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Technology and Engineering Management PG (9784.3)

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

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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (185167) - View
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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 technology professionals 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. In addition, students will investigate via group and individual research the contemporary developments in technology management.

This unit is co-taught with Technology and Engineering Management, 9789.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

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

3. Research and apply established frameworks and theories to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control projects;

4. Develop strategies to actively resolve conflict situations;

5. Analyse and reflect on ethical standards, legal responsibilities, and regulatory issues confronting managers; and

6. Explain and critique current research in information technology and engineering management.

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Prerequisites

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