Engineering Management 1
Unit code: HES3380
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||48 Hours|
|Prerequisites||100 credit points|
Aims and objectives
1. Analyse organisations and compare and contrast them in terms of their management decision
making, structure and strategy, along with the environments in which they operate. (K5, S2, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
2. Apply and relate basic project management concepts to a given project. (K6, S1, S4, A2, A6, A7)
3. Describe and appreciate the concepts of organisational behaviour, team dynamics and an understanding of self and other people. (K5, A2, A6, A7)
4. Apply tools to manage and evaluate a project, including the Critical Path Method (CPM). (S1, S2, S4, A2, A6)
5. Describe the fundamentals of safety, compensation process, risk management and sustainability. (K6, S1, A1, A4, A5)
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects.
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A3 Entrepreneurial: Applies entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.
Individual or Group Assessment
30% - 50%
10% - 30%
10% - 20%
10% - 20%
10% - 15%
10% - 15%
ContentIntroduction to engineering management
- evolution of management thought and practices
- understanding organisational structure and strategy
- managing technology and its elemental parts
- organisation, engineers and OH&S
- engineer and society, environment, sustainability and community
- basis for engineering ethics, professional practices, organisations and societies
- green engineering principles
- attitudes, motivation, leadership and morale within technical teams
- organisation culture, change and group dynamics
- interpersonal skills: self-awareness, listening, goal setting, providing feedback, running meetings, delegating, persuading, politicking, coaching, team building, conflict management, resolving conflict
- project initiation-acceptance-definition
- project scoping and work break down structure
- project analysis-planning-scheduling-control
- specification, documentation, and monitoring
- project manager roles, characteristics, traits, ethics and risk management
Reading materialsA full list of reading materials for this unit will be available on the Blackboard site and/or on the Unit of Study Outline for this unit.
Verzuh, E. (2011), The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, John Wiley & Sons.