• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Liam Waldron
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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Engineering management introduces students to a range of people and technical orientated issues in management. Students are provided with concrete strategies for addressing these issues within practical, relevant and contemporary contexts.

The course comprises the following topics:

  • Project Management - this topic engages almost half the course. Tools and techniques appropriate to management of both generic and software-specific projects are introduced
  • Business Environments - a systems thinking approach to understanding the internal and external environments for an organisation will be used to set the stage for work in business planning and management
  • Business Planning - students will gain practical experience of new venture planning
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility - individual ethics and ethical culture - structured approach to arrive at a normative conclusion
  • Planning and Strategic management - management decision-making; risk management
  • Organisational Design - alignment with corporate goals; staffing and people management
  • Leadership - motivating, influencing, communicating, managing groups and teams
  • Control in Organisations and change management
  • Quality - definition, value and scope. Quality management techniques
  • Understanding Variation - the truth behind the management report, statistical process control (SPC) for managers

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

The objective of this unit is to:

  • Introduce students to a range of people and technical orientated issues in management.
  • Provide students with concrete strategies for addressing these issues.
  • Broaden the students overall knowledge of (local, national & global) business environments.
  • Provide practical, relevant and contemporary context for this learning.

To this end the course will offer a mix of analytic techniques and practical applications, supported throughout by illustrative case studies and hands on workshops.

Indicative Assessment

Individual Project Plan (25%); Group Business Plan (25% weighted as 15% for the document; 10% for a concept presentation & minutes of the first meeting); Final Exam (50%)

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29 one-hour lectures, 6 two-hour company working meetings, 2 two-hour tutorials and company working meetings and 4 two-hour workshops.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2226; or ENGN3211 or BUSN1001.

Prescribed Texts

Recommended textbook:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 2000 ed. produced by the Project Management Institute of the USA (excerpts available at http://www.pmi.org/info/PP_PMBOK2000Excerpts.asp )

Reference texts:

  • Burke, R., Project Management, Planning and Control Techniques, 5th Ed., Burke Publishing, UK, 2006..
  • Futrell, R. T., Shafer, D. F., & Shafer, L. I. Quality Software Project Management Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2002.
  • Bateman, T & Snell, S, Management: Building competitive advantage, 3rd Ed, McGraw-Hill Companies, US, 1996.
  • Belbin, R. Meredith, Beyond the Team, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2000.
  • Davidson, Paul, Management: An Australasian Perspective 2nd Ed, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Qld, 2003
  • Mintzberg, Henry, The Structuring of Organizations, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New Jersey, 1979
  • Rosenfeld, Robert H. and Wilson, David C., Managing Organizations, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, UK, 1999
  • Schwalbe, K., Information Technology Project Management, 2000, Thomson Learning, Cambridge MA, 2000.
  • Turner, J Rodney, The Handbook of Project-Based Management, McGraw-Hill, UK, 1993.
  • Gray, C & Larson, E Project Management: The Managerial Process 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2003.



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Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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1994-2003 $1650
2014 $2952
2013 $2946
2012 $2946
2011 $2946
2010 $2916
2009 $2850
2008 $2592
2007 $2298
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $2190
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2014 $3762
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2005 $3534
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4614 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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