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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: EEE3002 Module Title: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Module Provider: Electronic Engineering Short Name: EE3.BA
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: KIRKBY KJ Prof (Elec Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability

Spring Semester and 3 day short course in Autumn Semester

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment


Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)


Project evaluation                    Assignment


Sustainability & LCA                Assignment


3 day Leadership Course        Assessment during course





Qualifying Condition(s) 


All 3 sections of this module must be passed at 40% or above to pass the module


Module Overview

Level 1 and 2 EDPS preferred

Module Aims

This module aims to give students the necessary skills for business management and administration.  The first part of the course is aimed at financial analysis and economic evaluation of project.  The second part of the course assesses environmental impact, sustainability and examines life cycle analysis.  The third part of the course is aimed at developing leadership and team working skills in a business relevant context.

Learning Outcomes
To develop an understanding of what makes a project viable and be able to demonstrate an understanding of projected cash flow and present strengths and weaknesses of a company as described in its financial and management accounts.
To develop and understanding of the principles underlying sustainability and life-cycle analysis and be able to demonstrate understanding Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Energy Systems and Corporate Social Responsibility 
Be aware of the principles underpinning the creating and maintaining of a thinking environment and its role in ensuring efficient team working and effective leadership; and, how leadership and team work are employed in a management and business context.
Know what a leader must do and how to do it and the ten components of a thinking environment.
Be able to listen; facilitate a review/debrief; run effective structured meetings and set actions; work in team undertaking a multi-faceted/multi-layered project; and, undertake a leadership role in a business context.

Have developed further their core transferable skills, specifically their leadership skills and their ability to create an effective working environment.

Module Content

This module builds on the individual and team based EDPS modules in level and one and two and aims to provide students with the latest information in three key areas which underpin the Engineering sector in the 21st Century.  These three broad themes each worth 5 credits are: project appraisal; sustainability and life cycle analysis; Leadership and team working as business skills

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lectures, assignments and 3 day short course (takes place in week 15 of Autumn semester)

Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated

12 August 2010