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Management Accounting and Methods (Manufacturing Technology) (Level 7)


The aim of this module is to provide the learner with a broad knowledge of costs applied to the value chain in industry and management techniques to control them. Having successfully completed this module, the learner will be able to:

1. Understand the role of Management Accounting.

2. Analyse costs and understand their behaviour.

3. Appreciate the need to make marketing and product decisions.

4. Understand Lean Manufacturing origins and the Toyota Production System.

5. Appreciate the role of Six Sigma in modern industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to take this module, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success.


Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass both elements to achieve an award in the module.


12 weeks, 3 hours per week

Thursday from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing Thursday 26th January 2017


Students not registered on the Degree may, upon request, receive an LIT Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award.

Note: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7).


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