ELEC3702: Management for Engineers (2014 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ELEC3702: Management for Engineers (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: School of Electrical & Information Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Jin, Craig
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
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.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Timetable: ELEC3702 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Independent Study 8.00 1 13
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 management.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
Students, individually or in teams, will need to carefully review the material of
each week.
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.
Professional Conduct (Level 3)
The course is to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of engineering management through group interaction. Project and Team Skills (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)
1. Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes of

engineering management.
Information Seeking (Level 3)
2. Students will be familiar with a range of information pertaining to engineering management.
Communication (Level 3)
3. Ability to participate in discussions that address the subject at hand in clear

and concise terms to the extent required by the task or project.
Professional Conduct (Level 3)
4. Ability to discuss engineering tasks concomitant with economic, social and

environmental responsibilities and legislative and statutory requirements.
5. Ability to participate in group activities discussing engineering management.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Individual and Group Assignment Yes 30.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
2 Final Exam No 70.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 4,
Assessment Description: Participation: Marks assigned to participation in discussions.

Final Exam: 2-hour multiple-choice question examination.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
  • Management for Engineers,
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.

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 Description
Week 1 Introduction: Engineers and Management
Week 2 Microeconomics
Week 3 Macroeconomics
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

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Computer Engineering 2010
Computer Engineering / Commerce 2010
Electrical 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Bioelectronics) 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Arts 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Computer) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Medical Science 2011, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Power) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Telecommunications) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical 2015
Software 2015, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Telecommunications 2010
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) 2010, 2011, 2012
Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Law 2011, 2012
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 2) No 0%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2) Yes 29.33%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) No 0%
Information Seeking (Level 3) Yes 29.33%
Communication (Level 3) Yes 6%
Professional Conduct (Level 3) Yes 35.33%
Project and Team Skills (Level 3) Yes 0%

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.