ENG06036 2019 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
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Patrick Naughton
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering

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

Learning Outcomes

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


Understand why we communicate, be able to identify a person’s 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.


Understand their own motivation, personal and professional.


Apply EI Code of Ethics to any given situation whilst understanding the underlying ethical principles.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered to full-time learners through a mix of formal lectures and practical classes. 

Module Assessment Strategies

The learner must pass the continuous assessment, oral presentations and final exam aspects of the module.

The placement aspect of the module is only assessed on a pass/fail basis i.e. no marks will be awarded and it will not be counted towards the final grade of the module. However, to pass the module the learner must take part in an appropriate 12 week work placement and provide a satisfactory report at its conclusion.

Learners will be assessed on the basis of visits by tutors, a diary of work to be kept by the learner and on a short report provided by a senior member of the organisation in which the placement took place.

Repeat Assessments

Where a learner fails this module they will be required to sit a repeat examination and to submit any continuous assessment project work that receives a mark less than 40%.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Communication - reasons why we communicate, Transactional Analysis, affirming & disconfirming responses.
  2. Conflict - definition, sources, conflict resolution techniques including assertion.
  3. Roles & Teams - the development of the self-concept, the Johari Window, stages of group development, Belbin & team roles.
  4. Leadership - 20th & 21st Century leadership theories: Trait, Behavioural, Situational & Contingency, Transactional, Transformational/Visionary, Adaptive, Connective, Dispersed & Emotional Competencies.
  5. Motivation - Scientific, Humanist & Cognitive theories.
  6. Ethics - Virtue, Utilitarianism, Rights & Duty, Egoism, Ethical Relativism and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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 Assignment 35 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Project Continuous Assessment Project 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Directed Learning Computer Laboratory Assignments 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-study 5 Weekly 5.00
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



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