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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Management Information Systems and Simulation
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Module Code 04 30082
Module Lead Dr Marco Castellani
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description Management Information Systems address IT trends in the business environment in the evolving circumstances of the 4th industrial revolution; building management information systems; business process re-engineering; enterprise resource planning; future trends and cloud computing. discusses the real challenges faced by industry – in projects, in operations, in manufacturing. It also discusses the breadth of the different specialist engineering and business systems that exist, and “massive” ERP systems. It also presents the holistic considerations needed for the successful transformation of any system (Process, Organisation, Technology and information) [Aligned with UK GOV Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)]. In addition, it illustrates via case studies the severity of failure on business when transformation goes wrong

Simulation covers and describes artificial intelligence simulation methods, model building and testing procedures, application issues in designing products and systems and also in solving complex engineering problems. It also addresses the limitations of simulation of biologically-inspired computational intelligence simulations and their continuous development.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of concepts from a range of artificial intelligence methods for solving complex engineering problems and the ability to apply them effectively in engineering projects.
  • Apply computer-based models from a range of biologically-inspired computational intelligence methods for solving problems in engineering, and critically assess the limitations of particular cases.
  • Generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes based on biologically-inspired computational intelligence methods, to fulfil new needs.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations in relation to biologically-inspired computational intelligence methods and some appreciation of likely new developments.
  • Critically evaluate the applicability and use of various types of Management Information Systems.
  • Demonstrate how to improve performance in particular areas of industry, commerce and the public sector.
  • Analyse and explain how a successful transformation of any system in terms of Process, Organisation, Technology and Information may be achieved
  • Propose a viable risk adverse transformation plan for an Enterprise wide transformation
Assessment 30082-01 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
Coursework (50%) (for Management Information Systems)

One 2.5 hour formal written unseen examination (50%) to be held during the University's main summer examination period, (for Simulation).

Revise and resubmit coursework (50%) (for Management Information Systems)

One 2.5 hour formal written unseen examination (50%) to be held during the University's supplementary examination period (for simulation).
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