ELEC3702: Management for Engineers (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC3702: Management for Engineers (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical and Information Engineering|
Dr Jin, Craig
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Site(s) for this Unit:||
|Prohibitions:||ENGG3005 OR MECH3661.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study aims to develop an understanding of the principles and
practices of industry, to provide an overview of the various issues facing an
industrial organisation, and of the basic approaches to their management, to
understand the changing nature and effects of globalisation on Australia`s
economic performance, the competitiveness of Australian firms, and the
generation of employment and wealth, to gain an insight into the importance of
innovation at all levels and functions of all organisations, and of the ways of
developing people-skills and organisational styles to promote innovation, to
develop the broader skills required by employers of engineers, and to understand
the objectives and roles appropriate to governments.
The following topics are covered; Engineers and management, Microeconomics,
Macroeconomics, Managerial decision analysis, Management science models,
Behaviour of people in organisations, Human resource management, Strategic
management, Accounting and management, Operations management, Marketing
for engineers, Legal environment of business, Industrial relations.
Dr Jin, Craig
|T&L Activities:||Independent Study: Students, individually or in teams, will critically review and assess the assigned reading for that week.|
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|A basic understanding of the principles, concepts and techniques used in
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)|
|Students, individually or in teams, will need to carefully review the material of
|Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Communication skills are enhanced through group interactions.||Communication (Level 3)|
|Students will be introduced to and provided with the basic concepts and
practices of management.
The course is to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of engineering management through group interaction.
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
Participation: Marks assigned to participation in discussions.
Final Exam: 2-hour multiple-choice question examination.
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
Coursework assessment and examination policy. The faculty policy is to use standards based assessment for units where grades are returned and criteria based assessment for Pass/Fail only units. Norm referenced assessment will only be used in exceptional circumstances and its use will need to be justified to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Special consideration for illness or misadventure may be considered when an assessment component is severely affected. This policy gives the details of the information that is required to be submitted along with the appropriate procedures and forms.
Special Arrangements for Examination and Assessment. In exceptional circumstances alternate arrangements for exams or assessment can be made. However concessions for outside work arrangements, holidays and travel, sporting and entertainment events will not normally be given.
Student Appeals against Academic Decisions. Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by a school or the faculty. The appeal must follow the appropriate procedure so that a fair hearing is obtained.
Note that policies regarding assessment submission, penalties and assessment feedback depend upon the individual unit of study. Details of these policies, where applicable, will be found above with other assessment details in this unit outline.
All university policies can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/policy
Various request forms for the Faculty of Engineering and IT can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/forms/
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Online Course Content:||http://www.ee.usyd.edu.au/~jimr/teach/elec3702/|
|Note on Resources:||http://www.ee.usyd.edu.au/~jimr/teach/elec3702/|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Introduction: Engineers and Management|
|Week 4||Managerial decision analysis|
|Week 5||Management science models|
|Week 6||Behaviour of people in organisations|
|Week 7||Human resource management|
|Week 8||Strategic management|
|Week 9||Accounting and management|
|Week 10||Operations management|
|Week 11||Marketing for engineers|
|Week 12||Legal environment of business|
|Week 13||Industrial relations|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||This week is left free for independent study. text/plain|
|Exam Period||2-hour multiple-choice question examination. text/plain|
|Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 3)||No||0%|
|Design (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)||Yes||32%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||No||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||32%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||2%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)||Yes||34%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.