Accounting & Finance - ELE00015H

« Back to module search

  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Tony Ward
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To build a good understanding of the foundations of accounting and finance including appropriate terminology
  • To introduce the tools and techniques that can be used to understand and analyse financial issues such as company performance, investment opportunities and product costing and pricing in the business and new venture contexts

Graduate skills aims:

  • To develop skills in the selection and application of appropriate numeric and algebraic techniques

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to describe and analyse the interaction between Costs, Volume and Profit in the context of product manufacture and apply CVP analysis techniques to financial decision making (L4)
  • Be able to classify the different types of assets required within an organisation to enable it to trade (L3)
  • Be able to describe qualitatively the difference between incremental and zero-based budgeting and how budgets are constructed within organisations (L4)
  • Be able to appraise the value to an organisation of an investment opportunity (L3, L5/6)
  • Be able to prepare a cash flow forecast and from it derive a Profit & Loss Account and Balance Sheet (L3)
  • [The L number in brackets after the learning outcome is its cognitive level according to Bloom’s taxonomy]

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to explain and evaluate advanced technical concepts concisely and accurately
  • Be able to select, adapt and apply a range of mathematical techniques to solve advanced problems

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Accounting & Finance
1.5 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Accounting & Finance
1.5 hours 100

Module feedback

Feedback on the examination performance will be provided within six weeks.

Indicative reading

"Accounting for non-specialists", Michael Jones,Wiley, ISBN 0-471-49572-7
"Accounting and Finance for non-specialists", Peter Atrill & Eddie McLaney, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-309865-6
"Management and Cost Accounting", Colin Drury, Chapman and Hall, ISBN 0-41-246390-3
There is also an extensive online VLE resource for this module.



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.