Course Title: Project Management & Entrepreneurship (PG)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project Management & Entrepreneurship (PG)

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2047

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

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

EEET2047

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

EEET2374

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013

Course Coordinator: A/Prof Elena Pirogova

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3015

Course Coordinator Email: elena.pirogova@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 203-3-35

Course Coordinator Availability: please email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The course provides you with an introduction to the concept of enterprise engineering, what engineers do and how engineers work in teams to take ideas from concept to reality. The course covers engineering teams in small, medium and large organisations and the process of innovation including funding and business development for new products and applications.

The course objectives are to provide you with knowledge of engineering and innovation through guided learning in the areas of team practices, technology and business plan development and business processes.

An important objective of the course is to introduce you to engineering teams in small, medium and large organisations. Engineering teams are the dynamic upon which interpersonal processes and team outcomes depend. The course covers the types of engineering teams and how the teams interact with other functions in the organisation.

Enterprise engineering concepts are introduced and the processes involved with innovation are discussed. Product development from concept to reality is covered and this is discussed considering the different processes involved in small, medium and large organisations.

Engineering business processes are covered to provide you with knowledge of important steps that are needed to achieve goals. You are introduced to patents and other forms of IP protection.

Projects do not occur without funding. Government grants, tax relief and other forms of funding are identified. Business and project plans are an important part of the engineering process. How to achieve support from the sponsoring organisation is a combination of having a good idea, the right team and business model. The course looks at three case studies that highlight the course objectives by considering examples of real projects.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes of the Master of Engineering:

  1. Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies
  2. Be able to apply a systematic design approach to engineering projects and have strong design and research skills in the chosen discipline specialisation
  3. Communicate effectively across all modes: listen, speak, write and draw
  4. Apply the principles of lifelong learning to any new challenge
  5. Balance the technical, economic, social and ethical demands of a problem in sustainable and culturally sensitive ways.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe product/project development and the associated business processes.
  2. Describe team operation and its dynamics.
  3. Communicate effectively in writing (both textually and graphically).
  4. Undertake self-directed study

How to achieve support from the sponsoring organisation is a combination of having a good idea, the right team and business model. The course looks at three case studies that highlight the course objectives by considering examples of real projects.


Overview of Learning Activities

The main learning activity is workshops where you will learn about enterprise engineering and participate in directed learning activities. Your communication skills (written and oral), and project management skills will be further developed in this course via directed learning activities. Lecture notes and all relevant course material, i.e. teaching schedule, assessment tasks, exam paper examples etc., will be available online (MyRMIT, Blackboard).

Thirty-six (36) hours per week for one semester comprising lectures and tutorials (workshops) conducted in face-to-face mode. You are also expected to spend eight (8) hours per week on self-guided independent study for this course.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources including a reading guide are available online.


Overview of Assessment

☒ This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ Course assessment tasks include written assignments, individual test, group presentation and final examination

Assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task: The business plan (written assignment) - Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: Mid Semester Test - Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4

Assessment Task 3: Project Management Plan and Group Presentation - Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment 4: Examination - Weighting 40%
This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,3,4