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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENG3078 Module Title: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Module Provider: Mechanical, Medical & Aero Engineering Short Name: SE3313
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: ROCKLIFF NJ Dr (M, M & A Eng)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Semester 2

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment

Weighting Towards Module Mark( %) 



Qualifying Condition(s)  A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Module Overview
Engineers must operate within a legal and professional framework, with regard to contracts, employment, environmental impact and many other aspects of the engineering business. This module explores the key areas of the law encountered by professional engineers and also the concept of professionalism for an engineer.

Completion of the progress requirements of Level HE2.

Module Aims

To extend the general acquaintance with business studies gained previously into the fields of Law and Society so that the students can understand the liabilities of a professional engineer and his employer and can understand the requirements of the market place for product design and maintenance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to :

·                   operate as a professional engineer within the law

·                   communicate with marketing professionals 
interpret, and communicate using, appropriate legal 

Module Content

Personnel of the Law, evidence and proof, procedure in action, role of authority, sources of law, legal and natural persons.

Essentials of contract, validity and discharge of contracts, effect of writing, remedies for breach, outline of law of sales.

Principles of law of tort and crime, the law of employment.

Trade secrets, patents, copyright.

Environmental law, from the Common Law Nuisance to modern statutory law.

The structure of society and the implications for professional engineers

Methods of Teaching/Learning


20 hrs of lectures, 80 hrs of independent learning.
Total student learning time 100 hours.

The coursework will consist of two equally weighted pieces of work.




Selected Texts/Journals

Essential reading:
Course manual

Required reading
To be specified by module deliverer.



Last Updated

30th September 2010