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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENGM077 Module Title: BUSINESS SEMINARS
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE2M60
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: CECELJA F Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability

Autumn and Spring Semester

Assessment Pattern

Components of Assessment
Continuous assessment

Qualifying Condition(s)
A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module.
Module Overview
Technology intensive industries, such as processing industry, face numerous and diverse challenges in finding appropriate solution to particular problems.  One of the best ways to get insights into these challenges is to get the first hand experience from expert who already faced them and provided appropriate solutions proven to be successful. Hence, this module consists of a series of seminars delivered by academics and industrial experts from diverse hi-tech industries (including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, oil and gas, and information systems) which will present you with valuable insights into today’s challenges faced by technology-intensive industries in terms of their business and information systems activities. It also covers general business aspects that will explain how to start up a technology-based company.


Module Aims

The aims of the module are to present the major challenges commonly faced in technology intensive industries. It will use as a common thread a number of seminars delivered by academic and practitioners from diverse backgrounds and industries (including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, oil & gas, information systems, contracting, automotive, consulting) with a purpose to expose the students to the diverse challenges faced by individuals and organisations today. The module is integrated with seminars presented by Faculty researchers and academics.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
·         Demonstrate the understanding the challenges faced by the industry sectors;
·         Demonstrate the understanding the differences between industrial and academic research;

Develop skills to assess technical presentations and a more critical view to research.

Module Content
Selected seminar topic have an emphasis on:
·         process design;
·         process modelling;
·         optimisation;
·         process operations and control;
·         decision support systems;
·         information management and semantics;
·         environmental applications; and
renewable technologies.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
The teaching methods include lectures, group project, and tutorials.

Total student learning time 150 hours.

Selected Texts/Journals
Required reading
Recommended background reading


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