Engineering Management (MECH3661)


This unit aims to: develop an understanding of the principles of management as applies particularly to the engineering and industrial settings. It aims to provide knowledge of the principles and tools that can assist communication, supervision, project management, team membership, decision making and management of human resources. At the end of this unit students will be able to understand different management practices and approaches applicable to a broad range of environments. In the process they will develop greater skills in team work, written expression, and verbal presentation. The concepts covered in this unit are from the following management areas: Engineers and Management - including ethics , Communication and People in Organisations, Economics, Leadership, Strategic Management, Managerial Decision Analysis, Marketing, Business Planning, Legal Environment of Business, Risk Management, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Quality Assurance and Management, Operations Management, and Financial Management.

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2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week


Through semester assessment (60%), Final Exam (40%) .

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: It is expected that students will understand the concepts previously presented in ENGG1803 Professional Engineering. It is assumed that the students have an understanding of professional engineering issues, and are experienced in academ

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