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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||understand basic engineering and project economic principles including project risk.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||plan, schedule and manage typical engineering construction projects.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||understand leadership techniques and be able to effectively manage teams in multi-disciplinary environments.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||appreciate basic legal principles relating to contracts, industrial relations and human resources.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||describe professional responsibilities and ethical conduct in a range of different scenarios.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||identify, quantify, mitigate and manage risk associated with workplace health and safety issues.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 16 hrs over 2 consecutive days (3 weeks)|
|Exam: open book||30%|
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