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ENGG5215: International Engineering Strategies and Operations (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ENGG5215: International Engineering Strategies and Operations (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Mr Currie, John
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: http://www.eng.usyd.edu.au/webnet/ENGG5215/index
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This UoS is designed to introduce students to the global context of much of contemporary engineering and the consequent strategic and operational issues. It will address the nature, characteristics and variety of risks of global businesses, the opportunities and pressures for effective strategies, and the many management challenges in international business. In particular it will focus on Australian consulting, logistics and construction engineering firms that are operating on a global basis.
Assumed Knowledge: Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management and globalisation
Lecturer/s: Mr Currie, John
Timetable: ENGG5215 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 6
2 Tutorial 2.00 1 6
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 member of a team, including managing conflict resolution, reflected in the successful design, management and completion of a major project
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 4)
2. The ability to search for, evaluate and apply relevant information from a wide range of sources to strategy and operations challenges of international engineering firms as demonstrated in a series of exercises
3. Superior written and verbal communication skills demonstrated through written reports and presentations designed for technical and general audiences
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 4)
4. Knowledge of the forces shaping international engineering strategies and operations
(4) Design (Level 4)
5. The ability to analyse the strategies and operations of international engineering firms as demonstrated through presentations and reports
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Simulation exercise* Yes 25.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5,
2 Engineering Career Report* No 20.00 Week 8 1, 2, 3, 4,
3 Quiz* No 20.00 Week 8 2, 3, 4, 5,
4 Major Report* Yes 25.00 Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
5 Reflection Report* No 10.00 Week 12 1, 3, 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.

Simulation exercise: Management strategy and decision making

Engineering Career Report: Global engineering career strategy

Quiz - assessment of student learning

Major Report: Case study of global engineering strategies

Reflection Report: Learning from course
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.
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: All teaching, support and administrative material will be made available at http://www.eng.usyd.edu.au/webnet/ENGG5215/index

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/Tutorial: Introduction to Globalisation

Team formation
Week 2 Lecture/Tutorial: Global Buisness Strategies

Introduction to Management Simulation Exercise
Week 3 Other: Management Simulation Exercise Round 1
Week 4 Lecture/Tutorial: Coordination and control in international organisations
Week 5 Other: Management Simulation Exercise Round 2
Week 6 Lecture/Tutorial: Global innovation management - R&D, technology development and acquisition, and outsourcing
Week 7 Other: Management Simulation Exercise Round 3
Week 8 Lecture/Tutorial: Case Study - Global auto industry - 1
Assessment Due: Engineering Career Report*
Assessment Due: Quiz*
Week 9 Other: Management Simulation Exercise Round 4
Week 10 Lecture/Tutorial: Global auto industry - 2
Week 11 Other: Management Simulation Exercise Round 5
Assessment Due: Major Report*
Week 12 Other: Feedback/Results from Management Simulation Exercise
Assessment Due: Reflection Report*

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Graduate Certificate in Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Diploma in Project Management 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
Master of Project Management 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 4) No 18.33%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4) No 0%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 4) No 34.58%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 4) No 32.08%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 4) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 4) No 15%
(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.