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IND2401 - Engineering management

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: R D Kennedy


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Introduction to engineering management: definitions and scope of engineering management. The engineering manager as project manager - establishing a project, planning a project, timing of a project. Introduction to other aspects of project management: project design, project logistics, project legalities, project execution and project reporting. The engineering manager as industrial engineer - introduction to different types of productive systems design of both manufacturing systems and service organisations. Use of computer-based simulation software in the design of productive systems and use of operations research in the optimization of system performance.


To develop an understanding of the traditional engineering tools and techniques used in the management of projects
To understand the non-engineering aspects of project management, particularly the people skills and monetary aspects of project management
To understand the more advanced engineering management operations research techniques useful in project management such as computer simulation and linear programming techniques
To be able to use traditional project planning, execution and reporting methodologies
To be able to confidently plan and manage all phases associated with the planning and execution of an engineering project
To be able to demonstrate an ability to use some of the more advanced tools of engineering management in the planning and execution of projects. In particular optimisation techniques including computer simulation and linear programming
To undertake project management in a well planned, confident and executed professional manner
To approach complex problem solving using sophisticated engineering management tools and techniques.


Individual assessment including examination (3 hours): 70%
Group assignments: 30%

Contact hours

3 hours lectures and 3 hours problem solving/laboratory classes and six hours of private study per week.