ELEC ENG 4064 - Business Management Systems

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Michael Liebelt

    Lecturer: Mr Alf Grasso
    Email: alf@eleceng.adelaide.edu.au
    Office: Ingkarni Wardl level 3 room 3.58
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Explain the role of engineering in the context of a business, and business in society.
    2. Explicate the Top-Down process of engineering: Society -> Corporation -> business units -> project
    3. Explain how governance requirements and ethics drive management processes.
    4. Elaborate on the role of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHAS 18001 in the development of a Business Management System (BMS).
    5. Explain the role of BMS elements.
    6. Apply selected basic BMS processes to the development of a product-service system.
    7. Outline the key elements of an engineering management system.
    8. Deploy key processes that govern workplace health and safety,  product safety and other regulations.
    9. Analyse and report on the ethical considerations that arise in the practice of professional engineering.
    10. 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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Not applicable
    Recommended Resources
    Various resources will be notified
    Online Learning
    The course will be managed using MyUni. Course notes, assignments, and other resources will be made available on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Course 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.
    Workload

    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 Summary
    The 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
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment activity Group or Individual submission Weighting Due date
    (tbc)
    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 Requirements
    The 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 Detail
    Details of each assessment task will be provided during the semester.
    Submission
    All 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.

    Full details can be found on the School website:
    http://eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/undergraduate/

    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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