Department: BSc in Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Module Description: The structure and principal functions of engineering companies in terms of their activities and procedures are outlined in this module. This includes functions spanning research, design/development through to manufacturing and sales. Performance, safety, reliability and systematic design are discussed. The economics of engineering companies include supply-demand and cost controls are incorporated. Technology, innovation and product development are considered. The companies potential and growth management plans, risk and profitability profile are assessed. Manufacturing and service operation are detailed and the use of integrated, computer control machining and software engineering is advocated.
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Pang, P. N. T. (2004). Essentials of manufacturing engineering management. New York: iUniverse.
Eisner, H. (1994). Computer-aided systems engineering. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.
Henley, E. J. and Kumamoto, H. (1981). Reliability engineering and risk assessment. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.