|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||20 May 2022|
Engineers have a sound educational base in the theory and application of technology, and they are well placed to play important roles as managers in manufacturing, construction and other engineering industries. Many engineers take on managerial roles during their careers, some within a short time of graduation. It is therefore essential that graduate engineers have an understanding of the basic principles of management and their application in engineering organisations. Graduates also need an appreciation of the social environment within which they will practice, particularly those aspects of the law, ethics, culture, and sustainability pertaining to the engineering profession.
In this course, a selected number of qualitative management topics will be explored including strategic planning, organisational design, effective leadership, management control, HRM, sustainability, and social-cultural considerations. Importantly for engineering practice, aspects of contract law, engineering contracts, product liability and professional negligence, engineering ethics, workplace health and safety, risk management, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and the engineering profession will also be explored. Many of these theories, strategies, and qualitative methods explored in this course are used, not only in engineering industries and project work, but also in the management of other operations.