Short Title:Management & Environment
Full Title:Management & Environment
Module Code:MNGT H4000
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Author:HUGH CLAFFEY
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide the student with the skillset appropriate to deal with managerial,ethical and environmental concerns in their professional career.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse what constitutes managerial effectiveness and how it may be measured
LO2 Consider managerial processes within the international business environment Evaluate the importance of key managerial issues for companies operating internationally
LO3 Judge how to delegate to subordinates and also how to exert control in the workplace
LO4 Apply an ethical and moral framework to professional engineering decision making in the context of ethical codes and societal duties. This will include a review of Engineers Ireland code of ethics.
LO5 Examine the importance of project management - scope,schedule, budget and quality control
LO6 Evaluate budget cost control (variance analysis); product/job costing methods (Activity based costings vs traditional) .
LO7 Evaluate the environmental performance of an industrial process with respect to relevent legislation.
LO8 Distinguish aspects of health and safety management-hazard identification, risk assessment and relevent legislation. This will include relevant codes of practice.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Managerial Effectiveness
Analyse measures and methods of managerial effectiveness. Examine the development of managerial science, discuss Contingency theory and Situational Leadership in selected case studies. Interpret Blake&Mouton Managerial Grid as performance measure.
International Management & Globalisation
Consider in detail the dimensions and levels of Globalisation. Discuss the Paradox of Globalisation and Localisation. Examine the organisation models for composition of International companies. Interpret International Managment methods in terms of Centraliztion, Co-ordination and Standardisation ; Communicating and negotiating in a global environment; Ethics and corporate responsibility; Motivation and human resource management in the global context.
Group Interaction and Dynamics:
Examine the factors that affect behaviour or individuals and groups in the work environment. Discuss the differences between teamwork and working in groups. Examine communication patterns ,cooperation, competition and conflict. Describe the functions of judgement and collaboration in decisionmaking and planning. The role of communication in promoting cohesiveness and commitment to organisational goals.
Engineering Ethics
Engineering Ethics. Explain fundamental definitions of Morals, Ethics and relationship with law. Examine Codes of ethics for Engineers - specifically Engineers Ireland Code of Ethics. Discuss case studies relating to Engineering Ethics and moral dilemmas.
Project management Processes
Examine the importance of project management processes, Initiation, Planning, Executing,Controlling,Closing Scope Management: Work Breakdown Structure [WBS]– derivation and example. Time Management : Activity Definition vs. WBS, methods of Schedule Development Cost Management: Resource planning, techniques of Cost Estimation Methods of project cost control
Financial Management
Evaluate product costs using both traditional and Activity Based methods.Construct detailed overall and departmental budgets.Evaluate operational performance using basic variance analysis tools
Organistional Structure and Design
Examine the role of the manager in fostering group and teamwork. The controversial nature of Control and power. Examinination of evolution of organisational control structures. Examine Delegation processes, discuss inter-relationship among accountability, authority and responsibility
Environmental Management
Environmental Management - Waste streams and sources of pollution,Waste management, Environmental Legislation, Relevant case studies including licensing. BAT (best available technologies).
Health and Safety Management
Health and Safety Management- Hazard identification and risk assessment,CE marking and the machinery directive and relevent case studies of significant industrial incidents. Codes of practise related to health and safety.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Report on Case study in Ethics and Environment - Shale Gas Extraction (Fracking) 2,4,7 10.00 Week 25
Assignment Report on Case study in Managerial Effectiveness - change management within a firm and its impact on clients and productivity 1,3,5 10.00 Week 28
Assignment Report on a case study related to environmental licensing. 7 10.00 Week 26
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture General class lecture plus interaction 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Student learning individual or in groups 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture lecture plus in class active interaction 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Student learning individual or in groups 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Laurie J. Mullins 2007, Management and organisational behaviour, Financial Times Prentice Hall Harlow [ISBN: 978-0273708889]
  • Colin Drury,, Management and Cost Accounting [ISBN: 978-1844805662]
  • Federation Press 2011, Ethiics,Engineering, Economics and the Environment, 2nd Ed., Federation Press UK [ISBN: 978-1862878150]
  • Fred Luthans, 2011, International Management, 8th Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education [ISBN: 978-0071086578]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EMECH_B B.Eng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering [1 year Add-On] 8 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_B B.Eng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering [Ab Initio] 8 Mandatory
TA_EAAUT_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) (1 yr Add on) 8 Mandatory