COMMGMT 7033 - Operations Management
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code COMMGMT 7033 Course Operations Management Coordinating Unit Management Term Trimester 3 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive (total 36 hours) Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description Managing operations is a fundamental component of business administration as it involves ensuring that business processes are efficiently yet dynamically designed considering the resources and capabilities required to satisfy customer requirements. Operations management encompasses a set of tasks, activities, and decisions that creates value through transforming inputs, such as labour and raw materials into outputs, such as services and goods. This course will introduce students to a variety of operations management tools, techniques, and methods to equip them with the knowledge and skills required to make informed decisions and improve organisational and supply chain performance. The knowledge and skills obtained through this course will be applicable to a variety of organisational entities including companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, and social enterprises.
Course Coordinator: Maryam Zomorrodi
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Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
CLO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of operations management and its association with business strategy
CLO2: Analyse complex issues in operations management across diverse organisational entities
CLO3: Apply theoretical knowledge to address business problems using operations management tools, techniques, and methods
CLO4: Communicate professionally and operate as an effective member or leader of a team
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Required ResourcesRequired book:
Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management,
Authors: Jay Heizer, Barry Render, Chuck Munson
Edition: 13, Global edition
Publisher: London, Pearson
Recommended ResourcesPlease see MyUni for the recommended resources for each session.
Online LearningAll resources will be available via the course MyUni site.
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Assessment Task Assessment Type Assessment weighting % Hurdle Requirement Course learning outcomes being assessed Essay Individual 20% No 1 Report Group 30% No 2, 3 Portfolio Individual 30% No 1,2,3,4 Engagement Individual 20% No 1,2,3,4 Total 100%
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Assessment DetailEssay: Students will work individually and are required to write a 1250-word critical essay. The topic and style of the essay correspond to the latest developments in operations management, and it can focus on a specific issue, case study, or operations challenge.
Report: Students will work in teams and are required to write a 3000-word report. The report will be based on students analysing complex issues in operations management and application of relevant tools, techniques, and methods in developing theoretically sound and practically feasible solutions.
Portfolio: Students will be given various opportunities throughout the study period to work on hands-on activities a selection of which will be used to develop their individual portfolios which demonstrate their development progress and competencies in operations management (equivalent to 1000 words).
Engagement: Students will participate in MyUni discussion forums as well as workshop discussions. They will demonstrate leadership and engagement through various opportunities provided inside and outside workshops while interacting with key stakeholders (equivalent to 750 words).
SubmissionAssignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site.
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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