Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021

Course Description To PDF
Course title Introduction to Business Engineering
Course code BENC1001
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 31-8-2020 16-10-2020 X X
Level no level
Coordinator Lieven Quintens
For more information: l.quintens@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
In this course, students
* demonstrate up-to-date academic knowledge that connects business to engineering and science
* are aware of the ethical consequences of solutions to complex problems
* connect business and engineering in solving complex problems
* explain the complexity of contemporary management problems
* understand and evaluate a complex business problem in the field of engineering
* understand complexity of contemporary management problems and how these affect society
* understand that a unity of knowledge beyond disciplines gives a better understanding of the present world
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

The aim of this course is to provide the foundation for business engineering. The student gets an overview of what it entails to become and to be a business engineer. Based on the societal needs of sustainability, big data/digitalisation and health/wellbeing, the course highlights the role of close cooperation between boardmen/women, scientists and engineers. The course will discuss the four fundamental functions of management: planning, organising, leading and controlling. In the course, students become familiar with the foundations of business engineering. This includes the relationship between engineering and management, planning and forecasting, managing research and development, managing engineering design, planning production activities, planning production operations, leadership as well as an introduction to marketing and cost calculations.
Literature
* Morse, L.C. and Babcock D.L. (2014). Managing engineering and technology, International Edition, Sixth Edition, Pearson, 512pp.
Prerequisites
Not applicable.
Keywords
Planning, organizing, engineering, process, marketing, costs, technology, sustainability
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper / Assignment
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Business Engineering Year 1 Compulsory Course(s)