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Aims/Description: This module introduces a range of issues that impact on manufacturing/engineering organisations, including themes such as sustainability, global political trends and the future of manufacturing/engineering. It integrates learning across the first two modules in the course and provides the framework for the following module - Global Challenges: Future, Ethics and Sustainability (II). It introduces guest lectures from established practitioners and provides formative feedback and supports skills development.

Restrictions on availability: This module is only taught on the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Competence

Staff Contact: Rachael Collison
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, The assessment for this module is pass/fail. The studnets will pass this module if they engage fully in classroom discussions, as judged by the teaching team.

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