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ENGG5214: Management of Technology (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ENGG5214: Management of Technology (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Professor Johnston, Ron
Session options: Semester 2
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Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This Uos is designed to develop competence in the management of technology. It will address all aspects of the management of technology, the nature and importance of technological change and innovation, within the context of the global knowledge economy, the management of the new product development process, the role of technology in manufacturing and service competitiveness, the role of IT in logistics management and communication, supply chain strategies, managing digital and disruptive technologies, and the characteristics of high technology markets.
Assumed Knowledge: Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management
Lecturer/s: Professor Johnston, Ron
Timetable: ENGG5214 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 1.00 1 12
2 Tutorial 1.00 1 12
3 Project Work - in class 2.00 1 12
4 Independent Study 6.00 1 12
T&L Activities: Tutorial: Tutorials

Project Work - in class: Project/field work

Independent Study: Research/independent study

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.

(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 4)
1. Demonstrated competence in working effectively as a member of a team, reflected in the successful design, management and completion of a number of projects on the management of technology
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4)
2. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, the key concepts of the management of technology, including in various organisational environments
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 4)
3. The ability to search for, evaluate and apply relevant information from a wide range of sources to an array of management of technology issues as demonstrated in a series of exercises
(4) Design (Level 4)
4. The ability to analyse a series of technology management problems in various organisational environments, demonstrated through case study and report writing tasks
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Technology Management Tool Analysis* No 20.00 Week 5 (Thursday) 1, 2, 3,
2 Quiz 1* No 10.00 Week 7 (Thursday) 2,
3 Case Study presentation* Yes 20.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3, 4,
4 Quiz 2* No 15.00 Week 9 (Thursday) 2, 3, 4,
5 New technology venture case study* Yes 25.00 Week 11 1, 2, 4,
6 Reflection Report* No 10.00 Week 12 2, 4,
Assessment Description: * indicates an assessment task which must be repeated if a student misses it due to special consideration.

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.

Late assignments will incur the following penalties: 5% per day up to 5 days; beyond 5 days the mark is zero.

1. Evaluation of a major technology management tool

2. Case study of a particular company or technology

3. Evaluation of student learning

4. Case study of new technology-based venture

5. Reflection on learning
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.
Online Course Content: All teaching, support and administrative material will be made available at the ENGG5214 Canvas website

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 Lecture: Introduction to Management of Technology

Issues for consideration in team formation
Week 2 Lecture: The Evolution of Technology
Week 3 Lecture: Technology Management Tools

Team Presentation
Week 4 Lecture: Prediction of Technologies

Team presentation
Week 5 Lecture: Competences to Manage Technologies
Assessment Due: Technology Management Tool Analysis*
Week 6 Lecture: Technology Strategies

Team presentation
Week 7 Lecture: Technology Selection

Team Presentation
Assessment Due: Quiz 1*
Week 8 Lecture: Intellectual Property Strategy
Week 9 Lecture: Introducing New Technologies

Team Presentation
Assessment Due: Quiz 2*
Week 10 Lecture: Emerging Technologies
Week 11 Lecture: Disruptive Technology Management
Assessment Due: New technology venture case study*
Week 12 Lecture: Technology management overview
Assessment Due: Reflection Report*
Week 13

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Master of Engineering (Biophysical Processes) 2012
Master of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular) 2012
Master of Engineering (Environmental) 2012
Master of Engineering (Sustainable Processing) 2012
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Electrical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Intelligent Information Engineering) 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Power) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Software) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Telecommunications) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Intelligent Information Engineering) 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Network) 2010, 2011, 2012
Master of Professional Engineering (Power) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Software) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Telecommunications) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Wireless) 2010, 2011, 2012

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 4) No 11.25%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4) No 51.67%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 4) No 15.35%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 4) No 0%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 4) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 4) No 21.6%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 4) No 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 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.