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ELEC3702: Management for Engineers

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.

Code ELEC3702
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
ENGG3005 or MECH3661

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. hold familiarity with a range of information pertaining to engineering management
  • LO2. participate in discussions that address the subject at hand in clear and concise terms to the extent required by the task or project
  • LO3. discuss engineering tasks concomitant with economic, social and environmental responsibilities and legislative and statutory requirements
  • LO4. participate in group activities discussing engineering management
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes of engineering management.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.