Course Title: Managing the Engineering Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing the Engineering Environment

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


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


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


172H School of Engineering


Offsh2 17

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Adrian Orifici

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6092

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.03.21

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces the basic ideas and theories related to the behaviour of individuals in the work situation, and includes the study of processes within work groups in the organisation. It focuses on the role of the manager, and provides the student with some insights into the techniques adopted for solving organisational problems.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

Problem-solving and design:

• Demonstrating information skills and research methods.


Coordination and communication:

• Communicate and coordinate proficiently by listening, speaking, reading and writing English for professional practice, working as an effective member or leader of diverse teams.

• Using basic tools and practices of formal project management

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Recognise processes operating within organisations;
  2. Explain the influence the organisation has on all of its members;
  3. Articulate in a technically appropriate manner the theories and models of
      -  management, group and individual processes, motivation, leadership, communication, decision-making, innovation and change management, and conflict management;
      -  organisation structure, planning and strategic planning, control, managing human resources, the management of complex environments, and international management;
  4. Utilise skills at an appropriate level in written communication, effective group interaction, and setting of objectives in terms of organisation effectiveness.
  5. Communicate at a professional level with senior and junior staff members

Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn this course through lectures, directed reading, class room discussion, and investigative research. The learning process is reinforced through problem-based learning using case studies.

Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on “myRMIT Studies”. These will include course notes, and other learning materials generated by the course lecturer(s), references, and approved links to useful material on external web-site

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).

Assessment 1: Assignment 1 (individual)
Weighting of final grade: 35%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Description: An individual assignment requiring the investigation of an aviation industry organisation management-related case-study.

Assessment 2: Group Assignment
Weighting of final grade: 25%
Related course learning outcomes: 4, 5
Description: A group assignment on an aviation industry related strategic management topic.

Assessment 3: Group oral presentation
Weighting of final grade: 10%
Related course learning outcomes: 4, 5
Description: An in-class Group Presentation of Assignment 2

Assessment 4: Cumulative Blackboard and/or in-class quizzes 
Weighting of final grade: 30%
Related course learning outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Description: Cumulative blackboard and/or in-class quizzes (weekly or fortnightly as advised) for each topic and directed chapters of the prescribed text.