RSE2010 - Fixed plant engineering and project management - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker


Dr Tom Hughes

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


ENG1001 and ENG1002


MNE2010 and MNE2030


Fundamental to resources engineering projects is the management of financial, technical and safety risks. Understanding infrastructure and fixed plant equipment requirements is critical for project planning and maintenance. The successful execution of a resources engineering project involves understanding the life cycle of the project, the project finance and the identification and management of safety hazards. This unit provides an introduction to the management of resource engineering projects and an applied overview of fixed plant equipment and technology used by the resources industry.


At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Articulate why production, quality, cost control, asset management and safety are important to the success of resources projects.
  2. Describe the basic principles associated with human performance, reliable project delivery, project value creation and customer/stakeholder satisfaction.
  3. Identify and describe the fundamental theories underlying electrical circuits and power delivery and the principles associated with the selection of electrical and compressed air fixed plant equipment.
  4. Assess occupational health and safety hazards, understand ethical conduct, identify hazard leading indicators and justify effective critical controls.
  5. Develop safe work procedures, create risk registers and develop stakeholder engagement plans.


NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Continuous assessment: 50%

Examination (2 hours): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve these requirements will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice class and 7 hours private study per week

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