ENGR 1023 Introduction to Engineering Business Management (WSTC AssocD)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700114

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Description This unit will cover aspects of modern engineering business management. This unit of study will provide students an opportunity to look at small, medium and large Engineering businesses and the role of Engineering Associates in those organisations.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College in 7022 Associate Degree in Engineering

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe the functions and nature of modern engineering business management.
  2. Define the role, abilities and core competencies of the Engineering Associate in engineering businesses.
  3. Evaluate the principles and processes of modern engineering business management and identify key areas of management in small, medium and large Engineering business for further improvement.
  4. Integrate and apply the principles of engineering business management to solve complex engineering problems and become effective in the workplace.
  5. Explain the internal and external environment of the business and formulate business strategies

Subject Content

This unit provides engineering students with basic knowledge of engineering business management. The contents of this unit are arranged to provide engineers with an introduction to many of the important topics of management, such as the role of engineers, decision making, human resource management, strategic management, business environment, organizing and leading a business, and control. The weekly contents are described as follows:
1. Introduction to management: roles, functions and organizations
2. The environment and corporate culture
3. Managing in a global environment
4. Ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development
5. Organisational planning and goal setting
6. Strategy formulation and implementation: environmental and internal analyses, and business strategies
7. Managerial decision-making
8. Fundamentals of organising
9. Human resource management
10. Managing diversity
11. Leading and motivation in organizations Marketing
12. Communication and teamwork in organizations
13. Managerial and quality control

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case Study Report 3,000 words 25 N Group
Oral Presentation 15 minutes 15 N Group
Online Quizzes x 10 30 minutes each 20 N Individual
Final Exam – Open Book 2 hours 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Samson, D. and Daft, R.L. (2011). Fundamentals of management. South Melbourne, Vic.: Cengage Learning

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 2

Nirimba Education Precinct

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