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- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is based principally on presentations by experienced industry and academic professionals who present the theory and practices of engineering procurement and contracts as illustrated by project case studies and example situations from real projects. A computer simulation game is undertaken whereby students compete by bidding for and managing projects as if they are the management team for a major contractor. This game is based on a UK company and provides key learning’s and feedback on the interface between engineering contracting and corporate management. Students also critique a real Australian request for tender via an assignment.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Extensive course notes are provided on LMS.
Australian Standard General Conditions of Contract provides a base document for the contract administrative section of the course and AS/NZS 4300 (the general conditions of contract for design and contract projects) is appropriate. This standard is available via the library using the database section of the library (search for SAI Global – Australian Standards and then follow prompt to 4300 via the standards search engine).
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Presenters from industry provide insights via the case studies presented. The computer simulation is based on real industry practice and is the same simulation game run internationally for consultants and contractors. The main case study dissected throughout the subject is a real and current project.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Engineering Management Course Master of Philosophy - Engineering Course Master of Engineering Structures Course Ph.D.- Engineering Course Master of Energy Systems Course Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering Course Master of Environmental Engineering Specialisation (formal) Biomedical with Business Specialisation (formal) Chemical with Business Specialisation (formal) Civil Specialisation (formal) Civil with Business Specialisation (formal) Mechanical with Business Specialisation (formal) Software with Business Specialisation (formal) Electrical with Business
- 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.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.
Last updated: 5 April 2023