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Unit description

Introduces students to systematic project management, incorporating management principles, working as a team, leadership, and financial and economic aspects of project planning and control. The unit also introduces engineering ethics, focussing on the type of behaviour and professional practice expected of an engineer.

Unit content

Topic 1: Project management of engineering projects

Topic 2: Professional ethics and responsibilities of engineering organisations and engineers

Topic 3: Leadership in engineering organisations

Topic 4: Management in engineering organisations

Topic 5: Managing diverse teams in engineering organisations

Topic 6: Resource management: A behavioural view

Topic 7: Risk management

Topic 8: Quality management systems in the engineering industry

Topic 9: Sustainability management for engineering organisations

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Workshop on-site 8 hrs during a single day (6 weeks)
Exam: open book30%

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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