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The World of Engineering Management (ENGM90014)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeENGM90014
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

AIMS

This subject examines the structure and basic building blocks of high performing organisations from a senior management perspective. It covers tools and techniques to conduct both an analysis of the external environment and the strategies to align the appropriate internal skills and capabilities.

INDICATIVE CONTENT

The subject includes:

  • The role of leadership in strategy formulation and its balance with execution
  • Overcoming the barriers to implementation of strategic plans
  • Business integration and managing technology
  • Entrepreneurship in modern business.

Intended learning outcomes

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Summarise the frameworks and concepts commonly used to analyse an organisation’s external environment and to build the corresponding internal resources and capabilities
  2. Appreciate the fundamental issues involved with integrating and coordinating activities in different organisational structures
  3. Articulate the leadership and management role of the engineer in technology based enterprises
  4. Summarise the characteristics of long term high performing organisations
  5. Present options for effective negotiation and conflict resolution
  6. Develop, or improve, team-work skills.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Understand the nature of general management, the role of the leader in organisational development and the dynamics that underpin effective leadership and how engineering can influence and be influenced by these principles
  • Appreciate the importance of both technical and social issues including people management, teamwork and negotiation and conflict resolution and their relevance in an engineering context
  • Articulate the roles and attributes of leadership and teams in negotiating change and how to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Understand how functional management disciplines can be integrated into processes and projects in organisations
  • Appreciate current ideas and models of change management and continuous improvement.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Admission into one of the following streams of the MC-ENG Master of Engineering:

Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business), Master of Engineering (Civil with Business), Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business), Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business), Master of Engineering (Software with Business), Master of Engineering (Spatial), Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business)

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Additional details

  • One individual case analysis of no more than 1000 words (20%). Time commitment of approximately 25 hours. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 6 are addressed in the case analysis. Due weeks 4 – 12
  • One group assignment of no more than 4000 words (30%). Time commitment of approximately 35 hours. ILOs 1 to 6 are addressed in the group assignment. Due weeks 4 – 12
  • Individual participation throughout semester (10%). Addresses ILOs 1 to 6. Assessed throughout the teaching period within semester
  • Three hour open-book exam (40%). ILOs 1 to 6 are addressed in the exam. Held during the end-of-semester exam period.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorGraeme Cocks
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours normally delivered as 1 x 3 hour lecture/tutorial per week
    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

    Professor Graeme Cocks

    Email: G.Cocks@mbs.edu

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorGraeme Cocks
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours normally delivered as 1 x 3 hour lecture/tutorial per week
    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

    Professor Graeme Cocks

    Email: G.Cocks@mbs.edu

Time commitment details

Estimated 200 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

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

  • Subject notes

    LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS

    The subject is delivered through lectures, tutorials, case studies and workshop sessions.

    INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES

    Students are provided with lecture slides, case studies, tutorial materials and solutions.

    CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS

    Insights into the generic skills required of engineering graduates working as engineers and managers in government and oganisations from all industry sectors.

  • 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: 2 May 2019