Module Title:   Aerospace Manufacturing and Management

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4088M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

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

Aims:
Provide an integrated and in-depth knowledge of the production operations, management and commercial principles associated with the manufacture of complex, high value added products, through a detailed analysis of the aerospace industry

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures supported by tutorials, video presentations and case studies. The assessment will examine the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   58.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   16.00           
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 integrated nature of technological and management aspects of modern manufacturing in the creation of complex products using the context of the aerospace industry to illustrate key principles

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

Synthesise knowledge of relevant management and technological topics gained in the course to develop an in-depth understanding of the production operations and business environment of the aerospace industry.

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

Enhance skills in analysing, interpreting, and reflecting upon information and data, systematic problem solving, creative problem solving, communication, independent learning.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
 
  Examination - Closed book - 2 hours

Outline Syllabus:
Overview of the global aerospace manufacturing industry / The economics and issues associated with high value added manufacturing / Identification of the product lifecycle and effect of innovation within the aviation industry / Analysis of key manufacturing technologies and techniques used within the aerospace industry / Comparison of customer demands and manufacturing management in both civil and military aerospace sectors / The influence of `sustainability` and environmental issues upon design, manufacture and commercial operations / Supply chain management in the aerospace sector / Applying lean production methods to the aerospace industry / Investment analysis and project management of complex aerospace systems

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