ELEC ENG 7164 - Business Management Systems PG
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 7164 Course Business Management Systems PG Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Incompatible ELEC ENG 4064, ELEC ENG 4100 Course Description This course covers essential features of business management systems and ethical considerations for professional engineering practice. Topics include: 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; financial governance: Basic financial accounting and reporting including time value of money; Accounting for project planning and control; Relationship to project management; engineering governance and engineering management: Engineering planning and control; Engineering functional management; Lifecycle management, Product safety; Authorization of outputs; Ethics: Engineers Australia Code of Ethics, embeddding ethical considerations in BMS. This course uses written assignments as assessments and include a mix of group and individual work throughout the semester.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Brian NgLecturer: Mr Alf Grasso
Office: Ingkarni Wardli level 3, room 3.58
Phone: 8313 6473
Lecturer: Ms Catherine Irving
Office: Ingkarni Wardli level 3, room 3.45
Phone: 8313 6492
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Recognise ethical considerations in engineering business management, using Engineers Australia code of ethics for professional engineers as a foundation.
- Articulate the role of governance, standards and processes and their interplay in Business Management Systems (BMS).
- Prepare professional standard documentation using templates, elements from a business management system.
- Demonstrate professional skills including participation in and running meetings; effective team membership and leadership.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
3, 9, 10
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
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Recommended ResourcesAll learning resources are avaialble in MyUni
Online LearningRelevant online learning resources are listed on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses lectures to deliver material. Workshops form a core part of learning activities. They are designed to enable groups to work towards the assessments and are a highly valuable part of the course.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.There will be up 24 contact hours throughout the course. Students are expected to spend approximately 130 hours of private study and working on the assessments.
Learning Activities SummaryThis course has approximately 10 weekly 1-hour lectures, delivered live online. There is a weekly 2-hour workshop for students to work with their team members towards the assessments. Teaching at the workshops will focus on specific aspects of the relevant assessment.
Specific Course RequirementsThere are no specific course requirements.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/Group Formative/Summative Due (week) Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Technology Plan 25 Group Summative 3 2-4 Business Case 25 Group Summative 6 2-4 System Safety Plan 25 Group Summative 9 2-4 Ethics 25 Indivudal Summative 12 20% 1,3 Total 100
In accordance with the Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy, Procedure 1a. i: An exemption from the stated requirement that group assessment activities total no more than 30% has been granted.
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Assessment DetailRefer to MyUni.
SubmissionAll assessments are submitted electronically on MyUni. Refer to MyUni for details.
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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