ENG07033 2016 Human Relations and Personal Development

General Details

Full Title
Human Relations and Personal Development
Transcript Title
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Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Tom OCallaghan, Eamonn Reddin, Mary Nolan

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.

Learning Outcomes

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


understand why we communicate and be able to identify the ego states of individuals and thus establish equilibrium in interpersonal communication transactions.


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.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

It is proposed to invite a guest lecturer from industry to speak to the students about the importance of the 'soft skills' i.e. interpersonal and intrapersonal communication in the work environment.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment, oral presentations and final exam.

Repeat Assessments

Contineous Assessment

Indicative Syllabus

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

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

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

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

5.Motivation- Scientific, Humanist and Cognitive theories.

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


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Communication 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN self-study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 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 Technologists, Chichchester: Wiley

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

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

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

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

Other Resources


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