Management for Engineers 1

Subject 421-255 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures, twelve hours of practice classes.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Lihai Zhang


Mr Lihai Zhang
Department. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tel: +61 3 83446767
Subject Overview:



On completion of this subject students should understand:

  • the relevance of the discipline of management to engineering and some core techniques of management, including programming and scheduling;

  • origins and development of Australian engineering organisations, the engineer and professional practice, professional ethics and engineers, the functions of the professional societies, engineers in government-national, state and local;

  • case studies in engineering practice and technological innovation discussing the management process, embracing planning, organisation, leadership and control of human, physical and financial resources in public and private sector;

  • engineering management including responsibility, authority, human relations, industrial relations, quality and environmental management systems including consideration of the ISO 9000 and 14000 series requirements.


One written end of semester examination 3-hours (70%) and assignments totalling 4000 words (30%) due throughout the semester.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Engineering Management)

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