Operations Management

SCM60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One semester or equivalent


     

Contact hours

  • 36

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

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


Prerequisites

Replaces
BUS60001 Operations Management
Anti-requisite
BUS60001 Operations Management
Equivalent
BUS60001 Operations Management

Aims and objectives

Previous unit code BUS60001 
 
This unit critically examines the issues and techniques of Operations Management. It reviews the strategic importance of the operations function in delivering top quality products and services efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of clients and customers. It focuses on the three key operations management activities of operations design, operations planning and control, and operations improvement – all in a strategic context. The unit also provides an opportunity for students to apply theory and technique to real examples drawn from literature, observed in everyday life, and from students’ own experience. Contemporary issues in operations management are also explored.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of operations and quality management and strategy both in theory and in
practice
2. Demonstrate and define the key theoretical and practice issues, decisions and processes involved in
managing manufacturing and service transformations
3. Analyse and critically address complex issues in contemporary operations and quality management practice
4. Communicate proficiently in a professional manner and operate as a member or leader of a team
5. Apply theoretical knowledge to an applied research project using operations management theory