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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
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


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

Eligibility and requirements


Students must have completed total of 50 points of subjects from the specialisation and business electives.



Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

Students are assumed to have some working knowledge in the areas of engineering, technology and business although some of the essential principles will be reviewed.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Group Project (Case or Simulation) (45%) participation and performance in a case study or computer simulation, one report of up to 5000 words (excluding appendices and supporting material) outlining the key findings and recommendations, requires 100-120 hours work, due end semester. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 5 are addressed in this assessment
  • Poster (10%) to be used as a visual tool during the presentation at the Conference/to a Board, required 15-20 hours work, due end semester. ILOs 1 and 2 are addressed in this assessment
  • Presentation at a Conference or to a Board (15%) 20 minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions and answers, requires 20-30 hours work, due end semester. ILOs 1 and 2 are addressed in this assessment
  • Individual assignment (30%) of 3000 words, requires 50-60 hours work, due mid-semester. ILOs 2, 3 and 4 area addressed in this assignment.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorFelix Hui
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours (Lectures: 24 hours per semester; Tutorials: 12 hours per semester)
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorFelix Hui
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours (Lectures: 24 hours per semester; Tutorials: 12 hours per semester)
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

200 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

Last updated: 9 November 2018