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Unit of study_

MECH4660: Engineering Management

This unit aims to develop an understanding of the principles of management as applies particularly to the engineering and industrial settings. It aims to provide knowledge of the principles and tools that can assist communication, supervision, project management, team membership, decision making and risk management. At the end of this unit students will be able to understand different management practices and approaches applicable to a broad range of environments. In the process they will develop greater skills in team work, written expression, and verbal presentation. The concepts covered in this unit are from the following management areas: Engineers and Management - including ethics, Communication and People in Organisations, Economics, Leadership, Managerial Decision Analysis, Marketing, Business Planning, Legal Environment of Business, Risk Management, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Quality Assurance and Management, Operations Management, and Financial Management.

Code MECH4660
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MECH3661 OR AERO3660 OR MECH2660 OR MECH4601

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

  • LO1. acquire relevant data, process and analyse the information to manage some technology issue within the contemporary Australian industry
  • LO2. demonstrate familiarity of the Australian legislative requirements for workplace safety and manufacturing efficiency as well as analyse Australian industry practices in the global context
  • LO3. use various communication media to enhance self-learning; make effective use of communication skills to critique, negotiate, create and communicate understanding; and interact and relate to others
  • LO4. understand the fundamentals of management
  • LO5. risk management methodology, and decision making skills
  • LO6. use project management tools

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