Engineering Management (MECH3661)


This unit has two parts. The first part aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the current state of aerospace design, manufacturing, and operations in the Australian aviation industry. Students will gain skills in aerospace engineering management. On satisfactory completion of this unit, students will be able to apply risk management skills to a variety of industry situations and use appropriate methodology to manage these situations. Students will also become proficient in the use of Project Management tools and learn how to apply them to industry standard problems. Subject areas covered within the Unit of Study include principles and practice of aviation and airline management; discussion and analysis of airline operations and management in aerospace engineering design. The second part addresses general management principles as applies particularly to 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. The concepts covered 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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Further unit of study information


Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (60%) and Final Exam (40%)


Samson, D./Management for Engineers/3rd/2001//

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

ENGG1803.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 academic writing (both essays and reports), including appropriate referencing techniques, oral presentations and the project management process (particularly in group situations). Such previous knowledge will assist students in the development their awareness of the issues involved with engineering management.


MECH2660 or AERO3660

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.