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Engineering Management Capstone (ENGM90016)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeENGM90016
Semester 1
Semester 2
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This subject provides an opportunity for students to work in teams to integrate concepts, principles, models and theories related to engineering and/or project management principles and practice, contract and procurement strategies, finance and management strategy. It will make use of business cases, or simulation of business cases that are relevant to decision making and practice in the engineering management profession.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Work in teams to formulate business cases and proposals for engineering projects to the senior levels of organisations such as the Board of Directors
  2. Identify key issues encountered in engineering management and/or engineering projects, evaluate among alternative engineering solutions and make recommendations based on best possible project
  3. Devise and apply decision criteria to economic and financial analysis outcomes, and use them to make informed decisions as well as to make estimates in budgets
  4. To analyse information and organise tasks to create a complete project management plan which may include but not limited to scoping, task definition, cost modelling, budgeting, risk management, procurement, schedule, sequencing of tasks and control measures
  5. Demonstrate the ability to comply with legal and other compliance frameworks in the engineering management process

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved their skills in the following:

  • Analytical skills, analysing and identifying key issues in engineering projects
  • Working in teams, to formulate problems and to provide solutions to these problems
  • Team work, develop and enhance their abilities to work in a team environment
  • Communication skills, be able to interact effectively with people especially with other engineers to broaden their knowledge and achieve successful outcomes in an engineering project
  • Management skills - in terms of ability to realistically assess the scope and dimensions of a project or task, and employ appropriate planning and time management skills to achieve a substantial outcome

Last updated: 9 November 2018