Course Title: Building Quality Organisations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Building Quality Organisations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU1373

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016

MANU1373

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2014

MANU1373

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Milan Simic

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6223

Course Coordinator Email: milan.simic@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None
 


Course Description

 

This course introduces you to the general principles of quality management in an engineering and technology-based environment. Specific emphasis is placed on the application of organisational theory and practice, human resource management strategies and an appreciation of the many approaches available to implement Quality Management and continuous improvement in organisations. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

Needs, Context and Systems

  • Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders

Professional Practice

  • Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership
  • Communicate in a variety of different ways to collaborate with other people, including accurate listening, reading and comprehension, based on dialogue when appropriate, taking into account the knowledge, expectations, requirements, interests, terminology and language of the intended audience
  • Display a personal sense of responsibility for your work
  • Demonstrate orderly management of self, and professional conduct. 


 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify key influences of an organisational structure and utilise this to improve quality.
  2. Apply human resource management concepts to HR planning, job analysis and design, recruitment and skills training.
  3. Select, develop and promote strategic quality management systems to support continuous improvement practices


Overview of Learning Activities

 

Lectures, tutorials, case-studies and group discussions, provides instruction and opportunity for case study investigation on general principles and application of Organisational Theory, HRM, Quality Management and Continuous Improvement strategies in technology and engineering-based organisations. 


Overview of Learning Resources

 

A detailed study guide is provided to assist learning and provide insights into key concepts. It provides detailed references to the prescribed texts. 


Overview of Assessment

 

X 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).

Assignment 1: Organisational theory and practice
Report 20%, Presentation 13.33%
Weighting: 33.33%        
Related course learning outcomes: 1

Assignment 2: Human resource management
Report 20%, Presentation 13.33%
Weighting: 33.33%      
Related course learning outcomes: 2 

Assignment 3: Continuous improvement
Report 20%, Presentation 13.33%
Weighting: 33.33%
Related course learning outcomes: 3