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This course will develop students management and leadership skills as they specifically relate to a global engineering environment. It will seek to integrate ‘hard’ technical and business expertise with an understanding of the ‘softer’ people side of successfully delivering a project. Thus the course will set out an integrated approach covering all the core functions of management (planning, organising,team selection and building, leadership and management and controlling).
Engineering globally is an industry undergoing unprecedented change and will need engineers of the future with the knowledge and skills to manage and lead this rapid change through times of uncertainty and complexity. There are a number of disruptive trends in the global engineering industry that require engineers with the requisite management capabilities to respond in a responsive and agile way.
Consultancy services, nearshoring and the growth of operations in emerging markets and developing countries have grown substantially in recent years and digitisation is increasingly enabling the delivery of projects through the use of AI, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, and engineering analytics.
It will combine the latest academic theories, technical research developments with practical skills development in the core areas of leadership and project management of technical projects and technical teams along with finance and accounting. The crucial importance of managing engineering programmes and projects ethically will also be debated and the implications for how engineering projects and teams are led and managed will be discussed.
By the end of the course students will understand:
|Monday||Lecture 1: Essentials of Engineering Management- hard and soft skills|
|Seminar 1: Applying business fundamentals to engineering projects|
|Tuesday||Lecture 2: Leading and managing technical teams- unique characteristics|
|Seminar 2: Leading and managing a technical team- case study|
|Wednesday||Lecture 3: Financial modelling within an engineering context|
|Seminar 3: Practical exercises in engineering financial modelling|
|Thursday||Lecture 4: Managing technical engineering projects|
|Seminar 4: Project management simulation|
|Friday||Lecture 5: Environmental risk and responsibilityfor engineering managers|
|Seminar 5: Presentations, course review and action planning|
1 x Written Assignment (500-750 words)
1 x Group Presentation
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