ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT 1

CIV2EM1

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an introduction to modern project management techniques and strategies in an engineering context. It provides an overview of the principles of quality management, risk management and ohs management. Topics covered in this subject include: managing people; modern project management and principles; common attributes to the project management professional; project definition; project scheduling; monitoring and controlling project performances; quality management approaches to engineering projects; OH&S requirements in engineering projects; risk management and techniques. Through these topics, students will develop an integrated theoretical and practical knowledge of managerial principles that are needed in effective and efficient functioning engineering organisations. Skills in established engineering management techniques to justify solutions to meet desired needs within quality, health and safety, and risk constraint will also be developed.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProfessional Construction Management, 3rd ednPrescribedBarrie, D & Paulson, B 1992MCGRAW HILL, SYDNEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain and apply theory and a range of techniques in people management skills are needed in the civil engineering profession.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explain and apply an understanding of the role and skills required of a successful project manager.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply knowledge and analytical techniques to creatively break a project into its parts to create a project schedule.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Apply the fundamentals of creating systematic quality measures to an engineering project.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Apply the principles of risk management and associated practises to minimise risks in engineering endeavours.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Explain the nature and use different types of managerial communications.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Apply basic management skills to effectively manage themselves, time, deadlines and their contribution to team based activities.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
Group Report and Presentation (Case study on engineering management) (2000 words and 20 minutes)35 01, 02, 04, 05, 07
Open Book Examination (3 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06