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ENGG5203: Quality Engineering and Management (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ENGG5203: Quality Engineering and Management (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: Civil Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Cafe, Peter
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This subject is designed to support Engineers in the implementation of engineering tasks in the workplace. It addresses the use of quality control and management as well as systems assurance processes. It is designed to enable engineers entering practice from other related disciplines or with overseas qualifications to do so in a safe and effective way. The study program will include management of quality in research, design and delivery of engineering works and investigation, as well as of safe work practices and systems assurance. The management and integration of complex projects is developed through use of quality assurance techniques and adaptation of Modern quality management approaches to complexity resolution.

Engineering responsibility for safety in design, operation and practice including understanding and practice of ethical behaviors is developed.
Assumed Knowledge: First degree in Engineering or a related discipline
Lecturer/s: Mr Tooher, Ted
Timetable: ENGG5203 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Presentation 2.00 1 13
2 Project Work - in class 2.00 1 13
3 Project Work - own time 2.00 1 13
4 Independent Study 2.00 1 13
T&L Activities: Project Work - in class: Team based work on a case study for the semester.

Individual reports are required with each project assignment in addition to the team project report.

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 3)
1. Students will have a knowledge of and ability to apply quality assurance both in design and construction of Engineering projects, including an understanding of both project and product quality. An understanding of quality control as well as principles and application of TQM to both project and manufactuing quality wil be developed.
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4)
2. Students will have a knowledge of and ability to apply sound engineering practice to management of Industrial Relations issues, the role of staff associations and user groups in design, certification and operation of enginering works as well as employment contracts and agreements.
3. Students will have a knowledge of and ability to apply a professional aproach to basic Engineering contracts including professional services, design and construct, construction nanagement, lump sum and alliance delivery systems. Outcomes will include pre-selection, tender and administartion of contracts including application of assurance systems to quality, OH&S and environmental deliverables.
4. Students will have a knowledge of and ability to apply the occupational health and safety act and awareness of liability and systems assurance as applied to workplace safety in both the practice of delivery and the in the product safety.
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3)
5. Students will practice and demonstrate competency in communicating findings and recommendations derived from team work and in measuring and assessing quality of performance of teams.
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 3)
6. Students will have a knowledge of and ability to apply a professional approach to ethical issues related to the Engineering Profession and the social responsibility of engineers. This outcome will include working in teams, leading teams, ethical behaviours related to intellectual and physical property rights, treatment of individuals in the workplace, understanding and practice of working in culturally diverse workforce, application of conflict of interest and probity principles to engineering projects and dealing with unjust enrichment practices and behaviours. The concepts of community above self and value for effort as well as sustainability of resources will be included.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Team project stage reports Yes 20.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
2 Quiz No 20.00 Week 8 1, 2, 3, 4, 6,
3 Competency Project reports weeks 4, 6, 13 and 15 No 50.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
4 Team Presentation assessement No 10.00 Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 6,
Assessment Description: Assignment: Personal development in quality engineering and management as semester case study. This will be based on a competency gap assessment conducted at week 3

Quiz: A knowledge pathways quiz that tests understanding of language, sources of knowledge and basic principles.

Assignment: Team based case study which develops each knowledge area in application to a real project for the course. The project wil be selected in week 2, Teams of 6 to 8 will be established using team building techniques.

Participation: Student involvement in working with others and in feedback to others and teams on assessment of their engineering quality and practice in delivery of course outcomes.
Assessment Feedback: All assignment feedback will be given through CANVAS in tabular form with comments on areas for improvement for each criteria assessed.
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.
Special Conditions to Pass UoS A mandatory pass in mid semester Quiz
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.
Note on Resources: AS/NZS ISO 9000:2006 Quality management systems - Fundamentals and vocabulary SAI Global.

Engineering Executive Competencies. Engineers Australia Applicants Handbook. July 2006.

Memory Jogger Plus. 7 Quality Tools.,

Service @ goal.com

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 Workshop on indivdual competency, learning goals. constraints and opportunities
Introduction to course, timetable, assessements and syllabus. Topics include definitions principles of engineering management, including Engineers Australia recognition criteria for engineering management chartered status.
Week 2 Workshop on application of risk and quality to the individual learning project for the semester. Individual competency baseline assessement
Introduction to risk and quality assurance, standards and aplications.
Week 3 Teamwork and communications principles, team building understanding individual and team behaviours, dealing with cultural diversity and ethical behaviour in teams.
Workshop on Teams and building acse study taem
Guest lecture (ethical practices)
Week 4 Workshop application to case study.
Quality systems assuarance, TQM and quality in projects and in products. Quality standards application and measurement. Tools and techniques.
Week 5 Guest lecturer OH&S.
OH&S standards and application. Legal framework, responsibilities to act, criminal sanctions for negligence,
Workshop application to case study
Week 6 Social responsibility, professional behavours, community obligations, environmental and sustainability practices in engineering.
Workshop on leading the community.
Week 7 Principles of contracts and contract law.Types of contact and application to project delivery. Managing design contracts and construction contracts. Role of superintendent.Duty of care
Week 8 Mid semester Quiz, on line.
Assessment Due: Quiz
Week 9 Quality audit of teamwork.
Managing (Monitoring and Controlling)quality, OH&S, Environmental plans and in the delivery or manufacturing phase.
Workshop Case study presentation and assesement.
Week 10 Application of quality assurance to project scope , OH&S, environmental and sustainability requirements in contracts. Greenhouse gas emission principles and criteria.
Week 11 Dealing with conflicts of interest and probity. Management of intellectual property of potential suppliers and designers. Understanding unjust enrichment, and application of international law to extra territorial contracts.
Assessment Due: Team Presentation assessement
Week 12 Dealing with economic and financial benefits and costs in engineering practice. Managing business and community conflicts.
Week 13 Revision and team presentations assessments. .

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) (Aerospace) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Biomedical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Civil) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Electrical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Fluids) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Geomechanical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Intelligent Information Engineering) 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Mechanical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Power) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Software) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Structural) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Telecommunications) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Fluids) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Geomechanical) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Intelligent Information Engineering) 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Power) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Software) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Structural) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Telecommunications) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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 3) No 53%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4) No 30%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3) No 7%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 3) No 10%
(4) Design (Level 3) No 0%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 3) 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.