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Technology and Engineering Management (9789.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology

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Syllabus

Managing technology is a powerful tool companies use to compete in an increasingly challenging global economy. This unit introduces students to management principles required to develop technologies into products. As industry becomes increasingly 'project-focused', employers are seeking engineers who possess strong project management knowledge, skills and capabilities in line with sustainable principles and ethical standards. The unit weaves contemporary theory with successful practices for an understandable, integrated presentation that focuses on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective for today. Engineering ethics, leadership, globalization, risk analysis and quality assurance aspects of project management and engineering practice are presented to successfully transition students from formal education to professional practice.

This unit is co-taught with Technology and Engineering Management PG, 9784.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand the dynamics of technological innovation, and formulate technology strategies;

2. Evaluate contemporary project management frameworks and apply them to 'real world projects';

3. Identify key project stakeholders and propose effective response strategies to manage stakeholder pressure in both local and global projects;

4. Choose and execute appropriate frameworks and theories to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control projects;

5. Develop strategies to actively resolve conflict situations;

6. Understand how to align projects with organisational goals and recognise the strategic significance of quality assurance; and

7. Understand and meet ethical standards, legal responsibilities, and regulatory issues confronting managers.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 3 hours per week, consisting of 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial.

Prerequisites

Must have passed 11486 Systems Analysis and Modelling AND
Must have passed 7722 OR 11519 Professional Practice in Engineering

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

IT skills commensurate with advanced study of information technology are assumed.

Incompatible Units

8234 Engineering Management 3A

Equivalent Units

8234 Engineering Management 3A



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