Biomedical Engineering Management

Subject BMEN90019 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
At least four 9-level Master of Engineering (Biomedical) electives
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Anti-requisite for this subject is:

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:


Assoc Prof David Grayden


Subject Overview: This subject aims to cover key aspects of engineering management including origins and development of Australian engineering organisations, the engineer and professional practice, 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; financial performance including the stages of an engineering project, the feasibility study, concepts of revenue, capital and operating cost forecasting, simple accounting, profitability analysis; biomedical engineering management including responsibility, authority, human relations, industrial relations, quality and environmental management systems including consideration of the ISO 9000 and 14000 series requirements

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Explain the professional and ethical responsibilities of an engineer;
  • Discuss a broad range of managerial issues affecting the engineer;
  • Utilise the principles of sustainable design and development and of safety management to evaluate the feasibility of engineering proposals;
  • Complete a profitability analysis of an engineering project.
  • One assignment of 3000 words plus supporting data, due around week 9 (30%).
  • One assignment of 1000 words plus supporting information, due around week 11 (10%).
  • One end-of-semester exam of three hours duration (60%).
Prescribed Texts: TBA
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Understanding of social, cultural, global, and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development
  • Ability to conduct an engineering project
  • Understanding of the business environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member

Credit may not be obtained for both

CHEN40006(411-443) Chemical Engineering Management AND BMEN90019 Biomedical Engineering Management

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of Engineering (Biomedical)

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