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This subject aims to give students practical experience in engineering project management with a whole-of-cycle experience including: project management, stakeholder management and communications and publicity. Engineering projects undertaken by students may incorporate one or more of the following elements:
- Engineering case-study with a focus on delivering specific outcomes as agreed between key stakeholders;
- Management of complex project(s) with clearly defined overall objectives and expected outcomes but involving multiple student groups focusing on sub-projects and external stakeholders;
- Management and coordination of large scale engineering events incorporating a range of activities such as engineering exhibits, public events and seminars involving diverse stake-holders.
Students enrolled in the subject will work as a group of between 2 and 12 students to manage sufficiently complex engineering projects and activities, completing the requirements as specified by an academic supervisor. Students will undertake a range of activities that may include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Engineering case-studies;
- Engineering project management;
- Engineering event management including exhibition and other public events drawing multiple stakeholders;
- Stakeholder management;
- Budgeting and financial management;
- Overall logistics and coordination;
- Management of public relations, publicity and marketing
Project planning and management, stakeholder management, community engagement activities, marketing and sponsorship.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a team to plan and manage an engineering project, including case-studies, complex projects involving a range of sub-projects, and/or engineering events such as exhibitions and community engagement activities.
- Demonstrate skills in managing key stake-holder expectations, financial management and external communications.
The subject will enhance the following generic skills:
- The ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
- The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- The ability to plan work and use time effectively
- Understanding the professional and ethical responsibilities of an engineer
- Understanding of the principles of sustainable design and development
- Ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex concepts, to express them lucidly and to confront unfamiliar problems.
Last updated: 16 March 2020