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Unit 035 Professional Engineering Management – Credit Value 15 Level 5 [L/615/1503]

Engineers are professionals who can design, develop, manufacture, construct, operate and maintain the physical infrastructure and content of the world we live in. They do this by using their academic knowledge and practical experience, in a safe, effective and sustainable manner, even when faced with a high degree of technical complexity.

The aim of this unit is to continue building up on the knowledge gained in Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project, to provide students with the professional standards for engineers and to guide them on how to develop the range of employability skills needed by professional engineers.

Among the topics included in this unit are: engineering strategy and services delivery planning, the role of sustainability, Total Quality Management (TQM), engineering management tools, managing people and becoming a professional engineer.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to construct a coherent engineering services delivery plan to meet the requirements of a sector-specific organisation or business. They will display personal commitment to professional standards and obligations to society, the engineering profession and the environment.

This unit is assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The project brief will be set by the centre, based on a theme provided by Pearson (this will change annually). The theme and chosen project within the theme will enable students to explore and examine a relevant and current topical aspect of professional engineering.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the risk evaluation theories and practices associated with the management of projects for the production of current and developing technology.
  2. Produce an engineering services delivery plan that meets the requirements of a sector-specific organisation.
  3. Develop effective leadership, individual and group communication skills.
  4. Develop personal commitment to professional standards and obligations to society, the engineering profession and the environment.

Recommended Resources


BURNS, B. (2014) Managing Change. 6th Ed. Pearson.
DEARDEN, H. (2013) Professional Engineering Practice: Reflections on the Role of the Professional Engineer. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
KARTEN, N. (2010) Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals. IT Governance Ltd.
LOCK, D. (2013) Project Management. 10th Ed. Routledge.

http://www.engc.org.uk/ Engineering Council UK-SPEC UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (E-Books)
http://www.ewb-uk.org/ Engineering without Borders (General Reference)


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