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.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Trimester 3 - 2016.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. 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
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Apply engineering project management techniques by using computer tools such as OpenProj and spreadsheets
6. 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).
- Decision Making
- Organisations 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.
Basic mathematics, such as powers and exponents Ability to generate and understand simple graphs, Basic computer manipulation skills
In Term Test: Class Examination
Written Assignment: Written Research Report
Written Assignment: Individual Engineering Project Management Task Analysis (This is a Reflective Written Report)
Quiz: Thirty Item Multiple Choice Quiz (Online)
Quiz: Engineering Economics Multiple Choice Online Quiz
Formal Examination: Final Exam