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ELEC3702: Management for Engineers (2018 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ELEC3702: Management for Engineers (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: School of Electrical & Information Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Ma, Jin
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/6874
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: ENGG3005 OR MECH3661.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study aims to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of industry. It provides an overview of the various issues facing an industrial organisation, and of the basic approaches to their management.

It examines the changing nature and effects of globalisation on Australia's economic performance, the competitiveness of Australian firms, and the generation of employment and wealth. This provides insight into the importance of innovation at all levels and functions of all organisations, and the development of people-skills and organisational styles as part of the Engineering Managers repertoire of capabilities.

The objectives and roles appropriate to governments in terms of regulation, law and consumer protection are explored to ensure that the Engineering Manager has a firm grounding in their duty of care including fiduciary and financial responsibility.

The following topics are covered; Strategic Planning, Operational Planning, Management Skills, Agility and Innovation, Start-Ups, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Managerial Decision Analysis, Management Science Models, Behaviour of People in Organisations, People Management, Strategic Management, Accounting and Financial Management for Engineers, Operations Management, Marketing for Engineers, Legal Environment for Business Industrial Relations
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Flower, Barry
Tutor/s: Not Applicable
Timetable: ELEC3702 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Independent Study (inc. completion of tutorials) 8.00 1 13
T&L Activities: Independent Study: Students, individually or in teams (self organised), will critically review and assess the lecture contents, additional reading and tutorials that week.

Tutorial questions are published (on Canvas) during the week they are assigned and answers will be published (on Canvas) within two weeks

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
A basic understanding of the principles, concepts and techniques used in
engineering management.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
Students, individually or in teams, will need to carefully review the material of
each week.
Information Seeking (Level 3)
Communication skills are enhanced through group interactions. Communication (Level 3)
Students will be introduced to and provided with the basic concepts and
practices of management.
Professional Conduct (Level 3)
The course is to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of engineering management through group interaction. Project and Team Skills (Level 3)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
1. Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes ofengineering management.
Information Seeking (Level 3)
2. Students will be familiar with a range of information pertaining to engineering management.
Communication (Level 3)
3. Ability to participate in discussions that address the subject at hand in clearand concise terms to the extent required by the task or project.
Professional Conduct (Level 3)
4. Ability to discuss engineering tasks concomitant with economic, social andenvironmental responsibilities and legislative and statutory requirements.
5. Ability to participate in group activities discussing engineering management.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Individual Assignment 1 No 15.00 Week 6 (Sunday, 5 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4,
2 Individual Assignment 2 No 15.00 Week 10 (Sunday, 5 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4,
3 Final Exam No 70.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 4,
Assessment Description: Final Exam: 2-hour multiple-choice questions, short answer questions and calculation questions examination.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
  • Management for Engineers,
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Online Course Content: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/6874

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction: Engineers and Management
Week 2 Lecture: Strategic Management
Week 3 Lecture: Microeconomics
Assignment 1 Explanation
Tutorial: Tutorial for completion in students own time
Week 4 Lecture: Macroeconomics
Tutorial: Tutorial for completion in students own time
Week 5 Lecture: Management Decision Models
Tutorial: Tutorial for completion in students own time
Week 6 Lecture: Decision Making under uncertainty
Tutorial: Tutorial for completion in students own time
Assessment Due: Individual Assignment 1
Week 7 Lecture: Operations Management
Assignment 2 Explained
Tutorial: Tutorial for completion in students own time
Week 8 Lecture: Legal Environment
Week 9 Lecture: Financial Management
Tutorial: Tutorial for completion in students own time
Week 10 Lecture: Regulation
Assessment Due: Individual Assignment 2
Week 11 Lecture: Continuous Improvement + Agility
Tutorial: Tutorial for completion in students own time
Week 12 Lecture: Continuous Improvement Part 2
Tutorial: Review of Assignment 2
Week 13 Overflow + Revision + Tutorial Revisions
Tutorial: Tutorial for completion in students own time
STUVAC (Week 14) This week is left free for independent study. text/plain
Exam Period 2-hour multiple-choice question examination. text/plain
Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Computer Engineering (till 2010) 2010
Computer Engineering / Commerce 2010
Electrical (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Bioelectronics) (till 2012) 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Arts 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Computer) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Medical Science 2011, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Power) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Telecommunications) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Electrical/ Project Management 2019
Electrical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Electrical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Electrical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Electrical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Electrical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019
Electrical (Computer) 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Law 2015
Electrical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Electrical (Power) 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Law 2015
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Software/ Project Management 2019
Software 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Software / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Software/Science (Health) 2018, 2019
Software / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Software Engineering (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Telecommunications (till 2010) 2010
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) 2014 and earlier 2010, 2011, 2012
Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts 2012
Electrical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019
Software/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Law 2011, 2012
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 2) No 0%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2) Yes 32.33%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) No 0%
Information Seeking (Level 3) Yes 32.33%
Communication (Level 3) Yes 6%
Professional Conduct (Level 3) Yes 29.33%
Project and Team Skills (Level 3) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.