APPLIED MANAGEMENT FOR ENGINEERS

EMS5EMT

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces business concepts in theory and practice for engineers and technologists. The subject covers these five major areas: business strategies for engineers, management tools and resources, legal system, marketing and finances. Students will gain insight into business/company models and structures, innovation/technology adoption life cycle and business plan development. Emphasis is given to leadership and management for engineers and information/decision making tools. Students will be exposed to the Australian legal system including law of tort, professional negligence, industrial relations, insurance/risk, the ACCC and legislation. Important elements of marketing of services/products, marketing research, consumer behaviour and market segmentation are covered. Students are provided with an introduction to accounting, basic financial analysis and budget management.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in SMENC or SMENCB or SMENE or SMENEB or SMENMB or LMEM or SMENM or SMTNE or SMCEM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsELE4EMT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Engineering Management: Meeting the Global Challenges

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorC.M Chang

Year2016

Edition/VolumeSecond Edition

PublisherCRC Press

ISBN978-1498730075

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse and interpret business and economic environments to formulate business and marketing strategies
02. Apply basic legal principles and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS requirements relevant to practicing engineers
03. Apply basic financial principals required for budget management
04. Apply knowledge of marketing research, consumer behaviour and market segmentation
05. Collaborate effectively in teams to achieve goals
06. Produce well-structured business plans and engaging oral presentations
07. Develop effective self-branding strategy, presentation and engagement using online tools
08. Understand and apply fundamental management tools and resources for information and decision making

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Two hours of online material (videos, reading material and other forms interactive engagement)

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 21
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 written assignment (individual) (equivalent to 2000 words)Focusing on Failure analysis of a student selected company

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO4

1 written assignment (group) (equivalent to 1500 words/per student)Focusing on the development of Business plan for innovative product/service

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

10 interactive group case study briefs (equiv to 200 words per case study per student - total 2000)Workshop case studies have a preliminary work component enabling students to be well prepared for an engaging and informative discussion. The marks are associated with individual participation and collaboration, engagement and contribution to discussion.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8

10 online quizzes (equivalent to 100 words per quiz - total 1000 words)Quizzes provide regular feedback for students providing a self-check on comprehension and knowledge of topics

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

One 10 minute oral presentation (group)Related to the business plan on innovative product/service

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO6, SILO7

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Two hours of online material (videos, reading material and other forms interactive engagement)

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 written assignment (individual) (equivalent to 2000 words)Focusing on Failure analysis of a student selected company

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO4

1 written assignment (group) (equivalent to 1500 words/per student)Focusing on the development of Business plan for innovative product/service

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

10 interactive group case study briefs (equiv to 200 words per case study per student - total 2000)Workshop case studies have a preliminary work component enabling students to be well prepared for an engaging and informative discussion. The marks are associated with individual participation and collaboration, engagement and contribution to discussion.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8

10 online quizzes (equivalent to 100 words per quiz - total 1000 words)Quizzes provide regular feedback for students providing a self-check on comprehension and knowledge of topics

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

One 10 minute oral presentation (group)Related to the business plan on innovative product/service

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO6, SILO7