of a single industry. The physical principles underpinning the technological basis of the industry and consequences in production, management & human resources, defining the way that all sections of the industry must operate: Principles of flight, stability and control of aircraft, historical development of commercial aviation both in a technological and business context and their integrated nature. Design, materials selection and production principles of large commercial airliners. Economics and business operations of civil aerospace. Comparison of the characteristics of the aerospace industry with those of other highly technological industries including automotive sector.

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