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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Communication within organisations
    • Management roles within engineering organisations
    • Project management
    • Safety and risk management
    • Commercialisation
    • Standards and quality assurance
    • Engineering ethics
    • Employability skills
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Virtual Classroom
      • Web links
      • Wikis
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain the roles and responsibilities of engineering practitioners, managers and leaders
  2. apply basic principles, techniques and practices of engineering project
  3. discuss the non-technical aspects of engineering management and practice, including human, social, ethical, environmental, legal, economic and cultural factors
  4. select information from a range of sources and critically review complex contemporary engineering issues
  5. communicate with greater effectiveness and confidence in meetings, presentations, professional networking, interviews and negotiations.
  • Assignment 1 - Continuous Individual (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Individual (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.

The aim of the subject is to further prepare students for their roles as engineering practitioners. The degree will develop their understanding of professional engineering practice and management in relation to employers, employees, clients, professionals from other disciplines and society in general. Activities will connect students with practising engineers through specialist lectures, exercises to develop generic skills, networking, and participation in professional engineering activities. Aspects of professional engineering practice including communication skills, meeting procedures, chairmanship, professional ethics, risk management roles of managers in engineering enterprises, financial reports, preparation for work placement in industry.
Project management including project management - project definition, analysis, planning, decision-making, programming and scheduling. Lectures by engineering practitioners and managers on specialist topics selected from company structure and organisation, resource management, leadership, industrial relations, workplace health and safery, liability, IP and commercialisation, standards, documentation, quality assurance, roles of professional associations. Attendance at off-campus meetings of professional associations or technical societies; site visits.

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