Engineering Management

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineering Management

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Project Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course introduces the student to basic management techniques applicable to engineering including reports, both written and verbal, organisational management, teamwork, leadership, ethics, managing projects, sustainability and environmental impacts.

     

    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcome (PLOs):

    At the Associate Degree level this course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:
    1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
    3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
    3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
    3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
    3.4 Professional use and management of information.
    3.5 Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
    3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

    At the Bachelor Degree level this course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:
    1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
    1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
    2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
    3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
    3.4 Professional use and management of information.

     

    Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
    1. Retrieve information via problem identification, validation and data collection and analysis then deliver reports either written or verbal,
    2. Demonstrate organisational management roles/functions, characteristics and responsibilities,
    3. Problem solving and decision making in Engineering management
    4. Demonstrate basic skills in the understanding of: 

     Human resource management and training

     Teamwork, leadership and discipline,

      Staff selection, personnel procedures and training

      Introduction to project management

      Fundamentals of ethics and environmental impacts

     

    Overview of Learning Activities

    At Associate level you will also learn through following activities:

    • attending scheduled lectures and tutorials,
    • participating in class discussions/activities
    • completing group projects/oral presentations and individual exercises in a simulated workplace environment
    • researching and using online/internet resources related to engineering management
    • At Bachelor level you will also learn through following activities:
    • Projects
    • Face to face and online seminars
    • Tutorials
       

     

    Overview of Learning Resources

    Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT" if you are in Melbourne and via "RMIT online" if you are based in Vietnam. 
    The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards and handbooks, and web-based resources.
     

     

    Overview of Assessment

    ☒ This course has no hurdle requirements.

    ☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

    Assessment 1

    Associate level: Class participation activities including role play assessment in project management

    Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
    This task assesses the following learning outcomes: 
    PLO 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

    CLO 1, 2

     

    Bachelor level: Project Proposal (Scope)

    Weighting of final grade (%): 30
    This task assesses the following learning outcomes: 
    PLO 1.4, 2.4

    CLO 1, 2

     

     

    Assessment 2

    Associate level: Group written report

    Weighting towards final grade (%): 20    
    This task assesses the following learning outcomes:

    PLO 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

    CLO 1,2,3,4

     

    Bachelor level: Project Process/ Milestone

    Weighting of final grade (%): 30 
    This task assesses the following learning outcomes:

    PLO 1.6, 2.4, 3.4  

    CLO 1, 4

     

    Assessment 3:

    Associate level: Test

    Weighting towards final grade (%): 30   

    This task assesses the following learning outcomes:

    PLO 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

    CLO 1,2,3,4

     

    Bachelor level: Final Report - Final Presentation of the project

    Weighting of final grade (%): 40

    This task assesses the following learning outcomes:

    PLO 2.4, 3.2, 3.4

    CLO 2, 4

     

    Assessment 4:  

    Associate level: Group project (includes a project report 20% and oral presentation 10%)

    Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

    This task assesses the following learning outcomes:

    PLO 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

    CLO 1,2,3,4