Business technology (EN)2020/2021
This programme element is about understanding and working with a company’s management systems, including payroll, stock, production, finance, quality and environmental systems as well as its organisation.Knowledge
The student must have gained development-based knowledge and understanding of the practice of the profession and centrally applied theory and methods within:Skills
• Project management
• Business economics
• Production and stock management systems
• Quality management systems
• Business organisation
• Environment, occupational health and safety and current legislation
• Technical sales and procurement
The student must be able to apply the key methods and tools of the subject area as well as the skills related to employment in the industry, including:Competences
• Coordinating a development project
• Using the financial aspect as a significant factor when deciding on own solutions, including
o Assessing the impact on income and expenditure account and balance sheet
o Contributing to the drawing up of calculations
o Drawing up and assessment of budgets
The student must be able to assess practice-oriented issues and suggest and select possible solutions, including:
• Processing and assessing statistical data in connection with quality measurements
• Preparing instructions and procedures for quality control systems
• Establishing a comprehensive overview of the production and management systems of a company
• Applying commonly used IT tools for the acquisition of knowledge, data processing and documentation
The student must be able to communicate practice-oriented issues and solutions to partners and users, including:
• Communication of issues and possible solutions through graphically illustrated material and information flow in a company
The student must be able to manage development-oriented situations, including:
• Qualifying the company's data base in terms of quality, finances and resources
• Developing business processes, including procedures and instructions for the company's production and management systems
• Conducting optimisation processes
The student must be able to participate in academic and interdisciplinary cooperation based on a professional approach, including:
• Technical sales and procurement
• Contribution to the preparation of a company business plan based on their own professional expertise
• Interdisciplinary cooperation with the other subject areas on company management and planning
The student must be able to acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies, in a structured context, in relation to the programme element.
- Type of instruction and
practical application of learning objectives
The programme uses a broad range of teaching and learning methods, for example:
• Classroom teaching
• Group work
• Case-based exercises
• Company field trips
• Interdisciplinary project-oriented teaching
• Student presentations
• Cooperative learning
• Digital learning technologies and learning environments
• Independent study activity
The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)Prerequisites for access to the examinationThe national element is tested in the first-year exam.Exam in one or more subjectsSubject/module is tested with the following modulesType of examCombined written and oral examinationThe first-year exam is an externally assessed oral exam based on a written project.
• Oral exam:
o A group presentation where each member has a 5-minute presentation to do
o Individual examination
15 min. for questions related to the content and subject of the projects.Individual exam or group examIndividual or group, 1-5 max participantsExam languagesEnglishType of evaluation7-point grading scaleExaminersExternal censureExam criteriaThe report is based on an approved synopsis.
The report must consist of min. 35 and max. 50 actual A4 pages including graphics.
Use font size 12 in an easy-to-read font and 1½ line spacing.
Cover page, title page, table of contents, abstract, division of work, appendix, references and bibliography are not included in the total number of pages.
At least half of the report must consist of graphical illustrations, such as tables, diagrams, sketches, drawings, graphs and images.
The work division must be entered in an Excel sheet available on FRONTER and appended to the report as a PDF file.
The projects will be scanned for plagiarism, which also involves the reuse of more than one sentence from students’ own previous project unless this has been referenced.
The first page of the report is a title page which must include the following:
• The report's title
• Full names of all group members
• Photos of all group members
• KEA name and logo
• Names of affiliated teachers/supervisors
• Number of characters in the report including spaces.
• Assignments given by companies or which have a clear company association require the inclusion of the name of the company, a contact and an e-mail address.
• Indication of whether the report may be published or not
The readability of a project report will form part of the basis for the assessment, and any deviation from the above-mentioned formal requirements will have an influence on the overall assessment and grading of the report. In the extreme, the project may be rejected.
In the subject Business technology (EN) you will receive 76 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 101 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.
The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: group work, classroom teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum.
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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances