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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1understand basic engineering and project economic principles including project risk.Knowledge of a discipline
2plan, schedule and manage typical engineering construction projects.Knowledge of a discipline
3understand leadership techniques and be able to effectively manage teams in multi-disciplinary environments.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4appreciate basic legal principles relating to contracts, industrial relations and human resources.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
5describe professional responsibilities and ethical conduct in a range of different scenarios.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
6identify, quantify, mitigate and manage risk associated with workplace health and safety issues.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand basic engineering and project economic principles including project risk.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. plan, schedule and manage typical engineering construction projects.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. understand leadership techniques and be able to effectively manage teams in multi-disciplinary environments.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. appreciate basic legal principles relating to contracts, industrial relations and human resources.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. describe professional responsibilities and ethical conduct in a range of different scenarios.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. identify, quantify, mitigate and manage risk associated with workplace health and safety issues.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • 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)
Assessment
Report20%
Report50%
Exam: open book30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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