Durham University
Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)


Department: Engineering


Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2007/08 Module Cap None.
Tied to H1K512
Tied to H1K514
Tied to H1K509


  • None.


  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.


  • To expose students to various functional and management areas of an enterprise to enable them to understand the obstacles of today's Global Market;


  • The Strategic Management Process;
  • Resources;
  • Industry and Competitive Analysis;
  • Company Situation Analysis;
  • Strategy and Competitive Advantage;
  • Corporate Diversion Strategies;
  • Implementing Strategies for Change Management.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • An understaning of the various types of operational strategies and best practices in change management;
  • An understanding of the issue of change in management;
Subject-specific Skills:
  • An awareness of how to apply the above knowledge in complex, practical situations;
  • The ability to develop strategies for managing effective organisational change (both in regard to people and systems).
Key Skills:

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Workshops to cover the strategies and principles of Change Management;
  • Videos of Case Studies;
  • Examinations to assess knowledge, understanding and application;
  • Assignments to underpin workshops.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops 19 weekly 2 hours 19
Tutorials 19 weekly 1 hour 19
Preparation and Reading 112
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Examination Component Weighting: 67%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written Examination 2 hours 100%
Component: Assignment Component Weighting: 33%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Assignment 3000 words 100%

Formative Assessment:

Students are provided with typical design questions throughout the course which they can attempt to answer and seek feedback.

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University