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This subject covers key aspects of engineering management to help students prepare for working in the biomedical engineering industry.
The engineer and professional practice, the functions of professional societies; systems engineering and management processes of planning, organisation, leadership and control of human, physical and financial resources; financial performance including the stages of an engineering project, performance measurement, concepts of revenue, capital and operating cost forecasting, simple accounting, profitability analysis; biomedical engineering management including responsibility, authority, human relations, industrial relations, standards and quality management systems including ISO 9000 series requirements; intellectual property and commercialisation.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
Having completed this unit the student is expected to:
- Describe the professional and ethical responsibilities of an engineer.
- Discuss a broad range of managerial issues affecting the engineer.
- Utilise the principles of systems engineering and project management to evaluate the feasibility of engineering proposals.
- Complete a profitability analysis of an engineering project or enterprise.
Upon completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution.
- Understanding of social, cultural, global, and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development.
- Ability to conduct an engineering project.
- Understanding of the business environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large.
- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them.
- Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member.
Last updated: 30 January 2020