Management for Engineers 2

Subject 421-355 (2009)

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

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (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 and 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:


Prof Graham Leighton Hutchinson


Professor Graham Hutchinson
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tel: +61 3 83446690

Subject Overview:

On completion of this subject students should have an appreciation of the legal, economic and financial framework within which engineers must practise and the effect these factors play in planning an engineering project.

Engineering decision making within the framework of macro and microeconomics, supply and demand, budgetary and monetary policy.

Financial evaluation and analysis, and accounting principles, ledgers, profit and loss statements, balance sheets applied to engineering systems. Financial evaluation of Research and Development and technological innovation.

Introduction to law, contact, tort, project delivery systems and engineering contracts, liability and intellectual property corporations law, environmental law. An introduction to systems management, systems analysis, mathematical and linear programming.

Objectives: -

One three-hour written examination (70%) and assignments totalling not more than 5000 words, or equivalent (30%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and commitment to them

Notes: This subject replaces:
CVEN30007 - Technoeconomic Decision Making
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Civil
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Computer
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Electrical
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Environmental
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Software
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Science
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Engineering Management)
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Engineering Project Management)

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