Engineering Project Management

Course code GENG6830Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

This course aims at providing the student with an understanding of how to manage and conduct Engineering Projects, and knowledge and awareness of the tools required to do so. It is designed to offer the students a sound knowledge of the various engineering project management facets including managing the resources, quality, controlling the budget, procurement and planning, environmental management, risk and safety management systems, obtaining approvals, contract specification, and techniques and practices associated with the various stages of a project life. Additionally, the course provides awareness of innovation and the business environment within which the Engineering Projects are conducted.
An interdisciplinary emphasis is offered with relevance to all fields of engineering.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives" Provide introductory knowledge of the conduct and management of engineering enterprises and the structure and capabilities of the engineering workforce while developing an ethical professionalism.
" Develop a general awareness of the commercial, financial and marketing aspects of engineering projects and the requirements for successful innovation whit scholarly abilities to act accordingly to what the community and the environment expects.
" Expand the students ability to assess realistically and effectively the scope and dimensions of a project as a starting point for estimating costs and scale of effort required.
" Provide an understanding of the need to incorporate cost considerations throughout the design and execution of a project and to manage within realistic constraints of time and budget.
" Apply engineering project management techniques by using computer tools such as OpenProj and spreadsheets.
" Be able to communicate the results of the modeling process to management and other non-specialist users of engineering analyses in a lucid, informative manner (graphs, tables and/or text).
Content" Decision Making
" Organizations and Management
" Engineering Economics
" Engineering Project Management
" Industrial relations principles
" Corporate Governance
" Marketing for Engineers
" Overview of Finances
" Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
" Quality assurance and control
" Managing Change and Innovation
" Managing in a Global Environment

The course will involve specialist lectures by industry practitioners.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge" Basic mathematics, such as powers and exponents
" Ability to generate and understand simple graphs,
" Basic computer manipulation skills
" Students who have completed GENG3830 are not eligible to enroll in GENG6830.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Examination: On-lineTwo on-line quizzes.
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Online Discussion
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GENG6830