ELEC ENG 4064 - Business Management Systems
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 4064 Course Business Management Systems Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible ELEC ENG 4038 and STATS 4001 Assumed Knowledge completion of at least two years of an engineering degree Course Description Business governance and social accountability; Business processes and business process management; Structure and content of a business management system (BMS) covering all business functions, including OH&S; Configuration control of the BMS; Relationship to quality assurance; ISO 9001 accreditation; Quality management and reliability; Enablement of the BMS using IT; Importance of training in use of the BMS.
More on financial governance: Basic financial accounting and reporting including time value of money; Accounting for project planning and control; Relationship to project management.
More on engineering governance and engineering management: Engineering planning and control; Engineering functional management; Lifecycle management, Product safety; Authorization of outputs.
Course Coordinator: Professor Michael LiebeltLecturer: Mr Alf Grasso
Office: Ingkarni Wardl level 3 room 3.58
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the completion of this course students will be able to:
- Explain the role of engineering in the context of a business, and business in society.
- Explicate the Top-Down process of engineering: Society -> Corporation -> business units -> project
- Explain how governance requirements and ethics drive management processes.
- Elaborate on the role of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHAS 18001 in the development of a Business Management System (BMS).
- Explain the role of BMS elements.
- Apply selected basic BMS processes to the development of a product-service system.
- Outline the key elements of an engineering management system.
- Deploy key processes that govern workplace health and safety, product safety and other regulations.
- Analyse and report on the ethical considerations that arise in the practice of professional engineering.
- Demonstrate professional skills including participation in and running meetings; effective team membership and leadership; preparation of professional standard documentation based on templates from a business management system.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 9 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 10 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 10 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 2, 9 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 8, 9
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Online LearningThe course will be managed using MyUni. Course notes, assignments, and other resources will be made available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesCourse material will be delivered by lectures in a professional workshop style that requires continuing interaction, discussion and feedback from students. Workshops and tutorials are scheduled to discuss and plan the assignments. Students will work in design teams.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact hours Workload hours Lecture 12 lectures 12 24 Workshops 12 workshops 24 48 Assignment 1 - Technology plan 15 Assignment 2 - Business case 15 Assignment 3 - System safety plan 15 Assignment 4 - Eithcs in professional practice 25 TOTALS 36 142
Learning Activities SummaryThe topics will encompass:
• Technology planning• Governance and social responsibility• Regulations and reporting• Financial evaluation• Systems for business governance• Risk and safety management• System safety• The BMS in use• Engineering governance• Engineering management system• Other functions• The professional career
Note: This schedule is subject to change in order to meet the availability of industry guest speakers
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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Assessment activity Group or Individual submission Weighting Due date
Learning outcomes addressed Assignment 1 - Technology plan Group 25% Week 3 1-7, 10 Assignment 2 - Business case Group 25% Week 6 1-7,10 Assignment 3 - System safety plan Group 25% Week 9 8, 10 Assignment 4 - Ethics in professional practice Individual 25% Week 12 9, 10
Assessment Related RequirementsThe assessment regime is intended to be broadly representative of the professional work environment. For this reason, and because students will work in teams, students are expected to attend all classes and tutorial/workshops.
Assessment DetailDetails of each assessment task will be provided during the semester.
SubmissionAll written submissions for formative assessment activities are to be submitted electronically on MyUni by 17:00 on the due dates.
No late submissions will be accepted. All formative assessments will have a two week turn-around time for provision of feedback to students.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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