ENGR 2009 Engineering Management for Engineer Associates (WSTC AssocD)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700109

Coordinator Bader Mehdi Opens in new window

Description The unit will provide the knowledge and skills to enable students to support the achievement of organisational goals through applying knowledge of environment and internal culture. The unit evaluates planning processes and goal setting to achieve superior performance and compares alternative approaches to motivation of work team members. Students will consider types of managerial communications and their associated communications channels in achieving best professional practice.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 7022 Associate Degree in Engineering

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Manage, integrate and control project time, cost, quality and safety and health.
  2. Prepare for project activity planning, time scheduling and project budget.
  3. Allocate and balance resources, labour and cash flow within time and cost constraints.
  4. Monitor and control the execution of a project.
  5. Perform contract and job-site administration.

Subject Content

This unit provides the students with the engineering project management skills and knowledge. It will cover contemporary practices in project planning, costing, scheduling, resourcing, monitoring, controlling, contract administration and job-site administration. The detailed contents are described as following:
1. Introduction to project management (Kloppenborg, 2009)
2. Project selection and prioritization (Kloppenborg, 2009)
3. Organizational capability: structure, culture and roles (Kloppenborg, 2009)
4. Defining scope and constructing work breakdown structures (WBS) (Kloppenborg, 2009)
5. Scheduling projects 1: network technology (Kloppenborg, 2009)
6. Scheduling projects 2: Gantt Chart and MS Project (Kloppenborg, 2009)
7. Resourcing projects 1: Resource allocation (Kloppenborg, 2009)
8. Resourcing projects 2: Compress the project schedule (Kloppenborg, 2009)
9. Budgeting projects 1: cost planning and cost estimating (Kloppenborg, 2009)
10. Budgeting projects 2: cost budgeting and cost control (Kloppenborg, 2009)
11. Project supply chain management (Kloppenborg, 2009)
12. Determining project progress and results Project control (Kloppenborg, 2009)
13. Job-site administration (Gould and Joyce, 2009)

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
Assignment – Report 2,000 words 30 N Individual
Online Quizzes x 10 30 minutes each 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Gould, F. and Joyce, N. (2009). Construction Project Management (3rd ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Kloppenborg, T.J. (2009). Contemporary Project Management. USA: South-Western Cengage Learning.

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 3

Nirimba Education Precinct

Composite

Subject Contact Bader Mehdi Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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