Engineering Management 2

MME40001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 54 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


100 credit points



Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce you to core operations and business management concepts so that you will be able to identify opportunities that improve business process viability and performance.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Generate a business opportunity idea for a product and/or service and apply basic marketing concepts to evaluate its market potential. (A3, A4)
2. Apply core operations management concepts to create and deliver the developed business. (K5, K6, S1, S2, S4, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
3. Describe problem solving methods in operations management including quality management, maintenance and reliability. (K5, S2, S4)
4. Apply basic legal concepts to engineering professional practice including contract and business structure protocols and laws. (A1, A2, A5, A6)
5. Analyse and interpret business performance via basic financial reports. (K5, S4)
6. Describe micro and macroeconomics and its relevance to business management. (K5, S4)
7. Demonstrate the ability to communicate by presenting to an audience and responding to questions. (A2)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects.
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.