Course Title: Engineering and Enterprise

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering and Enterprise

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


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


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Professor Sabu John

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6007

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.03.25 (Bundoora East Campus)

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

AERO2248 Engineering, Society and Sustainability, OR OENG1166 Introduction to Professional Engineering Experience OR equivalent

Course Description

The key topics in this course include: Organisational strategic modelling,  some finance concepts, Business plan development, organisational behaviour,  leadership and risk management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course introduces the student to the tools necessary for the analysis and implementation of credible business plan proposals related to enterprise formation.  The students will learn about business planning, organisations, leadership finance and strategic management issues in an environment of a student-based learning platform.  Here, in pre-determined classes, the students will explore collectively, the issues at critical steps of the innovation and enterprise-related business planning process. 

1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline. 

2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. 

3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability. 

3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. 

3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. 

3.4. Professional use and management of information. 

3.5.Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

3.6.Effective team membership and team leadership. 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Use organisation management skills and tools to undertake strategic analysis of organisations.
  2. Involve innovation, leadership attributes & strategic modelling to develop viable engineering-related enterprises.
  3. Develop a business plan for proposed enterprise.

Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of learning experiences will be provided including lectures, tutorials, and team projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Required resources will be identified for each topic

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 Tasks

Assessment 1: Proposal of the Group Innovation Project (GIP).
Weighting 10%
This assessment supports CLO 1

Assessment 2: Strategic Analysis (Class presentation) of the Case Study (CS).
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,3

Assessment 3: Business Plan (Report & presentation) for the GIP.
Weighting 50%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3

Assessment 4: End of Semester Assessment
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3