ELEC3702: Management for Engineers (2014 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC3702: Management for Engineers (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Dr Jin, Craig
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions 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.|
|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.
|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)
and concise terms to the extent required by the task or project.
environmental responsibilities and legislative and statutory requirements.
Participation: Marks assigned to participation in discussions.
Final Exam: 2-hour multiple-choice question examination.
|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.|
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.
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:
|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.