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ENGG2852: Project Based Organisational Behaviour (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ENGG2852: Project Based Organisational Behaviour (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: Project Management
Unit Coordinator/s: Rapaport, Barbara
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: ENGG1850 AND (PSYC1002 OR PMGT1852).
Brief Handbook Description: Project based organisational behaviour focuses on human behaviour in organisational and project based context, with a focus on individual and group processes and actions. It involves an exploration of organisational and managerial processes in the dynamic context of organisation and is primarily concerned with human implications of project based activity. In this UOS, we offer a succinct, lively and robust introduction to the subject of organisational behaviour. It aims to encourage critical examination of the theory of organisational behaviour whilst also enabling students to interpret and deal with real organisational problems in project management and combines relative brevity with thorough coverage and plentiful real-world examples.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Rapaport, Barbara
Timetable: ENGG2852 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 1.00 1 12
3 Laboratory 1.00 1 12
4 Independent Study 6.00 1 12
T&L Activities: Tutorials:

Labs:

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
Role play activity based on real-life project scenario. Project Development (Level 2)
Practice with computer and paper-based techniques for modelling organisational interactions. Project Methods (Level 2)
Lectures, tutorials on concepts and principals of organisational behaviour. Application experience through role and case analysis. Project Leadership (Level 3)
Report writing and oral presentation. Project Communication (Level 2)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Project Management Learning Progression Table 2019.

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.

Project Leadership (Level 3)
1. Comprehend and apply important concepts relating to individual-level processes in organisations.
2. Identify and discuss common types of group and team processes in terms of their impact on organisations.
3. Identify and discuss common types of organisations in terms of their impact on common types of groups and teams.
4. Critically assess the alignment between individual and organisational goals and values.
5. Explain the principles of motivation and how they may be applied effectively in given project scenarios.
6. Explain the principles of communication and how these principles may be applied effectively in given project scenarios.
7. Explain the principles of leadership and how leadership principles may be applied effectively in given project scenarios.
8. Explain the principles of decision-making and how these principles may be applied effectively in given project scenarios.
9. Analyse given conflict and negotiation situations and devise appropriate resolution strategies.
10. Model and measure organisational interactions at the individual, group and system levels in given project scenarios.
Project Communication (Level 2)
11. Present complex ideas clearly, fluently and confidently in spoken and written form to a critical professional audience.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Individual Assignment No 30.00 Week 7 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
2 Group Project Yes 30.00 Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
3 Tutorial Quizzes No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
4 In Class (Tutorial) Participation No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
5 Individual Reflective Journal No 20.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Assessment Description: * means this assessment must be repeated or will be replaced with a different assessment if missed due to special consideration.

Tutorial Quizzes. These will be held weekly beginning from second week and will check understanding of concepts and principles from previous lectures.

Late submissions will incur a penalty of 10% per day for up to 7 days starting directly after the cut off time. This means 10% will be deducted even if submitted on the due day but after the cut-off time. After one week, assessments will no longer be marked receive a 0 mark.

IMPORTANT: There may be statistically defensible moderation when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes.
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.

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. What Is Organisational Behaviour?
Week 2 Diversity in Organisations. Attitudes and Job Satisfaction. Emotions and Moods.
Week 3 Personality and Values. Perception and Individual Decision Making.
Week 4 Motivation Concepts. Motivation: From Concepts to Applications.
Week 5 Modelling and Measuring an Individual with Project Management Focus.
Week 6 Foundations of Group Behaviour.
Week 7 Understanding Work Teams. Communication.
Assessment Due: Individual Assignment
Week 8 Leadership, Power and Politics. Conflict and Negotiation.
Week 9 Modelling and Measuring a Group with Project Management Focus.
Week 10 Foundations of Organisation Structure. Organisational Culture.
Assessment Due: Group Project
Week 11 Human Resource Policies and Practices. Organisational Change and Stress Management.
Week 12 Modelling and Measuring an Organisation System with Project Management Focus.
Week 13 Assessment Due: Individual Reflective Journal

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Project Management 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Biomedical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Electrical (Computer) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Power) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Project Management 2015
Mechanical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Mechatronic / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic (Space) / Project Management 2015
Software / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Project Management 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Project Management/Bachelor of Arts 2016, 2017
Bachelor of Project Management (Built Environment) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Built Environment) Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Civil Engineering Science) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Civil Engineering Science) Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Software) Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Bachelor of Project Management (Software) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Project Leadership (Level 3) Yes 89.01%
Project Communication (Level 2) Yes 11%
Project Methods (Level 2) Yes 0%
Project Development (Level 2) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from Project Management Learning Progression Table 2019 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Project Management Learning Progression Table 2019 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.