This unit of study aims to introduce students to the principles of management to enable them to function effectively and efficiently in modern organisational roles within a changing environment. The unit will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet industry expectations in project management roles through a real world project. The unit aims to assist students to develop self-awareness to support professional purpose and design, and to manage their careers.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 2
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Analyse organisations and compare and contrast them in terms of their management decision making, structure and strategy, along with the environments in which they operate. (K5, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6)
  • Apply and relate basic project management concepts to a given project. (K6,S4, A2, A6, A7)
  • Describe and appreciate the concepts of organisational behaviour, team dynamics and an understanding of self and other people. (K5, A6, A7)
  • Apply tools to plan, manage and evaluate projects, including the Critical Path Method (CPM). (S4, A2, A6)
  • Describe the fundamentals of safety, compensation process, risk management and sustainability. (K6, A5)
  • Reflect on their capabilities to develop professional purpose and plan their careers (A6)

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
2.00 12 weeks 24
1.00 12 weeks 12
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
8.50 12 weeks 102


Type Task Weighting ULO's
ProjectIndividual/Group 50 - 70% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
QuizzesIndividual 5 - 15% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
TestIndividual 10 - 20% 1,3,5 
TestIndividual 10 - 20% 3,5 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirement (ii) will receive a maximum of 45% as the total mark for the unit.


Introduction to engineering management

  • evolution of management thought and practices
  • understanding organisational structure and strategy
  • managing technology and its elemental parts
  • organisation, engineers and OH&S

Managing people and organisational behaviour

  • attitudes, motivation, leadership and morale within teams
  • organisation culture, change and group dynamics
  • interpersonal skills: self-awareness, listening, goal setting, giving and receiving feedback, facilitating meetings, delegating, persuading, influencing, negotiating, coaching, team building, conflict management, resolving conflict

Project Management

  • project initiation-acceptance-definition
  • project scoping and work break down structure
  • project analysis-planning-scheduling-control
  • specification, documentation, and monitoring
  • project manager roles, characteristics, traits, ethics and risk management

•    Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Verbal communication
•    Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Communicating using different media
•    Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Collaboration and negotiation
•    Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Teamwork roles and processes
•    Graduate Attribute – Digital Literacies: Information literacy
•    Graduate Attribute – Digital Literacies: Technical literacy

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.