C/PBL resource: A sticky situation


This context/problem-based learning (C/PBL) resource is part of a collection we have commissioned for you to use with your undergraduate students. This 5 credit module is based on the following scenario:

After his car breaks down due to a catastrophic engine failure, an Australian billionaire sues Northland Petroleum (NP), the company that produces the oil used in his sports car. The billionaire threatens to sever all his commercial links with NP. 

The Chairman of NP asks his head of technology to set up a task force to quickly investigate and respond. In teams, your students will be that task force.


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The student handbook for the Sticky Situation course.


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