ENG06036 2012 Human Relations and Personal Development

General Details

Full Title
Human Relations and Personal Development
Transcript Title
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Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
2014 - Full Academic Year 2014-15
Andrea Martin
Programme Membership
SG_EENVI_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering *** Copy *** SG_ECIVI_C06 201200 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering

This module is designed to give the student an appreciation of the importance of inter/intrapersonal communication in the development of self both personally and professionally.  

In addition, the learner will be required to find relevant work placement with a suitable organisation to become integrated in some part of the construction industry for a period of 3 months. The placement will be begin by the end of May and should last for a period of 12 weeks. The learner must agree the suitability of the work placement with IT Sligo before commencing.

Where it is not possible to find a placement consideration will be given to that student undertaking a project in IT Sligo.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Understand why we communicate, be able to identify a persons ego state, and if relevant be able to use the appropriate conflict resolution technique.


identify their 'preferred' role in the group context and be able to develop a second preferred role where necessary, and in any given situation identify the most appropriate leadership style


appreciate that conflict is a symptom, not the cause, of a problem and be able to engage in conflict resolution through the practice of assertiveness techniques.


understand their own personal motivation, personally and professionally.


recognise the need for high ethical standards in the performance of their duties.


choose an appropriate leadership style in any given situation.


Deliver a professional presentation

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment, oral presentations and final exam.

Indicative Syllabus

1.Communication -reasons why we communicate, transactional analysis, affirming and disconfirming responses.

2. Roles and Teams-the development of the Self Concept, the 'Johari Window', the stages of group development, Belbin and team roles.

3. Leadership-20th and 21st Century leadership: Trait, Behavioual, Situation and Contingency, Transactional, Transformational/Visionary, Adaptive, Connective,Dispersed.  The emotional Competencies.

4. Conflict- definition, sources, conflict resolution strategies.

5. Modes of behaviour- passive, aggressive and assertive.

6.Motivation- Scientific, Humanist and Cognitive theories.

7.Ethics- Virtue, Utilitarianism, Rights/Duties, Egoism, Ethical Relativism and Corporate Social Responsibility.

8. Oral presentations

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 6 1,2,3,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam end of semester exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Communication 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN self-study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Boddy, D.  Patton (1998) Management an Introduction, Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall

Cameron, E. Green, M. (2004) Making Sense of Change Management, London: Kogan Page

Chelsom, J. Payne, A. Reavill, L. (2005) Management for Engineers, Scientists, and Techologists. Chichchester: Wiley

Hargie, O. Dickson, D. (2004) Skilled Interpersonal Communication, Hove: Routledge

Lenehan, M Greaney, Foster, E. (2010) Management in the Built Environment, Dublin: Gill & Macmillan

Martin, M. Schinzinge, R. (2005) Ethics in Engineering, New York: McGraw Hill 

McKenna, E. (200O) Business Psychology and Organisational Behaviour, Hove: Psychology Press

Young, T. (2009) Technical Writing for Engineers, New York: ASME Press



Other Resources