Module Catalogues

Global Trends in Industrial Development

Module Title Global Trends in Industrial Development
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEMS

Aims and Fit of Module

This module enables students to consider and appraise the key global trends affecting industrial development. It will allow for an assessment of the operations and logistics of existing and new industries and their implications for the new urbanization. It also aims to enable students to master how to fully utilise the bolstering effect of industries to the development of new urbanisation and characteristic towns, and how to cultivate virtuous interactions among industries, and between industries and characteristic towns.

Learning outcomes

A Grasp the development path of industries from the evolution of new urbanisation.
B Analyse the development and operation of the core industries of a focal organisation from a global perspective.
C Fully understand the underlying logics of the positioning of the five industries and their interaction with characteristic towns.
D Learn how to boost the development of characteristic towns by integrating these five industries.
E Demonstrate skills in reflection on the relationship between theory and professional practice.

Method of teaching and learning

This module is carried out in three stages. Firstly, initial classroom teaching and learning, which usually takes place over three weeks at the start of the summer period on campus. This normally takes the form of 6 hours of seminars and 2 hours of tutorial each of the three weeks. At the end of this phase, students typically complete their Group Case Study assessment. Secondly, an industrial Field Study Placement, which is full-time and usually lasts for four weeks. This takes place in a company normally immediately after the learning and teaching first stage. The companies are all approved by XJTLU in advance. Each company supplies a mentor and trainer for students on the Placement. Mentors and trainers provide structured input and industry-related training throughout the Placement, for a minimum of 15 hours of tutorial input. During the Placement, students keep regular learning and experience logs, which provide evidence for their assessment portfolio. The third stage follows the Placement and is when students complete their assessment portfolio.