MG6103 – Engineering Management

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Module code
MG6103
Module title
Engineering Management
Prescription
To develop the knowledge and skills required to administer and manage projects effectively in a specific strand of engineering.
Programmes
  • EN1801
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify the parties involved in an engineering project and evaluate the roles and responsibilities that each has.
2. Apply the fundamentals of project management to a well-defined engineering project.
3. Appraise the procurement process, evaluate contract documentation and prepare cost estimates for a well-defined engineering project.
4. Demonstrate how to administer and supervise projects, contracts and engineering works in accordance with the relevant standards and/or codes of practice.
5. Critically evaluate professional practice principles and their application to an engineering environment.
Content
• Contracts, parties to a contract, roles and responsibilities, risks, alternative contract arrangement and external stakeholders
• Project management functions, project failure, project life cycle, quality and quality control, time cost/quality balance, project creep, scheduling techniques, work breakdown structures, Critical path analysis, PERT charts, Gantt charts, operations management, uncertainty and risk management
• Contract law and documentation, conditions of contract (e.g. NZS3910, FIDIC, NCE, NZCIC), contract types, tendering processes and evaluation, schedules of quantities, costing procedures and engineering company structures (e.g. limited liability, sole trader, alliance).
• Requirements of strand specific conditions of contract, roles and responsibilities, obligations under current health and safety regulations, dispute resolution, variations, time for completion, liquidated damages, defects liability, Contractor’s payment claim, frustration and default.
• Roles of engineering in society, health and safety in the workplace, professionalism and ethics, sustainability, Treaty of Waitangi, sustainability, Resource Management Act, Resource consent process, consultation and engagement with stakeholders.