FE2806: Project (Supply Chain Management)

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 8.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 and 2.
Teaching Methods: Workshops (Classroom mode: 40 hours lectures, seminars and group work. Blended Learning mode: 20 hours lectures, seminars and group work; on-line tutorials and e-mentoring. Distance Learning mode: on-line tutorials, e-mentoring and discussion forums); Directed Study (Classroom mode: in classroom assignment instruction. Blended Learning mode: in classroom assignment instructions and on-line assignment instructions and feedback. Distance Learning mode: on-line assignment instructions, e-mentoring and feedback); Other (Classroom, Blended and Distance Learning Modes: online resources - articles, readings and case studies)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Seamus O'Reilly, Department of Food Business and Development.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Food Business and Development, and invited speakers.
Module Objective: To present the procedures and methodologies for effective project management. To introduce the student to research methodology and design issues and apply research tools and techniques. To plan, conduct and write up a research project on a topic approved by the module co-ordinator.
Module Content: Project Management principles, tasks and resources, project lifecycle, the role of the Project Manager, Project Management techniques and methodologies. Preparation of a research proposal, review of relevant literature, methodology design, data collection and analysis, and writing a coherent research report.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Examine the resource needs of a project.
  • Develop and apply measures for planning and monitoring projects.
  • Employ motivational techniques at appropriate stages in a project.
  • Develop a project plan.
  • Conduct and report on research in the area of Supply Chain Management.
  • Evaluate research findings, put forward recommendations and consider implications.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 1,500 word report, 50 marks and 1 x 6,000 word Project, 150 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department).

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