REMMCS-Management Case Studies in Rural Surveying

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mrs Angela Cropley

Email: a.cropley@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
The aim of this module is to assist students to develop the application of management concepts to real life rural business situations. The module will develop the student’s ability to utilise the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in other modules and to integrate this knowledge through projects based on applied property and business examples.

Assessable learning outcomes:
•The application of problem-solving skills; identification of issues, and interaction with owners, managers and advisors.
•The critical evaluation, selection and application of appropriate quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques.
•Written and oral presentation skills in reporting to managers and others.
•The application of common management techniques to real life scenarios

Additional outcomes:
Students are encouraged to handle a number of problems simultaneously, to prioritise their workload and meet strict deadlines.

Outline content:
The module involves three discrete case studies, each intended to replicate a typical (rural) professional scenario.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The module consists of three discrete case studies. Each usually involves a pre-briefing, a half-day site visit to a local venue, the preparation of an appropriate solution within a set time-limit, and a de-briefing session. A different member of staff is responsible for the management of each case study and students are encouraged to discuss with them the preparation of their solution and their approach to the problem. The module recognises that whilst the case studies are individual and discrete, the learning experience increases throughout the module, and through detailed group and individual feedback at each stage. Students are expected to demonstrate that they are assimilating the necessary skills and techniques as the module progresses.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 2 1
External visits 8 4
Guided independent study 124 61
       
Total hours by term 134.00 66.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Set exercise 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Students will be required to submit three pieces of work of appropriate length (approximately 2500 words each) and style. Oral presentations might form some of the assessment. Some case studies might involve group work. Marks are distributed equally between the three case studies.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
Not applicable.

Requirements for a pass:
The pass-mark for this module is 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:
Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module’s original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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