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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to systematic project management, incorporating management principles, working as a team, leadership, and financial and economic aspects of project planning and control. The unit also introduces engineering ethics, focussing on the type of behaviour and professional practice expected of an engineer.

Unit content

Project management of engineering projects

Professional ethics and responsibilities of engineering organisations and engineers

Leadership in engineering organisations

Management in engineering organisations

Managing diverse teams in engineering organisations

Engineering project integration management

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 plan, schedule and manage typical engineering projects including project economic and manage risk associated with workplace health and safety issues
2 understand leadership techniques and be able to effectively manage teams in multi-disciplinary environments
3 appreciate basic legal principles relating to contracts, industrial relations and human resources
4 describe professional responsibilities and ethical conduct in a range of different scenarios.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. plan, schedule and manage typical engineering projects including project economic and manage risk associated with workplace health and safety issues
  2. understand leadership techniques and be able to effectively manage teams in multi-disciplinary environments
  3. appreciate basic legal principles relating to contracts, industrial relations and human resources
  4. describe professional responsibilities and ethical conduct in a range of different scenarios.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.