Engineering Management 1
- One Semester or equivalent
- 48 hours face to face + blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 1
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Prerequisites100 credit points
Aims and objectives
This unit of study aims to introduce you to managerial principles so that you can function effectively and efficiently in modern organisational roles within a changing environment.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. 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, S2, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
2. Apply and relate basic project management concepts to a given project. (K6, S1, S4, A2, A6, A7)
3. Describe and appreciate the concepts of organisational behaviour, team dynamics and an understanding of self and other people. (K5, A2, A6, A7)
4. Apply tools to manage and evaluate a project, including the Critical Path Method (CPM). (S1, S2, S4, A2, A6)
5. Describe the fundamentals of safety, compensation process, risk management and sustainability. (K6, S1, A1, A4, A5)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
|On Campus Lecture||3||12||36|
|On Campus Class (Tutorial)||1||12||12|
|Unspecified Activities Independent Learning|
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
|Class Exercises||Individual ||10-15%||1,2,3,4,5|
As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all Unit Learning Outcomes to a minimum standard, a student must achieve:
(i) an aggregate mark of 50% or more, and
(ii) at least 40% in the final exam.
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
- engineer and society, environment, sustainability and community
- basis for engineering ethics, professional practices, organisations and societies
- green engineering principles
- attitudes, motivation, leadership and morale within technical teams
- organisation culture, change and group dynamics
- interpersonal skills: self-awareness, listening, goal setting, providing feedback, running meetings, delegating, persuading, politicking, coaching, team building, conflict management, resolving conflict
- 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
- Reading materials.
A full list of reading materials/and or text books will be available in the Unit Outline.