School of Engineering and DesignUG and PG Taught Programmes
Dr. H Makatsoris
Main objectives of the assessment:
To enable students to exhibit their appreciation of the taught course material, especially tounderstand how to apply techniques covered in the course and to enable them to show howto extend these to examples.
Brief Description of the assessment:
12 quantitative and qualitative questions based largely around a case study example coveringmost aspects of the taught module and inviting discussion and speculation to showawareness. The questions are marked in varying amounts: 5 marks each (questions 8 and 9),10 marks (question 3), 16 marks (question 4) and the remainder with 8 marks each. Theassignment paper comprises questions and case study descriptions and table of the normaldistribution. Other essential information may be found in the course notes and/or lectureslides. A calculator will be necessary.
Learning outcomes for the assessment(refer to the appropriate module learningoutcomes)A Knowledge and understanding
1. Describe what is meant by projectmanagement, and when to apply it.2. Understand the strategic context andimportance of project management, and theappropriateness of some managementtechniques.
B Cognitive (thinking skills)
3. Recognise problems suited to projectmanagement techniques, including teambuilding and resource planning andmanagement.4. Analyse and decide appropriate means ofpeople and resource management for projects
C Other skills and attributes(Practical/professional/transferable)
5. Be able to use some tools and techniquesfor project management6. Appraise the importance of teams and teamworking in project management
Assessment criteria:The students will be required to:
Answer 12 questions covering moduletopics with reference to course notes andother literature if desired. The questionsask students to use taught techniques toanswer some factual questions but also, foroptimum results, to speculate using thesetechniques and to discuss the presentedcase study situation.
Assessment method by which a student can demonstrate thelearning outcomes:
Factual answers to questions and discussion and interpretation in asingle report that is marked by module teacher.
100% of modulemarks
Format of the assessment/coursework: (Guidelines on the expected format and lengthof submission):
Format is logical sequence of answers to the set questions, including diagrams, calculationsand description. Typical length of report c15 pages including diagrams.
Assessment date/submission deadline:Please submit no later than 16.00 on Monday, 27 April 2009, at the Taught ProgrammesOffice